East Harlem Skatepark at Thomas Jefferson Park Opens!

 

 

It’s Opening Day at the new skatepark adjacent to the basketball courts in Thomas Jefferson Park, East Harlem.

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Serengeti Teas & Spices ~ East Harlem

 

 

Doughba Caranda-Martin in his new East Harlem Tea Shop

A beautiful addition arrived on East 125th Street ~ Serengeti Teas & Spices has a vast selection of not only teas, but also coffee, cocoa, small bites, soups and sandwiches ~ and lovely gifts.

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Honors Jesús “Tato” Laviera with new Mural at Taino Towers in El Barrio

 

 

Mural of Nuyorican poet Jesus ‘Tato’ Laviera by @donrimx at Taino Towers #ElBarrio

El Barrio’s Taino Towers celebrates the life of Nuyorican poet, author, playwright, and activist, Jesús “Tato” Laviera, with a mural created by well-known street artist Don Rimx.

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The Public Art Initiative Presents the ~ #WhiteParkArtWall

 

 

Artists from L-R, Jeremy Vega @BadGarcia; Giannina Gutierrez @artbygia; and Ralph Serrano @ARTeoMuerto ~ The White Park Mural, East Harlem

Save the Date ~ October 15th from 3-5pm, Opening Reception for the Art Wall in White Park.

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John Giorno ~ Perfect Flowers ~ at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

John Giorno: Perfect Flowers opening at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

September 19 to November 4, 2017

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Jason Lazarus: A Century of DISSENT! at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Image via Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Installation photo by Johnna Arnold

On View to September 1, 2017

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Looking Back at the Many Lives of RKO Proctor’s 125th Street Theatre

 

 

 

RKO Proctor’s 125th Street Theatre. Image via MCNY

 

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Design Trust for Public Space Finalists Selected……and the Winners Are!

 

 

 

Andy Wiley-Schwartz with Carey King and Laura Hansen

Out of 105 initial responses to the 2017 Call for Project Ideas presented by Design Trust for Public Space, two winners emerged.  The New East Harlem Merchant Association (NHEMA) and South Bronx Unite. On Saturday, December 2nd, South Bronx Unite and Design Trust for Public Space will kick-off Power in Place: Building Community Wealth and Well Being in Mott Haven-Port Morris – a community asset mapping and planning project, with an open house and celebration. The Event will take place from 3:00-5:00pm at Metropolitan College of New York, 463 East 149th Street in the Bronx.  Community members will learn important information on how they can participate in this project.

See you there!

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GrowNYC Fresh Food Box Expanding to Two Days a Week in East Harlem

 

 

 

Uptown Grand Central (NHEMA), GrowNYC at The Plaza

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The Guerrilla Wall in El Barrio Explores Rezoning & Gentrification

 

 

Image taken July 3, 2017

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East Harlem’s Old Trowel & Square Building Renovations

26 East 125th Street between Madison Avenue & Fifth Avenue from L-R, Trowel & Square, Brownstone Boutique, Serengeti Kitchen, Harlem Underground
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“Betty Blayton” Curated by Souleo at Elizabeth Dee Gallery as Part of ‘Uptown’

Image: Founding members and staff of the Studio Museum in Harlem, including Betty Blayton, second from the right (courtesy of the Studio Museum in Harlem

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The Cousteau Society’s Installation, “Denise” Arrives at The Plaza in East Harlem #LaMerWaveWalk


“Denise” arrives at The Plaza at 125th Street & Park Avenue in East Harlem

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Flow.17 Opens on Randall’s Island

Flow.17 on Randall’s Island

Join 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano on Saturday, October 21 from 2:00-3:00pm and learn about this year’s FLOW art pieces, discuss the history of the Island, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera and capture island images. This is a free event. Meet on Randall’s Island Connector.

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