United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

Where Art Transforms Lives in Washington Heights

UPCA Events

See you in September!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the last 10 months a great season of events for UPCA.

We are taking a break during July and August and will be back with a new season of arts programming in September.

Have a great summer.

PAST EVENT-2014 Uptown Arts Stroll events at the Palace

These events are part of Northern Manhattan's 11th annual Uptown Arts Stroll produced by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. Learn more about the over 100 events during June's Stroll here.

Opening reception for Mike Fitelson's "Message Delayed"
Friday, June 6; 6-8pm
FREE
The 4th installment of the 10-year project by Mike Fitelson, UPCA's executive director, photographing passersby during the Juan Pablo Duarte street festival in June. These 114 black and white photographs were taken in 2013.
http://unitedpalace.org/events/490-opening-reception-for-mike-fitelson-s-message-delayed

Kids Fashion Week — Spring Collection Showcase
Sunday, June 8; 5pm doors, 6pm show
Tickets: $10-$40
Uptown Fashion Week presents its first annual Kids Fashion Week, a community event showcasing local children's fashion designers.
http://unitedpalace.org/events/491-kids-fashion-week-spring-collection-showcase

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents "Uptown Family Swing"
Saturday, June 14; 5pm doors, 6pm show
FREE
In collaboration with award-winning choreographer Aubrey Lynch II, an original cast member of The Lion King and protégée of Alvin Ailey, and director of dance and musical theatre at Harlem School of the Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a toe-tappin' spectacular celebrating the timeless music of Duke Ellington.
http://unitedpalace.org/events/492-the-jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-with-wynton-marsalis-presents-uptown-family-swing

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PAST EVENT-The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Uptown Family Swing

Saturday, June 14; *** NEW TIME *** 4:30pm doors, 5pm show *** NEW TIME **

Free

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis goes UPTOWN! In collaboration with award-winning choreographer Aubrey Lynch II, an original cast member of The Lion King and protégée of Alvin Ailey, and director of dance and musical theatre at Harlem School of the Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a toe-tappin' spectacular celebrating the timeless music of Duke Ellington.

Featuring over 50 dancers from ten different schools, including Lynch's young performance ensemble "Mr. Aubrey's Show Kids" and students from the Harlem Children's Zone, the concert will entertain the entire family with foot-stompin' favorites, including "Happy Go Lucky Local" and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." The performance includes a special opening set by The Jazz Ambassadors of The U.S. Army Field Band, the official touring big band of the United States Army.

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