Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect, a New Photography Series Opens at The Africa Center

      In partnership with The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, The Africa Center is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa, with creative direction by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally.

‘African/American: Making the Nation’s Table’ to Open at The Africa Center in Harlem

      The Africa Center and Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) will kick-off Black History Month  with the opening of African/American: Making the Nation’s Table. This exhibition will highlight the many ways African culture has influenced African American Cuisine, and how those traditions have blended to create the foundation for American food.

The Africa Center reveals New Spaces

      Today, YIMBY posted that the Africa Center has commissioned Caples Jefferson Architects to complete new spaces within the property to support a lush calendar of exhibitions, performances, and educational events. Located at 1280 Fifth Avenue at 110th Street in East Harlem, The Africa Center occupies 70,000 square feet of the building and […]

Ezra Wube: Project Junction at The Africa Center ~ January 30th

The new exhibition at The Africa Center, Ezra Wube: Project Junction, couldn’t have been timed better ~ running during NYC Restaurant Week.This commissioned mixed media installation explores food “as a collective identity in its ever evolving state,” with the exhibition including a visit to some local, well-known African restaurants. Read more……         […]

Ezra Wube: Project Junction, a New Exhibition at The Africa Center

      The new exhibition at The Africa Center, Ezra Wube: Project Junction, couldn’t have been timed better ~ running during NYC Restaurant Week. This commissioned mixed media installation explores food “as a collective identity in its ever evolving state,” with the exhibition including a visit to some local, well-known African restaurants.

The Africa Center + Teranga Opening in Harlem

Preview programming has begun in anticipation of The Africa Center opening its doors in January, 2019. In addition to the Museum, Chef Pierre Thiam’s restaurant, Teranga, will be open every day beginning February 9th, and Portals, presented in partnership with Shared Studios, an interactive installation that allows visitors to connect in real-time with locations on the […]

The Africa Center in Harlem

      Preview programming began in anticipation of The Africa Center opening its doors later in January, 2019. In addition to the Museum, Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, opened in February, and Portals, presented in partnership with Shared Studios, an interactive installation that allows visitors to connect in real-time with locations on the […]

West African Restaurant to Open at The Africa Center

We were delighted to read about the opening of Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, at The Africa Center this September.  Not because of a lack of African restaurants in Harlem, but because it’s a sure signal that movement is afoot for a possible opening of the Museum, which has been closed for more than […]

West African Restaurant ‘Teranga’ now open at The Africa Center ~ Harlem

      We were delighted to read about the opening of Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, at The Africa Center..  Not because of a lack of African restaurants in Harlem, but because it’s a sure signal that movement is afoot, with the Museum opening set for February 9, 2019. Check out their menu […]

Made in Harlem: The Lafargue Clinic Remixed Film Series at Maysles Documentary Center

      The Lafargue Mental Health Clinic, housed in two rooms of the parish house basement at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, was open from 1946 to 1958. Named for the French Marxist physician, Paul Lafargue, it was conceived by German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, whose focus was on the dire state of mental […]

The Drawing Center + Pace Gallery to Collaborate on Fall 2023 Benefit Exhibition

      The Drawing Center, in collaboration with Pace Gallery, is pleased to announce details of a special fall benefit exhibition, on view at Pace’s New York flagship from November 2 to 8. A curated project titled The Rejectionists, the exhibition will be organized around the challenge presented by two 20th century masterpieces from […]

Mark Hispanic Heritage Month with Merengue Star Rubby Pérez at City College Center for the Arts on October 6th

      City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) marks Hispanic Heritage Month with a rousing special concert featuring award-winning Dominican singer Rubby Pérez. Dubbed “the highest voice in merengue,” Pérez will take to the stage at Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, October 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at citycollegecenterforthearts.org for the […]

Join ‘Art Is Alive’ at Weeksville Heritage Center on September 16th

      Join Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation on Saturday, September 16, 2023 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the Art Is Alive Festival at Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213). Back for its first year since covid hit in 2020, the multi-disciplined arts conference was established to present a […]

NYCEDC + HABG Initiative Announce Next Phase of Archaeological Work at Harlem African Burial Ground

      In the summer of 2017, the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force unveiled ten presentation boards in the lobby of the State Office Building on West 125th Street. The boards told an incredible story of a burial ground located on East 126th Street, under the current bus depot, with history dating back […]

Inaugural Exhibition, PHOTOFAIRS New York, Launches Alongside The Armory Show at Javits Center September 8-10

      PHOTOFAIRS New York is a new contemporary art fair dedicated to photo-based works, digital art and new media. Taking place at the Javits Center, Manhattan’s West Side during The Armory Show, (September 8-10), the Fair will present a state-of-the-art view of visual culture. Running alongside The Armory Show, (separate entrance), PHOTOFAIRS New […]

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the current destination for the acclaimed exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood ~ previously on view at MoMA PS1 in 2020. Documenting the work of more than 30 artists, including people in prisons, […]

The Schomburg Center Hosts 5th Annual Literary Festival on June 17th ~ Juneteenth 2023

      The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its 5th Annual Literary Festival on Saturday, June 17th. Traditionally held on Juneteenth weekend, the Schomburg Center Literary Festival is held both outdoors and throughout the historic research library in Harlem, featuring discussions, workshops, and book signings with established and emerging writers […]

New York African Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup for its 30th Edition, May 10-16

      Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) will celebrate the kickoff of the 30th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) at FLC from May 10 to 16. Launched in 1993 and one of the first of its kind in the United States, the festival reflects on the myriad ways […]

Schomburg Center Sets Date for 11th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

      The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its 11th Annual Black Comic Book Festival on April 14 and 15. The festival returns in person to the historic research library for the first time since 2020, following several years of virtual programming due to the pandemic.

Urban Design Forum & Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development Announce the Local Center

         Urban Design Forum and the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (“ANHD”) announce The Local Center, a new initiative to equip neighborhood leaders with the power and resources to shape public spaces. 

City College Center for the Arts Celebrates 60 Years of Orquesta Broadway with Concert on March 24th

      City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) is marking the 60-year history of the legendary, Cuban charanga band Orquesta Broadway on Friday, March 24 at Aaron Davis Hall’s Marian Anderson Theatre, with a special concert featuring multi-award-winning flutist and educator Connie Grossman and esteemed flutist Karen Joseph. Award-winning radio host and Latin […]

Howard Greenberg Gallery + Sundaram Tagore Gallery Present Edward Burtynsky’s Powerful New Photography Series, ‘African Studies’ in Two Solo Gallery Exhibitions

      Edward Burtynsky’s powerful new photography series African Studies, a seven- year project spanning ten countries, will have its New York premiere with two solo gallery exhibitions this March. The exhibitions will be on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery from March 2 through April 1 at 542 West 26th Street and at Howard […]

NYC Parks & NYC DDC Unveil Design for Shirley Chisholm Recreation Center in East Flatbush

      NYC Parks and NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are proud to announce the design completion for the new, to-be-constructed Shirley Chisholm Recreation Center planned for East Flatbush, Brooklyn. This brand-new recreation center will include an indoor pool and public plaza, and serve as a hub for fitness, learning, and recreation.

Gov. Hochul Commits $8 Million for Upgrades to Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the commitment of $8 million for improvements to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The funding, which is being administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, will enable the refurbishment of the building façade, replacement of windows and roof, and will allow for safety enhancements […]

Task Force Update on Historic Site of African Burial Ground in East Harlem at CB11 Meeting in May, 2022

      In the summer of 2017, the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force unveiled ten presentation boards in the lobby of the State Office Building on West 125th Street. The boards told an incredible story of a burial ground located on East 126th Street, under the current bus depot, with history dating back […]

AfriFemme Traditions ~ a Free NYC Women’s History Month Family Event at The Shabazz Center

    Join Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in collaboration with The Shabazz Center for Sou Sou! Saturdays: Our Afrifemme Heritage on Saturday, March 12th from 1:00 to 5:00pm at The Shabazz Center. This event will honor the contributions of women, past and present, to the culture and traditions of the African Diaspora.

NYC Parks Celebrates Black History Month with a Virtual Exhibition at Poe Park Visitor Center

      NYC Parks is proud to present the Poe Park Visitor Center’s virtual exhibition as part of the agency’s Black History Month celebration. The online show is in addition to “The NYC Parks Renaming Project: Celebrating Black Leaders” at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, as well as events and tours taking place […]

Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Lineup for Dizzy’s Club 2022

      Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club continues its season of in-person performances in January and February 2022, presenting a diverse lineup that pays tribute to jazz greats, showcases rising stars on the scene, and welcomes award-winning artists whose work runs the gamut of jazz styles and traditions. The year begins with the […]

G R Gallery Presents ‘Blue Strokes ~ Artists from Different States in Africa

    GR Gallery will open its doors to – BLUE STROKES – a groundbreaking group exhibition showcasing multi-talented artists from different states of Africa: Mamus Esiebo, Daniel Tetteh Nartey, Atanda Quadri Adebayo, Moustapha Baidi Oumarou. This exciting show will reveal, for the first time in a public exhibition in the U.S. , the latest series of artworks that the artists have been working on for […]

Sanford Biggers Takes Over Rockefeller Center this Spring

      Rockefeller Center is kicking-off Spring with a new exhibition by Sanford Biggers. The featured sculpture, Oracle, is a 25-foo-tall cast bronze that serves as the centerpiece of Biggers’ epic art installation at the entrance to the Channel Gardens. In addition, throughout the Rockefeller Center Campus, visitors will find a varied body of […]

The New York African Film Festival Returns virtually from February 4 to March 4, 2021

      The 28th edition of the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns with a virtual program celebrating the shared aspirations that drive humanity through time and the voices of the women who push the culture forward while preserving treasured traditions. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. […]

Boulevard of African Monarchs arrives in Harlem

NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020. Read more……                       […]

‘Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs’ in Harlem Extended Through October, 2021

      NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020.

Village Preservation unveils African Americans History Tour Videos

  The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (Village Preservation) unveiled two new free YouTube videos this week. They include African American History and Landmarks in Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo. As indicated on their website, the videos look at the headquarters of the NAACP and the site of its first meeting; the […]

Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at Keith de Lellis Gallery

    Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition in the Online Viewing Room. Van Vechten moved to New York City from Chicago in 1906 to pursue a writing career (he would become the first American critic of modern dance while contributing to the New […]

After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art opening at Wallach Art Gallery ~ June 15

After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art presents a selection of works engaging with the history of African socialisms. It features artists looking at countries including Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The exhibition is the first in North America to explore aesthetic responses to African socialisms and their aftermath. Read more……         […]

After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art at Wallach Art Gallery

    After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art presents a selection of works engaging with the history of African socialisms. It features artists looking at countries including Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The exhibition is the first in North America to explore aesthetic responses to African socialisms and their aftermath.

The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project Exhibit on view at La Marqueta

The exhibition Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project opened at La Marqueta this month. The pictorial exhibition and timeline showcases the past, present and future of the Harlem African Burial Ground, bringing a new memorial and cultural center to honor the historic Harlem African Burial Ground, along with […]