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



Make Some Noise at MCNY

July 18, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

An outdoor concert on the Museum’s Terrace featuring knockout performances by vocalist and composer, Imani Uzuri, who will also MC the evening, and sets by Zoe Allyn and Jack Lucy, two rising stars of New York City’s singer-songwriter scene. This musical celebration marks the grand finale of Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics and launches our new exhibition, Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism. Both exhibitions will be open late and drinks and snacks will be available from Amy’s Bread.

Cost: $10 general admission | $5 for Museum Members and students
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10029

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/noise



We Come In Peace by Huma Bhabha

May 1, 2018 to October 28, 2018 | 10:00am – 9:00pm

Bhabha describes her sculptures as “characters” “that, through their materiality, rough construction, and references to the history of sculpture, become rich screens for projections of psychological depth.” All of her sculptures incorporate art-historical references.

We Come in Peace by Poughkeepsie-based artist, Huma Bhabha arrived on The Roof Garden of the MET this week. This site-specific installation addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Her ‘haunting figures’ were created using found materials such as clay, Styrofoam, cork and cast in bronze.

Her fondness for science-fiction and horror films have contributed to her artistic thought-process. In fact, the title of this installation ~ We Come in Peace ~ is taken from a line in the 1951 sci-fi film, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still.’

Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace will be on view from April 17 through October 28, 2018 on The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. This is the sixth in a series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.

Cost: General admission is $25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students; and free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Open Seven Days a Week: Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*; Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*.

Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York
1000 Fifth Avenue btwn 80th and 84th Streets
New York, NY 10028

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Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions, 1965–2016

On exhibit until July 22, 2018 | 10:30am – 5:30pm

In 1996 Adrian Piper wrote, “It seemed that the more clearly and abstractly I learned to think, the more clearly I was able to hear my gut telling me what I needed to do, and the more pressing it became to do it.” Since the 1960s, this uncompromising artist and philosopher has explored the potential of Conceptual art—work in which the concepts behind the art takes precedence over the physical object—to challenge our assumptions about the social structures that shape the world around us. Often drawing from her personal and professional experiences, Piper’s influential work has directly addressed gender, race, xenophobia, and, more recently, social engagement and self-transcendence.

Exhibit on view until July 22, 2018. Open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays; Member early hours begin at 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $25 for adults; $18 for seniors (65+ years w/ID); $14 (full time w/ID); and FREE for 16 years and younger.

Museum of Modern Art 
11 West 53rd Street btwn Fifth & Sixth Avenues
New York NY 10019

More Info: https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3924


Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

May 26 to Sept 9, 2018 (all day)

This city tradition feels fresh every spring when artists following in the footsteps of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning set up shop in the park. Hundreds of exhibitors, from NYU students to artists who remember the Village as a creative enclave, display their paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and woodcraft.

Cost: FREE
Washington Square Park
West 4th Street to Waverly Pl between MacDougal St and University Pl
New York NY 10012

More Info: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/washington-square-outdoor-art-exhibit#tab_panel_2


Mother’s Day Card Making

May 13, 2018 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Mother’s Day is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Explore the digital interactive in Port City, 1609-1898 to learn about Abigail Franks and Mary Alexander, whose independence, intelligence, and identity enriched the lives of their families. Create a card to express your gratitude and love for all that your mother does for you!

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Cost: Free with Museum admission. 

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/event/mothers-day-card-making

inHarlem Open House

May 11, 2018 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Stop by our new Visitor Center from 12 to 6 pm to view renderings of our new building, share your thoughts on our Reflection Wall, and learn more about our upcoming inHarlem programs and projects. Later, join Studio Museum staff and our collaborators as we convene in Marcus Garvey Park to discuss and visualize the intersections of collective power and nature as related to our upcoming inHarlem artist project.

This inHarlem Open House is presented as part of Open Engagement 2018 – SUSTAINABILITY. Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around, and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Now in its 10th year–the last in its current form– OE will bring together hundreds of artists, activists, educators, students, organizations, institutions, and thinkers from every corner of the globe. This year’s program will explore the theme of SUSTAINABILITY, as well as take stock of the field of socially engaged art and practice.

Cost: FREE

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York, NY 10027

More Info: https://www.studiomuseum.org/event/inharlem-open-house/1526054400


First Fridays! Havana Film Festival: De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World)

April 6, 2018  – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kicking off the 19th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Museum will host a screening of De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World), an ode to the Puerto Rican diaspora by Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez. The documentary features interviews with Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez and Luis Guzmán.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Kids activity table and gallery tours
7:00pm Screening De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo
8:30pm Live music by Flaco Navaja & the Razor Blades

Cost: Free. Tickets are free. RSVP required.

Bronx Museum of Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx NY 10456

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-havana-film-festival-de-puerto-rico-para-el-mundo-from-puerto-rico-to-the-world-with-tickets-43144073084?aff=es2


King In New York

January 13, 2018 to June 1, 2018| 10:00am – 6:00pm

Discover the legendary civil rights leader’s connection to the city.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. The exhibition’s historic images chronicle King’s sermons in churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with New York City’s mayor, and his relationships with New York’s own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of King’s work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national civil rights movement.

The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.
Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+), Students: $12 (with I.D.); Under age 20: Free; and Members: Free.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

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First Fridays: Langston Hughes Poetry Slam/Open Mic Edition

April 6, 2018 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

It’s time for our annual First Friday’s Open Mic Edition, featuring our coveted Langston Hughes Poetry Slam! Come celebrate and honor the life of the legendary poet in the historic Langston Hughes Lobby, where his ashes are interred. Bring your best poetry to share during our open mic sessions on the cosmogram and dance the night away to curated beats by DJ IRS. Our hosts for the evening will be Marvy Tha Don & Tone Blaze, with special opening remarks by award-winning poet and Schomburg Director, Kevin Young, so arrive early! Open mic sign up will be on site.

Food will be available for purchase in the lower level in the American Negro Theater, and guests are invited to check out our 3 exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink during our extended hours.
First Fridays Open Mic Edition is presented by the Schomburg Center in partnership with To Whom We May Concern.
Suggested Dress Code: Harlem Chic

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

Cost: Free & Paid – Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com

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