Jazzmobile – Antonio Hart

July 19, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Antonio Hart has been long recognized as one of the most talented instrumentalist of his generation. In recent years he has been recognized as an important jazz educator. In his 20 years as a professional musician, he has performed and recorded with many jazz greats from Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hargrove, Nancy Wilson, Nat Adderley, and McCoy Tyner to Dave Holland. Hart’s study of Jazz began at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, he studied with Bill Pierce, Andy McGhee and Joe Viola. The three teachers gave him the foundation he needed to develop into a professional musician. Because of the lessons learned at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Hart really thought it was important to have a balance between music and academia, so in his sophomore year, he became a Music Education Major. He made many friends at Berklee, but the most important was Roy Hargrove. They spent three years touring the world and recording Hargrove’s first three records. Hart considers Hargrove to be his brother in life and music. He even used Hargrove on his first recording “For the First Time”.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Hart also worked on a Master’s Degree at Queens College. There he had the opportunity to learn from the great Jimmy Heath and Donald Byrd. Hart felt blessed and honored when Mr. Heath produced his second recording “Don’t You Know I Care.” His 1997 release, ‘Here I Stand’ Impulse records, earned Hart a 1997 Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo’ He has also been in much demand as a guest on over 100 recordings, and seven CDs as a leader. The latest, ‘All we Need’ Chiaroscuro Records. After 12 years at Queens College Hart was promoted to Full Professor. Hart also maintains an extensive performance schedule and continues to conduct workshops and clinics throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He feels very blessed to have the balance of teaching, as well as, traveling around the world. In his off time, he practices martial arts, and listens to other styles of music for inspiration. Hart is constantly trying to honor his many teachers by continuing to study music and teach to the best of his ability.

Cost: FREE

Location
Grant’s Tomb – General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Drive and 122nd Street
New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Ola Fresca

July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

Tropical Latin Salsa – Ola Fresca brings a Latin sound directly from Brooklyn. The band weaves musical bridges connecting Cuban son, salsa, timba, and funk.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Uptown Bounce Series

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.

Rhythm & Power
Explore the cultural fusion that defines New York style salsa with this fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco.

Dates:

July 19, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce! Ashé

July 26, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Hecho en El Barrio

August 2, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Palo Pa’lante

August 9, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: New Rican Soul

 Cost: FREE

Location Details
El Museo del Barrio New York –
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street,  New York NY 10029 US

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing

July 16, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Latin Jazz

Sumbaswing is a Latin Jazz sextet, led by saxophonist Elliot Pineiro. Active in the tri-state area for more than 20 years, Sumbaswing will have you grooving and dancing to its Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz harmonies.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Something Positive

Jul 9, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Afro-Caribbean

This ensemble of international dancers, singers, and musicians perform a mix of Afro-Caribbean traditional and dance music with a blend of poetry, storytelling, and theater.

FREE

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Films @ the Schomburg: 25th Anniversary Screening of JUICE

Jul 7, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Released in 1992, the hip hop-fueled drama Juice stars Omar Epps and presents the acting debut of Tupac Shakur, alongside Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, Khalil Kain, and Samuel L. Jackson. Join us for a screening of this 90s classic and talkback with the film’s director Ernest Dickerson, actor Kahlil Kain (“Raheem”), and surprise guests on the 25th anniversary of the film. Following the film will be a 90s music-themed after party.

Please be advised that this film is rated R (age 17+) for strong language and some violence.

Cost: FREE! For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

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16th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony

Jun 29, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The simple phrase, “Find the good and praise it,” handed down to Dr. Betty Shabazz from her mother, became the cornerstone of a life lived powerfully, honorably, sincerely, and provided a winning formula that moved her through all of life’s challenges. It is because of that that the Schomburg Center and Women In Islam, Inc. are proud to celebrate Dr. Shabazz’s legacy at our annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony, which recognizes women of all backgrounds and faiths who demonstrate unwavering and courageous dedication to helping others. This year’s honoree is Professor Sonia Sanchez, renowned poet, activist, and educator. We are also excited to present the Compass Award to local women who, through their exceptional dedication, mark as well as forge a clear direction for our communities. This year we’re honoring three amazing rising track stars Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard, Sports Illustrated’s 2016 SportsKids!

Cost: FREE! For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

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Talks at the Schomburg: Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity

Jun 27, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The resurgence of zines—self-published limited-distribution works—is stemming the tide of erasure, disrupting publishing, and offering creative spaces for diverse voices within marginalized communities. Remembering zines like FIRE!!, created in 1926 and “devoted to the young negro artist,” author Steven G. Fullwood will join in conversation with contemporary zine creators Devin N. Morris (3 Dot Zine), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Nontsi), Kevin Harry (KHzines), and Jermel Moody (maple:koyo) to elaborate on their zine-making practices and impact on publishing and creativity. The program will also feature a marketplace of zines selected in collaboration with Morris, Moody, and the Schomburg Shop.

FIRE!! contributors included Harlem Renaissance figures Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Aaron Douglas. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgZines

Cost: FREE! Registration via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
RSVP. First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

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KRS-One / DJ Chuck Chillout

SummerStage - KRS-One - DJ Chuck Chillout

June 25, 2017 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

KRS-One, the Teacher showcases his signature lyrical skill & messages that have made him a legend featuring a 4pm pre-show dance workshop with KwikStep.

KRS-One – A recipient of the Living Legend Award by Urban Music and a Lifetime Achievement Award by BET Hip Hop, KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone) is one of the most influential, definitive figures in rap. Born Lawrence Parker in the Bronx, he made his first impressions on the music scene in the 80’s as a charter member of Boogie Down Productions, which he started with DJ Scott La Rock. Their widely successful debut Criminal Minded rang with a powerful, unforgiving sound unlike any heard before, mixing lyrical finesse with imperative messages. By the 90’s, KRS-One was releasing albums under his own name, to much acclaim. His first solo record Return of the Boom Bap contained the track “Sound of da Police,” a catchy, booming anthem. His self-titled follow-up took things further in a political direction, with the song “Free Mumia,” raising heady, probing questions among many in the rap community. He would crank out nine more solo efforts and six collaborative albums before the thunderous Now Hear This dropped in 2015. From early on, he has been a fervent activist, as evidenced by his Stop the Violence project, which he founded and continues to run, and his vocal support of veganism.

DJ Chuck Chillout – Few disc jockeys are as chill as Charles Turner, who adopted the moniker, Chuck Chillout right around the time that a burgeoning new art form known as “hip hop” was developing. He rose to prominence (alongside hip hop initiators Run-D.M.C., Slick Rick and Salt-N-Pepa) as a DJ and producer on NYC’s hit radio station 98.7 KISS FM in the ‘80s. He released a record with emcee Kool Chip named Masters of the Rhythm, an essential hip hop mix, featuring the smash “I’m Large.” Turner would make the transition to ‘on-camera’ as a breakout VJ star on the hugely popular hip hop TV show Video Music Box. In 1995 Chuck became one of the first ever deejays to play hip hop in Japan, which led to a surge in popularity of the art form in that country. On hip hop, Chillout quipped “Japanese people were totally into the culture.” After many years spinning around the globe, with performances at the Essence Music Festival and beyond, DJ Chuck circled back to his origins in 2009 and rejoined the thriving KISS FM team.

Cost: FREE

Coffey Park

85 Richards Street at Verona St. btwn Richards St. and Dwight St.
Brooklyn NY 11231

Website/More Info: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/krs-one-dj-chuck-chillout/