UpBeat's Summer Session ensembles will conclude their 2 week intensive with a concert at the Mott Haven Public Library at 321 E.140th St. in the Bronx on Friday, July 20th at 3:30pm. Join us to beat the heat in our neighborhood's beautiful public library and enjoy the music of South Bronx children and youth!
Summer Session String Orchestra - Vivaldi's Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate)
Summer Session Wind Ensemble - Yo No Bailo Con Juana, Every Day I Have the Blues
Latin Jazz Ensemble - Calzada del Cerro (Chucho Valdez), Toccata (Lalo Schifrin / Dizzy Gillespie)
The Mott Haven H.E.ARTS Festival will bring together a wide array of local South Bronx residents, artists, musicians, grassroots organizations and businesses to celebrate Mott Haven as a uniquely vibrant and diverse community. The event's focus will be on the conversion of the former Lincoln Detox Center into a center for health, education and the arts that will serve as an anchor for our families and local organizations who are fighting systemic injustice and displacement (including the unveiling of our recently completed feasibility report!)
-Performance Lineup Grand Wizard Theodore (Inventor of Turntable Scratching!) and DJ Phase T Ski Valley (Catch the Beat) Voice of Harlem (Chickin Noodel Soup/No Music) Happy Original Pioneer (Black Lives Matter) UpBeat NYC Latin Jazz Big Band [more to be confirmed…]
-Food: traditional cuisine for sale from local families and vendors
-Arts, crafts and apparel: local artisans and vendors will offer their goods for sale
-Activites for kids: arts projects, puppetry, musical instruments, face painting and more
-Health and education activities for adults and families: cooking demonstrations/meet and greet health professionals/workshops on community building, pregnancy and birthing and much more
-H.E.ARTS Center Design and Feasibility Report and Model Unveiling: as well as information about our local community land trust, the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Stewards
-More about the H.E.ARTS Community Center- Following multiple community envisioning sessions and several large-scale events and festivals, the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Stewards (our local community land trust) aims to to acquire and renovate the city-owned, vacant, 28,000 square foot former Lincoln Detox Center into a home for more than a dozen health, education and arts organizations in the Mott Haven-Port Morris community.