‘The Women of Sugar Hill’

Experience a unique live music and art event being held at the Sugar Hill Building.  Running for three consecutive weekends, you still have time to catch this incredible collaboration on Saturday July 19th and July 26th, from 4-6 pm.  The Women of Sugar Hill will feature musical legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, known in the uptown social circles for her free Parlor Jazz Sunday afternoon concerts.  Ms. Eliot will be playing a piano tribute to Duke Ellington while visual Artist Andrea Arroyo creates art, drawing and painting live contributing to her site-specific art installation “The Women of Sugar Hill” which is part of the “If You Build It” exhibition.

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Arroyo creates with a goal to bring attention to women’s issues by examining the status of women in society, celebrating the beauty, resilience, and strength of women.  This work is inspired by and in honor of ‘The Women of Sugar Hill’ past and present; from the indigenous Algonquin Nation, to the Harlem Renaissance, to the current immigration wave and women of all back-grounds contributing to the radiant diversity of upper Manhattan.

Presented in partnership by No Longer Empty and Broadway Housing Communities, “If You Build It” has temporarily taken over an unoccupied property, that will soon to be offices and apartments.  The exhibit is free and open to the public and will continue to be on view through August 10, 2014.  “The Women of Sugar Hill” is located on the corner of 155th street and St. Nicholas.