New to Upper Manhattan and want to be in the know? Or are you a long-timer just trying to keep up with things? Check out these local publications to stay on top of what’s happening uptown, or just in your neighborhood.by neighborshub
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On October 5, Columbia’s Community DentCare Network visited the Jackie Robinson Senior Citizen Community Center to offer to care to residents of Grant Houses. It was the group’s second community visit this fall, as they visited the Manhattanville Community Center on September 28. At the both locations, teams of dental students led by Julia Tepper, DDS, Lead Faculty for Community>>>
Are you ready to vote in this year’s general election in NYC? To make sure, here’s a few key things to think about: • Have you looked up your polling place? It might not be the same for early voting and voting on Election Day. • Are you going to vote early (October 23 to 31), with an absentee ballot or on Election Day? • Do you know who’s running in your district and how>>>
The Will Lab at Columbia University investigates quantum systems of ultracold atoms and molecules, focuses on fundamental questions in the field and contributes to the development of modern quantum technologies. Under the leadership of Sebastian Will, the lab developed a partnership with nonprofit STEMteachersNYC entitled “Laser Cooling: Quantum Physics Applications for High School>>>
Bayeté Ross Smith, @columbialawschool’s first Artist-in-Residence, will engage the storytelling power of the arts and work directly with faculty and students in classes, co-curricular events, and other related programs. He’ll also have installations of his work at Columbia Law School. With his studio space at Columbia, he’ll be able to expand on his “Art of Justice”>>>
Global Perspectives on Racism in Public Health, part of the Mailman School’s series addressing power and oppression, will situate racism as a global phenomenon and highlight issues of racism and public health globally. Register at neighbors.columbia.edu/events for the 10/18 discussion moderated by Robert Fullilove, EdD.by neighborshub
In this year’s general election, on November 2, New Yorkers will be voting for mayor, borough president, city council, and more local offices. There’s also important ballot initiatives to vote on! If you want to vote absentee (available to everyone because of the COVID-19 pandemic), submit a request by October 18 online, by email, by phone, by fax, or by mail. Learn more about voting>>>
Tomorrow (10/13) is the final day to apply for the 12th Cohort of the InTOuCH Community Health Worker program! The 8-week training program includes interactive sessions from experts and allows participants to become healthy influences in their communities.by neighborshub
Join @columbialamontearth on October 13 and 14 for Earth science talks, participate in hands-on Earth science activities with scientists, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.
RSVP now to get access to live events and your own LDEO To-Go K-12 Activity Pack by mail. Check out lamontrocks.com to learn more.by neighborshub
Welcome to the newest cohort of Al’Lelia Bundles Community Scholars at Columbia! The participants in this three-year program get access to Columbia’s libraries, course auditing, a university email, and more as they work on independent projects that benefit their community. Swipe through to meet all the new scholars. ➡️➡️➡️ Celeste Lacy Davis, an activist and griot with a camera, will>>>
On October 12, watch a free performance by pianist Simone Dinnerstein of an original composition by Richard Danielpour dedicated to the many individuals affected by this dark period. The performance was recorded in one of Columbia’s iconic reading rooms at Butler Library.
Get all the details at neighbors.columbia.edu/dinnerstein.by neighborshub
Debra Ann Byrd’s one-woman solo, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey, was described as riveting by Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout. Register now at neighbors.columbia.edu/othello for Thursday’s Bundles Scholars Lecture, where Byrd will reflect on the show and the process of creating it.by neighborshub
Help support your community as the weather gets colder! The Interchurch Center will be collecting boxed and canned non-perishable food for their #fooddrive until October 15. Drop your donations off at Suite 240 between 9 am and 4 pm on weekdays.
Call 212-870-2200 with questions.by neighborshub
The groundbreaking Ernest E. Just Biomedical Research Scholars @ Columbia program will provide students at historically Black colleges and universities with research opportunities and mentors at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The program aims to increase the number of Black researchers in tenure-track positions at Columbia and other top-tier biomedical research institutions in the>>>
Get dinner at Olivia Tapas in Manhattanville this week! There’ll be live music on Thursday and Friday, and a complimentary glass of wine or sangria with your dinner through Friday. Olivia, created by Chef Franklin Becker, serves a variety of traditional Spanish dishes, including cured meats, queso, paella, and croquettes. The drink menu offers a selection of beer from local breweries, wine>>>
Debra Ann Byrd’s one-woman show, Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey, weaves together lyrical language and soulful sounds to create a living memoir, exploring her life as a fifth generation resident of Harlem, including a tumultuous but joyful childhood and her path to becoming a classically trained Shakespearean actor. In this conversation, she will reflect on how the show came>>>
How does letting your mind wander contribute to creativity? In this seminar, experts will use the latest brain imaging research, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and psychology to explore the complex relationships between mind-wandering, memory, and creativity, and the potential role(s) for mind-wandering in the brain, and for our psyche.
Register at neighbors.columbia.edu/events.by neighborshub
Watch a free, live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night from Marcus Garvey Park’s Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater on 9/27! The historic company premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, starring Will Liverman and conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will also be streamed in Times Square. Seating at the Marcus Garvey Park will be>>>
Last week, the African American & African Diaspora Studies Department and the Department of Anthropology announced the untimely passing of Dr. Steven Gregory, the inaugural Dr. Kenneth and Kareitha Forde Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies. His extraordinary work in Anthropology centered on the intersection of race, class, gender, and urban-based social movements and>>>
In the five years that the Columbia Nursing’s faculty practice, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group, has served the Washington Heights community, they’ve had nearly 42,000 patient visits and made almost 1,500 house calls. “Members of the Washington Heights community can count on the Nurse Practitioner Group for excellent primary care delivered by highly skilled, experienced>>>
Art, Science, and Joy DISTER RONDON’s mural IN SCIENCE WE TRUST celebrates scientists as “real people, a part of our collective community: worldwide and local.” Here is RONDON creating the mural along with his daughter who is fully enjoying the space. The Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can still view RONDON’s mural>>>
NYC residents can learn about contemporary design thinking tools and generate innovative solutions to important community problems in this FREE eight-week program. Visit gca.columbia.edu/edt to learn more and apply!by neighborshub
Columbia University Irving Medical Center, its Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Pfizer Inc. have established the Columbia-Pfizer Clinical Trials Diversity Initiative, which will work to reduce health disparities by addressing the barriers to representation for minorities in clinical trials and enhancing the diversity of clinical researchers. The initiative will expand Columbia’s>>>
While the memory of what happened downtown on September 11th will always be with many people across the city, the country, and the world, there are a number of commemorations happening uptown for the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Visit neighbors.columbia.edu/news for a selection of the ceremonies and installations. Pictured here: The 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan (photo by Eileen Barroso)>>>
Undergraduate students from Columbia University and Lehman College, working with the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, found relationships between environmental concerns and quality of life for residents of the Bronx, including a correlation between proximity to a highway and public school dropout rates, and health benefits to living near a park — as long as the park is well maintained>>>