Get Ready for the Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2023

      The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, New York City’s annual salute to the eponymous late saxophonist, will return in its 31st year for a three-day celebration of live jazz in the neighborhoods near where Parker worked and lived, including Harlem’s historic Marcus Garvey Park and Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. Each […]

Smoke Jazz Club Kicks-Off 2023 with 10th Annual Coltrane Festival + More

      New York’s Smoke Jazz Club kick-starts 2023 with a stellar line-up of some of jazz’s greatest artists during the month of January. SMOKE honors two octogenarians with special birthday celebrations: saxophonist Billy Harper and drummer Al Foster. Master trumpeter and pianist Nicholas Payton is joined by two of the greatest: bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White for a four-night album release series. SMOKE’s […]

The John Coltrane Festival ~ a Day Filled With Fun on Jazz Appreciation Day at The Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre in Marcus Garvey Park September 24th

      On Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00pm – 7:00 pm at Marcus Garvey Park | Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre, in Harlem, iconic saxophone players Bill Saxton, Alvin Flythe, Todd Herbert, Sweet Lee Odom, Patience Higgins, TK Blue and John S. Mannan join three rhythm sections to play the music of John Coltrane from the […]

Get Ready for Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage + Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2022!

      The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is back in 2022 with nearly 90 free and benefit performances in Central Park and 12 neighborhood parks across all five boroughs. Save the date for Opening Night in Central Park, Saturday, June 11th, with the legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, produced in […]

Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Lineup for Dizzy’s Club 2022

      Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club continues its season of in-person performances in January and February 2022, presenting a diverse lineup that pays tribute to jazz greats, showcases rising stars on the scene, and welcomes award-winning artists whose work runs the gamut of jazz styles and traditions. The year begins with the […]

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, […]

Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s by Jeff Gold to be Released November 17th

      Sittin’ In tells the little-known story of America’s jazz clubs of the 1940s and 1950s. In exclusive interviews, iconic musicians Sonny Rollins and Quincy Jones and preeminent jazz historian Dan Morgenstern give first-person accounts of the clubs Rollins called “a paradisiacal place to be.” In additional interviews, musician, MacArthur Fellow and Kennedy […]

Inspired by the Spirit of Paris in the 1950s, ‘Jazz’ to Open at Demisch Danant in September

      Demisch Danant will open its doors to the exhibition, Jazz, organized in collaboration with Ricco/Maresca. Inspired by the melodies and spirit of the 1950s in Paris, this exhibition highlights unexpected syncopation and rhythms shared by French design of the Fifties and paintings of architecture and cityscapes by African American artist William L. Hawkins.

Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) to Unveil ‘Travelers’ ~ Nine Monumental Sculptures by Bruno Catalano + Street Festival, May 18th

      We thought it would be a rather hard act for the Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) to follow after its 2023/2024 commission, Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls. But we believe they have risen to the occasion with the 2024/2025 commission by French sculpture artist Bruno Catalano, unveiling ‘Travelers‘, a series of nine […]

Reflecting on the Vibrant Past, Present & Future of the Black Experience, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies, to Arrive at ARTECHOUSE at Chelsea Market in March

      ARTECHOUSE, a pioneer in innovative, experiential art, is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies (Aṣẹ), debuting in New York City at ARTECHOUSE NYC on March 22 and on display through the summer. Created by ARTECHOUSE Studio, the exhibition features the work of London-based Afro-surrealist digital artist Vince Fraser along with […]

Claude Lawrence: Reflections on Porgy & Bess at Venus Over Manhattan

      Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce Reflections on Porgy & Bess, a major solo exhibition of new paintings by Chicago-born, New York-based artist Claude Lawrence. Spanning the gallery’s spaces at 39 and 55 Great Jones Street, this presentation—Lawrence’s first with Venus—debuts a suite of exuberant, monumentally scaled canvases created in response […]

Celebrate Black History with a Sunday Afternoon at Elmendorf

      Celebrate Black history at the home church of the Harlem African Burial Ground. Founded in 1660, Elmendorf Reformed Church is the oldest church in Harlem, and through research into its records, the church has identified more than 40 names of those interred at the burial site. Learn this Black history — and the […]

Remarkable Women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a Panel Discussion, at Museum at Eldridge Street set for March 3rd

      The Museum at Eldridge Street is proud to feature its current exhibition On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel, showcasing the work of artist Adrienne Ottenberg. Portraits printed on silk or cotton include a tableau of street maps depicting the Lower East Side places where these women worked and […]

‘Rose B. Simpson: Seed’ Unveils in Madison Square Park in April

      This spring, artist Rose B. Simpson (b. 1983, Santa Clara Pueblo) convenes gatherings of large-scale bronze and steel figures on the grounds of Madison Square Park and Inwood Hill Park for a major new site-responsive commission that evokes our connections to the land and to one another across time. Commissioned by Madison […]

Workers Circle for Kleztronica & Chaia to Perform at Silvana Harlem February 17th

      Join the Workers Circle for Kleztronica, a performance from Chaia of amazing electronic Klezmer Music like you’ve never heard before! This event is FREE to attend. Grab your friends and join us at Silvana (300 W 116th St) in Harlem on Saturday, February 17, from 8:00-10:00 PM. You won’t want to miss […]

Permanent Exhibition of harlem is…. Theater, Music, and Dance to Unveil at Harlem Hospital

      Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group and Harlem Hospital Center are celebrating the historic launch of a permanent exhibition of harlem is . . . Theater, Music, and Dance at Harlem Hospital Center. This dynamic, landmark, multimedia installation is a unique salute to people who have built and are sustaining Harlem’s cultural legacy.

Josèfa Ntjam in First Solo U.S. Museum Exhibition at Fotografiska New York in February

      Fotografiska New York announced that it will present the first institutional solo show in the U.S. by French multimedia artist Josèfa Ntjam on February 2, 2024. The show, titled Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s), will feature a selection of new works, including biomorphic sculptures, photomontages printed on plexiglass and aluminum.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      There is no better place to be during the Holiday Season than New York. Young or old, there is something for everyone. From Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to the annual Winer Glow in the Flatiron District or Night Market in the historic La Marqueta in East Harlem. Head over to Chelsea Market […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the November 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      As we ‘Fall-Back’ into November on the 5th of the month with Daylight Saving Time, we will move forward to celebrate some of our favorite annual events ~ the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Holiday Tree arrives at Rockefeller Center; Canstruction at Brookfield place helps City Harvest provide holiday meals for families in […]

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, […]

‘In Common: New Approaches with Romare Bearden’ at Parsons School of Design

      The exhibition In Common: New Approaches With Romare Bearden highlights Romare Bearden’s work as an artist, educator, scholar, songwriter, and social activist. Drawing from the Romare Bearden Foundation collection and other private collections, the exhibition presents a selection of works demonstrating Bearden’s keen exploration of race and racial stereotypes, often taking inspiration […]

Museum of the City of New York Celebrates 100th Birthday with Centennial Weekend!

      Join MCNY for a weekend-long celebration of the Museum of the City of New York’s 100th birthday, complete with events, a new exhibition, and a whole lot of fun! The adventure begins on Friday night, as you’re transported back to the “Roaring Twenties,” the decade the Museum was founded. Don your best […]

The Apollo Launches ‘Apollo Stories’, a National Digital Learning Hub for Educators

      The Apollo announces the launch of Apollo Stories, an interactive digital learning hub that aims to connect students and educators across the country with the programs and legacy of the famed Apollo, providing lesson plans, resources and activities that explore themes of social justice, cultural exchange, identity and more. The inaugural lessons […]

NYU’s Grey Art Museum with Inaugural Exhibition, ‘Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962’

      After nearly a half century on Washington Square, the Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s fine arts museum, will reopen in a purpose-designed, larger, and more visible space at 18 Cooper Square in lower Manhattan on Friday, March 2, 2024. With this transformational move, the Grey will be renamed the Grey Art […]

Madison Avenue ‘Welcome Back Saturday’ Begins on September 9th!

      It’s time to celebrate in style! To kick-off the arrival of the fall season, the Madison Avenue B.I.D. will host its annual Madison Avenue WELCOME BACK SATURDAY on Saturday, September 9 from 10am-6pm. Free and open to the public, the welcome mat is out in over 40 stores, galleries and businesses on the 29-blocks […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      Sailing into Fall, September kicks-off with the annual Armory Show and Armory Art Week, and a plethora of exciting exhibitions and events all around town. Public Art Fund unveils Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and Little Italy hosts the annual Feast of San Gennaro.  Lincoln Center hosts […]

The Met to Unveil Groundbreaking Exhibition ‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism’ in early 2024

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and Chicago’s South Side and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans began to move away from the segregated rural South. The first survey of the subject in New York City since 1987, the exhibition will establish the Harlem Renaissance as the first African American–led movement of international modern art and will situate Black artists and their radically new portrayals of the modern Black subject as centr

Join ‘Art Is Alive’ at Weeksville Heritage Center on September 16th

      Join Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation on Saturday, September 16, 2023 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the Art Is Alive Festival at Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213). Back for its first year since covid hit in 2020, the multi-disciplined arts conference was established to present a […]

‘Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan in September

      Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to present Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight, a major survey spanning seven decades of the artist’s career, with an emphasis on the 1950s-60s New York art establishment that fostered his early rise to global institutional recognition, as well as his later-career Outrenoir (“beyond black”) paintings, created […]