Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah to Open at El Museo del Barrio

 

 

 

Reynier Leyva Novo, Methuselah. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah, from October 27, 2022 to March 26, 2023. Conceived by the Cuban-born and Houston based artist Reynier Levya Novo, the digital artwork virtually reproduces the 5000-kilometer transnational migratory journey of a single monarch butterfly, tracking its travel from southern Canada across the United States to Mexico. Embodied through the life of a virtual avatar, the epic journey is hosted and reproduced in real time on a specially designed, open-access, dedicated website. Commissioned by El Museo del Barrio with the support of VIA Art Fund, the in-person mixed-reality presentation at El Museo debuts in conjunction with the upcoming Fall exhibition, Juan Francisco Elso: Por América.

RSVP for the Public Program & Virtual Project Launch on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00pm Here.

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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 Harlem Art Park and throughout East 120th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.

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The Historic Casa Latina Music Shop in El Barrio ~ Closing & the Building is For Sale

 

 

 

Casa Latina Music Shop, 151 East 116th Street in El Barrio. This building is currently for sale, along with the three adjacent buildings to the west.

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.

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One East Harlem to be Home to Local Non-Profits including CCCADI

 

 

 

One East Harlem ~ 201 East 125th Street, NYC

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, the new cultural center will expand CCCADI’s footprint and provide a space where African descendants with diverse cultural expressions and contributions can gather to exchange, search, and affirm their roots.

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‘The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race’ Presented by CCCADI in April, 2022

 

 

 

Marta María Pérez Bravo. No son míos, 2008-2010. © Marta María Pérez Bravo. Courtesy of the artist.

The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race focuses on identity and resistance through the creative practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition reveals the experiences and strategies of survival of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Gertrudis Rivalta, and Juana Valdés within the matrix of Latinx Art. Through their work, these artists challenge the concept of Latinidad and its relationship to Blackness in the modern/colonial project. Unsettling the totalizing definitions of Cuban, Latin American, and Latinx Art, The Abyss of the Ocean presents key photographic series produced since the 1990s. These photographs lay bare the nuance of the artists’ multiple Diasporic identities while confronting racist and colonialist stereotypes of women’s bodies.

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Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective to Open at El Museo del Barrio on View to September 11, 2022

 

 

 

Raphael Montañez Ortiz with Archaeological Find #22, 1961. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, from April 14 to September 11, 2022, the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, since 1988. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator  Julieta González, the exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. This is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist.

RSVP for Exhibition Tours of Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective on Saturdays and Sunday at 1pm and 2:30pm until September 11th.

RSVP for Raphael Montañez Ortiz: Panel Discussion and Performance on Saturday, September 10th from 3-6pm.

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El Museo del Barrio’s 45th Annual Three Kings Day (Hybrid) Celebration!

 

 

 

Three Kings Day Poster Illustration by artist Daniel DelValle. Image via El Museo del Barrio.

The 45th Annual Three Kings Day will be celebrated virtually, with some in-person programs in El Barrio this year, with the fitting theme: Samos el Cambio: Protecting the Environment for Future Generations, honoring the work of those who call on us to sustainably steward our environment, and help foster cultural transformation through community empowerment and artistic expression. The Event also takes into consideration the health and safety of the community by celebrating on-line, and presenting a series of activities spread out over several weeks.

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The Harlem Night Market Returns to the Historic La Marqueta!

 

 

 

Harlem Night Market 2019 courtesy Uptown Grand Central

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 pandemic, but is back in action this December thanks to creators Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem, Union Settlement and NYC Public Markets (operated by the NYC Economic Development Corporation). 

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El Museo del Barrio Announces an Exciting Fall 2021 Exhibition

 

 

Préfète Duffaut (1923-2012) | Vue de Jacmel avec le pont de Noël | 1968 | Oil on canvas | 33 x 49 inches (83.8 x 124.5 cm) | Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York | Gift from Gale Simmons, Craig Duncan and Lynn Tarbox in memory of Barbara Duncan, 2007 | emdb acc#: 2007.6.41 | Artwork © [Estate of the artist Préfète Duffaut] | Image © El Museo del Barrio, New York | Photography: Jason Mandella
El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to two new exhibitions this fall: Popular Painters and Other Visionaries and En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74. Expanding on last year’s virtual presentation, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries examines the practices of 42 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world in different parts of the Americas around the mid-20th century. Concurrently, El Museo will present En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74, which centers on a single portfolio of 79 photographs by the Bronx-based photographic collective, En Foco. Opening simultaneously, both shows are organized by El Museo’s curatorial department and reflect core values of the institution from its formative Nuyorican formative roots to its continued commitment to expand the art historical canon in the Americas. Each will be accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues, forthcoming in Winter 2021.

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CB 11 Presents an El Barrio Park Tour of 14 Parks!

 

 

The Manhattan Community Board 11 Environment, Open Space & Parks Committee present an El Barrio Parks Tour, exploring 14 parks in northern East Harlem!

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Capucine Bourcart: Plastic Fantastic! Arrives in Harlem Art Park

 

 

 

Capucine Bourcart: Plastic Fantastic! at Harlem Art Park. Image courtesy of the artist

Harlem Art Park unveiled its latest temporary public art installation, Plastic Fantastic! With a kaleidoscope of color, artist Capucine Bourcart encourages the viewer to evaluate their own environmental footprint. The large-scale installation measures over 66-feet wide and 7-feet high, demonstrating the abundance of single use plastics and its impact on our public spaces and our environment. Plastic Fantastic! interacts with Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s permanent sculpture, Growth, installed in 1985, along with the unique architectural elements that make this park a hidden gem in East Harlem.

Join artist Capucine Bourcart for Opening Reception and Preview, Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5-7pm at Harlem Art Park ~ CANCELLED due to weather.

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New York Society of Women Artists: Women on the Edge of Time @ Taller Boricua, East Harlem

 

 

 

Taller Boricua kicked-off 2021 with the online exhibition, Women on the Edge of Time, featuring a collection of art by members from the prestigious and long-standing New York arts organization, New York Society of Women Artists (NYSWA). The exhibit went live, online, during Women’s History Month in March, with 36 member artists expressing their thoughts on such issues as social justice and the struggle for equality through their work.

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El Museo del Barrio Presents a Monumental Survey of Latinx Contemporary Art, Estamos Bien ~ La Triennial 20/21, in March, 2021

 

 

 

Dominique Duroseau; b. 1978, Chicago, IL; raised in Haiti; lives and works in Newark, NJ

On March 13, 2021, El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to Estamos Bien ~ La Triennial 20/21, the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art. The exhibition will feature more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Virtual Opening to take place on March 12th at 6:00pm with RSVP.

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Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe Reopens in the Historic La Marqueta Market

 

 

 

Check out the new cupcake/cake vending machine!

Update 2022 ~ CLOSED & moved to Miami

New York City delights in its myriad of neighborhoods, each with its local restaurants and shops of all kinds. As we hold our collective breath on the survival of our favorite local haunts, we breath a grateful sigh of relief when lights go on, and doors open ~ even if only for take-out.

And so it was with great relief when we learned that the historic East Harlem Market, La Marqueta, would be opening its doors again, with one of the best-kept-bakery secrets in town, Sprinkle Splash Bake Shoppe.

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Gourmet Bistro, Amuse Bouche Located in the Historic La Marqueta Market, East Harlem

 

 

 

Amuse Bouche Bistro reopens in La Marqueta

Oh, how New Yorkers enjoyed the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche, when they opened their doors in the historic East Harlem La Marqueta Market last year. It quickly became a go-to place for a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, finely brewed coffees and teas ~ and a great place to meet for Sunday Brunch.

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El Museo del Barrio reopens on September 12th with Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York

 

 

Marcos Dimas | Tiempo pasado | 1975 | Oil on canvas | 54 x 50 inches (137.2 x 127 cm) | Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, Museo Purchase Fund and a matching gift from the National Endowment for the Arts | acc# P92.43 | Artwork © Marcos Dimas | Image © El Museo del Barrio, New York

The Museum’s physical reopening will be celebrated with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the temporary closure, and is now on view as of September 12, 2020 through January 17, 2021.

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El Museo del Barrio Debuts Somxs Podemx, a Video Performance by artists, Poncilí Creación

 

 

 

Somxs Podemx. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

As part of El Museo del Barrio’s year-long initiative ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum announces the debut of Somxs Podemx, a newly commissioned video by Puerto Rican performance duo Poncilí Creación, on Thursday, August 27 at 6pm. Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, the collective – composed of identical twin brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro – describe their practice as “speculative alchemy.” For Somxs Podemx, the group takes to the streets for a durational progression across the neighborhoods of San Juan, Poncilí Creación’s hometown and where they have been in quarantine during the global pandemic.

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Popular Painters and Other Visionaries in the Online Viewing Room of El Museo Del Barrio August 6th

 

 

Louisiane Saint Fleurant (n. Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, Haiti 1924~f.2005). Sans titre (Portrait de femme avec les filles). Sin ficha; (Sin tituto (Retrato de muter condos muchachas)); Oleo sobre liens; 76.2 x 101.6 cm; Collection El Museo del Barrio, Nueva York; Donacion de Sanford Rubenstein, 2007.25.6. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio announces Popular Painters and Other Visionaries, the museum’s first online exhibition that examines the work of 30 artists from the Americas and the Caribbean. Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, and originally planned as an in-person experience, the exhibition was adapted as a virtual presentation that will be on view from August 6 to November 8, 2020.

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La Marqueta in El Barrio seeks Community Partner

 

 

NYCEDC issued this request for proposals on behalf of the City of New York. They are seeking qualified proposals from community organizations, consultants, agencies or companies with experience in event planning and execution, marketing, branding, public relations, food and beverage sales and marketing, and/or community outreach to serve as a Community Partner for La Marqueta Public Market (“La Marqueta”).

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The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 6, 2020 in El Barrio

 

 

 

Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade which will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Parade, entitled Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength, will celebrate immigrant and migrant communities of past and present that continue to keep history alive by celebrating the cultural traditions of El Barrio and beyond. Grand Marshall will be Marco Saavedra, Immigrant Rights Activist and Member of “The Dream 9”.

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El Barrio’s Guerrilla Wall Speaking to Issues on the Minds of its Community

 

 

 

Welcome to The Guerrilla Wall

HART: The Harlem Art Collective is the creative force behind The Guerrilla Gallery, located on 116th Street in El Barrio. In a community with a history of welcoming immigrants, local artists use the wall, located between second and Third Avenues, to address pressing issues of our times ~ local, national and international.  This month, they had a lot to say.

Join us as we visit the Harlem Art Collective’s Summer Wall Exhibition.

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El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

 

 

 

EVER for Monument Art Project, PS 109 at 99th Street & Third Avenue

MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine murals throughout El Barrio from 99th Street to 138th Street. Many of the murals focused on El Barrio’s rich culture and heritage. Let’s take a walk, as we watched the artists create in October, 2015.

Looking back……

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Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany, Presented by Miguel Luciano

 

 

 

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio ~ Images by Hiram Maristany. This image located on 99th Street, just west of Second Avenue, on the side wall of PS 109

Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio is a new public art project featuring photographs by renowned photographer, Hiram Maristany ~ a founding member of the Young Lords and their official photographer. Follow along as we take the walking tour, map in hand to view 10 large-scale images across five locations in El Barrio.

Save the Date ~ August 16th from 6-8pm when El Museo Del Barrio will hold the Uptown Bounce ~ MAPPING RESISTANCE: The Young Lords in El Barrio Reception at La Marqueta (Lot 1) on Park Avenue at 112th Street. The event is free and will feature live music by Jorge Vasquez Los del Barrio, food and refreshments courtesy of Amor Cubano.

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Gourmet Bistro Amuse Bouche in the Historic La Marqueta Market, East Harlem

 

 

 

Image courtesy Amuse Bouche Bistro

Update ~ Amuse Bouche Bistro reopened September 17, 2020 with an expanded menu, farm stand, and to-go fridge. Wednesday through Sunday.

The much anticipated opening of the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche in La Marqueta is finally here! The expansion of the popular caterer will be open from Thursday through Sunday, with a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, and finely brewed coffees and teas.

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Culture and the People: El Museo Del Barrio, 1969-2019

 

 

 

Vargas-Suarez Universal Virus Americanus XIII, 2003. Oil enamel on wood. Acquired through “PROARTISTA: Sustaining the Work of Living Contemporary Artists,” a fund from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust and a donation from the artist 2003.16.

El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art and culture.

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Vega + East Harlem Culture Collective = Al Ritmo de La Paz in El Barrio

 

 

 

Manny Vega ~ El Barrio

El Barrio has a gorgeous new mural on the side of the building which is the home to Galeria Del Barrio. It is another in a series of community projects lead by artist Manny Vega, and is a mosaic mural, entitled Al Ritmo de La Paz. 

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Race, Myth, Art and Justice ~ CCCADI East Harlem

 

 

Race, Myth, Art, and Justice at CCCADI

Race, Myth, Art, and Justice celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice. As part of CCCADI’s commitment to public engagement and collaboration, the curators invited thirteen dynamic scholars, activists, artists, and writers to reflect on the exhibition’s works.

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El Barrio’s People’s Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary May 21-22, 2022

 

 

 

 

1st Spanish United Methodist Church in El Barrio

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, associated with the Young Lords occupation in 1969 and 1970. On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, it was determined that the history of the Young Lords still divides the community, and both the Church and the local Council Member would like more time to allow for more community dialogue.  The 1st Spanish United Methodist Church will be removed from the calendar, per time limits established by Section 25-303(1) of the Landmarks Law, and can be considered for designation at a future date.

Join the First Spanish Methodist Church on May 21st and 22nd, 2022 for its 100th Anniversary!

More info on Instagram

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Meet Melody Capote ~ New Executive Director of CCCADI

 

 

Melody Capote

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) are excited to usher in a new chapter in the organization’s evolution with the unanimous appointment of Melody Capote as Executive Director.

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Moving Forward with La Marqueta Renovation Project in El Barrio

 

 

 

La Marqueta Conceptual Image

The historic La Marqueta open-air events and retail space located under the Park Avenue viaduct at 115th Street will be getting a well-needed makeover.

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The Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ 38th Edition ~ El Barrio 2018

 

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980,  and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, selects a theme and invites artists for a two-day emersion. This year’s theme ~ The Subway Edition, with artists from the 1980s subway era.

We were there from start (Saturday, August 24th, 2018 at Noon) to end of day on Sunday, August 25th.  The 38th Edition of Graffiti Hall of Fame, El Barrio. Check it out.

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#100GatesProject + NHEMA in El Barrio 2017-2018

 

 

 

andre trenier at sisters caribbean cuisine in East Harlem

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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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.

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Dream Street Park ~ East Harlem

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want to live on ~ Dream Street.  Well, in this case, we’re on 124th Street between Second and Third Avenues ~ and the dreamy mural is a depiction of a multi-cultural city painted by local children, most of them homeless.

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Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet ~ March 6th

 

 

Sprinkle Splash ~ one of the many local businesses in La Marqueta

Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet is a chance to create sustainable relationships between local merchants and local companies & institutions in East Harlem.  Come and meet your neighbors ~ the owners of local businesses ~ the people who make the community unique, and the people who call East Harlem ~ Home.

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Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond at Taller Boricua Gallery, East Harlem

 

 



Moving into Women’s History Month, Taller Boricua Gallery invited 25 women artists to create art about present conditions of ‘Disillusionment.’  “Addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery ~ with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion” and they created the exhibit, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond.

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It’s a New Season at CCCADI in East Harlem

 

 

It’s a new season of African Heritage SouSou: Always Africa! at Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI), and it begins on Saturday, February 10th.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Unanimously Voted to Landmark Three East Harlem Buildings

 

 

Connie Lee, Landmark East Harlem, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, and Public Art Initiative, December 2014 in front of Richard Webber Harlem Packing House, 207-215 East 119th Street in East Harlem

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) scheduled a public hearing for February 13, 2018, on three buildings in East Harlem ~ and unanimously voted to Landmark all three.

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CITICIEN ~ 100 Puerto Rican Artists @ Taller Boricua Gallery in East Harlem

 

 

CITICIEN: El Barrio NYC, an exhibit featuring 100 artworks highlighting the historical and present-day impact of the Jones Act, will open at Taller Boricua Gallery on January 12, 2018.

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#100 Gates Behind the Scenes in El Barrio

 

 

100 Gates Project Celebrating the completion of 50 gates in East Harlem

If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late.  GothamToGo met up with #100Gates past Project Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and 116th Street, to check out 17 of the 50 Gates that make up the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.

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El Barrio in the ’80s by Photographer, Joseph Rodriguez ~ Book Launch at the Museum of the City of New York on December 12

 

 

Image via Joseph Rodriguez

On the heals of the opening reception of the documentary film, Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s at The Bronx Documentary Center, The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with Union Settlement, will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of the photographer’s new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s on December 12 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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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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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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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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Hunter East Harlem Gallery: The Incoherents Salon


A Misen-en-scene by Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder

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