Korean Street Festival

May 19, 2018 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Cultural activities, live performances and free Korean food!

Cost: FREE

Harlem – 134th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY

 

 

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Festival Cubano – “Rumba, Teatro LATEA with Melvis Santa”

May 18, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Performances of Cuban Popular Dance, Music and Rumba events with celebrated singers and musician. The festival presents new choreographers which strengthen the artistic work of Cuban culture in New York City.

Cost: General: $10. Tickets: Available starting on April 1st at oyuoro-afrocuban.com 

The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street btwn Rivington & Delancey Streets
New York NY 1000

More Info: https://www.dance.nyc/for-audiences/community-calendar/view/Wemilere.com-/2018-06-01/

Festival Cubano – Cuban Dance and Music Festival in New York

May 12, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

It is the eve of Mother’s Day with a Cuban social event. The event features dance and music performances by Oyu Oro and local artists, as well as a display of Cuban arts and crafts. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Bring your mother, sister, family and friends to celebrate this special weekend. Visit oyuoro-afrocuban.com/PARTY.html to get a taste of this festive feast of dance and music.

Cost: General: $15 Plus Mojito:$20 At the Door:$20 Cash only. Tickets: Available starting on April 1st at oyuoro-afrocuban.com 
The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street, 6th Floor
New York NY 10001

More Info: https://www.dance.nyc/for-audiences/community-calendar/view/Wemilere.com-/2018-06-01/

 

Holi Hai – Spring Colors Festival

May 12, 2018 – 10:00am – 5:30pm

This spring festival returns to Governors Island. Expect to get covered in colored powders, as well as find food vendors, live music dance, yoga and more.

The throwing of (powdered) color (gulal) is based on the legend of Krishna. It is said that Krishna, whose skin was blue, wanted to have the same complexion as his love interest Radha, so with his mother’s advice, he applied colors to her face. The colors are simply a representation of that story and have become an expression of love. Each color has its own meaning. Red is purity and love; green is vitality and new beginnings; blue is the color of Krishna; and yellow is the color of turmeric which is what was used historically.

Cost: FREE to register for the event. Register in advance at nycholi.com; $13 for color packs (must purchase colors through the event).

Governors Island
The Play Lawn @ Governors Island
New York NY 11231More Info: https://www.nycholi.com/

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5, 2018 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for a special family day in celebration of the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage. Learn about the origins of this holiday and listen to traditional Mexican music while you decorate your own New York-inspired picado banner while you enjoy a special free snack.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward 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. Registration suggested but not required. 

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

More Info: http://mcny.org/event/cinco-de-mayo-celebration

Stories of Love and Passion – NYADIFF Film Festival

ADIFF 2018

April 27 to April 29, 2018 | 2:00pm – 11:00pm

The African Diaspora International Film Festival and the Office of the VP for Diversity & Community Affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University invites you to our film series, STORIES OF LOVE AND PASSION.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:
Friday, April 27
7pm – No Time to Die – Free screening

Saturday, April 28
1:00pm – Ava & Gabriel
3:00pm – Sins of the Flesh
5:30pm – The Citizen
8:00pm – Never Came Back – Q&A & reception

Sunday, April 29
2:00pm – Rosa Chumbe
4:00pm – Foreign Body
6:00pm – The Naked Poet

Directions: Train 1 to 116th Street. FREE Street Parking on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about the African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive links and high resolution images please contact, Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail pr@nyadiff.org

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
Cost: FREE SCREENING on Fri., 4/27 at 7pm; Sat., 4/28 & Sun., 4/29 screenings – General price: $13; Students/Seniors: $11. Passes: Weekend Pass: $40. Special Event: Never Came Back – screening, discussion/Q&A and reception: $15.

Columbia University – Teachers College
525 West 120th Street – 263 Macy
New York NY 10027

More Info: http://nyadiff.org/

Sakura Matsuri – NYC’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival - Sakura Matsuri

April 28 (Sat) – April 29 (Sun), 2018 – 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Stroll through gorgeous pink Japanese flowers in full bloom at Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Celebrate Japanese culture through live music, martial arts, performances, dance and more through April 29, 2018.

Note: Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Last admission into the Garden is 30 minutes before closing time. Note: Specialty gardens including the Discovery Garden, Rose Garden, and portions of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and Native Flora Garden begin to close at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students. Advance tickets recommended.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
150 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11225

More Info: http://www.bbg.org

 

Passover Celebration

April 4, 2018 – 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for a day full of storytelling, traditions, and songs in honor of the Passover holiday. Explore images from our collections to learn about elements of Jewish culture. Enjoy Passover macaroons and create a seder plate cover tapestry in time for the holiday.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared toward 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. Registration suggested, but not required.

Location Details
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Rene Fortunato’s film, “Patricia El Regreso Del Sueno”

November 9, 2017 7:00pm – 9:45pm

The Dominican Film Festival is the biggest celebration of film in northern Manhattan, featuring premiere screenings, tributes to stars and red carpet revelry. This film will premiere at Symphony Space.

After many years living in New York, Juan Carols returns to his country to get married to his longtime girlfriend. As he arrives, he runs into multiple conflicts and difficulties both financial and effective. In the middle of a dramatic situation, he decides to travel to the center of his country, which will take him to discover aspects, expressions, and situations of his homeland unknown or forgotten by him. Running time: 156 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Director will be present for a Q&A session with the audience following the film screening.

Cost: $20. Purchase tickets online via Eventbrite.

Symphony Space – Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway
New York NY 10025

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Jazzmobile presents Camille Thurman at The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Camille_ThurmanAugust 25, 2017 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Camille Thurman, multitalented saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer, and educator is a young musician emerging on the horizon, acquiring an impressive list of accomplishments that extend well beyond her years. Her lush, velvety, rich & warm sound on the tenor saxophone has eluded others to compare her sound to the likeness of tenor greats Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, and Lester Young to name a few. Camille’s ability to sing 4 octaves and perform vocalese has given her the capability to influence audiences with melodies reminiscent of the sounds of Minnie Ripperton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Her ability to take the sounds evocative of yesteryear’s legends and creatively pair them with the nuances, edge, and freshness of today’s music has not only expanded the possibilities of jazz in the upcoming generation but also gained her the respect of audiences in Israel, Switzerland, and around the world.

An accomplished performer and composer in her own right, Camille has shared the stage with Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Golson, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and many other jazz and R&B icons. Camille leads her own quartet, which has toured Russia, performed at the International Women in Jazz Festival, the Super Jazz Ashdod Israel Jazz Festival and many others around the world. Camille was a runner-up in the 2013 International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has appeared on BET’s Black Girls Rock as the saxophonist in the All Star Band and has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Standard, just to name a few. Camille released two albums on the Hot Tone Music Label – Origins and Spirit Child.

Free

Marcus Garvey Park – 18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue New York NY 10027 US