The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents: Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! The Healing Power of Music

      This June 13, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (MMJCCM) will raise the curtain on a special virtual health and wellness event—Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! The Healing Power of Music, featuring Broadway stars and health experts offering guidance to those experiencing health challenges or wishing to support friends and family members. The […]

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.

‘Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center’ to Open at Cooper Union

      Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center, an exhibition marking the recent completion of Reiser+Umemoto, RUR Architecture’s Taipei Music Center (TMC), a new musical district within Taipei, will be on view at Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture April 6-29, 2022. Designed by the project’s architects from the New-York based firm, it will […]

Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands Present ‘MIXTAPE’ at Historic United Palace Theatre

      Save the Date ~ April 7, 2022 for the world premiere of the feature documentary from Mercury Studios, MIXTAPE, telling the story of mixtape culture and its role in spreading hip-hop around the world.

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates the Lunar New Year with the Exhibition ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’ + Music and Film

      Since March, 2020, our daily life has drastically changed. During this time defined by lockdowns, quarantines and new safety mandates, we look for ways to adjust to new realities and restore the balance to our daily life. We seek the familiar, whether it’s nature/landscape, memories of the past, cherished items, repetitive shapes […]

Kicking-Off the New Year at NAMA ~ The New Amsterdam Musical Association in Harlem

      Founded in 1904, the New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the country. It was founded at a time when the musicians union didn’t admit minority musicians, and the law stated that one had to be in the union in order to perform in New York City!

Tin Pan Alley Day Celebrates Birthplace of American Popular Music with Free Public Concert in the Flatiron District

      The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership will present a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza on 23rd Street/Broadway on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The event will feature more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. The rain date is Sunday, October […]

The Village Trip Festival ~ Music, Art & Culture ~ September, 2021

      Greenwich Village’s rich history of creativity and activism will drive dozens of events throughout the iconic neighborhood, from September 18 through September 26. Seven-time-Grammy-nominee Bobby Sanabria and his Multiverse Big Band will bring Latin Jazz to a free concert in Washington Square Park on Sept. 25, while the folk revival will return […]

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates Pride Month with a Musical Trilogy

      In celebration of Pride Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its PRIDE TRILOGY, a three-part, musical series featuring an extraordinary lineup of award-winning performers and vocalists. “Inspired by the success of our Black History Trilogy in February, we are very excited to present this new series for Pride,” says Flushing Town Hall’s Executive […]

Riverside Park Conservancy Celebrating 35th with World Class Musical Lineup Moved to June 10th

      Riverside Park Conservancy announced a free, world-class musical lineup to help celebrate the organization’s 35th Anniversary on Thursday, June 10th from 6-9pm.

Make Music New York 2021, Celebrating NYC Music Makers

    Make Music New York returns to the streets of New York for its fifteenth year on Monday, June 21st, with a day-long musical celebration of Make Music Day, held in more than 80 U.S. cities, 800 cities worldwide, and in over 120 countries.

Staten Island Arts presents Art + Music with ‘ ArtSpace | “Know Me”‘ and ‘People Say: The Staten Island Sound’

    For those that can’t make it to Staten Island, Staten Island Arts is bringing an online art exhibition, and music to you. Kicking-off the month with the art exhibition, Know Me, and a new streaming series, People Say: The Staten Island Sound, broadcast live from ArtSpace. Let’s take a look.

Three on 3 Music Present a Saturday to Remember ~ February 13th

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend and Black History Month than with the music of the 5th Annual Negro Spiritual Symposium. Three on 3 Music Series was created to bring live music to the Mount Morris Historic District, and the surrounding Harlem community. When they are not inhibited by COVID-19, the music flows from […]

Introducing: Music At Penn beginning October 7th

    You hear a lot of sounds in the area around Penn Station, from cars and buses to the constant hum of commuters rushing for trains, but 34th Street is adding something new to the mix: live music performed by top-notch artists. Music at Penn is a new series of pop-up performances at the easternmost […]

NYC Parks Celebrates #BlackMusicMonth

NYC Parks Department celebrates Black Music Month with a playlist featuring homegrown artists. Ranging across the genres and generations, this collection of songs celebrates New York City’s brightest stars from Luther Vandross to Cardi B.  Check out Parks inaugural playlist on Spotify. Read more………                    

NYC Parks Celebrates Black Music Month!

      NYC Parks Department celebrates Black Music Month with a playlist featuring homegrown artists. Ranging across the genres and generations, this collection of songs celebrates New York City’s brightest stars from Luther Vandross to Cardi B.

Make Music Winter Festival in East Harlem ~ December 21st

Join in on the Holiday fun when Make Music NY Winter comes to East Harlem. The festive event will take place on Saturday, December 21st from 4:00-10:00pm. Performing musicians include Antoinette Montague, quintessential journeyman Patience Higgins on sax, Mingus Big Band member Frank Lacy on trombone, and the versatile Eddie Allen on trumpet. The band […]

Harlem Jazz & Music Festival

Closing out the month of August, New York City will proudly celebrate the inauguration of the 1st Harlem Jazz & Music Festival. This much anticipated, international music and culture festival, will celebrate 17 genres of music from around the world, all which are embedded in the fabled Harlem music and cultural experiences, ranging from its […]

Make Music New York + Uptown Grand Central on June 21st!

Uptown Grand Central + Make Music New York are kicking-off the Summer with a plethora of music up and down East 125th Street, from Drumlines and Latin to Soul/Funk, Reggae and Jazz, Rhythm & Blues. And Elvis Bustelo at Urban Garden Center on your way to Taste of East Harlem, with the Ochun Afro-Latin Band. […]

The Music Inn ~ a Throwback in Time on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village

      They call themselves a world instrument shop. In fact, they are a local institution, a blast from the past, and one of New York’s oldest continually-run music store, opening its doors in 1958. Come inside The Music Inn.

Celebrating 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). Read more……              

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).

‘A Soulful Music Celebration’ Returns to City College Center ~ April 6th

A moving voyage through the sounds of the Black American experience returns to Aaron Davis Hall as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents “A Soulful Music Celebration” on Saturday, April 6th at 3 p.m. The event, featuring Marvin Lowe and Friends and narrated by Obie-award winning actress Barbara Montgomery will take audiences on […]

Music SouSou! Pan-Diaspora Rhythms at CCCADI ~ March 9th

Music making is like breathing in African Diaspora cultures. Come celebrate the many living music traditions journeying to the continent, to the Caribbean, and the Americas. Many African musical traditions live on in Samba, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Blues, Soca, Rock and Roll, Merengue, Rumba, Cumbia, Tango, and more. Join Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) for […]

Jazzmobile ~ Keep the Music Playing Concert April 29th

Jazzmobile will celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, Duke Ellington’s Birthday, Louis Armstrong and more with the annual event, Keep The Music Playing Concert, scheduled for April 29th. Join Jazzmobile for a three-hour evening of great music. Early Bird tickets now online! Keep the Music Playing will be held on Monday, April 29th from 6:30-9:30pm at […]

Three on 3 Presents a Harlem Classical Music Celebration!

Pay for Spiritual Master Class with Robert Sims Pay for two-day Spiritual Symposium with Vinroy D. Brown Three on 3 Presents Music Series at the Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church was created to bring live music to the Mount Morris Historic District, and the surrounding Harlem community on the third Sunday in each month at […]

Descarga Festival: A Caribbean Music Festival ~ July 27-29th

This weekend, July 27, 28 and 29, for the First Annual Descarga En El Barrio: A Caribbean Music Festival. #DescargaFest highlighting the cultural contributions of the Puerto Rican community that established El Barrio as home, preserve the memory of the recently retired Loiza Festival in El Barrio, and display the musical and cultural similarities people of […]

Make Music New York Coming to Harlem ~ June 21st

Make Music New York returns to the streets of New York on Thursday, June 21st with a day-long musical celebration of Make Music Day, held in more than 70 U.S. cities and 800 cities worldwide. Check out the entire Harlem Schedule here. And save time for “Harlem to Broadway!” at the Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater from […]

Keep the Music Playing ~ Jazzmobile

Jazzmobile held its annual community fundraiser on Monday evening, April 30th at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, and it was smokin!  Didn’t make it?  We have you covered.  Here are a few pictures from the event and a way that you can participate in the Jazzmobile fundraiser even if you weren’t there. Read more…..   […]

Keep the Music Playing ~ A Jazzmobile Community Fundraiser

      Jazzmobile held its annual community fundraiser on Monday evening, April 30th at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, and it was smokin!  Didn’t make it?  We have you covered.  Here are a few pictures from the event and a way that you can participate in the Jazzmobile fundraiser even if you weren’t there.

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.

Harlem Havana: Celebrating a Love of Music & Culture 2017

    Harlem Havana: Celebrating a Love of Music and Culture         August 12-23, 2017 It’s Time for Harlem Havana! We are posting events in the order we receive them. Harlem Havana: Celebrating a Love of Music and Culture, is returning to New York from August 12 – 23.   The Event […]

ImageNation Announces Lineup for its 20th Annual Outdoor Festival Kicking-Off July 9th

      The 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival kicks off on Saturday July 9th through September 10, 2022. The summer-long program offers free film screenings and music in outdoor venues including a new series held in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Blvd Alliance (FDBA) themed “The Soul of Harlem” primarily featuring films about Harlem […]

Art in the Parks ~ Check Out Public Artworks on Display This Summer 2022

      Summer is officially here, and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program is ready with a variety of outdoor installations in parks across the five boroughs. Parks invites New Yorkers to check out the more than 40 temporary artworks on view while enjoying summertime in the city. These vibrant installations include sculptures, […]

‘Iwantja Rock n Roll’ to Open at Fort Gansevoort in Historic Meatpacking District

      Fort Gansevoort is pleased to announce Iwantja Rock n Roll, a group exhibition of new works by Australian artists Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangki, three leading members of the indigenous Indulkana Community in the northwestern region of South Australia on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. On view from Thursday, July […]

eddy kwon Performs at ‘Concerts in the Catacombs’ Series in Green-Wood Cemetery

      The Green-Wood Cemetery series of concerts featuring boundary-breaking performers continues in its historic Catacombs this summer, curated by acclaimed experimental singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Gelsey Bell.

The Czech Center New York Presents Czech Contemporary Quilt Curated by Jana Štěrbová

      Czech Center New York presents Czech Contemporary Quilt, a cross-sectional exhibition, which charts the development of Czech artists working in this textile discipline, which was practically unknown in the Czech Republic just 20 years ago. Works by thirteen leading quilt artists will be on view July 1st – September 2nd, 2022.  The opening reception will take […]

The Harlem Chamber Players Present ‘The Ordering of Moses’ at Riverside Church during Juneteenth 2022

      Having been on pause since the pandemic, Liz Player (Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Harlem Chamber Players) is pleased to announce the rare NYC performance of Harlem Renaissance composer Nathaniel Dett’s (1882-1943) masterpiece oratorio The Ordering of Moses.  During the weekend of Juneteenth, the concert will be presented June 17th for one […]

Apollo Theater to Release Limited Edition NFT Commemorating June 13th Annual Spring Benefit

    In celebration of the Apollo’s Spring Benefit on Monday, June 13, the non-profit announced today it will release a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT) commemorating the annual event. Approximately 400 NFTs will be issued  through Ticketmaster. The special NFTs will be given to each person who donated to Apollo’s Spring Benefit. The commemorative […]

Don’t Miss The Immersive Animal-Centric Public Art Exhibit from Astor Place to Ruth Wittenberg Triangle in Greenwich Village from June 10-12

      Greenwich Village, long a hot-spot for art and architecture, will play host to In Plain Sight, an immersive animal-themed public art exhibit from June 10-12. The exhibit inspired by the unique history of animals in art and architecture in the neighborhood is a celebration of the resilience, courage and creativity of New […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Human Connection Arts Premieres ‘Naked Theater’ at Gene Frankel Theatre in June 2-5

      Human Connection Arts, a non-profit founded by NYC-based artist and body painter Andy Golub, announced today performance dates of the group’s second Naked Theater production, “Freedom Dance.”

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in NYC

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

Whitney Museum of American Art Celebrates PRIDE! in June, 2022

      The Whitney Museum of American Art presents a series of free, on-site public programs and events celebrating Pride, June 9–12. Whitney Pride! will activate the Museum building and surrounding neighborhood with festivities for visitors of all ages. Whitney Pride! is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support LGBTQ+ artists and communities […]

People’s Theatre Project to Own & Operate a New 17,000-Square-Foot Immigrant Research & Performing Arts Center in Inwood

      New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) — an immigrant- and women-led nonprofit — will own and operate a first-of-its-kind Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center (IRPAC) coming to Inwood. Filled with a range of visual and performing arts, the center will amplify the voices of […]