Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

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Finished installation on the Mall at Madison Ave side of the Park

June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

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Museum of the City of New York presents Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens

 

 

 

The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive.

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Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt ~ with Historic District Council

 

 

 

Photo credit: Lexington Ave at 102nd St via NYPL

The Historic Districts Council is hosting a Historical Scavenger Hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem on May 19th!

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#100GatesProject + NHEMA in El Barrio

 

 

 


#100GatesProject East Harlem

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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Preparing for the Return of the Harlem Fire Watchtower to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

Harlem Fire Watchtower
April 24, 2015 Removal of the bell, which weights 10,000 pounds.  Harlem Fire Watchtower, Marcus Garvey Park

Harlemites and preservationists were delighted to receive the recent news that the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, removed from the Acropolis overlooking Marcus Garvey Park in 2015 for restoration, will be reinstalled this summer!  A staging area has already been prepared for trucks, and sheds have been constructed for equipment at the base of the Acropolis.

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CCCADI ~ Making Music in El Barrio

 

 

 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) moved into a historic firehouse in East Harlem in 2016.  Since then, a plethora of art, education and entertainment have filled the floors within. Here are a few events coming up that caught our eye.

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Dream Street Park ~ East Harlem

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want to live on ~ Dream Street.  Well, in this case, we’re on 124th Street between Second and Third Avenues ~ and the dreamy mural is a depiction of a multi-cultural city painted by local children, most of them homeless.

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QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection

 

 

Sculpture by Alessandra Exposito. Image via Hunter East Harlem Gallery

QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

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Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond at Taller Boricua Gallery, East Harlem

 

 



Moving into Women’s History Month, Taller Boricua Gallery invited 25 women artists to create art about present conditions of ‘Disillusionment.’  “Addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery ~ with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion” and they created the exhibit, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond.

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It’s a New Season at CCCADI in East Harlem

 

 

It’s a new season of African Heritage SouSou: Always Africa! at Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI), and it begins on Saturday, February 10th.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold Public Hearings on 3 East Harlem Buildings ~ February 13th

 

 

Connie Lee, Landmark East Harlem, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, and Public Art Initiative, December 2014 in front of Richard Webber Harlem Packing House, 207-215 East 119th Street in East Harlem

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has scheduled a public hearing for February 13, 2018, on three buildings in East Harlem.

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125th Street in East Harlem ~ a Work in Progress?

 

 

Image of East Harlem Media, Entertainment & Cultural Center via nycedc

125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past one year.  As per The Real Deal, the biggest project filed with the city last month is coming to East Harlem, courtesy of the Richman Group and the project scheduled for 201 East 125th Street. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and we will update, as the year unfolds.

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The Second Edition of ‘Selections’ + Lucia Hierro, ‘Mercado’ to Open at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

 

Ronny Quevedo, The Main Event (Nomadic Structures), 2016, Screen print and blind embossment on paper, 26 x 39 inches

Harlem & The Bronx have something to say, and will share “their unique and diverse cultural voices” in their art, generating “a robust discourse” in the second edition of ‘Selections,’ an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, presented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

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CITICIEN ~ 100 Puerto Rican Artists @ Taller Boricua Gallery in East Harlem

 

 

CITICIEN: El Barrio NYC, an exhibit featuring 100 artworks highlighting the historical and present-day impact of the Jones Act, will open at Taller Boricua Gallery on January 12, 2018.

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First View of East Harlem’s New York Proton Center

 

 

North Facade. Image via NYCEDC

This week, City Officials got a first view of progress on New York’s first advanced cancer treatment facility, the New York Proton Center (NYPC) in East Harlem.

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Hunter East Harlem Gallery Presents ~ WOTY 1.2

 

The exhibition WOTY 1.2: New Work by T. Eliott Mansa at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will feature new paintings and relief sculptures. Save the Date, November 30th for a panel discussion.

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62-64 East 125th Street to be Demolished + Permits filed for East Harlem Media/Cultural/Entertainment Center

 

 

62-64 East 125th Street

This week, a shed went up, surrounding the sidewalk portion of 62-64 East 125th Street, with a permit indicating that the building, located between Madison and Park Avenue, will be demolished.

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100 Gates Project Celebrates 50 Painted Gates by Local Artists in El Barrio

 

 

andre trenier @andre_trenier at Sisters Cuisine, 47 East 124th Street

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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#100 Gates Behind the Scenes in El Barrio

 

 

100 Gates Project Celebrating the completion of 50 gates in East Harlem

If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late.  GothamToGo met up with #100Gates past Project Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and 116th Street, to check out 17 of the 50 Gates that make up the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.

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El Barrio in the ’80s by Photographer, Joseph Rodriguez ~ Book Launch at the Museum of the City of New York on December 12

 

 

Image via Joseph Rodriguez

On the heals of the opening reception of the documentary film, Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s at The Bronx Documentary Center, The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with Union Settlement, will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of the photographer’s new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s on December 12 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Atlas of the Third Millennium Arrives in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Atlas: The Third Millennium 2016-1017 by Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Marcus Garvey Park

With the temperature dipping to the mid-thirties, Atlas of the Third Millennium, along with its creator, the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, arrived for the installation in Marcus Garvey Park this past November.

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East Harlem Skatepark at Thomas Jefferson Park Opens!

 

 

It’s Opening Day at the new skatepark adjacent to the basketball courts in Thomas Jefferson Park, East Harlem.

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Serengeti Kitchen Opens in East Harlem

 

 

Doughba Caranda-Martin in his new East Harlem restaurant, Serengeti Kitchen.

The much anticipated Serengeti Kitchen opened its doors in East Harlem, a welcome extension to the beloved Serengeti Tea & Spices which opened on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in West Harlem in 2013.

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Honors Jesús “Tato” Laviera with new Mural at Taino Towers in El Barrio

 

 

Mural of Nuyorican poet Jesus ‘Tato’ Laviera by @donrimx at Taino Towers #ElBarrio

El Barrio’s Taino Towers celebrates the life of Nuyorican poet, author, playwright, and activist, Jesús “Tato” Laviera, with a mural created by well-known street artist Don Rimx.

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The Public Art Initiative Presents the ~ #WhiteParkArtWall

 

 

Artists from L-R, Jeremy Vega @BadGarcia; Giannina Gutierrez @artbygia; and Ralph Serrano @ARTeoMuerto ~ The White Park Mural, East Harlem

Save the Date ~ October 15th from 3-5pm, Opening Reception for the Art Wall in White Park.

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John Giorno ~ Perfect Flowers ~ at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

John Giorno: Perfect Flowers opening at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

September 19 to November 4, 2017

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Jason Lazarus: A Century of DISSENT! at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Image via Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Installation photo by Johnna Arnold

On View to September 1, 2017

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Looking Back at the Many Lives of RKO Proctor’s 125th Street Theatre

 

 

 

RKO Proctor’s 125th Street Theatre. Image via MCNY

 

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Design Trust for Public Space Finalists Selected……and the Winners Are!

 

 

 

Andy Wiley-Schwartz with Carey King and Laura Hansen

Out of 105 initial responses to the 2017 Call for Project Ideas presented by Design Trust for Public Space, two winners emerged.  The New East Harlem Merchant Association (NHEMA) and South Bronx Unite. On Saturday, December 2nd, South Bronx Unite and Design Trust for Public Space will kick-off Power in Place: Building Community Wealth and Well Being in Mott Haven-Port Morris – a community asset mapping and planning project, with an open house and celebration. The Event will take place from 3:00-5:00pm at Metropolitan College of New York, 463 East 149th Street in the Bronx.  Community members will learn important information on how they can participate in this project.

See you there!

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GrowNYC Fresh Food Box Expanding to Two Days a Week in East Harlem

 

 

 

Uptown Grand Central (NHEMA), GrowNYC at The Plaza

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The Guerrilla Wall in El Barrio Explores Rezoning & Gentrification

 

 

Image taken July 3, 2017

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East Harlem’s Old Trowel & Square Building Renovations

26 East 125th Street between Madison Avenue & Fifth Avenue from L-R, Trowel & Square, Brownstone Boutique, Serengeti Kitchen, Harlem Underground
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“Betty Blayton” Curated by Souleo at Elizabeth Dee Gallery as Part of ‘Uptown’

Image: Founding members and staff of the Studio Museum in Harlem, including Betty Blayton, second from the right (courtesy of the Studio Museum in Harlem

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The Cousteau Society’s Installation, “Denise” Arrives at The Plaza in East Harlem #LaMerWaveWalk


“Denise” arrives at The Plaza at 125th Street & Park Avenue in East Harlem

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Flow.17 Opens on Randall’s Island

Flow.17 on Randall’s Island

Join 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano on Saturday, October 21 from 2:00-3:00pm and learn about this year’s FLOW art pieces, discuss the history of the Island, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera and capture island images. This is a free event. Meet on Randall’s Island Connector.

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