Inwood Art Works is the New Leader of Arts Events in Northern Manhattan

InwoodManhattan.com congratulates Inwood Art Works on doing great things for Inwood
InwoodManhattan.com congratulates Inwood Art Works on doing great things for Inwood

History of Organizations Here in Inwood Manhattan

Around a decade or so ago here in Inwood Manhattan, the go-to organizations that together were producing arts activities to do in upper NYC were Lights Camera Read and its sister publication Manhattan Kids Guide. And although these two groups still exist today (and have a committment to Inwood Manhattan), it is without question that the new leader in “what to do?” in Inwood, is Inwood Art Works. Be sure to check out their FaceBook page for more information.

Inwood Art Works and its Fiscal Sponsorship

Inwood Art Works is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. So if you are interested in making a donation to Inwood Art Works for their terrific work as an arts hub, you can do so on their Fractured Atlas page.

About Inwood Art Works

Aaron Simms is the executive producer and curator for Inwood Art Works.The mission of Inwood Art Works is to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community. Their vision is to establish a dedicated cultural arts destination that fosters a vibrant multicultural community nourished by local connectivity and sustained by artistic equity. They value encouraging positive social engagement, goodwill, and unity through live theater, music, dance, film, new media, and visual arts within accessible proximity at affordable prices or free of charge. They value and champion the craft and cultural diversity of local professional and emerging artists.

Locations of Inwood Art Works

Inwood Art Works does not yet seem to have a permanent location but they quite adeptly create pop-up hubs for arts, music and community. Their most recent hub was at the former club named Cliff at 202nd Street and 10th Avenue. It’s three-story building complete with a dance floor, a mezzanine and even a disco ball. Also, the location is East of Broadway which can be taken as symbolic in a positive way. In other words, a representation of the coming together of East and West of Broadway in Inwood Manhattan. This, in the opinion of InwoodManhattan.com, is desperately needed. Congrats IAW. According to amNewYork, executive producer Aaron Simms said “I’ve been here for 15 years and there’s never been anything like this in Inwood, Inwood is not included on subway maps . . . it’s an artistic desert.”

Inwood Manhattan – A Website Reborn

Inwood Manhattan Bridge
Bridge Seen from Inwood Hill Park

After being situated for many years online in an html incarnation, the website – Inwood, Manhattan – is reborn with WordPress. The idea is to create a more easy to update format that in turn will allow us to bring you the latest of what is happening with this remarkable NYC community.

The Inwood, Manhattan website was originally developed to document the events and activities in Inwood that were produced by Lights Camera Read and other community organizations.

The bridge seen in this blog entry can be viewed from Inwood Hill Park. This park is where the Shorakkopoch Rock is located that marks the area that, according to legend, is where Peter Minuit bought Manhattan, NY (then called New Amsterdam) in 1626 from Native Americans. The purchase price was a shipment of goods worth 60 guilders that at the time was the equivalent of about 24 dollars.