Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Chris Black Experience

July 30, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

R&B/Soul – The Chris Black Experience combines instrumental and vocal soul, jazz, and funk. They’ve worked with industry greats in every genre of music, from Regina Belle to Les McCann.


Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US


Summer Of Music: We Like It Like That Screening

July 17, 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Summer of Music: We Like it Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo

7:00pm – Tribute by DJ Laylo will be spinning Latin Boogaloo, Afro-Cuban and Latin Soul, Salsa and Fania Records.

8:30pm – “We Like It Like That” (film) – Mathew Ramirez Warren, 2015, 81 min

Boogaloo is a vibrant sound that originated on the streets of New York in the 1950s and ’60s. This fascinating piece of musical history is told through rare concert footage and visits to the old neighborhood with living legends Johnny Colon, Bobby Marin, and Joe Bataan.

St. Nicholas Park at 135th St. Plaza & St. Nicholas Ave. Lawn chairs permitted. Rain Location: Maysles Cinema, 348 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th Streets.

St. Nicholas Park
St. Nicholas Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY US


Twelfth Night

Bryant Park - Upper Terrace

July 28–30, 2017 | Friday and Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM

All is not what it seems in this cross-dressing comedy. Lost travelers Viola and brother Sebastian chaotically search for each other after ending up ashore with hilarious results.

Cost: FREE

Bryant Park

41 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018

Website/More Info: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/all-the-great-and-free-performances-coming-to-bryant-park-this-summer-041817?cid=eml~US_NYC~NL~1401104390~~Title~


Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Ola Fresca

July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

Tropical Latin Salsa – Ola Fresca brings a Latin sound directly from Brooklyn. The band weaves musical bridges connecting Cuban son, salsa, timba, and funk.


Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US


Uptown Bounce Series

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.

Rhythm & Power
Explore the cultural fusion that defines New York style salsa with this fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco.


July 19, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce! Ashé

July 26, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Hecho en El Barrio

August 2, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Palo Pa’lante

August 9, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: New Rican Soul

 Cost: FREE

Location Details
El Museo del Barrio New York –
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street,  New York NY 10029 US

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing

July 16, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Latin Jazz

Sumbaswing is a Latin Jazz sextet, led by saxophonist Elliot Pineiro. Active in the tri-state area for more than 20 years, Sumbaswing will have you grooving and dancing to its Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz harmonies.


Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US


Rock-Climbing Gym Coming to 125th Street Spring 2018

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By Dartunorro Clark | June 7, 2017 8:53am | @DartDClark

A new rock-climbing gym is coming to 125th Street.

The Cliffs, which has locations in Long Island City, Westchester and DUMBO, plans to open The Cliffs at Harlem at 256 W. 125th Street, across from the famed Apollo Theater, owner Mike Wolfert said.

Wolfert decided to open an outpost uptown not only due to its plum location, but because he said it could be beneficial to the area.

“It’s a great community,” he said. “The local population hasn’t experienced climbing, and we think it’s something they would enjoy.”

Wolfert also said he plans to offer free after-school programs for local kids in response to threats of funding cuts from the federal government.

The Harlem location would be the chain’s second-largest, with 15,000 square feet planned, since the gym launched 12 years ago at its Westchester location.

The bulk of the gym will be dedicated to indoor rock climbing, with a smaller fitness area, bathrooms and showers.

Wolfert didn’t say how much a membership would cost at the Harlem outpost, but fees at the Long Island City location ranges from $85 to $155 a month, according to its website.

Construction is expected to begin this week, and the facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018.

It is also one of the latest high-profile announcements of new openings in the neighborhood, specifically on the 125th Street corridor.

Illinois-based art supplier, Blick Art Materials plans to set up shop nearby this fall at 261 W. 125th St. Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, both of which are owned by L Brands, are also slated for the shopping center at 112 W. 125 St., where a Whole Foods is set to open on July 21.

Additionally, the famed Lenox Lounge space will be demolished to make way for an undisclosed, 15,000-square-foot retail location.

 Get Out (movie) presented by ImageNation Cinema Foundation

July 10, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm 

In Get Out, a speculative thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, and becomes ensnared in the more sinister/real reason for the invitation.

Music: Hip-hop, House and Soul by DJ Brittofied Live Band: V Ferg presents Creative Public Offering

Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

Cost: FREE!

Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue New York NY 10027 US http://mvnt.us/m349448

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Something Positive

Jul 9, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm


This ensemble of international dancers, singers, and musicians perform a mix of Afro-Caribbean traditional and dance music with a blend of poetry, storytelling, and theater.



Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US


Modern: Limon Dance Company, The Moving Architects, Black Boys Dance Too

Limon Dance Company

Friday, July 7, 2017 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Modern: Limon Dance Company, The Moving Architects, Black Boys Dance Too.

Cost: FREE

Bryant Park

41 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018

Website/More Info: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/all-the-great-and-free-performances-coming-to-bryant-park-this-summer-041817?cid=eml~US_NYC~NL~1401104390~~CTA~