Saving La Pregunta Arts Cafe


One of the most eclectic and artistic places in Harlem is La Pregunta Arts Cafe. Located across from City College on Amsterdam Avenue, it is a wonderful space that has opened its doors to poets, filmmakers, visual and performing artists from day one. Unfortunately they are now in need of community support. A collective has been formed to help raise $50,000 in 40 days.

The newly formed Uptown Collective is launching their first ever event, Save La Pregunta, on Saturday August 22nd from 4PM to 4AM at La Pregunta Arts Café located at 1528 Amsterdam Ave (Between 135th and 136th Streets). Save La Pregunta is a 12- hour extravaganza/fundraiser, which will feature Art, Music, Performances, Fashion, Food and Libations – all for the worthy cause of saving the La Pregunta Arts Café.

Founder Yscaira Jimenez says “A slow economy and a losing battle with financial institutions resulted in an eviction notice last week. I started La Pregunta for the uptown and working class communities of New York City. This business belongs to you. It belongs to the poets, musicians, filmmakers, painters, photographers, writers, comedians, actors, playwrights, producers, designers, students, teachers, PTA’s, entrepreneurs and members of nonDSCI1381-profit organizations. It belongs to the janitor, home attendant, cashier, baby-sitter, beautician, banker, bodeguero, street vendor and MTA worker. It belongs to Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx. This space has been offered to you either free of charge or at a low cost for you to share your talent and message with the community. The community has enjoyed this space at a low or no cost. Now La Pregunta needs you.”

The Uptown Collective will be raffling off artwork, makeovers, gift certificates, clothing, eyewear and many other prizes donated by local businesses. The $10 donation entrance fee includes a food tasting of La Pregunta treats. There will also be $3 beers, signature sangrias, and spiked smoothies all day and night long. Come party, celebrate and drink for this noble cause. For those who can’t make it to this all day event and would like to contribute to the cause, you can visit our website at to make your contribution.

For more information visit: or Jessica Vosburgh, Curator, La Pregunta Arts Cafe events (at), 203 415 8368