The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes & Their Creators at CCCADI East Harlem

Many of us consume superhero/shero stories daily, immersing ourselves in their fantastic worlds. We see ourselves in their back stories, super strengths, and weaknesses. However, rarely do these characters, that we so love, have their narratives, or their creators, reflected in our actual diverse world. Our upcoming exhibition, The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & […]

Music SouSou! Pan-Diaspora Rhythms at CCCADI ~ March 9th

Music making is like breathing in African Diaspora cultures. Come celebrate the many living music traditions journeying to the continent, to the Caribbean, and the Americas. Many African musical traditions live on in Samba, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Blues, Soca, Rock and Roll, Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia, Tango, and more. Join Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) for […]

Race, Myth, Art and Justice at CCCADI

Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works. Read More…….        

Race, Myth, Art and Justice ~ CCCADI East Harlem

    Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works.

Race, Myth, Art & Justice at CCCADI ~ November 15th

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), located in a historic firehouse on East 125th Street in El Barrio, will open its doors to the exhibition, Race, Myth, Art, and Justice, exploring intersecting ideas through the lens and unique interpretation of twelve inter-generational photographers. Read More……            

Meet Melody Capote ~ New Executive Director of CCCADI

    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.

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.                        

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.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in December 2019

      Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2019

    The changing of the season brings our roundup of exhibitions and installation indoors, with a nod to the approaching holiday season. You know we’re near Thanksgiving when the installation, Canstruction, arrives at Brookfield Place; The New York Botanical Garden sets up its annual Holiday Train Show; The Flatiron Public Plaza announced its design […]

The AfriBembe’ Festival in East Harlem ~ August 18th

The AfriBembe’ Festival, A Pan-African cultural festival that celebrates the artistry, musicality, and creative expressions of the African Diaspora in East Harlem will take place on Sunday, August 18th from Noon to 8pm in the Art Park ~ located on East 120th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues. Festival-goers will delight in food and artisan vendors, […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in June, 2019

    On the heals of Memorial Day, we celebrate the beginning of summer with more than 50 outdoor installations and events from Coney Island and Roosevelt Island to Riverbank State Park. This month’s Roundup of Art Installations, Events & Exhibits explores what’s new, what to look forward to, and what’s still on view. Here […]

The Historic Corn Exchange Bank Building in East Harlem

      The total transformation/renovation of the historic Corn Exchange Bank Building is one we would hope for all of our historic sites. It was a work of love topped with true dedication to the project by a man who saw the building in its deteriorating state every day as he passed by on […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

      May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Roundup to Add to Your List in March, 2019

      March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the […]

Claire Oliver Gallery Relocates from Chelsea to Harlem

      Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Clair Oliver Gallery announced a move from its Chelsea location to a new home in Harlem, with space currently under construction.

God Box Talk | Year of Return: Pan-African Interfaith 400 Years Dialogue ~ February 27th

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 […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in February, 2019

    There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month […]

57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

    Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your […]

El Barrio’s People’s Church Off the Landmark Calendar ~ but on the Calendar at The Museum of the City of New York & Maysles Cinema + the Plight of Disappearing Churches

      On the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda in December, 2018, was a discussion on the 1st Spanish United Methodist Church becoming an Individual Landmark. Also known as The People’s Church, the discussion is not for its architectural merit, but for its historic cultural significance, located in the heart of El Barrio, associated […]

62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

    Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, […]

Small Business Saturday + CyberWeek Begins Tuesday, November 20th!

CyberWeek Available on Etsy beginning Tuesday, November 20th, through Small Business Saturday to November 26th! There is no place like East Harlem ~ El Barrio, NYC with it’s historic buildings, murals, food, music and museums. This colorful eclectic Map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from the East […]

Uptown Grand Central sets date for Solstice Soul Train ~ December 21st

Uptown Grand Central announced date for the annual Solstice Soul Train, which will be held on Friday, December 21st. The holiday celebration will include a holiday market at the Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI), music, a community powered light art project and glow in the dark necklaces for all! Back by popular demand ~ Make Music […]

64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

    As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming […]

Meet Melody Capote ~ New Executive Director of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

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….                          

2018 Open House New York Weekend ~ October 12-14

    The 2018 Open House New York Weekend will take place from October 12-14, 2018. The full list of participating sites has been released ~ and reservations will begin on September 28 ($5 fee per guest for each reservation reserved). It’s time to plan your weekend!

‘Present Histories’ Continues to Grow in Harlem Art Park

    The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative is pleased to announce the unveiling of the next Art in the Parks: Active Open Space site-specific installation Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album by the artist Kathleen Granados.

Descarga Festival: A Caribbean Music Festival ~ July 27-29th

This weekend, July 27, 28 and 29, for the First Annual Descarga En El Barrio: A Caribbean Music Festival. #DescargaFest highlighting the cultural contributions of the Puerto Rican community that established El Barrio as home, preserve the memory of the recently retired Loiza Festival in El Barrio, and display the musical and cultural similarities people of […]

‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

      What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to […]

26th Annual Ethnic Festival ~ May 19th

AFineLyne will be there!  Look for our Harlem Map Tea Towels, Aprons and Tote Bags.  The Harlem Map will take you from 106th Street to 155th Street, and from Broadway to Second Avenue.  Some particular points of interest begin on 106th Street, with the Graffiti Wall of Fame and Esperanza Academy on 109th Street.  Heading […]

GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to See from March 15 – 31

    The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village ~ Celebrating 100 Years Leaving Women’s History Month, Here are a few suggestions from GothemToGo for arts and entertainment from March 15 to 31st.

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

      125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past several years. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and continue to update as the year unfolds. In addition, the Second Avenue […]

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

    Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season. Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31