inHarlem: Kevin Beasley Morningside Park

iinharlem_exhibit_-_kevin_beasley_nHarlem: Artist, Kevin Beasley features Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green?, and transforms a section of Morningside Park into a stage. Beasley installed a trio of large-scale sculptures he refers to as “acoustic mirrors,” incorporating his signature found materials. Each sculpture features one of the colors of the African-American flag in the form of found red, black, or green T-shirts cast in resin. The acoustic mirrors enable a variety of planned performances and encourage impromptu use by members of the Harlem community. Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green? reflects the artist’s complementary interests in sculpture, sound and community-building, and will create a unique space for both contemplation and conversation.

inHarlem: Kevin Beasley’s “Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green?” sculpture is located in Morningside Park. The closest entrance is at 113th Street and Morningside Drive.

Cost: Free

Contact: The Studio Museum in Harlem
Phone: 212-864-4500 x228

Location Details
Morningside Park
70-74 Morningside Drive at 113th Street
New York NY 10027 US

This exhibit will be in the park until July 25, 2017

inHarlem: Rudy Shepherd at Jackie Robinson Park

rudy-shepherd-at-jackie-robinson-parkinHarlem: Rudy Shepherd brings to Jackie Robinson Park the most recent of the artist’s series of sculptures created to dispel people’s feelings of racial prejudice, violence or ordinary disdain by opening them to more compassionate aspects of their personalities. Created from wood, metal and colored concrete at larger-than-human scale, Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber will be inaugurated with a ceremony featuring the artist and musical collaborators Brian Alfred, Elia Einhorn and Christof Knoche. Both the performance and the sculpture are intended to generate positive energy and dialogue in a rapidly changing neighborhood. Enter Jackie Robinson Park through the 148th Street and Bradhurst Avenue entrance to find inHarlem: Rudy Shepherd.

Cost: Free

Jackie Robinson Park
319 West 145th Street
New York NY 10039 US

This exhibit will be in the park until July 25, 2017

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra: West Side Story Revisited – A 60th Anniversary Tribute

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra: West Side Story Revisited – A 60th Anniversary Tribute

February 24, 2017 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Bobby Sanabria, Music Director West Side Story Revisited, A 60th Anniversary Tribute.   A new Latin jazz treatment of this timeless masterwork that premiered on Broadway in 1957, redefining American musical theatre. Performed in Neidorff-Karpati Hall.

Cost: This event is FREE to the public, No tickets required

Contact: Manhattan School of Music More Info: http://mastercalendar.msmnyc.edu/MasterCalendar.aspx

Location Details Manhattan School of Music

120 Claremont Avenue at 122nd St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027 US

SAY IT LOUD! – Festival Party

February 24, 2017 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

say-it-loudTomorrow Will Still Be Ours: Conversations On A Changing America…. This event concludes the month-long Festival of Visionary Ideas,  Activism & Arts.

Performance by Vernon Reid, guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader and Shrine for the Black Madonna.

Special Guests: DJ Rimarkable, MCs Helga Davis & Alzo Slade

Cost: FREE

Contact: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Phone: 212-627-5258

More Info: https://gavinbrown.biz/

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street

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Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2017 Edition

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm

wikipedia_edit-a-thon_-_feb_25_2017The Schomburg Center, working with the AfroCROWD initiative, is proud to host “Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,” our third year initiative in which we invite members of the community and general public to contribute to content related to black history on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. For the first time, via video satellite, we’ll be able to unite with Wikipedia editors in Africa who will edit alongside us.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, written collaboratively by the people who use it (crowdsourced). At this event, you will learn how Wikipedia works and how to add content to it. Take advantage of the rich resouces of the Schomburg library to write and edit entries on black history and culture. Volunteer Wikipedians, the experts, will also be on hand to provide support and instruction on working in Wikipedia.

The Wikipedia training and Edit-a-thon will be held in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division on the C-level (lower level) of the Schomburg Center. Stay for the entire afternoon or drop in any time between 12pm and 5pm.

Bring your own laptop, if possible. Laptops will also be available to check out with your NYPL library card.

Advanced wiki editing skills not required.  Passion for black history and culture is highly recommended!

If you’re new to Wikipedia, check out the Beginner’s guide to Wikipedia and make sure to create an account before Feb. 25th so you can get started right away.

A reception will follow the event at 5:00 pm.

Cost: FREE. Register at SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com to RSVP.  FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure full attendance. All registered spots are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.  Guests, please note no food or drinks are allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street

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What Will Be Different for Environmental Activism?

February 22, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

say-it-loudWhat Will Be Different For Environmental Activism?”
A discussion with Beth Ackerman, Phil Aroneanu, Tanya Fields, and Elizabeth Yeampierre. Moderated by Peggy M. Shephard.

Performance by Razia Said.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Phone: 212-627-5258

More Info: https://gavinbrown.biz/

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise – A Contemporary Art Gallery
429 West 127th Street btwn Amsterdam and Convent Avenues
New York NY 10027 US

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Between the Lines: Model Behavior with Pat Cleveland and Bethann Hardison

February 27, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

mulesInspired by Pat Cleveland’s memoir, Walking with The Muses, this program celebrates the audacity of fashion trailblazers Cleveland and Bethann Hardison, while exploring paths taken by black models, designers, and industry insiders to render visible diverse aesthetics found in communities of color around the world. They paved the way for a new generation of black slayage on and off the runway. Presented in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology and their latest exhibition, “Black Fashion Designers.”  Watch on livestream@SchomburgCenter #ModelBehavior

COST: FREE.  Please pre-register 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. Guests: Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center. 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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

https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/02/27/model-behavior-pat-cleveland-and-bethann-hardison

The Schomburg Center and THIRTEEN Present: American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

February 16, 2017 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

maya_angelouNearly three years after Dr. Maya Angelou’s death sent the entire world into mourning, the Schomburg Center and THIRTEEN are proud to present a special preview of the new PBS documentary that offers an unprecedented look at the iconic singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer’s life and career. American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise sheds light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.

From her upbringing in the Depression-era South and her early performing career (1957’s Miss Calypso album and Calypso Heat Wave film, Jean Genet’s 1961 play The Blacks) to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana and her many writing successes, including her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack reveal hidden facets of Dr. Angelou’s life during some of America’s most defining moments. American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise also features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, her friends and family, including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, Louis Gossett, Jr., John Singleton, Diahann Carroll, Valerie Simpson, Random House editor Bob Loomis and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Angelou, her legacy, and the importance of black archival collections during Black History Month at the Schomburg Center. 

Cost: FREE. Please, Register via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.comRSVP

First come, first seated. Note, 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
Phone: 917-275-6975

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street

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Between the Lines: Adrian Miller at The Schomburg Center

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

adrian_millerJoin us for a conversation featuring Adrian Miller, author of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas, a delightful, fascinating, and entertaining work uncovering anecdotes, recipes, and littleknown insights about the lives of both black presidential chefs and the presidents they served. @SchomburgCenter #POTUSKitchenCabinet

A book signing will follow the discussion.

COST: FREE.  Please pre-register 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. Guests: Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.  


More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/02/23/between-lines-adrian-miller

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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

 

Bale Folclorico da Bahia-Professional Folk Dance Company from Brazil

Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

bale_folclorico_da_bahia_Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil, was formed in 1988 by Walson Botelho and Ninho Reis. Based in Salvador in the northern state of Bahia, and under the leadership of artistic director José Carlos Arandiba, the 32-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs a repertory that originates from Bahian folkloric dances of African origin and includes slave dances, capoeira, samba, and those that celebrate Carnival. The company highlights the region’s culture within a contemporary theatrical vision. Balé Folclórico da Bahia made its European debut in 1992 when it participated in Berlin’s Alexander Platz International Festival and drew an audience of 50,000. Its US debut tour was in 1995—96 and it has since performed in 88 US cities, earning rave reviews and playing to sold-out houses.

Cost: Tickets: $40, $35, $25; Children 12 & under $10 any seat.

Contact: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Email: lehmancenterPAC@gmail.com Phone: 718-960-8833

More Info: http://lehmancenter.org/events/bale-folclorico-da-bahia/

Location: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx New York 10468