The Breakin’ Convention returns to the Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday 16th – Sunday, 18th of October! The Breakin’ Convention is an international festival of Hip Hop dance, featuring performances by hip hop stars from around the globe and the local community. See the full schedule of events here.
Location and time:
Apollo Mainstage, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Sun 3pm – Family Matinee
$28.50, $38.50, $43.50, $48.50
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
This Thursday, September 24th from 6–9pm, Hi-ARTS is presenting “Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80’s” featuring the work of documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez. This Opening Reception of Mi Gente Spanish Harlem in the 80’s is a Free Event! RSVP@hi-artsnyc.org
Hi-ARTS is proud to present the work of the highly acclaimed documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez. Photographed entirely in NYC’s famed El Barrio, Spanish Harlem from 1985-1990 this marks the first time he has exhibited these works in his beloved community. With this deeply moving series of photographs he forces us to remember a time before today’s newfound gentrification, a time before cafes and artistic bohemia, a time where poverty, high crime, drugs and a fledgling AIDS crisis held a community hostage. Rodriguez who beautifully captures the humanity, joy and love of his subjects by embedding himself intimately within many families’ lives and the community affords us an honest testimony of what it was like for those who lived through such perilous times. Curated by Carlos Mare.
Hi-ARTS – 304 East 100th Street and 2nd Avenue
This Sunday, September 20th at 1 PM the 46th Annual African-American Day Parade will begin on 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, and proceed North on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to 136th Street where it will then turn East on 136th Street to Malcolm X Boulevard.
The 46th Annual AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE
“Honoring the African-American Business Community”
Reviewing Stand is on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. between 125th Street and 126th Street and is designated for seniors in the community and special guests. This is also where parade hosts will announce all of the participants of the parades, including the grand marshals, marshals, and honorary guests.
This Saturday, September 19 from 12PM – 7PM The Apollo Theater presents The Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. This all-day event is Free and Open to the Public!
Performances and appearances by:
Dr. Jeff Gardere, Erica Campbell, Dr. John Palmer and DJ Big Tigger.
This daylong, community event — now in its third year — offers families the opportunity to learn about resources that foster active and healthy lifestyles. It’s a block party, inside the Apollo and all along the adjacent 126th Street, filled with live entertainment, presentations by celebrities, doctors and health experts, as well as fun and informative exhibits from
a variety of health-related service providers.
Harlem Healthy Soul Festival Outdoor activities to include:
– Health Screenings
– Food Demonstration
– Fitness Exercises and Demonstrations
– Farmer’s Market
– Health Food Vendors
– Double Dutch/ Step Dance Demonstrations
– Zumba and Line Dancing Classes
– Face Painting
– Instrument Making
– Live Music/ DJs
4th Annual Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive & Community Celebration – Saturday, September 19
Total Equity Now has announced its 4th Annual Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive & Community Celebration which will take place on Saturday, September 19th in Harlem.
Select your starting point and then meet-up with other Literacy Across Harlem March participants at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater to celebrate.
Do you love reading? Do you treasure Harlem’s identity as a world-renowned center of reading and writing, from the Harlem Renaissance to the present? Would you like to help put more books into the hands of children in Harlem shelters? Does joining your East, Central, and West Harlem neighbors for a good, uplifting cause at the beginning of the new school year sound exciting?!
Then you’ll LOVE our 4th Annual Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive & Community Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 12 p.m. (sharp) to 3 p.m.!
Register today: http://literacyacrossharlemmarch.eventbrite.com
4th Annual Literacy Across Harlem March SCHEDULE:
12:00PM sharp — Rally for reading! Begin at your choice of La Casa Azul Bookstore (143 E. 103rd St. between Park and Lexington Aves.) or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center (1942 Amsterdam Ave. at 156th St.).
Bring (1) a favorite book in order to #RockThoseReads–publicly display your reading pride and (2) at least one new or like-new children’s book to donate to a family living in a Harlem-based shelter.
12:30PM — March! Led by knowledgeable guides past reading-related sites of interest, including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and El Museo del Barrio, stop by three amazing community businesses–Cafe One, Astor Row Café, and East Harlem Cafe–for delicious samples.
2:00PM — Arrive at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, in the heart of Harlem, for an interactive, family-friendly celebration of reading and writing, including an exciting bookmark-decorating project led by artists from The Laundromat Project!
Tribute to Walter Dean Myers
Each year, Total Equity Now dedicates the Literacy Across Harlem March to the memory of Walter Dean Myers, the brilliant children’s book author who joined the ancestors last year. Myers, who grew up in Harlem, wanted to make sure that young people of color had opportunities to see themselves, their families, their communities, and their cultural and ethnic backgrounds reflected in literature.
The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) 10th Anniversary starts today and runs from September 9-13 with 100 Films From Harlem to Hong Kong. Here’s the full Harlem International Film Festival schedule of films to be screened at Maysles Cinema, MIST Harlem, and the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem. The opening event at MIST (46 West 116th street) is tonight!
If you love live music, get ready for the second annual Harlem Creates Music Festival, which will take place from August 28-30th at three locations uptown including Riverbank State Park, the Schomburg Center, and Nabe Harlem Underground Lounge.
HCMF 2015 will feature 14 different artists and ensembles, twice as many as last year, spread over three different venues throughout Harlem. This year we will feature a wider variety of genres in hopes that the community of Harlem and NYC at large can experience music they may have never before heard live.
As a part of SummerStage’s 30th anniversary season, the FREE Charlie Parker Jazz Festival begins today, August 20th with a panel on the musical legacy of Charlie Parker at the The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The extended 3 days of free live music begins on August 21st in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, and moves downtown on August 23rd to Tompkins Square Park. Highlights this season include The Oliver Lake Big Band, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Camille Thurman, and Joe Lovano.