Capital Prep Harlem Open House

February 27, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Experience the nurturing culture of Capital Prep Harlem!

We invite you to attend our Open House Series to learn more about our community and unique approach to childhood education!

We offer 2 Open House events:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

Each event is held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at:

This is a great opportunity for you to visit our school, meet our staff, and learn about our unique approach to education and development of our children.

RSVP to website link attached! 

Questions? Email Rachelly.Crime@CapitalPrepHarlem.org

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Location
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School
1 East 104th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10029 USA

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Meet the Curators: Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs

February 12, 2019 – December 12, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm

As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, as he guides you through the exhibition In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.  In celebration of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, Corcoran has pulled from the Museum’s collection some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Along with memorabilia, and rare home movies of the Robinson family, these stunning photographs provide a window into the media’s portrayal of this groundbreaking figure. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience.

This is the third event in our new tour series “Meet the Curators,” which allows participants to delve deep into our exhibitions with those who knows them best.

Price: Price: $35 for members | $40 for non-members | includes General Admissions

Space is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is suggested. Minimum enrollment must be reached two days in advance or the event may be canceled by email notification and fully refunded. All sales are final and exchanges within the series are subject to availability.

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

Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50! Celebrate at the Apollo

February 12 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM 

Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage.

(Grades K-12)

Tickets: $4 (students, teachers, chaperones)

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

 

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lorraine Klaasen

January 29, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Please note that this event, originally scheduled to take place on Monday, February 18, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 29.

Lorraine Klaasen is South African music royalty. The daughter of renowned jazz singer Thandi Klaasen, she honors the vibrant musical traditions that were born in the townships: the poor, racially segregated urban areas of South Africa’s apartheid era. Influenced by such South African legends as Miriam Makeba—the inspiration for her 2013 JUNO Award–winning tribute album—Klaasen makes the music her own with her impassioned singing and dynamic stage presence.

Cost: Free Event. RSVP required: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com 

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

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Apollo Uptown Hall Unsung Champions of Civil Rights From MLK to Today

January 20, 2019 – 3:00pm

The Apollo Theater and WNYC are partnering for the sixth year to present WNYC’s 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today as part of the Apollo’s Uptown series. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, local host of All Things Considered, will moderate meaningful conversations examining Dr. King’s legacy and its impact on modern social justice movements.

Through a lively mix of one-on-one intervivews and panels featuring notable guests, we will commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today will also place special emphasis on some of the lesser-known names who, nevertheless, were crucial in making both the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and today’s social issue movements successful. The “unsung will include women, members of the LGBTQ community and others who didn’t receive warranted, timely, or lasting recognition.

Apollo Uptown Halls are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. Seating is first come, first served.

Free Tickets Available Soon!

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

 

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Freelance and Brandee Younger Electric Quintet

January 11, 2019 10:00pm

Produced by Revive Music

Harlem based collective Freelance is a band of independent leaders with an expansive sound and encyclopedic knowledge of musical genres that afford them the ability to cross-pollinate styles and manipulate melody to create an aesthetic signature uniquely their own.  Influenced by the creative footprints of Mint Condition, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Radiohead and Robert Glasper, founding leaders, Tim “Smithsoneon” Smith (vocals) and Chad “Ausar the Ambassador” Selph (keyboards) penned the forthcoming full-length debut album, Yes Today.

A fearless and versatile talent, contemporary harpist Brandee Younger defies genres and labels as a classically-trained musician playing in the avant-garde tradition of her sonically forward forebears Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. Ms. Younger delivers a consistently fresh take on the ancient instrument as an educator, curator, performer, and leader of the Brandee Younger Quartet. Ms. Younger has produced an impressive body of work since the 2011 debut of her seminal Prelude EP, including Brandee Younger Live @ The Breeding Ground, a breakthrough performance on Bluenote Records and Revive Music’s 2015 Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1LP, and the more recent release of her critically-acclaimed 2016 Wax & Wane LP.

Ticket Prices start at $22.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Jazz Series – Fay Victor

December 21, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

In command, infectious, energetic and strong, Fay Victor hypnotizes audiences, whether she sings a blues, sculpts a free piece, or reinvents a Herbie Nichols tune. Running the full gamut of human emotion in an original mix of traditional song forms and free improvisation – “FreeSong” – is Victor’s trademark approach to improvised vocal music. The trademark not only applies to Victor’s own groups and original music but also to esteemed ensembles and bandleaders that feature her unique vocal abilities. In fact, the ensembles where Victor is featured rarely, if ever, have vocalists in them. In addition to working on the Fay Victor Ensemble’s new release, Victor is also developing a project of the iconic pianist Herbie Nichols, and has a monthly residency at the 55 Bar in the West Village. With her active groups or as a featured guest, Victor performs extensively around New York City and internationally, and has collaborated with an extensive list of notable musicians.

Featuring: Fay Victor – voice, Sam Newsome – soprano saxophone, Aruan Ortiz – piano, and Ken Filano – double bass

First set: 7pm – 7:45pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8pm – 8:45pm

Cost: $20

Greater Calvary Baptist Church 
43-55 West 124th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Holiday Joy: A Gospel Celebration

December 22, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring:

Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Choir
CeCe Winans

Hosted by Marcus Wiley

Join us for an afternoon of soul-stirring Holiday gospel music to lift your Holiday spirits and bless your Christmas season. Cece Winans will warm your soul and Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir will take you higher. Marcus Wiley, host and comedian, promises to delight you and your loved ones throughout the afternoon.

Tickets start at $30*
Premium Tickets start at $90 and include an Apollo keepsake.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

 

Harlem Jazz Series – Jorge Sylvester

December 14, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

A unique innovator in the idiom of creative music, Jorge Sylvester’s sound is reminiscent of another time in jazz history when artists like Dolphy and Ornette were exploding on the scene and experimenting with concepts that would ultimately revolutionize music at large. A throwback to the future, Mr. Sylvester has been on the cutting edge of that scene since 1980 when he first came to New York City. His blend of African-Caribbean rhythms with new music is what gives Sylvester his distinguished voice. An impressive composer and arranger, Sylvester has performed with Stefon Harris, Rodney Kendrick, Karl Berger, the David Murray Big Band, poet Sekou Sundiata, the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, the Oliver Lake Big Band, Kuumba Frank Lacy’s Vibe Tribe, the Next Legacy Orchestra, Joe Bowie’s Defunkt Big Band and Nora McCarthy, with whom he also co-leads several groups, namely The ConceptualMotion Orchestra and A Small Dream In Red. Mr. Sylvester performs frequently and conducts workshops throughout the United States teaching his unique approach to composition using Afro-Caribbean rhythms.cted Trombonist of the Year 2008 – 2010, 2012 and 2014 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina, received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award and selected by the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category from 2010 – 2014. Steve is a teaching artist through the American Composers Orchestra, Healing Arts Initiative, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, and the Jazz Foundation of America.

Featuring: Jorge Sylvester – alto saxophone and compositions, Nora McCarthy – voice, poetry and compositions, Donald Nicks – double bass, and Tcheser Holmes – drums

First set: 7pm – 7:45pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8pm – 8:45pm

Cost: $20

Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street
New York NY 10027 US

John Woman by Walter Mosley

December 15, 2018 12:00pm – 2:00pm

***All Schomburg Reading Circle discussions will take place at Countee Culleen Library, 104 W. 136th Street, right around the corner from the Schomburg Center.

Join the Schomburg Center and Countee Cullen Library for the final Schomburg Reading Circle discussion in our fall season with a conversation on John Woman by Walter Mosley.

Come prepared to delve deeper into the book’s themes and topics, and to discuss what intrigued you most about the author’s work with your fellow Schomburg Reading Circle book club members at Countee Cullen Library.

Schomburg Reading Circle books are available for purchase in the Schomburg Shop, and can be checked out at your local NYPL branch. Reserve your copy of John Woman in the NYPL catalog.

Register to hear Walter Mosley in conversation at the Schomburg Center on December 11.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
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.

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.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING
Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Cost: Free (RSVP)

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Location
Countee Cullen Library
104 West 136th Street betweenn
New York NY 10030