The Drummers of Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem

 

 

If you happen to be in Marcus Garvey Park on a Saturday afternoon, you might hear the sounds of drums coming from the Madison Avenue side of the Park, between 123rd-124th Streets.

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Limited-Edition #EGYPTSTATION MetroCards

 

 

Image via Paul McCartney Instagram

On his Instagram, Paul McCartney sends fans a message ~  See you at #EGYPTSTATION this Friday evening. He’s referring, of course, to the release of his seventeenth solo album this Friday, September 7th, in conjunction with a limited-edition Paul McCartney MetroCard ~ only available at the larger vending machines and station booths at Grand Central Terminal.

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City Park’s Summer Stage 2018 including The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

 

 

Anat Cohen at Marcus Garvey Park 8-25-17, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

City Park’s Summer Stage 2018 is the City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to 18 neighborhood parks across all five boroughs from May to October. All free and open to the public.  Here’s what’s on tap in August including the film, Milford Graves Full Mantis at The Maysles Cinema as part of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

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Hot Summer Nights! Free Outdoor Concert Series

 

 

Image courtesy of Hot Summer Nights!

Every Saturday evening from July 7 to July 28th, the Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell will be swinging under the stars with the free concert series, On Stage At Kingsborough.

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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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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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Sunday, October 22nd is Save Tin Pan Alley Day!

 

Buildings of Tin Pan Alley, c. 1910.  Image via Historic Districts Council

Rally to protect this cultural treasure on Sunday, October 22nd at 2pm.  Celebrate the historic Tin Pan Alley  at 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, with musical performances and a Tour at 2:30.

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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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Matt Umanov Guitars Closing After 50 Years

 

 

“After fifty-three years of having been in the business of helping so many guitar (and all the other fretted instruments) players have the tools with which to make music, forty-eight of those years at my store here in Greenwich Village, in the great City of New York, it is finally time for me to close this chapter of my life, relax some, travel some, play with the grandkids, all that kind of thing, though I wouldn’t quite call it “retirement”

  Thank you for 50 Years ~ Rock On

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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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