Randy Weston – Viewing & Homegoing Service (Funeral Service)

September 10, 2018 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Randy Weston’s presence and teaching will be forever remembered! Brooklyn’s jazz community will ensure his spirit lives on, as we pay tribute to his life in the years to come.

Randy Weston was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 6, 1926, to a Panamanian father and a mother originally from Virginia. Unlike many African Americans of his generation who acknowledged little connection between themselves and the mother continent, Weston proudly proclaimed himself an African from an early age, thanks largely to the influence of his father, Frank Edward Weston.

After contributing seven decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary.

Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. “Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk, as well as the richest most inventive beat,” states jazz critic Stanley Crouch, “but his art is more than projection and time; it’s the result of a studious and inspired intelligence…an intelligence that is creating a fresh synthesis of African elements with jazz technique.”

VIEWING: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
SERVICE: 4:00 -7:00 pm

Cost: FREE

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York NY 10025

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The Studio Museum In Harlem To Break Ground In Late Fall 2018 For Its New Home

Studio Museum In Harlem to Break Ground Late Fall 2018

Museum Unveils Design for 82,000-Square-Foot Building and Announces $175 Million Capital Campaign, as It Looks Ahead to Its 50th Anniversary

NEW YORK, NY, September 26, 2017—Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Raymond J. McGuire, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, today announced that the historic groundbreaking for the Museum’s new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, will take place during the 50th anniversary year of 2018. The completion of design development and the success of the quiet phase of the fundraising effort now make it possible to envision a late fall 2018 start for construction of this new home for the Studio Museum, the premier center for contemporary artists of African descent, the principal visual art institution in Harlem, and a magnet for visitors from around the world.

With plans for the building having received a warm welcome from the community and enthusiasm and support from New York City officials, the Studio Museum today unveiled the design and made public a capital campaign led by the Board of Trustees, with a goal of $175 million to meet hard and soft construction costs, provide an operating and capital reserve, and build endowment. A range of education and community programs inaugurated as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary will ensure that the Studio Museum remains a vital presence in Harlem and throughout the art world during the construction period.

Hours and Admission:
The Studio Museum is open Thursday and Friday, noon–9pm; Saturday, 10am–6pm; and Sunday, noon–6pm. The museum is closed to the public but available for school and group tours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Museum admission is by suggested donation: $7 for adults, $3 for students (with valid ID) and seniors. Free for children 12 and under. Sundays are free at the Studio Museum, thanks to generous support from Target. For more information visit studiomuseum.org.


Brown Butterfly

Brown Butterfly 021515-page-2TimeTHREE ON 3 PRESENTS Craig Harris’ tribute to Muhammad Ali with the music from the award-winning multimedia work, BROWN BUTTERFLY. Featuring Craig Harris (trombone), Jay Rodriguez (reeds), Franz Hackl (trumpet), Adam Klipple (keyboard), and Kahlil Kwame Bell (drums). Based on the legacy and exquisite physical gestures of Muhammad Ali, trombonist Craig Harris celebrates the essence and spirit of Ali through a contemporary musical composition that transposes the boxer’s physical language into a rich, vibrant, notated score. Rhythms shadow Ali’s footwork, melodies sing the song of his jab, and harmonies display the power of his combinations.

“Mr. Harris is known for his precise and sensitive melding of musical styles. His score is a robust wonder, a rainbow of world music, jazz, blues and popular period music.”          Jennifer Dunning, New York Times 

This is going to be epic!

Mt. Morris Acsension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West
New York, NY 10027

February 15, 2015

Time: 3PM

U.S. Census Bureau to Hire in the Boroughs (NYC):

This fall the U.S. Census Bureau will hire over 500 temporary Field Representatives to conduct the New York City Housing & Vacancy Survey (NYC-HVS). This survey is conducted every three years to comply with the City’s rent regulation laws. The Census Bureau has conducted the survey for the City since 1965. Applicants who wish to take the Census test for the NYC-HVS must reside within Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan or the Bronx. The pay rate for Field Representatives in these areas is $16.92 per hour. Employment will last about four to six months. To learn more about job requirements and qualifications call us toll free at 1-800-991-2520 (Select option 2 for recruiting) or send an e-mail with your complete address and phone number to: new.york.recruit@census.gov.

Harlem Travel Guide iPhone and iPad App

For years people have come to Harlem, primarily on tour buses.  They get off the bus to hear gospel music at a church, but usually leave before the worship service ends, and have a meal.

Harlem is the third most visited tourist destination in New York City.  Yet most visitors have no idea what there is to see or what to expect.  Unbeknownst to many visitors, Harlem has three distinct areas: Central Harlem, where African Americans first settled in the early 1990s; East Harlem or El Barrio, which is home to Latinos, with Puerto Ricans first migrating to the enclave after WWI; and West Harlem, which includes a diverse population of African Americans, West Indians, Latinos, and whites.  As a bonus we included Washington Heights’ home to Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house.  We want people’s feet to hit the ground to explore Harlem’s rich history, which is unparalleled by any other New York City neighborhood.  Its ethnic diversity makes it a fascinating place to visit and this app will help visitors and residents alike navigate its nooks and crannies.


  • More than 360 entries with over 2000 photographs
  • This visually rich app consists of detailed New York City visitor’s information from visitor centers, tourist websites, weather, news, holidays, sales tax, smoking rules, tipping and transportation to and from airports and in the city
  • Detailed descriptions which include uncommonly known cultural and historical facts, websites, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, menus and hyperlinks that link entries and lead to websites for additional historical and factual information.
  • Entries sorted by name, category, distance, price, and neighborhood
  • Once click to websites, phones, online ordering, online reservations, current menus and more
  • Live calendar
  • Ability to share user comments and mark and save favorites
  • Ask the authors questions through in-app comments to get personalized feedback at your finger tips
  • YouTube videos
  • GPS enabled Google maps with walking, driving and mass transit directions
  • Access offline content anytime
  • Free upgrades for life

What’s inside

  • Nightlife and entertainment from jazz, Latin salsa, opera to classical music;
  • Theatre, dance, spoken word and more;
  • Restaurants featuring soul food to French cuisine and everything in between;
  • Unique ethnic retail shops;
  • Museums that celebrate various cultures;
  • Fine art galleries;
  • Majestic churches and gospel music;
  • Amazing landmarks;
  • Parks and free recreational activities;
  • Guest accommodations;
  • Free internet access and Wi-fi locations;
  • Authentic tours ofHarlem;
  • Annual events and festivals;
  • Sales & Deals

About the Authors

The authors are both homeowners and long-time residents of Harlem. Carolyn D. Johnson operates a tour company, a visitor’s center, and a website that provides information about Harlem under the umbrella of Welcome to HarlemValerie Jo Bradley operates a PR and special events planning firm and is proprietor of a small guest house inHarlem. In addition to collaborating with other Harlem-based tour companies to develop unique tours of Harlem, she has trainedHarlem residents to conduct tours in their neighborhoods.

Download the free Sutro World @ www.sutromedia.com/world and purchase the Harlem Travel Guide today for $2.99!

Follow Welcome to Harlem on:

Website www.welcometoharlem.com
Trip Advisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d1977036-Reviews-Welcome_to_Harlem-New_York_City_New_York.html

We’ve got it! The definitive bible for all things Harlem!


Whether you live in New York or are visiting the Big Apple, let yourself be surprised by the new Harlem—a place rich in history, culture, and the arts; global cuisine, and elegant accommodations.

Presenting the definitive guide to one of New York City’s most fascinating and unsung places—the new Harlem. From West Harlem to Central Harlem to East Harlem, the Harlem Travel Guide is your ticket to all things cultural, historical, entertaining, and delicious. With a rich 350-year history, Harlem has been host to some of the most creative, influential, and captivating people of our times, and its ethnic diversity and wealth of talent make Harlem an experience not to be missed.

In the Harlem Travel Guide, you’ll discover where to find:

  • the most elegant boutique accommodations
  • fine-dining establishments that offer outstanding international cuisine
  • museums and art galleries that feature important exhibitions of works by African, African-American, African-Caribbean and Latin artists
  • performance halls that provide the finest in theater, opera, and dance cultural institutions that offer a wide range of multimedia happenings
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century architectural treasures
  • a wealth of landmark historical sites
  • music venues and nightclubs that run the gamut from classical strains to R&B to soul, hip-hop to gospel, world-class jazz to hot Latin beats
  • uncommonly known cultural and historical facts
  • full-color maps of each distinctive area & a listing of exciting annual events
  • useful tips of how to meet all of your travel needs


Whether you’re a resident or are visiting the Big Apple for the first time, isn’t it time you discovered New York’s most fascinating destination?

The definitive bible for all things Harlem!

Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing: The Apollo Theater

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American
Entertainment traces the evolution of the Apollo from its origins as a
segregated burlesque hall to its staring role at the epicenter of African
American entertainment and American popular culture.  Nearly all forms of
entertainment comedy, dance, swing, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, hip hop, and
more were welcomed on the Apollo stage.  Serving as a place where African
American performers could start and advance their careers, the Apollo helped
to launch the careers of some of the best-known names in
entertainment dancers Charles  Cholly  Atkins, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Bill
Bojangles  Robinson; band leaders Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington;
comedians Redd Foxx and Jackie  Moms  Mabley; and musicians ranging from
Louis Armstrong, James Brown, and Lionel Hampton to Billie Holiday, Aretha
Franklin, and the Jackson Five.

A richly illustrated companion book, with a foreword by Motown singer,
songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson, features historic photographs and
essays by more than 20 historians, musicologists, and critics.

Ain t Nothing Like the Real Thing was organized by the National Museum of
African American History and Culture in collaboration with the Apollo
Theater Foundation on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Harlem s
Apollo Theater.  The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of the City of
New York from February 8 through May 1, 2011.

The exhibition s national tour is made possible by a generous grant from
Time Warner Inc. Additional funding was provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The
exhibition s national tour is organized by the Smithsonian Institution
Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Event Title: How the Apollo Theater Shaped Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
Type: Exhibition
Date: Recurs weekly from 2/8/11 until 5/1/11
Directions: Directions
By bus: M1, M3, M4 or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway: #6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to Central Park North (110th Street), walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.
Ramp access is available at the 104th Street entrance.

East Harlem Revisited as told by Christopher Bell

For nearly a decade, East Harlem author Christopher Bell has been
documenting the history of the East Harlem community. Join him as he
discusses the photographs and oral histories he has collected for a revision
of East Harlem Revisited (Arcadia, 2010), a fresh look at this historic
neighborhood through rare photographic images.  Photographs taken from
rooftops, at family gatherings, and of sports and other events celebrate a
bygone era and the neighborhood’s diversity.  Photographs of the
neighborhood’s tenements and public housing depict East Harlem’s changing
landscape, while images of famous residents celebrate the many talented
individuals who have called East Harlem home.

FREE with Museum admission!

Event Title: East Harlem Revisited Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
Type: Book Talk and Signing
Date: 1/16/11
Time: Starts at 2:00PM EST, ends at 4:00PM EST
Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4 or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway: #6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to Central Park North (110th Street), walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.

Manhattan Country School Leads their Annual MLK Jr. March honoring Civil Rights Issues



Monday, January 17th, 2011


Starting Point: Strawberry Fields, 72nd Street & Central Park West, New
York, NY

Ending Point: Manhattan Country School, 7 East 96th Street, New York, NY

Manhattan Country School is an independent school founded upon the beliefs
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annually the 8th grade leads a march in honor
of the legacy of Dr. King and the nonviolent protests of the Civil Rights
Movement. This year we have chosen to honor him by focusing on civil rights
issues in the 21st century. The important civil rights issues we will
address as part of the march include education, sustainability, post-9/11
civil rights, hate crimes, animal rights and LGBTQ discrimination. In
preparing for this march, we have focused on our dreams for equality and
civil rights in the 21st century.


This year’s march consists of eight stops. We will begin outside of
Strawberry Fields in Central Park, traveling uptown through the park,
stopping at locations in Harlem and then circling back to finish at
Manhattan Country School. Stops on our route include: The Harlem Children’s
Zone’s Promise Academy, Fredrick Douglas Circle and The 96th Street Islamic
Cultural Center. Each student has chosen a topic that they are interested
in, a topic they want to learn more and spread awareness about. Every 8th
grader composes a speech about their chosen topic. At each stop, 2-4
students will share these speeches.


The speeches relate both to their topic of choice and their location, making
connections between the struggle for civil rights both yesterday and today.


In 1963, Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He expressed his
hopes for the future, hopes for racial equality. In that speech he told the
world that “1963 was not the end, but the beginning” of a movement to end
injustice and oppression. 2011 is not the end either. The 8th grade of
Manhattan Country School has decided to follow in the footsteps of MLK and
continue that dream, address the fundamental civil rights issues of the 21st
century. We have another dream and hope you will march with us in support of
the many important civil rights issues facing our world today.


Contact: Tom Grattan, Maiya Jackson or Corris LittleManhattan Country School: 7 East 96th Street, New York, NY, 10128Phone: 212-348-0952, Fax: 212-248-1612
Email: tgrattan@manhattancountryschool.org mjackson@manhattancountryschool.org clittle@manhattancountryschool.org

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