27th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

December 6, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Celebrating youth, three New York dance companies — BombaYo, Innervisions, and Opus Dance Theater — will highlight the African influences in the diaspora including Puerto Rico, West Africa, and Harlem.

Cost: Free admission; tickets required.

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street – Repertory Theater
Bronx NY 10451

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Danza Fiesta – 9th Annual South Bronx Folk Festival Finale

November 17, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

A breathtaking afternoon of Bomba, Plena, and Seis as Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño and a special guest, celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month. An audience favorite year after year, come early or stay late and enjoy the National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo (Nov. 17, 2018 from 12 noon to 7pm)

Cost: $10 – general admission; $5 – senior and students.

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street – Main Theater
Bronx NY 10451

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First Annual Halloween – CCNY Scarefest 2018

October 31, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us for a guided tour through the secret tunnels of City College’s creepy Gothic buildings and see our spooky gargoyles.

Tour begins at the NAC Building, Lobby at 160 Convent Avenue at West 138th Street. Groups of 10 will embark on a spooky 10-minute journey with candy treats for all.

Cost: FREE and open to all

City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue at West 138th Street
New York NY 10031

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Chinese Warriors of Peking

October 27, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

An entertaining show for the whole family with some of the world’s greatest acrobats and undisputed masters of martial arts!

This new production is filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), to tell the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, the Chinese Warrior of Peking is culturally enriching.

Cost: $45 $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx NY 10468

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50th Anniversary of Lehman College – Tony! Toni! Tone!, Sheila E and Deniece Williams

October 13, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

It’s Our Anniversary! Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Lehman College!

Tony! Toni! Toné! crashed out of their Oakland neighborhood in 1988 with their Gold debut album Who? Which spawned the hit “Little Walter”. In 1990, to both critical and popular acclaim, their second album The Revival garnered four # 1 Billboard hits including Feels Good, Whatever You Want, The Blues and It Never Rains (In Southern California) all went Platinum. Not to mention more hits like Anniversary, Lay Your Head on My Pillow, and Slow Wine.

Sheila E is an American percussionist, singer, author, and actress and former drummer for Prince. After leaving the group in 1983, Sheila began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, The Glamorous Life. The album’s title-track single, The Glamorous Life peaked at number 7 on the Hot 100 and also topped the dance charts for two weeks in August 1984. She became a mainstream solo star in 1985 following the success of the singles, The Belle of St. Mark, Sister Fate, and A Love Bizarre with the latter becoming one of her signature songs.

Deniece Williams is an American singer–songwriter and record producer. Williams is known for hits such as Free (1976), Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (1978), Silly (1981), It’s Gonna Take a Miracle (1982), Let’s Hear It for the Boy (1984), and for her duets with Johnny Mathis.

The single Free reached No. 2 on the Black Singles chart, No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the British Singles chart. That’s What Friends Are For. She also shared a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with pop singer Johnny Mathis in 1978 with the duet Too Much, Too Little, Too Late. In the early 1980s she scored the top twenty R&B smash hit Silly in 1981. Williams score another number-one R&B chart-topper It’s Gonna Take a Miracle, which became a Top 10 pop hit as well, reaching No. 10. Williams released the album Let’s Hear It for the Boy in 1984.

Cost: VIP $125; $85; $65; and $45

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx NY 10468

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NY African Restaurant Week Food Festival 2018

October 13, 2018 | 1:00pm – 8:00pm 

TAKE A CULINARY TRIP AROUND AFRICA. Only a metro card required.

The festival line-up:

+ Over 25 restaurants/food vendors representing cuisines from all of Africa – North, South, East and West
+ Local/International/celebrity/emerging chefs
+ Chef demos, and goodie bag giveaways
+ Live DJ performances, special music performances, and an Afrobeats day party
+ Over 30 participating exhibitors and vendors across fashion, beauty, art culture.

RECAP – 2017 African Restaurant Week
Join us on a culinary journey across Africa with 2,000+ foodies and festival goers, a “GastroAfrique Odyssey.”

Cost: $12.75 – $50

MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10026
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WORD*ROCK*SWORD: A Musical Celebration of Women’s Lives, All Are Welcome!

September 22, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

WORD*ROCK*SWORD: A Musical Celebration of Women’s Lives VIII

Is the heart of WORD*ROCK*SWORD: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives VIII ( wordrocksword.com ) an 8 Day community festival founded in 2011 by Toshi Reagon ( toshireagon.com ). This musical celebration has become a dedicated meeting ground for audience members and musicians alike. It is held together by a band features Allison Miller- drums, Christelle Durandy- percussion, Alex Nolan- guitar, Ganessa James-bass, Maya Kronfeld- keys, Lyris Hung and Juliette Jones- Violin. Nona Hendryx, Tamar-kali, Joan As Police Woman, and Morley are the root artist that everything else circulates around. It is 3 hours of a continuous congregational voice. Always amazing, Always full of surprise, Always just what you needed.

6:00pm doors + DJ | 7:00pm show | 18+

Cost: $20 advance | $25 day of show

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street btwn Sullivan St. & Thompson St.
New York NY 10012

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44TH Annual Atlantic Antic

September 23, 2018 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us on Sunday, September 23, 2018, in the heart of Brooklyn!

THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™, presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! On this beautiful autumn day in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Antic™ brings together hundreds of thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun!

This event is family-friendly!

Cost: FREE

Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue Between 4th Avenue to Hicks Street
Brooklyn NY

 

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair!

September 9, 2018 | 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, stilt walkers, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, Grow NYC Stop ‘N’ Swap, and more! Rain Date: September 16.

Cost: FREE

Riverside Park South
Pier 1 at 70th Street
New York NY 10019

More Info: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fa

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2018

August 23 – 26, 2018 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

n 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. Our annual festival celebrates Parker and his work. The festival, held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, features both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form.

Locations: Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem and Tompkins Square Park, East 7th St. & Ave. A, NY, NY 10009

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/charlieparker/