The Historic Casa Latina Music Shop in El Barrio ~ Closing & the Building is For Sale

      Vicente and Christina Barreiro have owned and operated Casa Latina Music Shop on 116th Street in El Barrio for more than half a century. We were sad to hear that this historic shop will be closing its doors.

‘Center Focus’ to Spotlight Black Women Photographers at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109

     Hi-ARTS has joined forces with Black Women Photographers (BWP) for Center Focus. BWP’s inaugural group exhibition, which showcases the work of seven of its acclaimed and emerging members, will run from April 11 to April 29 at Hi-ARTS.

Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective to Open at El Museo del Barrio in April, 2022

      El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, from April 14 to September 11, 2022, the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, since 1988. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator  Julieta […]

El Museo del Barrio’s 45th Annual Three Kings Day (Hybrid) Celebration!

      The 45th Annual Three Kings Day will be celebrated virtually, with some in-person programs in El Barrio this year, with the fitting theme: Samos el Cambio: Protecting the Environment for Future Generations, honoring the work of those who call on us to sustainably steward our environment, and help foster cultural transformation through […]

El Museo del Barrio Announces an Exciting Fall 2021 Exhibition

    El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to two new exhibitions this fall: Popular Painters and Other Visionaries and En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74. Expanding on last year’s virtual presentation, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries examines the practices of 42 artists working on the margins of modernism and […]

El Museo del Barrio Presents a Monumental Survey of Latinx Contemporary Art, Estamos Bien ~ La Triennial 20/21, in March, 2021

      On March 13, 2021, El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to Estamos Bien ~ La Triennial 20/21, the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art. The exhibition will feature more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Virtual Opening to take place on March […]

El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration, 2021

      El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 44th Annual Three Kings Day (Virtual) Celebration on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, titled Fuerza Colectiva: Celebrating our Roots and Diversity. The upcoming celebration honors and embraces our community’s collective strength in response to the pandemic and injustice, and the cultural contributions of the […]

El Museo del Barrio to Reopen on September 12th

The Museum’s physical reopening will be celebrated with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the temporary closure, […]

El Museo del Barrio reopens on September 12th with Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York

    The Museum’s physical reopening will be celebrated with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the […]

El Museo del Barrio presents performance duo Poncilí Creación ~ August 27th

As part of El Museo del Barrio’s year-long initiative ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum announces the debut of Somxs Podemx, a newly commissioned video by Puerto Rican performance duo Poncilí Creación, on Thursday, August 27 at 6pm. Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, the collective – composed of identical twin […]

El Museo del Barrio Debuts Somxs Podemx, a Video Performance by artists, Poncilí Creación

      As part of El Museo del Barrio’s year-long initiative ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum announces the debut of Somxs Podemx, a newly commissioned video by Puerto Rican performance duo Poncilí Creación, on Thursday, August 27 at 6pm. Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, the collective – composed […]

Popular Painters and Other Visionaries in the Online Viewing Room of El Museo Del Barrio August 6th

    El Museo del Barrio announces Popular Painters and Other Visionaries, the museum’s first online exhibition that examines the work of 30 artists from the Americas and the Caribbean. Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, and originally planned as an in-person experience, the exhibition was adapted as a virtual presentation that will be on view from August […]

La Marqueta in El Barrio seeks Community Partner

    NYCEDC issued this request for proposals on behalf of the City of New York. They are seeking qualified proposals from community organizations, consultants, agencies or companies with experience in event planning and execution, marketing, branding, public relations, food and beverage sales and marketing, and/or community outreach to serve as a Community Partner for […]

Hope Community Inc. + Galeria Del Barrio ~ a Black History Month Celebration Exhibition February 8th

Celebrate Black History Month with Hope Community and NYC Graffiti Events Center with an exhibition of featured artists including Ka-Son Reeves, Oba Iman, Andre LeRoy Davis, Cey Adams, Sid Blaze, and Musa Hixson. The exhibition is curated by James Top. Galeria Del Barrio is located at 162 1/2 East 104th Street, El Barrio. Opening Reception […]

Fiesta de Reyes y Reinas ~ January 4th in El Barrio

La Casa’s “Fiesta de Reyes y Reinas” has become a special yearly event where we celebrate the Three Kings Day tradition by honoring the accomplishments of the outgoing year, rendering tribute to our outstanding community leaders, and wishing all much blessings and success during the New Year. During January 4th, La Casa will proudly render tribute […]

Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 6, 2020 in El Barrio

  El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Parade, entitled Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength, will celebrate immigrant and migrant communities of past and present that continue to seep our history alive by celebrating the cultural traditions of El […]

The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 6, 2020 in El Barrio

      El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade which will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Parade, entitled Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength, will celebrate immigrant and migrant communities of past and present that continue to keep history alive by celebrating the cultural traditions […]

Hop Aboard the Jingle Train ~ East Harlem/El Barrio ~ December 21st

Come to East Harlem to hop aboard the Jingle Train – and ride your way from brass band to jazz, Gospel to reggae, and soul to salsa! Drawing on Harlem’s rich music traditions, the Jingle Train is a trolley that will run from the historic home of African-American culture on 125th Street to the main […]

Tickets on Sale for ‘A Very Merry Barrio Holiday’ at El Museo del Barrio

The best Puerto Rican talent and comedians in the city are coming to El Teatro! Warm up your holidays with a fun-filled night of comedy, dance and music. The evening will feature Stand Up comedian, Sara Contreras, The Latin Diva of Comedy (HBO Latino, Showtime), and a magnificent cast composed by: Suni Reyes(Comedy Central), Sol Crespo (New Amsterdam), Kristen […]

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) at El Museo del Barrio ~ November 20, 2019

      Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely unknown artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). The exhibition features over 40 works from the early 1950s to the present, including paintings, works on paper, shaped […]

El Barrio’s Guerrilla Wall Speaks to Community

HART: The Harlem Art Collective is the creative force behind The Guerrilla Gallery, located on 116th Street in El Barrio. In a community with a history of welcoming immigrants, local artists use the wall, located between second and Third Avenues, to address pressing issues of our times ~ local, national and international.  This month, they […]

El Barrio’s Guerrilla Wall Speaking to Issues on the Minds of its Community

      HART: The Harlem Art Collective is the creative force behind The Guerrilla Gallery, located on 116th Street in El Barrio. In a community with a history of welcoming immigrants, local artists use the wall, located between second and Third Avenues, to address pressing issues of our times ~ local, national and international. […]

Naomi Lawrence: La Flor De Mi Madre to Unveil on July 1st in El Barrio

The 12 foot x 24 foot Crochet mural, La Flor De Mi Madre by artist Naomi Lawrence, is installed on the fence at Eugene McCabe Field in East Harlem. It represents the diverse community in which it is placed, in a  colorful representation of national flowers. We took a peek at the artist’s work-in-progress, as […]

Save the Date for the Harlem + El Barrio School Stroll ~ Saturday, June 15th!

  Calling all parents & kids ~ are you curious about Harlem & El Barrio Schools? Here’s your chance to learn ~ take the Harlem + El Barrio School Stroll. You’ll visit seven local schools including A. Philip Randolph; Hugo Newman College Prep; Young Diplomats Magnet Academy; Joseph Lanzetta; Renaissance School of the Arts; School […]

Guerrilla Gallery Paint Jam ~ June 15-16th ~ El Barrio

It’s time for the Guerrilla Gallery Paint Jam in el Barrio. The new mural will honor Harlem in a collaborative effort by member of HART: The Harlem Art Collective. Stop by as they create their vision, June 15 and 16 from Noon to 8pm.  Have some of your own creative thoughts on Harlem? You are […]

El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

      MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine […]

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations in El Barrio. […]

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany, Presented by Miguel Luciano

      Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations […]

El Passport at El Museo del Barrio

Beginning May 13th, El Museo del Barrio is excited to debut an exhibition of artwork created by participants of El Museo’s Accessibility Programs, designed for children and adults with alternate learning, developmental and physical abilities. Guided by specialized educators, participants from East Harlem organizations Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, the NYC Autism Charter School, the Shield […]

Culture and the People: El Museo Del Barrio, 1969-2019

      El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art […]

Vega + East Harlem Culture Collective = Al Ritmo de La Paz in El Barrio

      El Barrio has a gorgeous new mural on the side of the building which is the home to Galeria Del Barrio. It is another in a series of community projects lead by artist Manny Vega, and is a mosaic mural, entitled Al Ritmo de La Paz. 

It’s a Tour ~ of El Barrio

 Around The Block tours of El Barrio kick-off next week! Take in the sights, sounds and history of our neighborhood on this walking tour and learn about the legacy of our communities, the icons that once called El Barrio home, and the art that makes streets come alive. Stops may include community gardens, murals, local […]

El Barrio’s People’s Church Off the Landmark Calendar

  On the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda this week 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 with the Young […]

El Barrio’s People’s Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary May 21-22, 2022

        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, […]

Save the Date for El Museo Del Barrio ~ Dia De Las Memorias

Music ~ Food ~ Art + Fashion plus a Silent Auction! El Museo Del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. While you’re there, be sure to go “Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography“, on view to January 6, 2019.                 […]

Moving Forward with La Marqueta Renovation Project in El Barrio

      The historic La Marqueta open-air events and retail space located under the Park Avenue viaduct at 115th Street will be getting a well-needed makeover.

SUPER SÁBADO: Pa’lante Puerto Rico ~ Free Admission Today at Museo del Barrio

In solidarity with Puerto Rico, El Museo del Barrio presents a special Super Sábado, commemorating the resilience of the Puerto Rican community one year after Hurricane María. Join us for a family day of art making, storytelling, a dance performance, and more! En solidaridad con Puerto Rico, El Museo del Barrio presenta un Súper Sábado especial, conmemorando […]

El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park ~ September 14th

The El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival was founded by former Alliance board member Jeremy Vega in 2016. We promised him that this would be an annual event.  The 3rd annual El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival is Presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Jazzmobile. This event is FREE and everyone is invited. Follow the […]

Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ El Barrio ~ the 38th Edition

The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980,  and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this […]

The Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ 38th Edition ~ El Barrio 2018

    The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980,  and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director […]

Keeping an Eye on The Guerrilla Wall ~ El Barrio

HART: The Harlem Art Collective is the creative force behind The Guerrilla Gallery located on 116th Street, between Second and Third Avenues in El Barrio. The Wall is repainted regularly, with images portraying political and social messages. In addition, the collective has extended their creativity to visiting tourists by way of The Hart House – an Airbnb […]

El Barrio Week 2018 ~ An Epic Taco Crawl on June 5th

  El Barrio Week 2018 kicks-off on June 1st with a plethora of events that highlight the richness of East Harlem.  One of the many events during the week will be an Epic Taco Crawl, hosted by Food Before Love on Tuesday, June 5th. The Crawl will begin at 6:30pm,(check-in begins at 6:00pm) meeting at […]

#100GatesProject + Uptown Grand Central ~ El Barrio 2017-2018

Through Summer, Fall of 2017, and all through the Winter, Spring and Summer of 2018,  the artists participating in the #100GatesProject for NHEMA in East Harlem have been painting. Check out all the Gates in the #100GatesProject #ElBarrio here Check out ‘Behind the Scenes in El Barrio‘ with #100GatesProject While you’re there, check out Tats Cru […]

#100GatesProject + NHEMA in El Barrio 2017-2018

      During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood […]

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.

QUEENIE: Selected Artworks by Female Artists from El Museo del Barrio’s Collection on view at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Read more…..                    

QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection

    QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.