Landmark Preservation Commission Designates Three Central Harlem Blocks ~ Let’s Take a Walk

 

 

West 130th Street, South side of the Street, approaching Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem ~ West 130-132nd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd a Historic District on May 29, 2018.

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Queer Eye, a Photographic Exhibit at X Gallery Harlem

 

 

Photo credit, Lola Flash. Image courtesy of X Gallery

X Gallery and EnFoco join together to present Queer Eye, A photographic exhibition celebrating LGBTQ Pride month featuring the work of Lola Flash, Lisa DuBois, Oscar J Rivera and Gabriel Garcia Roman.  Each of the photo artists expresses their creativity and personal vision through their art in this multifaceted view of the LGBTQ world.

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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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Faction Art Projects Harlem presents ‘Others’

 

 

Artist, Andrew Mania, ‘Donald’ Image via factionartprojects.com

Faction Art Projects Harlem will explore complex masculine identities, challenging historical depictions, with three artists using differing styles, in a new exhibit entitled ‘Others.’

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The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park is Now Open ~ Every Saturday

 

 

 

The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 2nd.  With more than ten local vendors, look forward to fresh produce, artisanal jams & pastries, honey, baked good, specialty prepared foods and some surprises.

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St. Nick’s Pub Dedication Jazz Festival by Harlem Late Night Jazz

 

 

 

Harlem Late Night Jazz
Image courtesy of HarlemLateNightJazz.org

Harlem Late Night Jazz, Inc. presents St. Nick’s Pub Dedication Jazz Festival with 14 very special one-time performances, jam sessions, singers, tap dancers and more.  Join the celebration….

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Keep the Music Playing ~ A Jazzmobile Community Fundraiser

 

 

 

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Robin Bell-Stevens, Director of Jazzmobile kicking-off ‘Keep the Music Playing’

Jazzmobile held its annual community fundraiser on Monday evening, April 30th at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, and it was smokin!  Didn’t make it?  We have you covered.  Here are a few pictures from the event and a way that you can participate in the Jazzmobile fundraiser even if you weren’t there.

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Samuel Torres ~ Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait to perform at City College Center for the Arts in May for one night

 

 

Samuel Torres
Samuel Torres. Photo credit: Diego Almanza

Get ready for the Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait Concert  ~  new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria,  presented by City College Center for the Arts on Friday, May 18th.

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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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Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past

 

 

 

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The City College Archives at The City College of New York will put on exhibit more than 120 historic postcards collected by Dalton Whiteside, a CCNY architectural student, with the exhibit ‘Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past.’

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Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the new documentary One October

 

 

Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Theatrical Debut of One October.  This powerful new documentary, directed by Rachel Shuman, with executive producer, Edward Norton, will open on May 11 as part of the programming celebration marking its milestone in Harlem.

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents ‘Sancho: an Act of Remembrance’ at The National Black Theatre

 

 

 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Pemberley Productions and The National Black Theatre present Sancho: An Act of Remembrance.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem announces inHarlem Spring/Summer 2018 Exhibitions

 

 

 

Continuing with The Studio Museum in Harlem ~ outside the walls, inHarlem announced its next two projects in and around the community, in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

 

“Marching On: The Politics of Performance” by Bryony Roberts, Mabel O. Wilson, and the Marching Cobras of New York. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2017. Image by Bryony Roberts.

The exhibition, Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the legacy of marching and organized forms of performance within the African-American community, as “agents of cultural and political expression, celebrating collective identities and asserting rights to public space and visibility.”

Marching On: The Politics of Performance – Final performance on Saturday, June 9th from 5-6:30pm at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street.

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Harlem Perspectives ~ Faction Art Projects @ Gallery 8 in Harlem

 

 

Renee Cox, The Signing, 2017. Image via Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects, the British-based gallery that opened its doors in a 4,000 square-foot space in the historic Strivers Row area of Harlem, presents the exhibit ‘Harlem Perspectives.’

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Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem

 

 

Thrive Collective, has a new home in Harlem.  With special thanks to Clorox, Community Connections for Youth, and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, the arts organization opened its doors on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service, February 27, 2018. Continue reading “Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem”

Who will be the Winners of the 2018 GANYC Apple Awards!

 

The 4th Annual GANYC Apple Awards (The Guides Association of New York City) will take place on March 12th, with an exciting list of nominees.

…….And the Winners are ~

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ inHarlem in March

 

 

Continuing with a Museum outside the Walls, inHarlem presents, Studio Salon: The Wall of Respect with Romi Crawford + more going on inHarlem in March.

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New Work @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise ~ Harlem

 

Objects as Friends ~ Artists, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys at Gavin Brown’s enterprise

After an installation of Elizabeth Peyton drawings in a room at the Hotel Chelsea in 1993, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened on Broome Street in 1994.  Many years, and several moves later, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened its doors in a historic former brewery building in Harlem, with three floors of exhibition space.  Below, three new exhibits opened on March 4.

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Harlem + Other Cities

 

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther success has inspired The Walt Disney Company to expand STEM centers around the Country ~ and Harlem’s Boys & Girls Club is a recipient.  Here’s what ComingSoon.net had to say…….

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SHELTER 2018 EXHIBITION

 

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“What do YOU need SHELTER from? What do WE need SHELTER from? What does the WORLD need SHELTER from?”   Harlem School of the Arts, Art & Design Department (HSA) + The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) present ~ SHELTER 2018 EXHIBITION.

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New Exhibition Reception at Tikhonova & Wintner ~ February 17th

 

Tunde Odunlade, BONE OF CONTENTION? – Beaded Batik Quilt Tapestry (2017/18)

Eye-popping Color, Luscious Textures, Afro-Cuban Drumming, and Fun, as Tikhonova & Wintner open their doors to a new exhibition, Saturday, February 17th at their gallery in Harlem.

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Remembering Harlem’s Lucille Singleton

Lucille Singleton at her 90th Birthday Party at Melba’s 125, September 18, 2013

Harlem lost a treasure this week, and many hearts are heavy.  Lucille Singleton, also known as the Harlem Runner, a good friend and inspiration to many.

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Harlem Fashion Week 2018

 

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Harlem Fashion Week will be rolling out the red carpet in several Harlem locations from February 2-4, with the main event at the Museum of the City of New York.  Have your tickets yet?

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Studio Museum Expanding its Walls ~ inHarlem

 

 

Derrick Adams
Patrick’s Signature Look (detail), 2017
Courtesy the artists and Tilton Gallery, New York
Photo: Adam Reich

While Studio Museum in Harlem gets a whole new look, the Museum continues beyond its walls with the second year of inHarlem, including a host of Events and Exhibitions.

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The 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show

 

 

‘Lady Woman’ by artist, Bryan Collier

The 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will be in New York during Black History Month, on view from February 15 through February 19 at the historic Riverside Church.

Be a Volunteer & gain Free Admission to the Show.

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The Wallach Art Gallery Presents ~ Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer

 

 

Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem + former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. Image via 92Y

Wallach Art Gallery is presenting the first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, in celebration of his life and accomplishments. Opening ~ January 12th.

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Harlem Stage ~ 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season

 

 

Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. Photo: Eduardo Patino. All Images courtesy of Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage announced its 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season, featuring a range of music, film, spoken word, dance, and numerous Free Performances!

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder in Conversation at The Schomburg Center ~ January 16th

 

 

Patrisse Khan-Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter in conversation with Akiba Solomon on Tuesday and book signing on January 16 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Where Would CNN Go for Sunday Best: The Tradition of the Church Hat? Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop ~ Evetta Petty

 

 

When CNN decided to investigate the tradition of the Sunday Church Hat, we were not surprised that they ended up at Evetta Petty’s Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop, and couldn’t wait to share the CNN video with you.

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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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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ Last Look

 

 

Artist, Julie Mehretu ‘Entropia’

 

Taking a ‘Last Look‘ at Studio Museum in its current building before renovation on its new space, ‘Last Look‘ is a four-day celebration of art and artists taken from the Museum’s final exhibition season before taking the Museum beyond its walls.

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Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

 

 

Image credit: Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

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Gucci + Dapper Dan ~ It’s Official

 

 

Billboard corner of Lenox Avenue + 125th Street, January 2018

It’s official ~ Gucci and Dapper Dan aka Daniel Day will be opening a boutique on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2018, where Dapper Dan created his style back in the 1980’s.

And ~ Not to miss article in GQ Style, March 5, 2018.

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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 between Fall & Winter of 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’ on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street is Back!

 

 

 

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Spirit of Harlem is Back! May 2018

It’s back ~ Spirit of Harlem ~ With a new plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community.

The timeline & adventure of a Community coming together to get this beloved mural back on view is below

Spirit of Harlem Mural
New plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community

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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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Get Ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival!

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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“Once You Hear Me,You Won’t Forget Me” at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem

 

 

New York City, Art in the Parks: Active Open Space has a colorful new installation at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem.

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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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Harlem Stage New Fall Season!

 

 

Harlem Stage kicked-off its Fall 2017 Season with a first ever Open House and the sounds of DJ Stormin Normin. What could be better than that!  Read on and find out.

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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.

The design is also one of the winners of the 36th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, announced by Mayor de Blasio on May 23, 2018.

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