Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: NPR Music’s Turnin The Tables Live

August 1, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Last summer, NPR Music and Lincoln Center radically changed how we talk about the history of popular music with the publication of the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women list and a live show at Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating those albums. This marked the beginning of the Turning the Tables project, a challenge to think bigger about music’s past, present, and future by highlighting voices often relegated to its margins. This year, NPR’s Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition shifts focus toward a new generation of artists claiming center stage. To celebrate, we present a night of music and conversation with Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen; visionary Chicago R&B artist and poet Jamila Woods; Americana supergroup I’m With Her; and more.

Music and conversation with:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jamila Woods
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan)
and others to be announced
Moderated by Ann Powers

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023

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44th Annual Harlem Week – 2018 Theme: Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present and Future

July 29, 2018 – August 25, 2018

HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, more days were added to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.

Celebrating its 44th year in 2018, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the neighborhoods assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.

Schedule and location vary each day. Please check the website for each day’s events.

Cost: Free
Various locations
New York NY

https://harlemweek.com/schedule

Women In The Black – Annual Women’s Business Conference: Who’s The Boss

Whos The Boss - June 9 2018

June 9, 2018 | 8:00am – 8:00pm

The all-day women’s business conference is free and open to the public. Additionally, admission to various segments of the conference are available for individual fee or a package rate. There’s the Honorees Breakfast, Conference Kickoff, The Ultimate Pitch, Keynote Speaker, The Celebration Circle and an evening Reception.

Cost: Conference is free and open to the public. $49 to $249 – prices vary for two or more of the following: Honorees Breakfast, The Ultimate Pitch/Pitch Party, a Booth and an evening Reception.

 


Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC)
361 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

More info: http://womenintheblack.org/events/

Bill Clinton & James Patterson / The President is Missing

June 4, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today.

The President is Missing marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.

Cost: $35. Admission includes one pre-signed hardcover copy of the book.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bill-clinton-james-patterson-the-president-is-missing-tickets-44578385150

 

 

 

 

 

CCCADI’s Educator Professional Development: I am…A Cultural Revolutionary

May 23, 2018 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm

The Education Department of CCCADI is excited to offer educators an evening event centered on exploring art and cultural resistance. The evening will include a wine reception, special community tour, lecture-presentation, and hands-on art-making workshop. Educators will receive CCCADI information and lesson plan materials connected to CCCADI’s Teaching Living Cultures (TLC) K-12 Arts Education programs, and TLC school gallery tour programs.
Program Schedule:
4:30 pm | Check-in & Wine Reception
4:50 pm | Welcome & Intros
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm:
(Activity A) Mi Querido Barrio/My Beloved Community Guided Tour with Museum Educator, Carlos Jesus Dominguez Martinez
East Harlem houses some of the most iconic visual art and impactful cultural history of the African Diaspora. While exploring just a small part of our vibrant community, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the art forms and some of the cultural leaders connected to its collective resistance, survival, and successes. Space is limited. *This tour will be limited to 25 educators.
(Activity B) It’s A Pinkster Presentation! with Associate Professor, Master Percussionist, Chief Baba Neil Clarke
Presentation, workshop, & conversation focused on the 18th and 19th century Pinkster Festivals. With the incorporation of many sustained African cultural traditions and beliefs, both freed and enslaved Africans used the time of Pinkster as one of the earliest known Black cultural resistance celebrations in North America.
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm | Power thru Print: A Zine Making Workshop with activist and educator, Nicole Acosta-Nemergut
Zines are as powerful as any other form of art and design, and a great way for your students to think and express themselves on current issues. Usually associated with the Punk, Feminist, and Queer movements, among others, these self-published cut and paste booklets have served as a platform to practice resistance and address issues ignored by the mainstream media. It is strongly suggested to bring any writings you’ve already done, old magazines, and any other fun political art you might want to incorporate.
8:00 pm | DismissalCost: FREE

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
New York NY 10035

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A Mouth is Always Muzzled | Book Signing & Talk W/ Natalie Hopkinson

May 22, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

In the spirit of John Berger and Bell Hooks, former Washington Post journalist and current Howard University professor Natalie Hopkinson meditates on art as protest and the role of beauty in politically perilous times in A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance. Ms. Hopkinson will be in conversation with curator, scholar, and professor Grace Ali about her newly released book. Books will be available for purchase.

As a former Washington Post critic, Hopkinson spent twenty years writing about gentrification in the nation’s capital, and now takes her sharp eye to the role of art and beauty in perilous times. In A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED, Hopkinson examines politically bold art generated in response to white supremacy, brutality, and oppression as she recounts the art and acts of painter Bernadette Persaud, poet Ruel Johnson, historian Walter Rodney, novelist John Berger, and the provocative African American artist Kara Walker in the milieu of Guyana’s emerging democracy (where Hopkinson’s family immigrated from). Her inquiry charts a jagged course through the Caribbean as she draws on the social histories of sugar and British colonialism to reflect on how art play vital roles in changing people and places, be it on Facebook or in the streets.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. We require participants to arrive 15 minutes before the session. 5 minutes prior activity, any unclaimed tickets are released to walk-up and standby participants.

Cost: Suggested Admission: $5.00 (Books will be available for purchase). FREE WITH RSVP. *Signed copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
New York NY 1003

More Info: http://cccadi.org/events/mouth-always-muzzled-book-signing-talk-w-natalie-hopkinson

Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America

May 19, 2018 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The Schomburg Shop is hosting Karen Taborn and the launch of her new book from Rutgers University Press, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Capital of Black America. Walking Harlem is an illustrated guide of five different walking tours throughout Harlem, each revealing distinctly rich histories of the neighborhood through past and present landmarks.

The afternoon will include a short walking tour with the author which will begin and end at the Schomburg Center, followed by a Q&A and signing reception in the Langston Hughes Lobby.

Cost: FREE

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/05/19/walking-harlem-ultimate-guide-cultural-capital-black-america

 

Schomburg Center’s Theater Talks: Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love (playwrights)

May 16, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Playwrights,Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love will join us for an evening exploring the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. His play, CHOIR BOY will make its Broadway premiere at the MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He’s the recipient of the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, the 2017 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellow. Love’s Sugar in Our Wounds has a 2018 World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studio Stage II in June. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgTheaterTalks

Cost: FREE. Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. First come, first seated. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/05/16/theater-talks-tarell-alvin-mccraney-and-donja-r-love

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Abolitionism and Slave Resistance

May 3, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Resistance to slavery was the cutting edge of the Age of Revolution. These scholars are rewriting that history, from slave resistance at sea to Jamaican women’s self-emancipation and international abolitionism.

 

Sowande’ Mustakeem is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University after completing an independent major in African-American studies. She received her master’s degree in African-American and African studies at The Ohio State University in 2002 and earned her doctorate in comparative black history from Michigan State University in 2008.

Manisha Sinha is a professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years. Her recent book The Slave’s Cause was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review. Her first book, The Counterrevolution of Slavery, was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015.

Sasha Turner is the author of Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica, which examines the struggles for control over biological reproduction and how central childbearing was to the organization of plantation work, the care of slaves, and the development of their culture.
She completed a Ph.D. at Cambridge University and is Associate Professor of History at Quinnipiac University where she teaches courses on the Caribbean and the African Diaspora, women, piracy, colonialism, and slavery. Her research on gender, race, and the body, and women, children, and emotions have been published in Journal of Women’s History,

Cost: FREE. First comet, first served. Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-in-black-freedom-studies-abolitionism-and-slave-resistance-tickets-45120096423

 

Theater Talks: Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau

April 30, 2018 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Paradise Blue is the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright, Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience. Morriseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew , Paradise Blue (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Detroit ’67.
@SchomburgCenter #ParadiseBlue

Cost: Free. Please pre-register via Eventbrite.com.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York, NY 10037

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