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 […]
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…… […]
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.
Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, a 25-foot tall Afro Comb will arrive on the Plaza at The Africa Center in Harlem along with a fun-filled weekend including a Community Day on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday Drumming on April 14th. Read more….. […]
Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, a 25-foot tall Afro Comb will arrive on the Plaza at The Africa Center in Harlem along with a fun-filled weekend including a Community Day on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday Drumming on April 14th.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) are excited to usher in a new chapter in the organization’s evolution with the unanimous appointment of Melody Capote as Executive Director. Read more….
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 […]
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 […]
Lincoln Center Restart Stages will transform the Josie Robertson Plaza into approximately 14,000 square feet of open, park-like space. The Green will open on Monday, May 10th.
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. […]
The Smithsonian Institution just announced that Kevin Young, currently the Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has accepted the position of Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (how cool is that). While we will miss him, we wish him all the very best. […]
Save the date for The 51st Annual African American Day Virtual Parade, September 20th at Noon. The event will be broadcast across various online platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and the AADP website. Virtual leading HBCU Band, The Ocean of Soul Marching Band of Texas Southern University, with performances by Melba Moore, Vy Higginsen’s Sing 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…… […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Brownstone will open its doors on October 17th ~ during New York African Restaurant Week ~ for a special ‘Sip and Shop’. The Brownstone is located at 24 East 125th Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues. While you’re there, step next door to Serengeti Teas & Spices. Check out more Events during this annual […]
The 50th Annual African American Day Parade will take place on Sunday, September 15th from 1:00-6:00pm. The parade will begin on 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, and will head north to 136th Street. Parade goers can view the parade along the route from 116th Street to 136th Street and Adam Clayton Powell […]
Rockefeller Center, in partnership with Art Production Fund, have on view a series of public art pop-ups throughout the Center. The installations are located in unexpected places, inspired by our New York City landscape and contemporary life.
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 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 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 […]
The exhibition Reclaiming History, Reinvesting in East Harlem: The Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project opened at La Marqueta this month.
Frieze Sculpture 2019 is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer from April 25 through June 28. This extension of Frieze New York will present 20 new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 local and international artists. […]
A moving voyage through the sounds of the Black American experience returns to Aaron Davis Hall as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents “A Soulful Music Celebration” on Saturday, April 6th at 3 p.m. The event, featuring Marvin Lowe and Friends and narrated by Obie-award winning actress Barbara Montgomery will take audiences on […]
The National Black Theatre partners with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival.
The God Box Foundation (TGBF) in collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) presents God Box Talks “Into the Wilderness.” This will be an interfaith dialogue between Pan African religious and spiritual leaders addressing what the 400 years signifies, what liberation should look like for the Pan African family and whether Africa […]
Celebrate the life of the trailblazing entertainer and activist, Harry Belafonte, with artists who know him well at the musical event, Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte at City College of the Arts (CCCA) on Friday, March 1st.
In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.
We were going to save this gorgeous February exhibition for Black History Month, but just couldn’t wait! Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans on February 7th, and we are saving the date.
The Emergence of Undervalued African American Artists will be the subject of the current exhibition at Essie Green Galleries, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 17 from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Essie Green Galleries is located at 419A Convent Avenue in Sugar Hill, NYC
While The Green Book has been very much in the news this year, with The Museum of Arts & Design’s exhibition by artist Derrick Adams entitled Sanctuary and Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America, along with the about-to-be released movie, Green Book, The Schomburg Center for Research […]
Get ready for the 49th Annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 16th! This year’s theme ~ Culture is Key ~ honoring individuals and organizations that have made key contributions to further the dignity, determination and excellent of African American Community & Culture in the fields of dance, theater, music, movies, film, television, […]
The New York City Council approved zoning applications for development on the East Harlem site which was a 17th century African burial ground. The entire block of West 126th Street between First and Second Avenues will be rezoned to accommodate a development containing up more than 655,000 square feet of residential space, more […]
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!
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.
Archtober, the fabulous month-long celebration of New York City’s architecture and design, is back! Check out the calendar of events, tours, lectures, films and exhibitions ~ including several partners who will be hosting programs digitally, allowing visitors from everywhere to participate in this annual event. From October 1st to October 31st, be […]
Eight New York City museums are coming together, once again, to present the 43rd annual Museum Mile Festival (Virtual/In-Person) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 9 am to 9 pm. The day-long celebration of art and culture will feature live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for all […]
If you missed the documentary in 2020, you can watch online on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:30pm hosted by The African American Museum in Philadelphia. Register for the online Event Here. Did you miss The Africa Center documentary film, John Lewis: Good Trouble? Well, you’re in luck. CNN Films will be […]
Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.
Did you miss The Africa Center film below? You’re in luck! It will be on view on September 27th at 9pm as part of CNN Films. Watch the trailer Here. Read more……. The Africa Center is hosting an outdoor film screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by Dawn Porter on the Africa Center Plaza at 110th […]
The Uptown art community isn’t skipping a beat. Save the date for Uptown Bounce 2020: Street to Screen, a virtual feast, on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00pm. Join El Museo del Marrio, Museum of the City of New York and The Africa Center for the first Virtual Uptown Bounce hosted by Fab 5 Freddy. Watch […]
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While much of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, and online, […]
Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm. Throughout the day, each museum will host live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for families streamed across […]
Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent. Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a […]
Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]