On our List for Black History Month



Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

February is Black History Month. Here are a few suggestions & a list of biographies of Black scientists who changed the World!

Image via habgtraskforce.org

Great news ~ The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force in East Harlem has a website! Check it out.


Only 3 days left to see Elizabeth Catlett: Wake Up in Glory at Burning in Water, on view to February 3.


Only 3 days left to see For the Love of Money: Blacks on U.S. Currency at The Museum of American Finance, curated by The Museum of UnCut Funk, on view through February 3


Kicking-off Black History Month, February 1st with Phil Young ~ Every Thursday Night at Lenox Saphire


Black Borders: Portraits by Anthony Barboza at Keith De Lellis Gallery on view to March 10, 2018.


Gordon Parks: Langston Hughes, Chicago. Image via Jack Shainman Gallery

Gordon Parks: I Am You Part 1 at Jack Shainman Gallery on view to February 10th


Image via harlemfw.com

Harlem Fashion Week


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

Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer at Wallach Art Gallery

Ronny Quevedo, origin points of lyra (5-3-2-1), 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist for exhibition, Mercado-a solo show running co-currently with Selections

Harlem & the Bronx have something to say in the second edition of Selections at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Harlem


Open House Weekend at The Apollo Theater, February 3-4, and check out this short video ‘In Praise of the Apollo.’


King in New York at The Museum of the City of New York


Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force

Also at the Museum of the City of New York, in celebration of Black History Month, the HABG Task Force will be joining the Black Gotham Experience, The Studio Museum in Harlem + others on Saturday, February 10th from 11am to 5pm. Renderings of Harlem’s African Burial Ground will be on display in the lobby.


Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem at Harlem Hospital Pavilion


Three on 3 Presents!


Harlem School of the Arts February 2-3


Oprah in Conversation at The Apollo Theater February 7th


African Heritage SouSou! at CCCADI


‘Lady Woman’ by artist, Bryan Collier

2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show from February 15-19

Studio Museum in Harlem continues “inHarlem’ with Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey at Countee Cullen


Derrick Adams. Photo by Terrence Jennings, Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

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Take advantage of a plethora of talent at Harlem Stage during the 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season


The Harlem Chamber Players’ at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture



National Black Theater celebrating Black History Month with Change: Conversations With the Creator


Image credit: Shimoda Donna Emanuel, Goddess 3, mixed media

Identity ~ Works in Fiber Arts that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora at Arsenal Gallery


Schomburg Renovation 2017

Take a walk through The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and view Power in Print ~ exploring the art of the Black Power Movement poster,

and the exhibition Black Power! on view through March, 2018. Find more in LIVE from the NYPL.

Also at The Schomburg Center, 2018 Black Lives Matter Teen Conference on February 10


HISTORY “365” opens at Essie Green Galleries


Frederick Douglass at the entrance to Harlem at 110th Street

Check out what New York City Parks has to offer during Black History Month


Uptown Restaurant Week in East Harlem through February 9th!


Celebrate Black History Month with one of the oldest musical institutions in Harlem, New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA)


February 22nd at The Alhambra Ballroom


Tuesday, February 27th ~ Black Panther in Conversation ~ A Pop-Up Event Live at the Apollo!


Spirt of Harlem image via Welcome to Harlem website

Take a Tour of Harlem ~ Gospel, Jazz, Tasting ~ with Welcome to Harlem


March 1st  ~  The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece


Walk across 125th Street and check out the Gates painted by Franco the Great!

and acknowledging another Harlem icon, Dapper Dan.

Looking for the mural, Spirit of Harlem? Not uncovered yet. Updates here.

Great photos of What Harlem looked like in the mid-20th century.

And check out Black Scientists who changed the World.