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

SummerStage Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Charlie_Parker__August 24, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Each year we assemble some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Charlie Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist.  In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era.

This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, a vibrant – and free – celebration of jazz in New York, bringing together storied, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists. In recognition of this milestone, we have added a fourth night to the festival, featuring a full evening of dance in the lineup for the first time, and are partnering with the New School for Jazz and other local organizations to present panel discussions, workshops, and additional performances. The festival, from August 24 – 27, will feature both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form

Jason Samuels Smith’s Chasin’ The Bird Remixed – August 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – NYC-bred Emmy winning tap dance virtuoso & choreographer as part of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival…

Anat Cohen Tentet – August 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – World-renowned clarinet player leads troupe of jazz artists through multiple sounds as a part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival…

Free

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

Jazz in the Valley – 17th Annual Celebration of America’s Music – August 20, 2017


FEATURING

Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb and David Williams; Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators; Neil Clarke and the Mongo Santamaria Centennial Project; Jeff “Siege” Siegel Setext; and the Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble.

 

Join us on our own Metro North train car that departs from Grand Central at 9:43 am; and from 125th Street and Park Avenue at 9:54 am, and will leave us just steps from the venue.  100 people using the train guarantees our own private car and that’s the goal!!!

Cost of the trip is $65 and includes transportation and entry to the festival.

Make your payment by pay pal to healingmesoftly@yahoo.com

The festival is held rain or shine since there is a pavilion covering the main stage.  Food can be purchased in the park, and there are also vendors at

Join us and express yourself in the style and fashion of the seventies.  Whether as a Black Panther, Disco King or Queen, Black Nationalist or Harry the Hippie or that Hippie Chick.  The seventies offered a wide variety of styles.  Break out that apple jack and join in the fun.

Please share this information with your family and friends and on your social networks.  Remember 100 people, and we have our own private car.

 Here is the link to the site if you would like more information:

 http://jazzinthevalleyny.org/   

 

Emerging Music Festival

Music Fest

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm and

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Emerging Music Festival returns for its third year with thousands of music lovers packing the Bryant Park lawn for New York’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more. In weeks leading up to the event, media partner, Paste Magazine brings many of the bands into their studios for live video sessions.

Fri., August 18th – Performances by 79.5, Luke Elliot, Mail the Horse. More TBA.

Sat., August 19th – Performances by Space Captain, Cassandra Jenkins. More TBA.

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~

 

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.

Dates:

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

SummerStage: Freedom Party® NYC 14-Year Anniversary

Freedom Party 13th Anniversary @ Summerstage 7.2.16

June 28, 2017 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

NYC’s legendary old-school dance party comes to Central Park

The Freedom Party®

This fest is all about liberation, in every sense of the word. Retaining the official distinction as NYC’s coolest old-school dance party extravaganza, The Freedom Party® (TFP) is the jubilant brainchild of merrymaking visionaries Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. They got together in 2003 to create a space for people of all walks of life and ideologies to meet and harmoniously dance with euphoric abandon. Paper Magazine awarded TFP with 2010’s “Best Party (People’s Choice),” URB magazine gave them an honorable mention in the same category (nationwide) in 2012, and The Village Voice honored TFP with the “Best Dance Party” verdict in 2015. This pulsating celebration could not be contained solely to NYC, as a Chicago chapter took root in 2011, and has since been deemed the #1 party destination in the mid-west. Freedom keeps rockin’ strong in New York, with numerous monthly happenings, held at these expansive, famed venues and events: One Step Beyond/American Museum of Natural History, Midsummer Night Swing/Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Spring Gala, 1st Saturdays/Brooklyn Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn/Prospect Park, and, of course, SummerStage in Central Park.

Cost: FREE

Central Park – Rumsey Playfield

72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10021

Website/More Info: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/freedom-party-nyc/

 

The Sweet Spot Festival Season Kick Off – Everyday People Harlem

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Uptown’s Funkiest Festival Returns for the 6th Year.

The Sweet Spot Festival will once again bring Harlem to its feet this summer! In its 6th year, the Sweet Spot Festival is a roving FREE event summer series with a mission to connect the diverse communities of Harlem via multi-sensory outdoor experiences. Between May and September, the Sweet Spot Festival will present an eclectic range of events and themed dance parties featuring a rotation of world renowned DJ’s & musicians.

In addition, the Sweet Spot Festival will showcase visual artists installations, host kids art activities, free fitness workshops and a series of pop-up shops.

Stay Tuned for more details on what we anticipate will be our best season yet! If you are interested in being a part of the 2017 Sweet Spot Festival season, please shoot us a note. We would love to hear from you!

Cost: FREE

West Harlem Pier

125th Street and West Side Highway

New York, NY 10027

Website/More Info: http://www.sweetspotfestival.com

 

NYC Holi Hai Festival – Spring Color Festival

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May 6, 2017 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

NYC Holi Hai is a celebration of the coming of spring, fruitful harvests and renewal of life. Attendees enjoy a multi-cultural program on stage with live bands and dance performances, while covering each other in colored powder. Food vendors carrying a variety of delicacies are featured and there is a ‘kids area’ for children to engage and play in a festive environment. The festival is open admission and celebrates diversity by welcoming people of all backgrounds and all ages to come together in a unique celebration of love and togetherness.

Cost: FREE with registration.

Governors Island

New York, NY 11231

Website/More Info: https://www.nycholi.com/