Celebrating The U.N. Conference on the Status of Women ~ A Storytelling Circle in NYC

 

 

via Gavin Brown’s enterprise

In celebration of The United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, during Women’s History Month, all are invited to share their personal story on Saturday, March 16th.

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Claire Oliver Gallery Relocates from Chelsea to Harlem

 

 

 

Image via Claire Oliver Gallery on Instagram

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Clair Oliver Gallery announced a move from its Chelsea location to a new home in Harlem, with space currently under construction.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2019 to Open with Apollo Theater Documentary

 

 

The 2019 edition of The Tribeca Film Festival will open with a documentary on The Apollo Theater! The Roger Ross Williams directed film, which will air later in the year on HBO, will screen at the historic Harlem venue on April 24th.

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Celebrating Harry Belafonte’s 92nd Birthday ~ ‘Turn the World Around’ at City College Center for the Arts

 

 

 

Harry Belafonte. Photo credit: Pamela Belafonte

Celebrate the life of the trailblazing entertainer and activist, Harry Belafonte, with artists who know him well at the musical event, Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte at City College of the Arts (CCCA) on Friday, March 1st.

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A Visit to a Pediatric Clinic inside an Art Gallery in Harlem

 

 

 

Martinez Gallery located on the corner of 135th Street and Broadway in Harlem

Is it a pediatric clinic inside an art gallery or an art gallery inside a pediatric clinic?  Either way, it’s a fun and colorful way for kids and artists of all ages. Follow us inside……

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Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Famed Apollo Theater

 

 

 

What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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Ki Smith Gallery to Open in Harlem

 

 

 

The inaugural exhibition, Sei Smith: Reflections 2 will open at the Ki Smith Gallery on February 2nd. The exhibition will focus on relationships between color, light, shadow, and atmosphere, widening the conversation of contemporary art.

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‘Crusader: Martin Luther King, Jr’ Opens at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

 

 

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Africa Center in Harlem to Open its Doors in January 2019

 

 

Preview programming has begun in anticipation of The Africa Center opening its doors later in January, 2019. In addition to the Museum, Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, will open on February 9th, and Portals, presented in partnership with Shared Studios, an interactive installation that allows visitors to connect in real-time with locations on the African continent and around the world via conversations, dinners, classes and other curated interactions will also go live.

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Urban Agriculture Harlem Style ~ Harlem Grown

 

 

 

Harlem Grown Impact Farm

While ’tis the season to be singing ~ let it snow…let it snow…let it snow, many of the kids in Harlem are singing ~ let it grow….let it grow…let it grow ~ and they’ve been doing this at Harlem Grown since its founding in 2011 by (the amazing) Tony Hillery.

Come along as we take a tour of the program’s new farm on 127th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Harlem.

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MTA Arts + Artist Derek Fordjour = a Parade at 145th Street!

 

 

Parade 2018 by artist Derek Fordjour at 145th Street & Lenox Ave subway station. Image courtesy MTA Arts & Design

Kicking-off the New Year with a Parade at the 145th Street and Lenox Avenue subway station, through MTA Arts & Design. Parade, 2018 by Harlem-based artist Derek Fordjour celebrates the African-American parade tradition in all its pageantry.

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The 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center set for January, 2019

 

 

2017 Black Comic Book Festival. All images courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL)

The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019.

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The Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis + Ruby Dee Archive!

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/NYPL

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The extensive archive includes more than 178.85 linear feet of material spanning eight decades of the couple’s careers in theater, film and television; their near 60-year relationship and marriage; and their social, civic and political activities between 1932 and 2014.

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Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today ~ at Wallach Gallery

 

 

Frédéric Bazille, Young Woman with Peonies, French, 1841 – 1870, 1870, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Image via Wallach Gallery, Columbia University

The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris.

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Lisa Wright: In The Eyes of Each to open at FACTION Art Projects

 

 

Lisa Wright, Silken, oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, 2017-18. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

On the heals of the exhibition, Visual Language, FACTION Art Projects presents a solo show of paintings by the award-winning British artist Lisa Wright in November.

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Hotel Coming to 412 West 126th Street

 

 

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Apartments, Hotel & Community Facility are coming to West 126th Street, between Morningside Avenue and Amsterdam. The lot, which physically sits next to a historic carriage house at 400 West 126th Street, has already been cleared, permits filed, and construction ready to begin.

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Harlem’s Chef JJ to Open ‘Field Trip’ on Lenox Avenue

 

 

 

Image via #chefjj on Instagram

Famed Harlem Celeb Chef JJ Johnson will open his new restaurant, Field Trip, in Harlem later this Fall, focusing on a “fast-casual grain concept’ with patrons choosing their own rice or barley bowls.

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

 

 

Little Man, Little Man, by James Baldwin. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

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Visual Language to open at Faction Art Projects ~ Harlem

 

 

Umar Rashid, In Klingon, 2017. Image courtesy Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects returns this Fall in a collaboration with the East Los Angeles Gallery, Subliminal Projects, in a bi-coastal exhibition entitled Visual Language. This group exhibition examines the integration of word and images in art and Western Culture, bringing together a broad spectrum of alternative strategies for expressing contemporary everyday experiences.

The exhibition will run simultaneously at both galleries. In each gallery the artworks will work in parallel or collaboratively, while others will juxtapose and subvert ~ offering a strong critical frame through which to view contemporary culture in this period of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

The exhibition brings together a wide-range of artists, each taking their own road in expressing experiences, transferred onto canvas. Below are some of the artists and artworks that will be on view.

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Shake Shack Harlem to Open at 1 West 125th Street on December 18th!

 

 

rendering of exterior view courtesy of Shake Shack located at 1 West 125th Street, corner of Fifth Ave

Construction on 1 West 125th Street is underway, preparing for the arrival of Shake Shack, moving into the old Applebee’s space on the north/west corner of Fifth Avenue, across from the National Black Theatre ~ and at the entrance to East Harlem, which is preparing for a number of new projects including the Second Avenue Subway. 

Anticipated opening will be on Tuesday, December 18th at 11am, and the first 100 customers in line when the doors open will receive free hot chocolate and Shake Shack merchandise.

Here’s a sneak peek!

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Landmark Preservation Commission Approves Designated Central Harlem Blocks ~ Let’s Take a Walk

 

 

West 130th Street, South side of the Street, approaching Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem ~ West 130-132nd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd a Historic District on May 29, 2018, and approved that proposal on September 27, 2018, when a full City Council vote took place.

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Queer Eye, a Photographic Exhibit at X Gallery Harlem

 

 

Photo credit, Lola Flash. Image courtesy of X Gallery

X Gallery and EnFoco join together to present Queer Eye, A photographic exhibition celebrating LGBTQ Pride month featuring the work of Lola Flash, Lisa DuBois, Oscar J Rivera and Gabriel Garcia Roman.  Each of the photo artists expresses their creativity and personal vision through their art in this multifaceted view of the LGBTQ world.

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Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

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Finished installation on the Mall at Madison Ave side of the Park

June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

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Faction Art Projects Harlem presents ‘Others’

 

 

Artist, Andrew Mania, ‘Donald’ Image via factionartprojects.com

Faction Art Projects Harlem will explore complex masculine identities, challenging historical depictions, with three artists using differing styles, in a new exhibit entitled ‘Others.’

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The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park is Now Open ~ Every Saturday

 

 

 

The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 2nd.  With more than ten local vendors, look forward to fresh produce, artisanal jams & pastries, honey, baked good, specialty prepared foods and some surprises. And ~ The Market now takes SNAP!

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St. Nick’s Pub Dedication Jazz Festival by Harlem Late Night Jazz

 

 

 

Harlem Late Night Jazz
Image courtesy of HarlemLateNightJazz.org

Harlem Late Night Jazz, Inc. presents St. Nick’s Pub Dedication Jazz Festival with 14 very special one-time performances, jam sessions, singers, tap dancers and more.  Join the celebration….

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Keep the Music Playing ~ A Jazzmobile Community Fundraiser

 

 

 

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Robin Bell-Stevens, Director of Jazzmobile kicking-off ‘Keep the Music Playing’

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.

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Samuel Torres ~ Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait to perform at City College Center for the Arts in May for one night

 

 

Samuel Torres
Samuel Torres. Photo credit: Diego Almanza

Get ready for the Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait Concert  ~  new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria,  presented by City College Center for the Arts on Friday, May 18th.

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Preparing for the Return of the Harlem Fire Watchtower to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

Harlem Fire Watchtower
April 24, 2015 Removal of the bell, which weights 10,000 pounds.  Harlem Fire Watchtower, Marcus Garvey Park

Harlemites and preservationists were delighted to receive the recent news that the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, removed from the Acropolis overlooking Marcus Garvey Park in 2015 for restoration, will be reinstalled in the Summer of 2019.  A staging area has already been prepared for trucks, and sheds have been constructed for equipment at the base of the Acropolis.

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Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past

 

 

 

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The City College Archives at The City College of New York will put on exhibit more than 120 historic postcards collected by Dalton Whiteside, a CCNY architectural student, with the exhibit ‘Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past.’

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Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the new documentary One October

 

 

Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Theatrical Debut of One October.  This powerful new documentary, directed by Rachel Shuman, with executive producer, Edward Norton, will open on May 11 as part of the programming celebration marking its milestone in Harlem.

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents ‘Sancho: an Act of Remembrance’ at The National Black Theatre

 

 

 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Pemberley Productions and The National Black Theatre present Sancho: An Act of Remembrance.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem announces inHarlem Spring/Summer 2018 Exhibitions

 

 

 

Continuing with The Studio Museum in Harlem ~ outside the walls, inHarlem announced its next two projects in and around the community, in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

 

“Marching On: The Politics of Performance” by Bryony Roberts, Mabel O. Wilson, and the Marching Cobras of New York. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2017. Image by Bryony Roberts.

The exhibition, Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the legacy of marching and organized forms of performance within the African-American community, as “agents of cultural and political expression, celebrating collective identities and asserting rights to public space and visibility.”

Marching On: The Politics of Performance – Final performance on Saturday, June 9th from 5-6:30pm at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street.

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Harlem Perspectives ~ Faction Art Projects @ Gallery 8 in Harlem

 

 

Renee Cox, The Signing, 2017. Image via Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects, the British-based gallery that opened its doors in a 4,000 square-foot space in the historic Strivers Row area of Harlem, presents the exhibit ‘Harlem Perspectives.’

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Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem

 

 

Thrive Collective, has a new home in Harlem.  With special thanks to Clorox, Community Connections for Youth, and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, the arts organization opened its doors on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service, February 27, 2018. Continue reading “Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem”

Who will be the Winners of the 2018 GANYC Apple Awards!

 

The 4th Annual GANYC Apple Awards (The Guides Association of New York City) will take place on March 12th, with an exciting list of nominees.

…….And the Winners are ~

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ inHarlem in March

 

 

Continuing with a Museum outside the Walls, inHarlem presents, Studio Salon: The Wall of Respect with Romi Crawford + more going on inHarlem in March.

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New Work @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise ~ Harlem

 

Objects as Friends ~ Artists, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys at Gavin Brown’s enterprise

After an installation of Elizabeth Peyton drawings in a room at the Hotel Chelsea in 1993, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened on Broome Street in 1994.  Many years, and several moves later, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened its doors in a historic former brewery building in Harlem, with three floors of exhibition space.  Below, three new exhibits opened on March 4.

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Harlem + Other Cities

 

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther success has inspired The Walt Disney Company to expand STEM centers around the Country ~ and Harlem’s Boys & Girls Club is a recipient.  Here’s what ComingSoon.net had to say…….

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SHELTER 2018 EXHIBITION

 

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“What do YOU need SHELTER from? What do WE need SHELTER from? What does the WORLD need SHELTER from?”   Harlem School of the Arts, Art & Design Department (HSA) + The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) present ~ SHELTER 2018 EXHIBITION.

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New Exhibition Reception at Tikhonova & Wintner ~ February 17th

 

Tunde Odunlade, BONE OF CONTENTION? – Beaded Batik Quilt Tapestry (2017/18)

Eye-popping Color, Luscious Textures, Afro-Cuban Drumming, and Fun, as Tikhonova & Wintner open their doors to a new exhibition, Saturday, February 17th at their gallery in Harlem.

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Remembering Harlem’s Lucille Singleton

Lucille Singleton at her 90th Birthday Party at Melba’s 125, September 18, 2013

Harlem lost a treasure this week, and many hearts are heavy.  Lucille Singleton, also known as the Harlem Runner, a good friend and inspiration to many.

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Harlem Fashion Week 2018

 

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Harlem Fashion Week will be rolling out the red carpet in several Harlem locations from February 2-4, with the main event at the Museum of the City of New York.  Have your tickets yet?

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Studio Museum Expanding its Walls ~ inHarlem

 

 

Derrick Adams
Patrick’s Signature Look (detail), 2017
Courtesy the artists and Tilton Gallery, New York
Photo: Adam Reich

While Studio Museum in Harlem gets a whole new look, the Museum continues beyond its walls with the second year of inHarlem, including a host of Events and Exhibitions.

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The 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show

 

 

‘Lady Woman’ by artist, Bryan Collier

The 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will be in New York during Black History Month, on view from February 15 through February 19 at the historic Riverside Church.

Be a Volunteer & gain Free Admission to the Show.

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The Wallach Art Gallery Presents ~ Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer

 

 

Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem + former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. Image via 92Y

Wallach Art Gallery is presenting the first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, in celebration of his life and accomplishments. Opening ~ January 12th.

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Harlem Stage ~ 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season

 

 

Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. Photo: Eduardo Patino. All Images courtesy of Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage announced its 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season, featuring a range of music, film, spoken word, dance, and numerous Free Performances!

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder in Conversation at The Schomburg Center ~ January 16th

 

 

Patrisse Khan-Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter in conversation with Akiba Solomon on Tuesday and book signing on January 16 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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