Today is the day, the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage series, streaming only on Netflix and putting the spotlight on Harlem, NYC!
With about 70 million members in over 190 countries, it will be interesting to see how Netflix watchers worldwide will react to this new Harlem superhero.
Watch the Luke Cage video trailers below:
“In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.
“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city — forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
“Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).”
The Fall season has arrived, and in just a few weeks this FREE Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp Class lead by Harlem HIIT / JTW FIT will be a great opportunity for anyone and everyone to participate and take their first steps to fitness.
Come out on Saturday, October 8th to the Harlem State Office Building Plaza on 125th street at 7th avenue from 10am to 1pm and get your workout on!
Ready for the first Comedy Festival in Harlem? The week long festival celebrating people of color in comedy kicks off this weekend uptown with a stand up showcase, and competition, as well as Improvisation and sketch comedy performers of color in NYC.
There will also be a four documentary film series at Maysle’s Cinema in Harlem, featuring African American contributions to comedy.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – Get tickets.
This Friday, September 16th from 5 PM – 8 PM come out for the first El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival FREE Concert featuring Tito Puente Jr. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.
A FREE concert celebrating the Birthplace of Latin Jazz; Harlem! The 1st Annual Festival brings Hot, live Latin music that will move your hips and feet with hard hittin’ beats!!!
Check out all El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival events here.
The Harlem International Film Festival will be taking place September 14th-18th, with all shows taking place at MIST Harlem (46 West 116th Street New York, NY 10026) Be sure to check out the full line-up of films and get tickets!
The 2016 Harlem International Film Festival Opening Night Tribute to PRINCE and PURPLE RAIN The Purple Party follows – Wear something purple for the giant group photo Wednesday, September 14
Here’s a reminder that the inaugural HARLEM FASHION WEEK kicks off uptown this week at the Museum of the City of New York on 5th avenue and 103rd street. Some tickets are still available for several shows and events.
Harlem Fashion Week will be an explosion of culture that will bridge the Downtown fashion hub to the Uptown vibe for a rich community experience. Our goal is to produce an event that will showcase the fashion industry, provide business education for emerging designers, grow Harlem businesses, create a cultural platform and just have fun!
The inaugural HFW will kick off with an opening night celebration on September 7th and culminate with Runway Shows on September 9th at the historic Museum of the City of New York on 5th avenue and Central Park. The four-day event will be hosted at restaurants, businesses and cultural centers all throughout the Harlem community and looks to attract 5,000 guest including, fashion industry professionals, members of the media, artists, entertainers, buyers and a host of VIPs
A portion of the proceeds from Harlem Fashion Week will be donated to the Junior Scholars Program at the Schomburg Library in Harlem and the Big Goree Project to restore the Slave Museum on Goree Island in Senegal, West Africa.
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem has partnered with NYC Parks and The New York Public Library in launching “inHarlem” site-specific art projects around Harlem.
On view August 25, 2016 to July 25, 2017, inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd presents four site-specific installations in four historic Harlem parks—Morningside, Marcus Garvey, St. Nicholas and Jackie Robinson—and is organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem in partnership with NYC Parks along with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.
The Studio Museum in Harlem invites you to celebrate the opening of inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Remarks at 5:30 p.m.
Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem
Enter on Madison Avenue and 123rd Street
Rain or Shine
Open to All
Honoring the legendary Jazz musician Charlie Parker’s contribution to jazz, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is once again set to entertain audiences at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. This year, the Jazz festival is more of a celebration than ever as it’s around the centennial of the term “jazz,” and what would have been the 100th birthdays of late jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald.
In Marcus Garvey Park on the 26th, audiences can enjoy performances from Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground, the electrifying 11-piece band led by keyboardist Jason Lindner and jazz vocalist Antoinette Montague, accompanied by Jazzmobile friends.
Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet will play jazz infused with influences of African culture, while jazz pianist and gospel musician Cory Henry will wow audiences with his full band sound on the 27th.
Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground
Antoinette Montague and Jazzmobile Friends
DJ Greg Caz
Friday August 26, 2016
7 pm – 9 pm
Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn
Charles Turner 111
Saturday August 27, 2016
3 pm – 7 pm