United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

Where Art Transforms Lives in Washington Heights

UPCA Events

New York Philharmonic Master Class for the Harmony Program

Saturday, January 31
FREE
Doors 3:30pm; Concert 4pm (New Times)

Every year at the United Palace musicians from the New York Philharmonic offer students in the El Sistema-inspired Harmony Program day-long instruction followed by a short concert where they share the stage together. It is one of UPCA's signature events, embodying our mission to transform lives through art by providing local children who only picked up an instrument a few years ago with the opportunity to learn from some of the world's best musicians.

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"Sweet Smell of Success w/Lou Lumenick"

Sunday, February 8
4pm doors; 5pm introduction with Lou Lumenick and his special guest James Wolcott of Vanity Fair; 5:30 movie
FREE

"Classic NYC Movies at the Palace" continues with the second of three titles introduced by New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick and his special guests.

Starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and Susan Harrison. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. 1957. 96 minutes. On BluRay in English with Spanish subtitles.

Synopsis via IMDb: "Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician."

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"Rear Window w/ intro by Lou Lumenick"

Sunday, March 8

4pm doors; 5pm introduction with Lou Lumenick; 5:30 movie
FREE

"Classic NYC Movies at the Palace" continues with the last of three titles introduced by New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick.

Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, and Raymond Burr. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1954. 112 minutes. On BluRay in English with Spanish subtitles.

Synopsis via IMDb: "A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder."

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