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Thursday, March 8, 2012


Hosted by Le Chéile Bar
10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 10, 2012
839 W 181 St @ Cabrini Boulevard
to benefit Word Up community bookshop (

Here is how they describe the event:

Wear your best PJs and fuzziest bunny slippers and feast on your favorite cereals! In honor of National Cereal Day (March 7), Washington Heights Irish pub Le Chéile is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat cereal buffet on Saturday, March 10. Proceeds will benefit Word Up, a volunteer-run community bookshop and arts space in Northern Manhattan. The $25 entry fee covers an unlimited cereal bar and a chance to win copies of The Great American Cereal Book by Marty Gitlin and Topher Ellis, donated by Abrams Books. Children under 12 will be admitted for free.

The two-hour buffet promises kid favorites including Fruity Pebbles and Lucky Charms—the latter perhaps being most appropriate given the Irish-themed venue—as well as a selection of healthy cereal options. Other activities at the event include a screening of nostalgic cartoons and cereal-themed trivia games, replete with prizes donated by Abrams Books and Word Up. The weekend morning event also provides a chance to mingle with neighbors and learn more about the bookstore that graduated from “pop-up” to permanent fixture.

Originally conceived of as a month-long pop-up shop, Word Up and its 100% volunteer-powered staff of local residents have sold and/or distributed thousands of books to individuals and Northern Manhattan organizations, hosted more than 500 performers on the shop’s stage through a rigorous events program, and provided community members with a regular, safe venue in which to gather, debate, and engage with their neighbors. A recent lease signing, supported by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, ensures that the bookshop will remain at its location at 4157 Broadway till the end of May 2012.

Word Up is sponsored by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Seven Stories Institute.
Join us for “Great American Cereal Bar Buffet,” a benefit for Word Up, hosted by Le Chéile, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 10am to 12pm.

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