Matthew Whitaker Celebrates Release of New Album ‘Connection’ at Harlem Stage on September 25th

      Jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker will be celebrating the release of his new album, Connection, with a live concert at Harlem Stage on Saturday, September 25th at 7:30pm! Whitaker’s new album not only communicates his growth as a player, composer, and bandleader but also the importance of community and the connections it fosters. […]

Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration on May 18th

On Monday May 18, 2020 at 7:00pm, Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown performing arts venue will host an online premiere celebration on Facebook and Instagram in place of its annual spring gala. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Harlem Stage is forced to cancel its in person event but is pleased to premiere a virtual event to be […]

Harlem Stage 2020 Free Events!

Included in a vibrant new season of events, Harlem Stage announced a sumptuous list of Free Events for 2020! We’ve listed them below, but don’t wait too long since tickets can go quickly. Read more…….            

Harlem Stage ~ 2019 Fall Calendar is a Celebration of the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance

    This season, Harlem Stage will celebrate the centennial legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and offer a yearlong initiative focusing on Sun Ra and Afrofuturism. Through these two powerful themes, which will carry into the 2020 season, Harlem Stage will reflect on and celebrate the past, present and artistic future of Harlem and explore how […]

Harlem Stage Celebrates E-Moves

From May 2-4 and 9-11, 2019, Harlem Stage’s signature dance series E-Moves celebrates its 20th anniversary. Throughout its history, E- Moveshas commissioned, presented and nurtured choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work. In celebration of this anniversary, Harlem Stage will present 6 nights of dance featuring 2 commissioned […]

Harlem Stage Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves: A Signature Dance Series

    From May 2-4 and 9-11, 2019, Harlem Stage’s signature dance series E-Moves celebrates its 20th anniversary. Throughout its history, E- Moves has commissioned, presented and nurtured choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work. In celebration of this anniversary, Harlem Stage will present 6 nights of dance […]

Harlem Stage ~ Spring 2019

  Harlem Stage announced its Spring 2019 Calendar and tickets are on sale! From January through June, feast on a smorgasbord of events to add to your list during the New Year. Read more…..                    

2019 Creative Calendar ~ Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage announced its Spring 2019 Calendar and tickets are on sale! From January through June, feast on a smorgasbord of events to add to your list during the New Year. Read more…..                    

HarlemStage Celebrates 40 Years ~ 1983-2023 With Anniversary Season

      Celebrating four decades, the joy has been in the journey, as HarlemStage continues its mission to perpetuate and celebrate the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American culture. They are proud to have provided opportunity, commissioning, and support for visionary artists of color, […]

Harlem EatUp! is Back with Luminary Awards Dinner at Historic Alhambra Ballroom on November 2nd

      Harlem EatUp! Co-founders Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef and restaurateur, and Herb Karlitz, veteran event marketer and international food festival producer, are pleased to announce the honorees for the sixth annual Luminary Awards — Two Time Emmy Award-winning TV host, executive producer, and author, Tamron Hall and the legendary Harlem-born artist, DJ and photographer D-Nice, […]

The Trashion Fashion Show on October 7th at The Dwyer Cultural Art Center in Harlem

      It’s a movement! From Ed Molina’s East Harlem DSNY Trash Museum to your trash can, here’s a thoughtful and fun way to focus on our environment, creating everything from art and jewelry to fashion by upcycling what has been historically just tossed. Now, after months of collaborative trashion design workshops, and weather […]

Live Wire From The Apollo Archives on The Apollo’s Digital Stage

      The Apollo has launched a four-episode video series, Live Wire From The Apollo Archives: The Photographs and Films of Gordon Anderson, highlighting the life and work of the famed photographer and filmmaker who captured some of the most iconic moments on The Apollo stage and the Harlem community from the 1940s into […]

‘Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change’ will Unveil in Morningside Park on August 25th

      Setting the Stage for Climate Change is a temporary public art installation in Morningside Park, sited on a landing near the top of the staircase at 116th Street. Environmental artist Susan Stair designed the sculpture to reinvent the area of the park as an amphitheater for arts and cultural programming. Unveiling set […]

‘Elizabeth Knowles & Eric David Laxman: Pond Blossoms’ + ‘Simon Rigg: Watching Over You’ in Morningside Park, Harlem

      Two whimsical and wonderful sculptures appeared in and around the pond in Morningside Park in June. ‘Pond Blossoms‘, (featured above), works by Elizabeth Knowles and Eric David Laxman are in the water; and ‘Watching Over You’ by sculptor artist Simon Rigg sits on a tiny patch of land in the pond.

The Harlem Chamber Players Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Concert June 9th at Miller Theatre, Columbia University

      The Harlem Chamber Players (Founding Executive and Artistic Director Liz Player) will mark its 15th Anniversary and Black Music Month with a musical extravaganza Harlem Songfest II, celebrating Black opera singers and the music of Black composers, including women, on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 […]

The Apollo Theater to Premiere Multidisciplinary Projects Across The Apollo Stages at The Apollo and Victoria Theaters with Curtain to Rise in Winter, 2023

      The Apollo announced today its 2023 cohort of artists for its Apollo New Works initiative, an initiative which champions artistic development and allows artists across disciplines to incubate and present new works across The Apollo’s stages—its Historic Theater, Soundstage, and The Apollo’s Victoria Theater, which will open this winter. The series of […]

As Part of 50th Anniversary, CENTRO Presents ‘Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo’ at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

       The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) in partnership with Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, has announced the opening of the exhibition, Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo (Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art), from March 30th, 2023 through September 30th. The […]

CCCADI Announces Date for the Annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Sankofa to be Held in Harlem Art Park ~ August 13th

       The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), in partnership with the Friends of Harlem Art Park Alliance (FAPA), is hosting its 4th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Sankofa! on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. The free, daylong celebration of Pan-African artistry, intellectuality, and musicality will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at […]

The Apollo + New Black Fest present 18 Short Plays to Reflect on Harlem Renaissance, Past & Present, Live & In-Person, April 22-25

      This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder […]

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, […]

ArtCrawl Harlem: ‘Fire & Soul’ Presents the Group Exhibition ‘We’re Still Harlem’ at Heath Gallery

      Harlem’s vibrant history and influence stretches far beyond the five boroughs. The music, art, culture, social life, food, fashion, politics and businesses that have originated in Harlem have had a profound impact on the world stage for generations. This is the magic of Harlem –it’s Fire & Soul. Even when the world […]

The Harlem Night Market Returns to the Historic La Marqueta!

      From tamales to coquito, sorrel to sweet potato pie: The Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta is back for the 2021 holiday season, to celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up East, Central and West Harlem.  Launched to great success two years ago, the market was suspended last season due to […]

The Apollo Celebrates ‘Harlem Week’ with Free Panel Discussion about Harlem’s Own Luke Cage

      On Saturday, August 14 at 11am ET, the Apollo Theater will celebrate HARLEM WEEK and Free Comic Book Day, the largest annual comic book event, with an exploration of Harlem-based superhero, Luke Cage. This free virtual panel of comic creators and television producers illuminates Luke Cage’s rise from the comic book page […]

Celebrate Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place ~ a Co-Street Naming on August 12th

      Update ~ This event has been cancelled for August 12th due to safety precautions related to the heat index. As we approach August, and the return of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Summerstage, and Jazzmobile’s Summerfest, ~ Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile announced the August 12th commemorative street co-naming of East 126th Street […]

It’s Time for Summerstage 2021 and The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival!

    The Capital One City Park’s Foundation Summerstage 2021 kicked off its season in Central Park with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on June 17th, followed by a pre-screening of the documentary Summer of Soul in Marcus Garvey Park on June 19th. Check out this years SummerStage Season Brochure, ~ a bit pared-down, […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated Harlem’s Dorrance Brooks Square a Historic District

      As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, the proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District would recognize this neighborhood’s significant association with notable African Americans in the fields of politics, literature, healthcare, and education during the Harlem Renaissance from the early 1920s to the 1940s. The proposed district consists of […]

‘Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty’ in Morningside Park, Harlem….On To Liberty State Park…..Popping-Up in Red Hook before Retiring to MoCa Arlington on August 3, 2023

      Sculpture artist Zaq Landsberg created and presented the illustrations for this piece during the last administration, prior to COVID-19 and our citywide shutdown. It was inspired by Buddhist imagery, and meant to depict our iconic American landmark, weary, reclining, and asking the question ~ “what stage of America are we in.” COVID-19 […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

CityParks Foundation & SummerStage Celebrate Black History Month 2021

    In recognition of Black History Month 2021, CityParks Foundation SummerStage takes a look back at moments from its first-ever all-virtual season. The excerpts will include highlights from our SummerStage Anywhere 2020 programming, featuring spoken word, music and dance performances. Joining us to introduce the program is Harlem-based journalist and musician, Greg Tate, a […]

MTA’s Second Avenue Subway in East Harlem Moving Forward

      In anticipation of Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, an MTA community information center with rotating exhibits is open to the public on East 125th Street, steps from the MTA Metro North Station, and halfway between the #2/3 and #4/5/6. The New York Post reported on October 23, 2023 that the […]

BASE 12: Don’t Call It a Comeback at Ki Smith Gallery Harlem

How do you engage with a painting hung on the wall of a subway station? On the sidewalks or in our Parks? What happens when an exhibition is staged at one of the most celebrated museums in New York City without the museum’s consent? Follow #ApostropheNYC and #BASE12 in its new exhibition at Ki Smith […]

Harlem Holiday Lights 2019 ~ November 20th

  Harlem Holiday Lights 2019, November 20th Things heat up at 3:00pm —  Live Performances at the Community Stage, Express Your Feelings on What Harlem Is To You, Information and Workout for Kids at the Health District, and Black Panther and Spider Man Photo Opportunities. The Curvy District brings Curvy Rockets and yes, Liris — […]

The Harlem Doc Fest ~ November 15-17

The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest will kick off at Harlem Stage on November 15th, hosting the opening night of the Double Lens: Harlem Doc Fest, a documentary film festival that explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem, along with critical issues impacting the community. The weekend-long curated festival (November 15-17) of feature and […]