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BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Ok folks, Uptown Collective contributor, photographer, videographer and all-around good dude, Dj Boy is in his very first video contest. The super incredible Summer In The Heights is in the running so by supporting him you are also supporting the hood. None other than the Village Voice described this video dedication to summer in our neighborhood as “epic”. I have nothing but the utmost respect for this man and his work ethic, so let’s show this man some love and get to voting. Remember the motto, “Spread love it’s the Uptown way.”

To Vote: http://pdnvideo.nielsencontests.com/bin/Rate?image_id=2001700022

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The opening of WORD UP marked an exciting day for our community. Since our opening, we have hosted readings by novelists, comic book artists, performance artists, travel writers, zinesters, poets both famous and first-time, English and Spanish, teen and adult; live music free improv, hip-hop, Latin jazz, poetry/performance; informative publishing Q&As; children’s story hours; knitting and crafting circles; women’s self-defense clinics and literary journal showcases.

Because of your support and the help of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance we have been able to get an extension from Vantage Residential until the end of September. But what about beyond September? Help us keep Word Up in the neighborhood permanently.

We believe WORD UP should be a permanent fixture in the lives of the elderly, the adults, and especially the children of this neighborhood. Our kids need to have a safe place for culture and books that they can grow up calling home.

Support: Help make WORD UP a permanent bookstore Uptown! – The Petition Site.

To volunteer: info@fractiouspress.com

Word Up
a community bookshop in Northern Manhattan
4157 Broadway @ 176 Street
June 17 – July 14, 2011
www.wordupbooks.com
Word Up on New York Times | Manhattan Times | Uptown Collective | Fbook

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Video by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)

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Video and photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)

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Putt Up at @ Word Up Weekend Mini-Golf Extravaganza & Awesome Raffle

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th



12pm to 4pm
 each day


Astroturf in a bookshop? Well, this ain’t just any bookshop. Putt Up at Word Up is a mini-golf extravaganza, with local artists and kids designing each hole, and with all proceeds going toward covering operational expenses for Word Up. Come for the chance to play golf in a bookstore! Come to admire or participate in the artistic creation of mini-golf holes! Come for the cupcakes! Come to support Word Up! Come for the raffle– details below! It won’t be expensive– just $1 to golf and $2 (or 3/$5) for raffle tickets, so you can still pick up that book you’ve been flirting with buying.
Music, commentary, and audience responses will be recorded and webcast live both days on Washington Heights Free Radio (www.WHFR.org)

Win raffle prizes—like Yankees tickets!—generously donated by local businesses:

Cachapas Y Mas (Patacon Con Too)

Canvas Society

Coogan’s Restaurant

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

PALO

The Peralta Project

Sano Health Food Center

Toast

Victor’s Bicycle

and more

A different prize will be raffled off each hour, and ONE of these amazing prizes will be given away on Twitter, so make sure you are following @wordupbooks to win.

BONUS: Join us Friday, August 12, 4-9pm for the Works-in-Progress Day, when you can watch the bookshop at work and participate in designing holes for the weekend’s mini-golf extravaganza.  There will be lots of group designing going on, and all ages are more than welcome!

To volunteer: info@fractiouspress.com

Word Up
a community bookshop in Northern Manhattan
4157 Broadway @ 176 Street
June 17 – July 14, 2011
www.wordupbooks.com
Word Up on New York Times | Manhattan Times | Uptown Collective | Fbook

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SATURDAY, JULY 30

1pm to 4pm



4157 Broadway near 176th Street

 YOU’RE INVITED 
to the
 WORD UP EXTENSION CELEBRATION!

Remember how Word Up was going to close in mid-July? Delightfully, it has not! We’re still here through the end of September, and hopefully beyond. So it’s time to celebrate!
Come join your neighbors, Word Up volunteers, authors, artists, and musicians, for a party. There will be books and awesome company (as usual), music, food, revelry, and a few surprises!
Kids are welcome throughout, but be sure to bring them from 2-3pm, when Word Up’s treasured volunteers and beloved authors Robin Glasser and Ellie Little will read from their selection of children’s stories.
Hope to see you at the party!

Word Up
a community bookshop in Northern Manhattan
4157 Broadway @ 176 Street
June 17 – July 14, 2011
www.wordupbooks.com
Word Up on New York Times | Manhattan Times | Uptown Collective | Fbook

Also check out: A Few Words of Praise for Word Up Books

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BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

It was all supposed to end tonight. July 14th was slated to be the last day of Word Up Books but thanks to the people of the neighborhood and their support of this community affirming space and Vantage Residential, we now have an extension until the end of September. While it means that Word Up will be around longer it also means we have to continue to support, patronize and volunteer to keep the place going. In the short time that it has been around, Word Up has contributed to the coming together of the neighborhood. Being in that place, even when the AC wasn’t working, one understands instinctively, the real meaning of community. We now have had celebrated authors, neighborhood rappers, theatre, poetry and everything in between at Word Up and we are only getting started. Word Up will only be as awesome as we make it. Let’s do it – Word Up. Long live Word Up Books!

To volunteer: info@fractiouspress.com

Word Up
a community bookshop in Northern Manhattan
4157 Broadway @ 176 Street
June 17 – July 14, 2011
www.wordupbooks.com
Word Up on New York Times | Manhattan Times | Uptown Collective | Fbook

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