The Cliffs at Harlem Opening in 2018 on West 125th Street

 

 

The Cliffs, Vahalla

A 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art bouldering facility is coming to Harlem.  Opening in early 2018, The Cliffs at Harlem will open its doors at 256 West 125th street with NYC’s largest bouldering facility +  fitness center.

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ Returning to Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street

 

 

 

Image via the artists’ website, louisdelsarte.com   Spirit of Harlem, 10 feet x 30 feet

The iconic mural ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by artist Louis Delsarte was replaced this week with painted black brick, sporting signage of one of the new shops in the commercial space at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Today, just 6 days after our original post, we received good news, in a statement from Barbara Askins, as follows:

“BID has been in communication with property owner. The wall is coming down. Tenant nor owner have any issues with mural being displayed”  

Thank you, 125th Street BID.

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Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

 

 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

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Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

The Schomburg’s Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, December 16th.

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Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

 

 

Opening Reception, Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem on December 10

Barbara Horowitz, Community Works & Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Hospital Center present Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

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The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

 

 

Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronald Gray production Losing Ground, ©Ground Productions/Ronald Gray, Photographs and Prints Division/Schomburg Center for Reserach in Black Culture. Image via Schomburg Center

Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

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Harlem Biospace Presents: Riverside Chat @ Columbia University

 

 


A free community event, focusing on government support for Life Science in New York City, will take place on Tuesday, November 21st from 6-8pm. The event will take place at Davis Auditorium of Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street.

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Not of This Island @ Galleries at The Interchurch Center

 

 

                                             TAFA: Miles and Crowd, 48″ x 36″, oil on canvas

Not of This Island will open at Galleries at The Interchurch Center today, featuring four very special artists ~ TAFA, Hrvoje Slovenc, Ezequiel Taveras and Ismael Checo.

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‘The Heart & Soul of Hotel Chelsea’ ~ Opening at Ilon Art Gallery, Harlem

 

 

photo by Linda Troeller at the Chelsea Hotel. Image via Ilon Art Gallery website.

We are looking forward to what’s up next up at Ilon Art Gallery  ~  The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea: photographs by Linda Troeller, opening on November 10th.

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City College Center for the Arts + Jose’ Limón Dance Foundation ~ Limón Dance Company in Harlem

 

 

Jesse Obremski and Kathryn Alter in The Moor’s Pavane.  Image courtesy Limon Dance Co

The choreographer Jose’ Limón and the Limón Dance Company will bring two of their  most acclaimed works to Harlem on Tuesday, October 24th, performing at City College Center for the Arts (CCCA).

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The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

 

 

Schomburg Renovation 2017. All images courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem Shares New Design by Adjaye Associates

 

 

Exterior View from 125th Street Plaza. Image via Studio Museum, courtesy Adjaye Associates

The Studio Museum in Harlem will be breaking ground in late fall of 2018 on the its anticipated 82,000 square foot building, located at the current Museum site at 144 West 125th Street. The new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, will replace its century-old commercial building that they have occupied since the early 1980s.

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#EducationIsNotACrime Celebrates Dizzy’s 100th in Harlem

 

 

The organization Education is Not A Crime has created campaigns through art in New York City over the years in an effort to bring the plight of those banned from teaching or studying in Iranian universities to the World. Once again, #NotACrime and the curator and producer of this project, Street Art Anarchy, have arrived in Harlem.

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Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing

 

 

Schell Lewis, perspective drawing, 1935; Horace Ginsbern Papers, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York

September 8 to December 17, 2017

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Victoria Theatre on 125th in Harlem Breaks Ground

 

 

Loew’s Victoria Theatre, 233 West 125th Street. Image via nycago.org

Designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, the structure was said to be one of the largest, and most beautiful theaters in the New York area.  Built in 1917 at a cost of $250,000, it had a seating capacity of over 2,400 and it is located on the same block as the historic Apollo Theater.

Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019, the Victoria Theatre will be the new home for Jazzmobile, The Classical Theater of Harlem, Apollo Theater Foundation, Harlem Arts Alliance and two community performance spaces, along with The Harlem Renaissance Hotel by Marriott, and rental apartments.

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Harlem Arts Festival Presents “Spiritual Connections” Exhibition at Harlem Properties

 

 

Image via Harlem Arts Festival (HAF)

Harlem Arts Festival has established a new partnership with Harlem Properties, utilizing its gallery space to showcase local artists and establish a creative hub for its roster of multi-disciplinary acclaimed artists.  To officially begin its partnership, Harlem Arts Festival has announced its latest exhibition entitled “Spiritual Connections”, an exhibition that will be the first in a series of exhibitions taking place throughout the year at the gallery. This collective of work explores subcultures hidden among mainstream cultural traditions through photography and art.

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Harlem Havana: Celebrating a Love of Music & Culture 2017

 

 

Harlem Havana: Celebrating a Love of Music and Culture         August 12-23, 2017

It’s Time for Harlem Havana! We are posting events in the order we receive them.

Harlem Havana: Celebrating a Love of Music and Culture, is returning to New York from August 12 – 23.   The Event is an 11-day celebration of all-things Cuban by musicians and entertainers who descend upon New York for the weeklong Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival.  Look forward to jazz performances, dance workshops, and authentic Cuban cuisine.

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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 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive

Jazz Legent, Sonny Rollins. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with photo credit via Chuck Stewart

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