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August in Harlem

DSCI0772Just as we are getting settled into summer it seems to start dropping hints that it won’t last forever.  Don’t despair though, there is still so much of summer left to enjoy and plenty of uptown activities on the calendar.  August in Harlem is the best time to get out and mingle.  With all sorts of free stuff to do in the park, if you haven’t already, it’s time to step up your picnic game!

Bobby Sanabria w/ Chico and Rita August 13th;  Salsa and Latin Jazz under the stars!  Hear Bobby Sanabria and his nine piece salsa band “Ascension” and see a screening of  “Chico and Rita” Oscar-nominated animated feature film for adults.  In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundations and SummerStage at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater, 18 Mt. Morris Park West, 7:00-9:30 pm.

“The Wiz!” August 16th; This year marks the 4oth anniversary of the award-winning stage play “The Wiz.”  View the film adaptation, a Motown classic, at St. Nicholas Park (Saint Nicholas Avenue and West 135th street) from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

Harlem Family Day, August 17th;  Shine and the Moonbeams, Moona Luna, Kojo Odu Roney and Friends, B-love’s hip hop jazzy groove, DJ KS 360; at Marcus Garvey Park at 4:00 pm.

Bellatrix! A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music, August 17th;  Dance, listen and watch!  Live music by Jamila Raegan, The Ki Ki Experience, Raye Six & Phyllisia Ross, with Winston’s Crew Collective under Dannis Winston.  Performance followed by Soul Train Jam spun by Ubiquita Sound System and a screening of the documentary “Twenty Feet from Stardom.”  At 18 Mt. Morris Park and 122nd street (btw. Lenox and Madison behind the Pelham Fritz Rec center) 7:00 pm music, 8:00 pm film.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, August 23rd;  The Wallace Roney Orchestra, Loinel Loueke, Melissa Aldana, Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner at Marcus Garvey Park at 3:00 pm.

“Rockers!” August 23rd; free movie in the park, a Jamaican film showing authentic reggae culture at it’s peak. What was intended to be a documentary, but blossomed into a full length feature, “Rockers!” will be shown at St. Nicholas Park at 135th street from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Marriage of Latin Music and Jazz, August 27th;  The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Pelham Fritz Center, Marcus Garvey Park, 6:30 pm.

Pa’Lante NYC, August 28th;  Fania Records, the apex of tropical music  combined with the swing of big band jazz and American R & B, celebrates 50th anniversary in NYC, with DJ Christian Martir + Guest at  Apt 78 (4447 Broadway, Washington Heights) 7:00 pm to 1:00 am.

“Wherefore ART?” through August 31;  Art in FLUX presents artwork in retail windows on Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 124th St. and into the lounge of the Aloft hotel.  Featuring visual artists Danielle Seigelbaum, Guy Beckles, Ibou Ndoye, Marthalicia Matarrito and Suprina on display with paintings, mixed media works and kinetic sculptures.


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