Presented by Community Works at MIST Harlem and Curated by Omo Misha, the exhibition HARLEM IS…A STATE OF MIND is set to open on February 8th with a celebration from 6PM-8PM. The exhibition will run until June 30, 2016 featuring visual works by participating artists and contributors including Beatrice Lebreton, Diane Davis, Grace Williams, Hubert Williams, JaSon Auguste, John Reddick, Laura Gadson, Makeba Rainey, Michael Cummings, Ming Smith, Ozier Muhammad, Paul DEO, Ramona Candy and Tafa.
HARLEM IS…A STATE OF MIND EXHIBITION at MIST Harlem – 46 West 116th Street New York, NY 10026.
Black History Month begins today, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s famed Harlem restaurant Red Rooster has announced a special prix-fixe dinner menu that will be available throughout the month of February.
Red Rooster’s Black History Month prix-fixe menu includes 5-courses, plus an amuse to start, available only at dinner for $62. See the delicious menu items below.
Oscar nominated Director Lee Daniels (The Butler & Precious movies, and creator and producer of the hit TV series EMPIRE) is set to direct the documentary feature film THE APOLLO THEATER FILM PROJECT which is said to be the official and authorized history of the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
The general public can help Daniels in this incredible project by submitting film footage, photographs and audio recordings that you may have captured at the Apollo Theater, or that may have been passed along from parents or grandparents since the more than 80 years of live performances at the Apollo. Watch the video below!
“We are asking members of the community who have been to the Apollo, who may have parents or grandparents or other family members or friends who have done so, to help us find any material – audience footage, photographs, or other memories that we can use in our documentary film. We have established a website for anyone who wants to submit. We will, of course, respect everybody’s ownership of their property.” Said Lee Daniels and Jonelle Procope, President and CEO the Apollo Theater.
If you missed the first screening a while back, the documentary short film “Harlem On My Plate” will be showing this Wednesday at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Langston Hughes Auditorium!
FREE Screening on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Evenbrite.com
Harlem On My Plate is a documentary short film that explores the history of Harlem’s food renaissance. The film explores how food has remained at the center of the cultural, social and economic growth of Harlem, and features interviews with Harlem restaurateurs, chefs, politicians, historians, and celebrities. It also examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South to Harlem in the early 1900’s, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s and 30’s, and the preservation of recipes and traditions as it relates to the Harlem’s New Food Renaissance today.
Once again, Harlem Industry Night is going down at MINTON’S HARLEM supper club (206 W 118th St.) this Monday January 25th, from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am. Presented by MILAGRO Tequila with drinks available at a reduced industry price, expect great cocktails by Lauren B Martin from The Knickerbocker hotel, free bites at 10 pm by Chef de Cuisine, Tiffany Minter from The Cecil, and slammin’ music by DJ C Devone.
NO COVER! rsvp at mintonsharlem.com/industry
The 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival is on at the Schomburg Center this Saturday, January 16th from 10am – 7pm. Once again, this FREE event will celebrate the rich tradition of black comix with a full day of panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. The event also features the afrofutrism art and design exhibition Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination curated by John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.
The 2016 Harlem Fine Art Show, a 3 day event, will take place at Riverside Church February 4th – 7th, featuring the work of 80 black artists and galleries from the African Diaspora. Tickets for the Harlem Fine Arts Show Exhibition are priced at $25.00. Tickets for Opening Night festivities on Thursday, February 4th are also available for $75 – 50% of ticket proceeds will benefit the newly created Riverside Community Services Corporation.
HFAS 2016 – New York
February 4th – 7th 2016
Historic Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue at 120th Street New York, NY 10027
Total Equity Now (TEN) has let us know that on Wednesday, January 6th El Museo del Barrio will be hosting the 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem. It kicks-off at 11:00 a.m. at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue, and will make its way up to 116th street via Third avenue.
This year’s event celebrates our youth and those who devote their lives to uplifting our community’s young people. The 2016 “Kings” include musician/educator Arturo O’Farrill, actor/writer Sonia Manzano, actor/singer/activist J.W. Cortes, and poet/playwright/performance artist Jesús “Papoleto” Meléndez (King Emeritus).
Also among this year’s amazing honorees are the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Sofia Quintero, the author/educator with whom we teamed up last year to launch Literacy Across the South Bronx Day.
TEN is proud to be represented on the steering committee for this important celebration of culture and community.
Families, community members, organizations, school groups, and local businesses are encouraged to participate. Early registration is strongly recommended. To Register for the 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade, click here.