Category: ARTS & CULTURE

Figure Skating in Harlem Annual Ice Show

Figure Skating in Harlem Annual Ice Show

Each year family and friends of Figure Skating in Harlem students turn out to cheer on the girls in their culminating event, the Annual Ice Show. Each show is designed around a musical theme and students have the opportunity to perform in colorful costumes to proudly demonstrate their newly acquired skills. This year, the students [...]

March 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Ed Gordon Returns to BET News

Ed Gordon Returns to BET News

Award-winning broadcast journalist Ed Gordon will make his return to BET Networks’ news division. Gordon, a well seasoned anchor, reporter, interviewer, radio host and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster will join the network for a variety of news programs and specials. Gordon’s return bolsters the news division’s roaster which includes correspondents Jeff Johnson, Andre Showell and April [...]

March 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Film: 500 Year Resistance

Film: 500 Year Resistance

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March 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Book of Grace at The Public Theatre

Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Book of Grace at The Public Theatre

Treasured for her groundbreaking poetic and inventive language, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) has drawn a family portrait shattered by issues of rage, revenge, power and betrayal. When a young man returns home to South Texas to confront his father, everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival. At once fiercely intimate and [...]

March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  March 1, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — March 1, 2010

[Mar 3] ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz First Wednesday of Every Month 9:30pm> $8 w/ flyer, $12 w/out ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hiphop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is [...]

March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Film: Up With Me by Students from The East Harlem Tutorial Program in El Barrio

Film: Up With Me by Students from The East Harlem Tutorial Program in El Barrio

Doc Watchers will present a special non-documentary presentation of Up With Me directed by Greg Takoudes. After winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Francisco must struggle to maintain his relationships with his girlfriend, Erika, who fears he will no longer be the boy from El Barrio she loves, and best friend Brandon, who [...]

February 28, 2010 | 0 Comments More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  February 25, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — February 25, 2010

[Feb 24] Neighbors at The Public Theatre Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly [...]

February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Public Theatre

Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Public Theatre

Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race marks the [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Parent Advocates Come Together at the Center for Law and Social Justice

Parent Advocates Come Together at the Center for Law and Social Justice

The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College/CUNY Conducts Parent Workshops EVERY THURSDAY To Help Parents Better Advocate for Their Children’s Education ***** The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College/CUNY (CLSJ) is conducting a series of workshops for parents. The workshops, which started in January, are designed to [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center

African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center

The African Burial Ground National Monument’s new Visitor Center will open to the public Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The normal operating hours thereafter will be Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., except for federal holidays. The Visitor Center [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Jazz88.3 FM WBGO Radio once again broadcasts the landmark series it helped produce and first premiered in January of 2004. The series airs on consecutive nights at 8pm through Saturday March 6th. The fact that Executive Producer/Director Eric V. Tait, Jr. is also celebrating his 40th anniversary as a broadcast journalist and documentarian makes re-broadcasting [...]

February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Black History Month Celebration with Comptroller John Liu, 100 Black Women, Urban League, 100 Black Men and Others

Black History Month Celebration with Comptroller John Liu, 100 Black Women, Urban League, 100 Black Men and Others

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will co-host an African American History Month Celebration tomorrow evening, February 23, 2010 with the Federation of African American Civil Service Organizations, Inc., the NAACP New York State Conference, New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, New York Urban League, and One Hundred Black Men. Comptroller Liu [...]

February 22, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David A. Paterson will formally announce his campaign for Governor with a series of events across the State. ****** Saturday, February 20 9:30am: Campaign Kick-Off Event Hofstra University Student Center, Hempstead 3:30pm: Upstate Kick-Off Event Laborers Local 435 20 4th Street, Rochester ***** Sunday, February 21 9:30am: Meet and greet with Supporters Christie’s Restaurant [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

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February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Three Kings Mardi Gras Soiree

Three Kings Mardi Gras Soiree

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February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events [Feb 18] American girl, World Citizen: A Musical Journey of Nina Simone http://ning.it/bWi5e5 [Feb 18] Fat Bitch with Erica Watson http://ow.ly/16AYdr [Feb 19] Soul legend Davina live in Harlem 4 Girl of My Dreams II http://ning.it/cyT2tP [Feb 20] FINANCIAL LITERACY IN HARLEM http://ning.it/bvQ0rw [Feb 21] NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN http://ning.it/b79C7G [Feb 22] FREE EVENT [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Gwen Ifill, William Baker, Michele Norris The 2008 Presidential campaign and the landmark election of Barack Obama forever changed the discussion of race in America.  From Senator Reid’s recent controversial remarks to former Governor Blagojevich saying he is “blacker than Barack Obama,” the conversation of race in politics remains at the forefront of American consciousness.  [...]

February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

“An Open Mic for Business” for Women of Pan-African Heritage (African, African-American, Caribbean, and Latino Ethnicity) Gentleman Are Welcomed (Yes, men do attend) and Encouraged to Learn with Us, Enjoy Breakfast, and Network with Smart, Independent Women Who Can Help Increase Your Profits** Saturday, February 20, 2010 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking 10 a.m. [...]

February 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More