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What’s happening at the Frederick Douglass Center?

The Final Reading of the 2006/2007 Season at the Schomburg will be this Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00pm EMACIPATION by OBIE Award winner Ty Jones On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner led a slave rebellion that became a watershed event in America’s long and troubled history of slavery and racial conflict. EMANCIPATION is a thoughtful, … Continue reading

Stitching Our Stories: Quilt Art

Harlem Girls Quilting Circle Presents Stitching Our Stories: Quilt Art by Our Community’s Children Place: Countee Cullen Branch Library 104 West 136th Street,  New York, NY 10030 Exhibit Dates: June 20 to August 27, 2007 Viewing Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:00PM to 5:30PM Wednesday 2:00PM to 7:30PM and Saturday 1:00PM to 4:30PM For … Continue reading

Harlem Art

Harlem is filled with hidden art galleries and extremely talented artists. One of them emailed me yesterday with the following information:   “I am a painter in West Harlem on 143rd st. I always open my studio for the Harlem Studio tour (HOAST) however, this month I am painting in a residency program at the … Continue reading

Harbor Conservatory

HARBOR CONSERVATORY SUMMER PROGRAMS 2007 2 Week Intensive Workshops for Children and Teens In Classical Music; Musical Theater and Dance; and Latin Music MUSICAL THEATER AND DANCE INTENSIVE (Singing, Dancing, Acting and Final Showcase Performance) SESSON I: Friday, June 29 – Friday, July 13, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm SESSON II: Monday, July 16 – … Continue reading

Kids take Harlem

Time Out NewYork (TONY) has an article about local kids who have been involved in a photography project around Harlem. The kids have been armed with digital cameras and set loose around the neighborhood to take their best shot. The photo exhibit can be seen at Big Apple Jazz located on Lenox Avenue. Read the … Continue reading

MCNY: Spanish Language Cinema in El Barrio

WEDNESDAY • JUNE 27 • 6:30 PM The Golden Age of Spanish-Language Cinema in El Barrio In the era of the Spanish Civil War, East Harlem was a growing Latino neighborhood and home to two thriving Spanish-language movie houses whose programming included stage shows and films from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and the United States. James … Continue reading

Celebration of Mass – Music of Mary Lou Williams

CELEBRATION OF MASS WITH JAZZ MUSIC Fr. Peter F. O’Brien, S.J., the Executive Director of The Mary Lou Williams Foundation, will celebrate Mass at The Fordham University Church on the Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx, N.Y. on Friday June 15, 2007 at 11:30AM. This liturgy is part of a workshop exploring the Arts conducted … Continue reading

Hiking in Harlem

Hike the Heights 3: “Giraffe Path” Saturday, June 16th 10 am – 3 pm Follow the Giraffe Path through four parks beginning at Jackie Robinson and ending at Highbridge where there will be a party with free food, music, a tour of Highbridge Tower, and games for children. As an added attraction, hundreds of local … Continue reading

Harlem’s Got Talent

“I will rise to the occasion/Growing in my dreams/ I will grow to the occasion/ Rising in my dreams/ I will follow my dreams to the mountaintop/ Star of fashion/ of science/ beautiful girl you cannot stop/ I can see into the future and it’s gonna be stressful/ But I will rise to the occasion/ … Continue reading

El Barrio Art Walk

Summer is my favorite time of the year to get out and explore uptown. The area really comes to life during this time of the year. If you missed these tours last year then take advantage now. Friday | JUNE 8 | 2:00 PM El Barrio Art Walk East Harlem’s lively art scene, which began … Continue reading

Sakura Park Family Event

amNY advertised this family event taking place next week at Sakura Park located at Riverside Drive and 122nd Street. June 2nd at 12 p.m. Music and dance performance Steelpan: Something Positive Zulu dance: Jaxtapower Gospel: Claude Jay Jazz: Lee Olive Tucker Chilli Pepper, D’Magic Clown Storytelling: Pickney Players Workshops: Found objects art Art and history … Continue reading

Artist Discussion

Date: Friday, June 1, 2007 6-8:00 PM Title:  Artists Connect at Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery Description: Artists talk about their creative process; Photography as Art: group photography show artists hold Q&A session. Where: Gallery is located in The Bradhurst at Striver’s Row, 2611 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Suite 2N. 212-694-1747 Cost: Free For more info, … Continue reading

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street Free with Admission By Zach Niles and Banker White (2007). Hosted by WNYC Radio Rookie Veralyn Williams. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band born in the camps of war-torn West Africa, counts … Continue reading

Auditions for HSA College Prep

College Prep Auditions Scheduled   Admission to College Prep is by audition or portfolio review   Saturday, June 2, 2007   Dance: 12:00 – 3:00pm Dance studios   Music: 1:00 – 5:00pm Room 205   Theater: 12:00 – 5:00pm HSA Theater   Visual Arts: 4:00 – 7:00pm Visual Arts Office   For information about how … Continue reading

Free Summer Performances

One of the best things about New York City in the summer are the free concerts. This year the City Parks Foundation have outdone themselves with this line up of stars that will be performing in a park near you! I can’t wait!!! Added bonus: Summerstage! This is just the beginning. There will be more … Continue reading

Aunt Meriam’s Goes Global

The controversial cross between a colored museum and antique store located on 125th Street has decided to pack up and go global. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to stop by Aunt Meriam’s while it was a brick and mortar operation thanks to my bad habit of procrastinating. Aunt Meriam’s was featured in a New … Continue reading

Help with Harlem Mural History Project

Jane and Janet Braun-Reinitz are writing a book about the cultural history of NYC’s community murals: On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City.  It will be published by University Press of Mississippi in Fall 2008.  Their manuscript is due this summer.  In  addition to text approximating 75,000 words and a … Continue reading

Art Tour in the Bronx

12 studio visits plus showings at Bruckner Grill (Walking tour, artist studios are in walking distance) Artists include: Linda Cunnigham, Jaq Belcher, John Mascaro, Kurt Perschke, J. C. Rice, Darcy Dahl, Laura Napier, Anne Humanfeld, Kay Reese, Hanola Hilbertz, Shery Mills, Matthew Burcaw, and others. Admission $20 (no credit cards, please). Limited space available, RSVP … Continue reading

Call for participants: Uptown Arts Stroll

The organizers of the annual Uptown Arts Stroll are extending the deadline to participants in the June event. Additional details after the jump. I have to send the Uptown Arts Stroll Guide to the printer in a week. So far we have 17 venues booked with visual art and 6 open studios booked. I know … Continue reading

Very late notice: DTH Benefit

Dance Theatre of Harlem Posted in Features, Dance by Gia Kourlas on May 3rd, 2007 Dance Theatre of Harlem and its Volunteer Parent Group host a benefit to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Firebird, featuring choreography by John Taras. Sadly, there won’t be any actual dancing of the ballet (though R&B artist Freddie Jackson … Continue reading

Harlem School of the Arts: Spring Shows

    HSA’s College Prep Theater Ensemble Presents   One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show   Written by Donald Evans Friday, May 4 at 8:00pm Saturday, May 5 at 8:00pm Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm Tickets $10 Available in the HSA Finance Office Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm   HSA Theater 647 St. Nicholas Avenue at 141st Street … Continue reading

Upcoming Events: Ralph Ellison

THURSDAY | MAY 24 | 6:30 PM | Mcny Ralph Ellison: A Biography New Yorker Ralph Ellison (1913-1994) was the author of Invisible Man (Random House, 1952), one of the masterpieces of 20th century fiction, as well as several collections of essays. Arnold Rampersad, the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, … Continue reading

West 151 Street

Monique Delatour is one of the artists that will be participating in the second annual H.O.A.S.T. tour this fall. For more information about Monique and art visit her website.

Art by Najee

I happened to be cruising the web and stumbled and this piece of art. To view more art by this artist visit his website Art by Najee.

Photography as art…more than a thousand words

Three years ago Eric J. Henderson found a 1950s Kodak Brownie Hawkeye at the 125th and Park flea market. Avid photographers know that the Brownie had a significant impact on the world of photography and is an iconic symbol of putting photography in the hands of the average person. As photographers are moving away from … Continue reading

Helina Metaferia

  Addis Heights Millennium Art Exhibition presents: Helina Metaferia’s Solo Art Show Finding Womban: An exploration of femininity through painting. April 21, 2007 – May 16, 2007 OC West 11 Edward M Morgan Place New York, NY Corner of 157th and Broadway For more info:


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Classical Theatre of Harlem Gala

The 3rd Annual Classical Theatre Of Harlem Gala by Moët Hennessy will hold their 3rd annual benefit on Monday, May 7th at the Low Memorial Library at Columbia University (116th Street & Broadway). The benefit will honor New York State Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson, two-time Tony nominee André De Shields (The Full Monty, Play … Continue reading

Roscoe Lee Browne Succumbs to Cancer

Actor Roscoe Lee Browne, whose rich voice and dignified bearing brought him an Emmy Award and a Tony nomination, has died. He was 81. Browne died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a long battle with cancer, said Alan Nierob, a spokesman for the family. Browne had a decades-long career that ranged from classic … Continue reading

April on the Concourse

NEW PUBLIC ART IN THE BRONX Panel discussion and Reception Friday, April 13, 6 pm This panel will address the commissioning of public art in the Bronx as a means to community revitalization and engagement. Among the projects feature include the new 167th Street subway station designed by Carol Sun, a housing project by WHEDCO … Continue reading

Bamboozled at E. 110 and Fifth

Curbed breaks a reports about a protest on the site to house the new Museum of African Art. Supposedly the land is being used to develop luxury condos with storage space for the museum and a lecture hall rather than a permanent home as originally promised. If the accusations are true, then it is the … Continue reading

Memories of 409 Edgecombe

409 Edgecombe Avenue, The House on Sugar Hill by Katherine Butler Jones. 409 Edgecombe, the 13-story home to the black elite at the height of the Harlem Renaissance was also the home of Mme. St. Clair, Queen of Policy in Harlem and nemesis of Dutch Shultz. Culture clashes emerge between African Americans, West Indians, middle … Continue reading

HSA: Spring Dance Concert

Don’t Miss The Harlem School of the Arts’ Spring Dance Concert Friday, March 30th & Saturday, March 31st at 7:30pm Please join us for a student dance showcase celebrating our students’ acceptance into New York City specialized arts high schools.   Special guest artists include Joseph Monroe Webb of Bring in Da Noise, Francine Ott … Continue reading