St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in Restoration Mode

      Churches in Harlem and East Harlem have been very much in the news, due to declining membership and deteriorating buildings, and numerous sales of these properties. And so, when a reader told us that the historic bells were recently removed from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, we were more than curious […]

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile……..on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

      New York City Department of Cultural Affairs announced four new public artists-in-residence (PAIR). We spotted the work of one of them on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackles gender-based street harassment. Her work […]

MTA’s Second Avenue Subway in East Harlem Moving Forward & Beyond!

      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 […]

MMPCIA Sets Date for Annual Stoop Sale in the Mt Morris Park Historic District of Harlem

      Get ready for a day of community connection and sustainability as the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) brings back its beloved Stoop Sale event on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the third and largest, with more than 50 stoops participating. All of this […]

2024 Car-Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 20th ~ Kicking Off Open Streets & April 21st at Morningside Park in Harlem!

      On April 20th, New Yorkers will kick off the 2024 Open Streets Season with Car-Free Earth Day throughout all five boroughs! Hosted by NYC DOT, the event opens our streets to a plethora of programming from activism and education surrounding climate change and sustainability to public art that includes repurposed furniture transformed […]

Made in Harlem: The Lafargue Clinic Remixed Film Series at Maysles Documentary Center

      The Lafargue Mental Health Clinic, housed in two rooms of the parish house basement at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, was open from 1946 to 1958. Named for the French Marxist physician, Paul Lafargue, it was conceived by German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, whose focus was on the dire state of mental […]

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.

Culture, Creativity & Care Initiative Unveiled in Marcus Garvey Park ~ Sankofa

        Marcus Garvey Park, which is adjacent to both Harlem and East Harlem, was the lucky recipient of a Mellon Foundation Humanities in Place Initiative, with a focus on fostering creativity and care in essential public space. Administered through Harlem Grown, The Culture, Creativity & Care Initiative will be a two-year project, […]

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

      Kicking-off the month of June with a plethora of annual events like Pride Month, Juneteenth, the TriBeCa Festival, Schomburg Center’s Literary Festival, Sing for Hope Pianos, Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll, and the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival. Here are a few suggestions for the month of […]

Getting Ready for Summer 2023, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem is in the News

      Sitting in on the recent CB 11 meeting, Jana La Sorte, the Administrator of Historic Harlem Parks, gave an update on a plethora of good news happening in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. The Park, which runs from 120th Street to 124th Street, and from Madison Avenue to Mount Morris Park West, […]

Harlem Grown Announces $1.3M Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Programs in Marcus Garvey Park

      If you take Fifth Avenue Uptown, You will have a pleasant pause at 120th Street, where you will be greeted by an entrance to Marcus Garvey Park ~ Harlem to the West and East Harlem to the East. The Park spans from 120th Street to 124th Street, and from Mt. Morris Park West […]

Little Amal Walks Arrives in NYC to Visit All Five Boroughs

      Bringing attention to displaced people everywhere, Little Amal Walks NYC, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse, will visit each of our five Boroughs ~ meeting all New Yorkers including civic leaders, community groups. The giant puppet named Little Amal, imaging a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, has traveled over 5,500 miles, brings with […]

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 […]

The Timely Exhibition ‘At Home’ Opens at Living with Art Salon in the Mt Morris Historic District of Harlem

      Living with Art Salon opened its doors to three  diverse women in the arts, Elan Cadiz, Giannina Gutierrez and Leah Poller. The exhibition, At Home, explores how we live at home, as a family ~ as neighbors, as friends, as lovers ~ looking back on your dad’s favorite chair growing up, waking […]

NYC Parks Commemorates Black History Month with the Exhibition, ‘Namesakes’ at Arsenal Gallery

    In anticipation and celebration of Black History Month in February, NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition “Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks” at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The show focuses on a selection of parks throughout the city that are named after notable African Americans.

Jermaine Grant, Leader of The Black Hebrew Israelites, Passes Away on April 1, 2020, Prior to Prison Sentence

      Jermaine Grant, leader of the East Harlem-based Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, and the organization’s treasurer, Lincoln Warrington, were sentenced to prison on a tax fraud scheme on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Grant received an 18-month sentence, and Warrington was sentenced to a year. However, Jermaine Grant passed away on […]

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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2019

    October is a month filled with celebrations. We celebrate architecture & design with the annual month-long Archtober, and Open House New York weekend. One of our historic sites celebrates 300 years. We pucker-up to celebrate Pickle Day. Art in Odd Places celebrates life after 60. Poster House celebrates the historic Women’s March. MoMA celebrates its […]

New Construction Housing The National Urban League Headquarters + Civil Rights Museum Space + Trader Joe’s, Pandora, Sephora and Target at 121 West 125th

        The much anticipated mixed-use development located at 121 West 125th Street that will be home to the new headquarters of the National Urban League is now leasing. In addition to the National Urban League, the building will be used by several non-profit’s including 100 Black Men. It will also house a […]

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 […]

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, […]