Carnegie Hall presents a Neighborhood Concert: NOW Ensemble

April 30, 2017 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

NOW Ensemble brings an indie-rock attitude to contemporary classical music. Called “fresh and vibrant” (The Classical Review) and praised for its “rhythmic vitality” (Time Out New York), this dynamic ensemble has worked with many leading contemporary composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres. Its unique instrumental lineup of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, and piano allows NOW Ensemble to be flexible and innovative, helping it to introduce 21st-century music to new audiences.

Performers: NOW Ensemble

Cost: Free

Contact: Carnegie Hall
Phone: 212-903-9600

Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Avenue at 189th Street
New York NY 10040

Taming Traders: Origins of the New York Stock Exchange

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March 31 – June 11, 2017

On May 17, 1792―under a buttonwood tree, the site of street trading at the time―24 stock brokers signed an agreement that regulated aspects of trading, thus creating the New York Stock Exchange. Before then, in the early days of the new republic when the United States was deeply in debt, it was Alexander Hamilton’s job as the first Secretary of the Treasury to persuade his colleagues in the first Congress that debt could be a beneficial commodity that could be sold and traded. But rampant speculation in war debt and bank stock turned to financial panic and provided the cautionary backdrop for the drafting of the Buttonwood Agreement in May 1792, which would change global commerce forever.

On the 225th anniversary of the New York Stock Exchange, Taming Traders: Origins of the New York Stock Exchange charts the development of this crucial trading institution. Objects on display include early bond and stock certificates, correspondence, portraits of traders, and views of Wall Street and the Tontine Coffee House. Also on view will be video clips from New-York Historical’s major oral history project, “Remembering Wall Street, 1950-1980.” The exhibition is curated by Dr. Michael Ryan, New-York Historical vice president and director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. Exhibition closes June 11, 2017.

Cost: Adults: $20; Seniors/Educators/Active Military: $15; Students: $12; Children (5-13 yrs old): $6 and Children 4 yrs and under: FREE. Museum galleries and Museum store Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm; Friday – 10am-8pm; Sunday – 11am-5pm; and Monday – CLOSED.

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at 77th Street

New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-3400

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Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio Plus in Truth To Power

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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

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Recording New York: Sound, Place, and Civic Identity

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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

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“I Remember Harlem”

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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

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Lapidus Center Presents: Black Colonists: The African History of the Pre-Sugar Spanish Caribbean

April 24, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
In Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640, David Wheat, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, depicts the early Spanish Caribbean as an extension of events and patterns established in western Africa and the Atlantic Islands. This new approach illustrates how African forced migrants became de facto colonists in the Spanish Caribbean’s major port cities and their hinterlands. Wheat will be in conversation with historian Herman Bennett, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, whose forthcoming study is entitled Soiled Gods: Africans and Sovereign Power in the Early Atlantic.  Watch on livestream.  @SchomburgCenter LapidusCenter  
Cost: FREE. First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house.

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

Phone: 917-275-6975

New York Meets Havana

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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

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We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965 – 1985

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Friday, April 21 to September 17, 2017 | 11:00am – 6:00pm

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

Presenting a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

The artists represented in the exhibition include Emma Amos, Camille Billops, Kay Brown, Vivian E. Browne, Linda Goode Bryant, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ayoka Chenzira, Christine Choy and Susan Robeson, Blondell Cummings, Julie Dash, Pat Davis, Jeff Donaldson, Maren Hassinger, Janet Henry, Virginia Jaramillo, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Loïs Mailou Jones, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Samella Lewis, Dindga McCannon, Barbara McCullough, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alva Rogers, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 is organized by Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and Rujeko Hockley, former Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of ten exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Museum hours: Wed to Sun: 11am to 6pm; Thurs: 11am to 10pm; and First Saturday of the Month (except September).

Cost: Adults: $16; Student with valid ID & Adults 62 and over: $10; Members and 19 yrs and under: Free.

Brooklyn Museum of Art

200 Eastern Parkway

New York, NY 11238

Phone: (718) 638-5000





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


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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

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

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Saturday, April 15 to August 13, 2017| 10:30am – 5:30pm

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives—and for women artists, additionally, those relating to gender.

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics by some 50 artists. Within a trajectory that is at once loosely chronological and synchronous, it includes works that range from the boldly gestural canvases of Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell; the radical geometries by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Gego; and the reductive abstractions of Agnes Martin, Anne Truitt, and Jo Baer; to the fiber weavings of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney; and the process-oriented sculptures of Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse. The exhibition will also feature many little-known treasures such as collages by Anne Ryan, photographs by Gertrudes Altschul, and recent acquisitions on view for the first time at MoMA by Ruth Asawa, Carol Rama, and Alma Woodsey Thomas.

Organized by Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, with Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.

Cost: Adults $25; Seniors $18 (65 and over with ID); Students $14 (Full-time with ID); and Children Free (16 and under).

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

Tel: 212-708-9400

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