Terence Blanchard’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Opening Night at Marcus Garvey Park + a Steinway & Sons Presentation of The 5 Browns in Central Park

      The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it will present a free, live simulcast of the Opening Night performance of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones-the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met-on Monday, September 27 at 6:30pm ET in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. The performance will […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2021

    Taking a deep breathe, New York City heads into the Fall season remembering 9/11 ~ followed by a return of some of our favorite annual indoor events likeThe Affordable Art Fair, The Armory Show and related venues, The Rubin Museum reopens its third floor to the newly created Mandala Lab; The Met unveils Part-One of the Costume […]

A Look-Back at Andrew Carnegie and the NYC Historic Carnegie Libraries

      This is the story of an immigrant, coming to America in the 1880s, building an empire, and donating most of his millions to fund public libraries across the country. The man was Andrew Carnegie, who arrived in the U.S. at the age of thirteen with his family from Scotland. His family was […]

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 […]

NYC Celebrates Women’s History Month ~ March, 2021

      This has been an enormously successful year for women, kicking-off 2021 with the first female U.S. Vice President, the first female U.S. Secretary of Treasury, along with a growing number of CEO’s and CFO’s in major corporations, and two Nobel Prize winners in 2020. The growing number of women in politics defines […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates Black History Month 2021 with Interactive Story

    Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) released an interactive story map called Preserving Significant Places of Black History to celebrate New York City’s African American history through designated landmarks and historic districts. For five decades LPC has been recognizing, supporting, and celebrating places of African American cultural and historic significance […]

Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

      In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human […]

CityParks Foundation & SummerStage Celebrate Black History Month 2021

    In recognition of Black History Month 2021, CityParks Foundation SummerStage takes a look back at moments from its first-ever all-virtual season. The excerpts will include highlights from our SummerStage Anywhere 2020 programming, featuring spoken word, music and dance performances. Joining us to introduce the program is Harlem-based journalist and musician, Greg Tate, a […]

100 Years of Harlem Community History ~ harlem is… a Project of Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group

      For twenty years, Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group has celebrated 100 years of Harlem’s cultural history through the harlem is…. public art exhibitions, programming, and school and community partnerships. This month, they announced the launching of the harlem is… website, the new digital home for the harlem is… exhibitions, virtual events, and […]

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.

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

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

    Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but […]

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, […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020

    Online Viewing Rooms and our local Parks, large and small, have supported our efforts to stay healthy and positive during this difficult time. As we prepare for reopening June 8th, we continue with these creative ways to connect. June brings with it more than 40 art installations, performances and online exhibits to add […]

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 […]

Essie Green Galleries Announces Spring 2020 Exhibition

      The Spring 2020 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, and their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace. With a deep and historic connection between the gallery owner, Sherman Edmiston, and prominent African-American artists, the Spring exhibition is sure to be […]

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 […]

Careers in Comics & Graphic Novels ~ KaPow! at The Apollo ~ January 16th

Apollo Career Panels advance career and leadership skills through panel discussions focused on professions behind the scenes in the arts. Visual storytelling has transformed the arts and entertainment industries by taking audiences from the page to the big screen and back again. Whether you’re a comics fan or graphic novel reader, the genre has seen […]

The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival Set for January 17-18!

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate in the panel […]

The Inspiring Alzheimer’s Programs in Arts + Culture

      If you know someone with Alzheimer’s, there’s a good chance you are familiar with the organizations Caringkind Connect2Culture and Arts + Minds, a few of the non-profit groups partnering with museums and institutions to provide art and art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences for people with dementia, family members and their caregivers.

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 […]

Migrations: the Making of America ~ a Citywide Festival

      Carnegie Hall presents Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival that traces the journeys of people from different origins and backgrounds who helped to shape and influence the evolution of American arts and culture. The festival features more than 100 events celebrating the many contributions of the people who helped to […]

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

      March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month ~ March 2019

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, as we watched women in politics step forward to take the lead in Change. The National Women’s History Theme for 2019 is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. Here are a few ways […]

Beyond Sims: Artist Selection Panel ~ February 23rd

Panel discussion will take place on Saturday, February 23rd from 11am to 2pm at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd, at 135th Street. Steering Committee represented organizations include: El Museo del Barrio The New York Academy of Medicine Community Board 11 Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) NYC […]

Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

  February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on January 21st. […]

Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

      In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of […]

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

    Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your […]

64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

    As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming […]

Sotheby’s + Studio Museum in Harlem = Creating Space ~ Auction off to a Great Start!

      Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building  took place on May 16 and 17 at Sotheby’s New York, with a public viewing of the works during the month of May, up to auction date. The Museum hopes to raise $175 million during its […]

40 Events, Exhibits & Installations Not to Miss this May in NYC

      Spring is filled with events, art exhibits and installations in our Parks, Galleries, Museums, and Public Spaces.  In addition, we look forward to such annual events as 2018 NYCxDESIGN, MAS Jane’s Walk, GVSHP’s Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp, The El Barrio Ethnic Festival, and Frieze 2018. Here are 40 that caught our […]