One East Harlem to be Home to Local Non-Profits including CCCADI

      The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) announced the signing of a 49-year lease at the organization’s newest location, where they will continue to foster space for cultural equity and racial and social justice in New York City’s arts and culture community. Located at One East Harlem, 201 East 125th Street, […]

‘The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race’ Presented by CCCADI in April, 2022

      The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race focuses on identity and resistance through the creative practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition reveals the experiences and strategies of survival of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Marta […]

Annual AfriBembé Virtual Festival at CCCADI on September 19th

Save the date for CCCADI’s 2nd Annual AfriBembé Virtual Festival. The Festival will include an African Diasporic soundtrack from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the States. Be ready to celebrate, dance, shop, and vibe with the sonic energy of the Diaspora on Saturday, September 19th from 2-8pm! Read more…….             […]

CCCADI Presents ‘Living Waters ~ Her Power Overflowing, a Weekend Retreat

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) presents Visiones 2020. Visiones will guide you into the depths of your sacred waters allowing for emotional release, cleansing, forgiveness, and healing from all that is old, toxic, and damaging. By connecting with our life-source/force, we can access a powerful flow towards a vast ocean of infinite possibility […]

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 ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in NYC

      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 some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022

      From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue […]

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 Celebrates Women’s History Month, 2022

      The Women’s History Month theme for 2022 is ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope‘. The theme recognizes the many ways in which women have provided healing and hope to humanity for countless generation and continue to do so today. Here are a few ways to support and celebrate Women’s History Month, 2022.

Lincoln Center Restart Stages on The Green to Open May 10th

      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.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    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.

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

    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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      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 […]

Save the Dates for Harlem Restaurant Week 2020 ~ March 1-15

      Dates have been set for the annual Harlem Restaurant Week 2020! Dozens of new and exciting restaurants and hot spots have been added to the list this year, including retail and special events. Don’t want to eat out? Order in right here.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

    February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum […]

Careers in Comics & Graphic Novels ~ KaPow! at The Apollo ~ January 16th

Apollo Career Panels advance career and leadership skills through panel discussions focused on professions behind the scenes in the arts. Visual storytelling has transformed the arts and entertainment industries by taking audiences from the page to the big screen and back again. Whether you’re a comics fan or graphic novel reader, the genre has seen […]

The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival set for January 17-18, 2020 at The Schomburg Center

      The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

    2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.