United Palace of Cultural Arts is Open!

It’s been a rough week since Hurricane Sandy here in NYC. Luckily where I’m at we had electricity. We lost a lot of trees tho and ended up hosting some friends from downtown who didn’t have power in their home. I’m proud of all the folks  pitching in and helping each other. Let’s continue to keep working together to make this city awesome!

For the folks uptown who wanna help out. Check out the Bronx River Alliance.  
They need volunteers on November 10th to replant trees in the Bronx.
Contact Joseph Sanchez at joseph.sanchez@parks.nyc.gov or 718-430-4636.

Also, NYC  has Warming Centers check out the list of places here

Before the storm hit, I was invited to the United Palace to perform with my band  Circa ’95 at the kickoff for their new arts program called the United Palace of Cultural Arts, or UPCA. This was done in collaboration with Word Up Books and Nomaa. Here is a short video showing some of the highlights of the night.

Click This Link to Watch  The Video —–> United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) Launch

Shout out to all the organizations that participated in the Launch!

  • People’s Theatre Project
  • WHIN Music Project
  • Jay Franco’s Faces Of Hope
  • The Machine
Elizabeth Balaguer
  • Robin Glasser
  • Demetrius Daniel
  • Washington Heights Artist Movement
  • Up Theater Company
  • Circa ’95 (Patty Dukes & Reph)
  • Will Glass & Luis Alvarez
  • Nutcracker Inc
  • Armando Batista’s City Boy
  • Ruben Gonzalez & Michael Wimberly
Tango In the Heights
  • Organic Magnetics
  • Aimee Rubinstein
  • Evan Shwarzbaum
  • Shawnee Ramos & Pochitos07
  • J-Mantekz
  • Papi Dinero
  • Video Void
  • Art by Dj Boy
  • Washington Heights Free Radio

For more info on UPCA visit the facebook page 


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