The Black Body Propelled Through Time at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      The National Black Theatre partners with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival.

God Box Talk | Year of Return: Pan-African Interfaith 400 Years Dialogue ~ February 27th

The God Box Foundation (TGBF) in collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) presents God Box Talks “Into the Wilderness.” This will be an interfaith dialogue between Pan African religious and spiritual leaders addressing what the 400 years signifies, what liberation should look like for the Pan African family and whether Africa […]

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

      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.

‘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.

Light & Dark ~ Portraits of Distinguished African Americans coming to Keith de Lellis Gallery

    We were going to save this gorgeous February exhibition for Black History Month, but just couldn’t wait! Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans on February 7th, and we are saving the date.

Essie Green Galleries ~ The Emergence of Undervalued African American Artists ~ November 17th

    The Emergence of Undervalued African American Artists will be the subject of the current exhibition at Essie Green Galleries, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 17 from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Essie Green Galleries is located at 419A Convent Avenue in Sugar Hill, NYC

The Schomburg Center Invites the Public to Explore Victor Hugo Green and The Green Books

      While The Green Book has been very much in the news this year, with The Museum of Arts & Design’s exhibition by artist Derrick Adams entitled Sanctuary and Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America, along with the about-to-be released movie, Green Book, The Schomburg Center for Research […]

The 49th Annual African American Day Parade ~ Sunday, September 16, 2018

  Get ready for the 49th Annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 16th! This year’s theme ~ Culture is Key ~ honoring individuals and organizations that have made key contributions to further the dignity, determination and excellent of African American Community & Culture in the fields of dance, theater, music, movies, film, television, […]

East Harlem African Burial Ground

    The New York City Council approved zoning applications for development on the East Harlem site which was a 17th century African burial ground. The entire block of West 126th Street between First and Second Avenues will be rezoned to accommodate a development containing up more than 655,000 square feet of residential space, more […]

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

    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!

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

    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.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      Sailing into Fall, September kicks-off with the annual Armory Show and Armory Art Week, and a plethora of exciting exhibitions and events all around town. Public Art Fund unveils Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, and Little Italy hosts the annual Feast of San Gennaro.  Lincoln Center hosts […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the August 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

      It’s Summer in NYC! Step into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, or visit the ‘Summer on Broadway‘ activities & events in the Garment District. Alvin Ailey Moves NYC will perform in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan; Save the dates for the annual NYC DOT Summer Streets; Great Jazz on the Great Hill […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2023 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      Kicking-off the month of June with a plethora of annual events like Pride Month, Juneteenth, the TriBeCa Festival, Schomburg Center’s Literary Festival, Sing for Hope Pianos, Salmagundi Club Spring Auction, NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll, and the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival. Here are a few suggestions for the month of […]

Dept of Cultural Affairs Awards More Than $58 Million in Grants to Over 1,000 Nonprofits ~ 2023

      New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Commissioner Laurie Cumbo today announced over $58 million in Cultural Development Fund (CDF) grants to 1,070 cultural organizations across the five boroughs. This year’s process introduced a series of equity reforms dedicated to identifying and reducing biases in […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in NYC

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 2022

      February ushers in some of our favorite Annual Events from Black History Month and Lunar New Year to Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. February also explodes with a number of beautiful exhibitions including Faith Ringgold at New Museum, Suchitra Mattei at Hollis Taggart, The New Bend at Hauser & Wirth, David Byrne […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2022 in NYC

      This year, we will celebrate Black History Month 2022 in-person and online with installations, exhibitions, food, music, and a visit to historic sites. With so much to choose from, here are a few suggestions.

Get Ready for the Annual Archtober Festival 2021 in NYC

      Archtober, the fabulous month-long celebration of New York City’s architecture and design, is back! Check out the calendar of events, tours, lectures, films and exhibitions ~ including several partners who will be hosting programs digitally, allowing visitors from everywhere to participate in this annual event. From October 1st to October 31st, be […]

Virtual Museum Mile Festival 2021 set for June 8th

    Eight New York City museums are coming together, once again, to present the 43rd annual Museum Mile Festival (Virtual/In-Person) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 9 am to 9 pm. The day-long celebration of art and culture will feature live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for all […]

Monument to Honor Central Park Five Unveiled ~ The Gate of The Exonerated on Central Park North

      The Central Park Five ~ now known as The Exonerated Five ~ have worked tirelessly toward criminal justice reform since their release. Now, a permanent exhibit will be installed in the northeast part of the park in their honor, near where the teens entered on that fateful night in April, 1989. The installation […]

John Lewis: Good Trouble, the Documentary to air on CNN

      If you missed the documentary in 2020, you can watch online on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:30pm hosted by The African American Museum in Philadelphia. Register for the online Event Here. Did you miss The Africa Center documentary film, John Lewis: Good Trouble? Well, you’re in luck. CNN Films will be […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

John Lewis: Good Trouble Documentary ~ September 27th at 9pm on CNN

Did you miss The Africa Center film below? You’re in luck! It will be on view on September 27th at 9pm as part of CNN Films. Watch the trailer Here. Read more……. The Africa Center is hosting an outdoor film screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by Dawn Porter on the Africa Center Plaza at 110th […]

It’s a Virtual ‘Uptown Bounce’ ~ on August 19th

The Uptown art community isn’t skipping a beat. Save the date for Uptown Bounce 2020: Street to Screen, a virtual feast, on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00pm. Join El Museo del Marrio, Museum of the City of New York and The Africa Center for the first Virtual Uptown Bounce hosted by Fab 5 Freddy. Watch […]

Juneteenth 2020 ~ a Weekend of Celebration, June 19 & 20

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While much of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, and online, […]

Museum Mile Festival Goes Virtual, June 9, 2020

      Eight New York City museums are joining together to create the first ever day-long virtual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 am to 9 pm. Throughout the day, each museum will host live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for families streamed across […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

    Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

    February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2019

    October is a month filled with celebrations. We celebrate architecture & design with the annual month-long Archtober, and Open House New York weekend. One of our historic sites celebrates 300 years. We pucker-up to celebrate Pickle Day. Art in Odd Places celebrates life after 60. Poster House celebrates the historic Women’s March. MoMA celebrates its […]

Redesign for Central Park North Announced with Anticipated Completion 2024 Along with Gate Honoring The Exonerated Five

        Elizabeth W. Smith, President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy, joined with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, to unveil designs for a transformative project that will create a beautiful new recreational facility seamlessly integrated into the landscape around the Harlem Meer. The project will repair the […]

Dates Announced for Summer Streets 2019

      Each year, Park Avenue is closed to traffic on the nearly seven miles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Summer Streets, encouraging New Yorkers to use a more sustainable form of transportation. In 2018, nearly 300,000 people walked, ran, skated, and bikes […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2019

    Summer is heating up with lots of color in all five boroughs. Bringing it outdoors this month, here are Art installations, Events and Exhibits to add to your list in July, with more than 45 exhibits and installations still on view from earlier this year.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in June, 2019

    On the heals of Memorial Day, we celebrate the beginning of summer with more than 50 outdoor installations and events from Coney Island and Roosevelt Island to Riverbank State Park. This month’s Roundup of Art Installations, Events & Exhibits explores what’s new, what to look forward to, and what’s still on view. Here […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

      May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show […]

Tour the North Woods of Central Park in Harlem

The Central Park Conservancy offers many fine (free) tours of Central Park, including several in Harlem. Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer explores the Northeast corner of Central Park, including the plants and animals that live there today. The North Woods Tour explores the largest of the Park’s woodlands, which includes a 40-acre forest retreat […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Get Ready For ~ Harlem EatUp! 2019 ~ Now in its 5th Year!

    Harlem EatUp! Celebrates Culinary All-Stars, Music, Culture & Art in NYC’s Vibrant Uptown Community. Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz Present the Fifth Annual Festival, WarmUp! to EatUp! beginning May 8 through Harlem EatUp!  May 17-19, 2019.

It’s Here ~ The East Harlem Map Tea Towel

Measuring 26″ x 21 1/2″, it is 100% Cotton and machine washable, with a loop at the top end for easy hanging. This colorful map of East Harlem will take you from 96th Street to 143rd Street and from Fifth Avenue to the East River. You’ll find many of your favorite places on the map […]

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at Museum of Arts & Design

    The Museum of Arts & Design + the artist, Derrick Adams will take a deep-dive into The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America. Let’s take this ride.

Get Ready for NYCxDesign’s 2023 Fall Activation ~ October 12-22

      NYCxDESIGN’s fall activation, Design Pavilion, serves to kickstart the months of preparation that lead towards NYCxDESIGN Festival 2024.  By highlighting architecture and sustainable building materials, these installations draw pubic attention to the City’s design industries, stellar sustainable practices and NYCxDESIGN’s role in gathering and galvanizing the broad coalition of design that powers New […]

National Black Theatre, ArtBridge, Ray & LMXD Unveil 500-Foot-Long Public Art Exhibition in Harlem with Artist, Xenobia Bailey

      The National Black Theatre, in partnership with ArtBridge, RAY, and LMXD, is pleased to announce Steal Away, a public art exhibition created by renowned artist Xenobia Bailey. This 500-foot long exhibition is installed on the construction fencing surrounding the future home of the longest-running Black theater in New York City. In addition to NBT’s multi-floor space, […]

Villa Albertine Announces 2023 Fall Season with Spotlight on Museums, Literature, Dance & Residencies

      Villa Albertine today announced its fall 2023 season: a packed schedule of performances, artists talks, and cultural events aimed at building exchange and collaboration between creative communities in the US, France, and beyond. *Save the Date for the unveiling of ‘The Little Prince’ on September 20th.

‘Sanford Biggers: Meet Me on the Equinox’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery

      Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Meet Me on the Equinox, a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based conceptualartist Sanford Biggers (b. 1970; Los Angeles, CA). Biggers’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, Meet Me on the Equinox features new works from the artist’s quilt-based Codex series, sculptural Chimera […]

The Met to Unveil Groundbreaking Exhibition ‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism’ in early 2024

      In February 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New […]

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again at David Zwirner in September

      David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent work by Njideka Akunyili Crosby at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location in September 2023. The presentation, which debuted at David Zwirner Los Angeles in May 2023, will be Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s first solo exhibition in New York, New […]

‘Mickalene Thomas: Je t’adore’ to Open at Yancey Richardson in September

      This fall, multidisciplinary artist Mickalene Thomas will unveil a collection of new work in the exhibition Je t’adore, at Yancey Richardson from September 9 through November 11, 2023. In Je t’adore, Thomas presents 12 large-scale mixed media photo collages inspired by her research into the imagery of Black female erotica featured in […]