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© 2019 by The Curious Uptowner

May 22, 2019

The Public Theater's free, open-air productions of Shakespeare in the Park are back for another summer, and kicking off the season is an inclusive "Much Ado About Nothing" that features an all-black cast (Danielle Brooks from "Orange Is the New Black" plays B...

May 3, 2019

Explore East Harlem's first historic district, get your bike blessed at the stunning St. John the Divine Cathedral, peek into the studios of over 50 artists in the South Bronx, and more–all this weekend and beyond.

Jane's Walk NYC

Various locations

Fri, May 3-Sun, May 5

Th...

May 3, 2019

• In what is becoming a ritual for Democratic presidential hopefuls, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited Sylvia's on Monday to break bread with Rev. Al Sharpton. He's now the second candidate to do so this year–Sen. Kamala Harris stopped by in February. Who's next?...

April 26, 2019

Stroll down nine blissfully car-free blocks in Washington Heights, check out Mott Haven's cool new indie bookstore, and explore founding father Alexander Hamilton's garden–all this weekend.

Car Free Earth Day–Washington Heights

St. Nicholas Ave between 181st and 190th St...

March 27, 2019

Part historical examination, part magical fashion exhibit, Haitian-born artist Fabiola Jean-Louis's new show at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx reimagines the past through a series of beautiful, if haunting, portraits–and the paper gowns the models wear....

February 19, 2019

Artist Rico Gatson's mesmerizing new subway mosaics may be located in the Bronx–the 167th Street Station on the B and D lines, to be precise–but they happen to feature a handful of true Harlem icons: writers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde, musician Tito Puente and poet...

December 11, 2018

For presents with uptown flair, look no further than The Curious Uptowner's four holiday gift guides rolling out every Monday leading up to the holidays.

The first one was all about the latest products designed, conceived and written by some of uptown's most famous...

October 26, 2018

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, which means the weekend is jammed with holiday celebrations. If you're not sure where to start, here are three biggies in Harlem and beyond oozing with spooky spirit:

Halloween Extravaganza at St. John the Divine: Scr...

October 25, 2018

• Businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith donated a million dollars to the Cultural Performance Center at Riverbank State Park, which will receive new lighting, sound equipment, seating, flooring–and a new name: the Robert Frederick Smith Center for the Performi...

October 18, 2018

• Council Member Mark Levine is calling for an NYC Ferry route from West Harlem Piers on 125th Street to New Jersey. “There's a glaring omission in the growing NYC ferry network: w.125th St., where a modern $30m pier sits unused. Just 8 mins across river from NJ. Good...

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