Where Would CNN Go for Sunday Best: The Tradition of the Church Hat? Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop ~ Evetta Petty

 

 

When CNN decided to investigate the tradition of the Sunday Church Hat, we were not surprised that they ended up at Evetta Petty’s Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop, and couldn’t wait to share the CNN video with you.

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The Second Edition of ‘Selections’ + Lucia Hierro, ‘Mercado’ to Open at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

 

Ronny Quevedo, The Main Event (Nomadic Structures), 2016, Screen print and blind embossment on paper, 26 x 39 inches

Harlem & The Bronx have something to say, and will share “their unique and diverse cultural voices” in their art, generating “a robust discourse” in the second edition of ‘Selections,’ an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, presented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ Last Look

 

 

Artist, Julie Mehretu ‘Entropia’

 

Taking a ‘Last Look‘ at Studio Museum in its current building before renovation on its new space, ‘Last Look‘ is a four-day celebration of art and artists taken from the Museum’s final exhibition season before taking the Museum beyond its walls.

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Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

 

 

Image credit: Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

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Gucci + Dapper Dan ~ It’s Official

 

 

Billboard corner of Lenox Avenue + 125th Street, January 2018

It’s official ~ Gucci and Dapper Dan aka Daniel Day will be opening a boutique on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2018, where Dapper Dan created his style back in the 1980’s.

And ~ Not to miss article in GQ Style, March 5, 2018.

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The Cliffs at Harlem Expected to Open in Early 2019 on West 125th Street

 

 

The Cliffs, Vahalla

A 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art bouldering facility is coming to Harlem.  Opening in early 2019, The Cliffs at Harlem will open its doors at 256 West 125th street with NYC’s largest bouldering facility +  fitness center, and they are hiring! Part-time positions available for Front Desk, Shift Supervisors, and Bouldering Instructors. Details here.

While we wait ~ check out pre-opening membership deals!

And take a virtual walk through The Cliffs at Harlem.

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street is Back!

 

 

 

Spirit of Harlem
Spirit of Harlem is Back! May 2018

It’s back ~ Spirit of Harlem ~ With a new plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community.

The timeline & adventure of a Community coming together to get this beloved mural back on view is below

Spirit of Harlem Mural
New plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community

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Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

 

 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

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Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

The Schomburg’s Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, December 16th.

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Get Ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival!

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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“Once You Hear Me,You Won’t Forget Me” at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem

 

 

New York City, Art in the Parks: Active Open Space has a colorful new installation at Howard Bennett Playground in Harlem.

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Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

 

 

Opening Reception, Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem on December 10

Barbara Horowitz, Community Works & Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Hospital Center present Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

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The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

 

 

Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronald Gray production Losing Ground, ©Ground Productions/Ronald Gray, Photographs and Prints Division/Schomburg Center for Reserach in Black Culture. Image via Schomburg Center

Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

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Harlem Biospace Presents: Riverside Chat @ Columbia University

 

 


A free community event, focusing on government support for Life Science in New York City, will take place on Tuesday, November 21st from 6-8pm. The event will take place at Davis Auditorium of Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street.

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Not of This Island @ Galleries at The Interchurch Center

 

 

                                             TAFA: Miles and Crowd, 48″ x 36″, oil on canvas

Not of This Island will open at Galleries at The Interchurch Center today, featuring four very special artists ~ TAFA, Hrvoje Slovenc, Ezequiel Taveras and Ismael Checo.

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‘The Heart & Soul of Hotel Chelsea’ ~ Opening at Ilon Art Gallery, Harlem

 

 

photo by Linda Troeller at the Chelsea Hotel. Image via Ilon Art Gallery website.

We are looking forward to what’s up next up at Ilon Art Gallery  ~  The Heart and Soul of Hotel Chelsea: photographs by Linda Troeller, opening on November 10th.

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City College Center for the Arts + Jose’ Limón Dance Foundation ~ Limón Dance Company in Harlem

 

 

Jesse Obremski and Kathryn Alter in The Moor’s Pavane.  Image courtesy Limon Dance Co

The choreographer Jose’ Limón and the Limón Dance Company will bring two of their  most acclaimed works to Harlem on Tuesday, October 24th, performing at City College Center for the Arts (CCCA).

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The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

 

 

Schomburg Renovation 2017. All images courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.

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Harlem Stage New Fall Season!

 

 

Harlem Stage kicked-off its Fall 2017 Season with a first ever Open House and the sounds of DJ Stormin Normin. What could be better than that!  Read on and find out.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem Shares New Design by Adjaye Associates + a City Canvas Collaboration While we Wait

 

 

 

Exterior View from 125th Street Plaza. Image via Studio Museum, courtesy Adjaye Associates

The Studio Museum in Harlem will be breaking ground in late fall of 2018 on the its anticipated 82,000 square foot building, located at the current Museum site at 144 West 125th Street. The new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, will replace its century-old commercial building that they have occupied since the early 1980s.

The design is also one of the winners of the 36th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, announced by Mayor de Blasio on May 23, 2018.

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#EducationIsNotACrime Celebrates Dizzy’s 100th in Harlem

 

 

The organization Education is Not A Crime has created campaigns through art in New York City over the years in an effort to bring the plight of those banned from teaching or studying in Iranian universities to the World. Once again, #NotACrime and the curator and producer of this project, Street Art Anarchy, have arrived in Harlem.

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Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing

 

 

Schell Lewis, perspective drawing, 1935; Horace Ginsbern Papers, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York

September 8 to December 17, 2017

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Progress on Victoria Theatre ~ 125th Street in Harlem

 

 

 

Loew’s Victoria Theatre, 233 West 125th Street. Image via nycago.org

Designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, the structure was said to be one of the largest, and most beautiful theaters in the New York area.  Built in 1917 at a cost of $250,000, it had a seating capacity of over 2,400 and it is located on the same block as the historic Apollo Theater.

Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019, the Victoria Theatre will be the new home for Jazzmobile, The Classical Theater of Harlem, Apollo Theater Foundation, Harlem Arts Alliance and two community performance spaces, along with The Harlem Renaissance Hotel by Marriott, and rental apartments.

Check out images of what to expect in the hotel lobby, bar and rooms.

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The Demolition of What Was ‘The Lenox Lounge’ Reborn as a New Four-Story Building ~ 286 Lenox Avenue in Harlem

 

 

 

Image of Lenox Lounge taken in 2012

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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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Harlem Arts Festival Presents “Spiritual Connections” Exhibition at Harlem Properties

 

 

Image via Harlem Arts Festival (HAF)

Harlem Arts Festival has established a new partnership with Harlem Properties, utilizing its gallery space to showcase local artists and establish a creative hub for its roster of multi-disciplinary acclaimed artists.  To officially begin its partnership, Harlem Arts Festival has announced its latest exhibition entitled “Spiritual Connections”, an exhibition that will be the first in a series of exhibitions taking place throughout the year at the gallery. This collective of work explores subcultures hidden among mainstream cultural traditions through photography and art.

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival ~ August 23 – 27!

 

 

Anat Cohen Tentet in Marcus Garvey Park for 1st night of Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, August 25, 2017

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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 is an 11-day celebration of all-things Cuban by musicians and entertainers who descend upon New York for the weeklong Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival.  Look forward to jazz performances, dance workshops, and authentic Cuban cuisine.

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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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“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 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive

Jazz Legent, Sonny Rollins. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with photo credit via Chuck Stewart

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Speaker Paul Ryan Visited Harlem Today, and Harlem was Ready with A Lot to Say!

 

Image via Joanna Ottman Smith on Twitter

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Science Saturday at Columbia University’s New Science Center

 

 

 

Image via Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Columbia University

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