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 […]

Celebrate Harlem Stage with a Virtual Celebration ~ 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 […]

Free Events Announced for Harlem Stage 2020

    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. Also below, a link to the exciting Harlem Stage 2020 entire calendar of events.

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 the Harlem […]

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 ~ 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season!

Harlem Stage announced its 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season, featuring a range of music, film, spoken word, dance, and numerous Free Performances! Check out the Season + Purchase Tickets!                    

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 […]

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.

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty in Morningside Park, Harlem ~ Now in Liberty State Park, New Jersey

      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 […]

It’s a #FlowerFlash ~ a gift from Lewis Miller Design to the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in East Harlem

      The heavily trafficked East 124th Street, just off Marcus Garvey Park, was treated to a #FlowerFlash today by our favorite Flower Flash design company, Lewis Miller Design.

‘The Bacchae’ ~ Streaming Free from Classical Theatre of Harlem through June 26th

Each Summer, we look forward to performances by The Classical Theatre of Harlem on the stage in Marcus Garvey Park. This season is a lot different due to COVID-19. The Classical Theatre of Harlem will bring the play into our living rooms with a free streaming from June 12 through June 26th at 8:00pm. About […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

Get Ready for The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest ~ November 15-17, 2019

      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 Apollo Theater Celebrates Harlem Week 2019

      On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for […]

Classical Theatre of Harlem Returns to Marcus Garvey Park + Jazzmobile!

Date Change due to weather ~ July 7th Each Summer, we look forward to performances by The Classical Theatre of Harlem on stage in Marcus Garvey Park. This season they will present The Bacchae, a story in which Dionysus, the god of wine,, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in […]

Creative Art Works Unveils Exterior Artwork with Fundraiser at Shake Shack Harlem

      They’re back! Remember the eleven Harlem students who created murals inside the new Shake Shack on 125th Street? Once again, partnering with Creative Art Works, the young artists completed the exterior work on the facade, which includes Fifth Avenue and 125th Street. In celebration of the completed installation, Creative Art Works invites […]

Half Off for Harlem on ‘Twisted Melodies’ at The Apollo Theater

Harlem Residents, Employees and Business Owners ~ The Apollo Theater has a special offer for you on “Twisted Melodies: A Donny Hathaway Story, which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2019. To take advantage of this discounted special offer, Harlem residents, employees or business owners must present a proof of residence or work […]

Harlem One Stop & The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebrate the Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams in Harlem

    Harlem One Stop presents An Afternoon with Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, a free film screening co-presented with Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners as part of The Harlem Renaissance 100 Program (The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Community Celebration).

Save the Date ~ Harlem EatUp! 2019

Harlem EatUp! Celebrates Culinary All-Stars, Music, Culture & Art in NYC’s Vibrant Uptown Community. Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz Present the Fifth Annual Festival, May 13 through May 19, 2019. Read More……                    

Get Ready For ~ Harlem EatUp! 2019 ~ Now in its 5th Year!

    Harlem EatUp! Celebrates Culinary All-Stars, Music, Culture & Art in NYC’s Vibrant Uptown Community. Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz Present the Fifth Annual Festival, WarmUp! to EatUp! beginning May 8 through Harlem EatUp!  May 17-19, 2019.

Ki Smith Gallery to Open in Harlem

      The inaugural exhibition, Sei Smith: Reflections 2 will open at the Ki Smith Gallery on February 2nd. The exhibition will focus on relationships between color, light, shadow, and atmosphere, widening the conversation of contemporary art.

Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

    Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA is a collaboration between artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and students from Hunter College’s IMA MFA program, centered around Harris’s interdisciplinary project, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR).

Shake Shack Harlem Opened at 1 West 125th Street

      Shake Shack Harlem moved into the old Applebee’s space located at 1 West 125th Street, on the north/west corner across from the National Black Theatre ~ and at the entrance to East Harlem, which is preparing for a number of new projects including the Second Avenue Subway.  The spectacular opening unveiled artwork by eleven […]

Harlem Havana 2018

    The Annual Event, Harlem Havana, brings together Cuban artists, musicians, dancers fashion designers and chefs, descending upon New York for a week-long music and cultural festival. The Harlem Havana schedule for 2018 will run through August 31st with performances and art all over the City.