Souls Gospel Concert – Worship, Word & Winning!

Souls Gospel Concert - Mt Olivet Baptist Church - May 5 2017.png

May 5th, 2017 | 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Worship, Word & Winning! The Souls Gospel Concert will feature: Marlon Henry & Minister Douglas; The Drumma Squad Band; Judith Gayle; Jabez; Men Of Worship; Steven Kirby; MC Rev. Lazree Davis; and Mt. Olivet’s, Voices of Praise.

Lunch Sale! Dine In or Take Out! Lunch served starting at 11:30am.

Cost: $25. To purchase tickets until May 4th, please call Kevine Johnson at  847.863.1005 or Anthony Nelson at 917.783.6968; $30 at the door (day of the concert).

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

201 Lenox Avenue at 120th Street

New York, NY 10027


Cinco de Mayo: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Performance

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.jpg

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for a special family performance with interactive narration in celebration of the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage presented by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Listen to traditional Mexican music while you decorate your own New York-inspired picado banner to take home with you. Enjoy a taste of Mexican cuisine with a free snack!

The performance will take place promptly from 3:00-4:00pm
Registration suggested, though not required.

Cost: Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include sa snack. Programs are designed for adults and children to complete the activities together.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212.534.1672

More Info:

Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio Plus in Truth To Power

Onaje Allen Gumbs in Truth To Power - Aaron Davis Hall - April 28 2017.png

April 28, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio Plus in Truth To Power with special guest artists, Abiodun Oyewele (of The Last Poets) and Mem Nahadr, poet, vocalist and musician.

Harlem born pianist, Onaje Allan Gumbs started playing piano at the early age of 7. In his professional career Onaje spent 2 years as as pianist,composer and arranger in the band led by the great trumpeter Woody Shaw. As a producer/arranger/pianist Onaje has worked with Bill Cobham, Kevin Eubanks,Will Downing, Gwen Guthrie, Angela Bofill, Cassandra Wilson and Phyllis Hyman to name a few as well as many others artist and musicians in Jazz and R&B music.
Onaje Allan Gumbs was also nominated for a NAACP Image Award.

Also featuring:

Vince Ector, Drums
Marcus McLaurine, Bass
Gary Fritz, Percussions
V. Jeffery Smith, Sax & Guitar
Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, vocalist
LaQuantumLeap, Poet

Aaron Davis Hall

138 Convent Avenue at 137th Street

New York, NY 10031

Website/More Info:

Recording New York: Sound, Place, and Civic Identity

Recording NY - MCNY April 25 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join Ben Serby as he explores the themes of place, memory, and civic commitment in the work of the self-taught, Manhattan-based folklorist Tony Schwartz (1923-2008). Listen to Schwartz’s vibrant sound portraits of New York from the 1950s and ’60s, such as New York 19 and Music in the Streets, and hear about his efforts to teach the city’s youth to document and care for their

Learn how young people can become stakeholders and participants in their communities both by listening to historical sound recordings and by making new recordings of their own. Participants will leave with new ideas about how sounds can inspire students to explore their surroundings and examine the ways in which the past has shaped the world that they inhabit.

This discussion is part of the series Activism Under the Lens: Educator Evenings at the Museum of the City of New York. The events are geared towards educators but open to all with interest in the topics.

Educators will learn about sources in the exhibitions Activist New York and New York at Its Core available to support their students’ learning in the Museum and online. Participants will leave with
resources for the classroom and a letter of attendance for 1.5 hours of professional development.

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: FREE

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 21.534.1672

More Info:

“I Remember Harlem”

I Remember Harlem - Film at MCNY - April 23 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 1:00pm – 5:20pm

Though arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands out: I Remember Harlem (240 minutes,1981, 16mm film), directed and produced by legendary filmmaker William Miles. Miles’ epic lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a living, breathing neighborhood and as the cultural hub of African-American life.

Richard Adams, Director of Photography, I Remember Harlem
Juanita Howard, Producer, I Remember Harlem
Michael Henry Adams, Harlem historian
John Reddick, The New York Preservation Archive Project

The film will be screened in two parts, from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 3:20 pm to 5:20 pm, with a 20-minute intermission from 3 pm to 3:20 pm.  

Includes Museum admission and beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

Smile, It’s Your Close Up, our nonfiction film series co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.

Attention Members: To receive your discount, click on the “Buy Tickets” button when online then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at or 917-492-3395.

Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID), $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center members.

Museum of City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212.534.1672

More Info:  

New York Meets Havana

New York Meets Havana - MCNY - April 28 2017.jpg

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:00pm – 12:00am

Synonymous with mojitos, sultry nightclubs, and classic cars, Cuba, the Caribbean’s largest island, is enjoying a new moment in the sun thanks to a relaxing of U.S. relations. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York (opens June 13), discover how Cuba’s love of music and dance has mixed and melded with Puerto-Rican and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to create a sizzling cultural fusion unique to New York City.

Event Timeline:
8 pm to 10 pm – Renowned DJ Christian Martir of Sociedad Records and DJ Nego will spin salsa and Latin disco and legendary Santiago de Cuba instructor Danys ‘La Mora’ Perez will give an all-levels dance lesson. Ruedame will perform a traditional rueda casino and Havana native Carlos Mateu will share Cuban social dances.

10 pm to 11 pm – Los Hacheros, an NYC-based band that revives fiery folkloric styles punctuated by the Cuban clave, will perform live.

11 pm to 12 am – DJ Christian Martir and DJ Nego will end the night spinning salsa and Latin disco.

Throughout the Night – Havana-born visual artist, Bernardo Navarro Tomas and Carlos Mateu will have pop-up art installations on view. The Museum’s landmark New York at Its Core exhibition will also be open for late viewing and Havana-inspired drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

This event is co-sponsored by El Museo del Barrio, Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, and New York International Salsa Congress.

This is the first event in our Metro Mashups series of Friday-night house parties that celebrate the cultures that shape New York’s distinctive nightlife and feature live music, dancing, and food and drinks inspired by other global metropolises.

Cost: $20 General Admission, $15 for Museum Members; $25 at the door; $20 at the door for Members.

Museum of City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Street

New York, NY 10029

More Info:

Carnegie Hall presents a Neighborhood Concert: Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner


Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner.jpg

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Vocalist, Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner team up for an evening of swinging song. Salvant is the winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and has been called “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times). New Orleans–born Fortner has made his mark studying and performing with The Marsalis Family, Donald Harrison, Roy Hargrove, and David Liebman, among other jazz luminaries.

Performers: Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner

Cost: Free

Contact: Carnegie Hall
Phone: 212-903-9600

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

NYC Tots: Spring Class Series

NYC Tots - Spring Class Series - April 13 2017.jpg

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Register for seven classes that focus on exploration and discovery of the city through song, play, and hands-on experiences. Learn to look with guided gallery tours of the groundbreaking exhibition New York at Its Core. Work on special art projects inspired by the city.

Classes run on Thursdays from 10:00 am–12:00 pm on April 13, 20, and 27, and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Toddler programs are geared to families with children ages 2–4 years old and include a snack. Siblings ages 1 month to 4 years old are welcome. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Cost: FREE. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This special program is offered free of charge for up to 15 families who can commit to series dates.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212.534.1672
More Info:

Rewind: “Best of” Film Series

April 17, 2017 to April 20, 2017 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm


As part of the Schomburg’s rich history of collecting and preserves cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers.  (Pictured: Fredi Washington and Louise Beavers in a scene from the motion picture Imitation of Life, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division).

Cost: FREE. First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house.

Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Phone: 917-275-6975

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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


Bruce Edwards Trio – Safe House Jazz Parlor

April 6, 2017 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

This 2-hour intimate experience provides a haven where music lovers can relax and engage with musicians while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert. This exceptional evening runs the 1st Thursday of every month with different musicians performing at various homes in Harlem.

 Guitarist/Composer Bruce Edwards was a member of Sun Ra’s Arkestra from 1984-1992, traveling all over the planet and appearing on recordings such as “Sun Ra Sextet Live at the Village Vanguard”, “Destination Unknown”, “A Night in East Berlin” and more. In addition, Bruce has performed/recorded with artists such as James Carter (CD: At the Crossroads) Charles Tolliver, and GE Smith and Lenny Pickett of the Saturday Night Live Band to name just a few. Called “a Master of his instrument” by John Kelman of All About Jazz, for the past several years Bruce has focused on composing and producing music for films and TV, winning a Telly Award for his original music and sound design in 2006, as well as teaching guitar for Jazzmobile, The New School, and privately.

Bruce Edwards – guitar

George Delancey – bass

Reggie Nicholson – drums



Live Jazz Concert

Hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert

House doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The event starts at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: $60