Tag: African-American

Harlem Week “Summer in the City” this Saturday, August 19

It’s always one of the best days to celebrate during HarlemWeek, so come out this Saturday, August 19th and enjoy all of the “Summer in the City” events on this glorious day uptown! 135th street from St. Nicholas Avenue to

Skating with the Stars Gala for “Figure Skating in Harlem”

The Skating with the Stars Gala is set to celebrate “Figure Skating in Harlem” with an annual benefit that will bring out some of the world’s greatest ice skaters as well as celebrities, corporate and community leaders this Monday, April

Help Preserve Colorful Murals On Security Gates

Steps are being taken to preserve the work of local artist Franco Gaskin, whose best-known work appears on security gates in Harlem. Franco Gaskin (aka “Franco the Great”) painted hundreds of murals on roll down security gates.  He started in

Kick-Off Black History Month Right with this excellent short Schomburg Center Video!

Learn about black history month in this fantastic video. And check out this wonderful resource (and others) available from Amazon.com. Array

Third Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show coming to Riverside Church

Riverside Church in Harlem is set to host the Third Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show, where art works by emerging and established artists from around the world will be on display. Described as the premiere showcase for modern and contemporary

Life Upon These Shores

Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 chronicles the African American contribution to America, beginning with the first Africans to reach these shores—thirty Africans, as part of Vasco Núñez de Balboa’s “expedition, which “discovered” the Pacific Ocean in 1513—and

Romare Bearden Honored on ArtCrawl Harlem Summer Trolley Tour

Celebrating the Centennial of artist Romare Bearden’s birth, ArtCrawl Harlemand the Romare Bearden Foundation have teamed up to present a six-gallery guided trolley tour which will highlight works that reflect African-American life, as created by the legendary artist while he lived