Brasil SummerFest 2018

July 29th to August 12th, 2018 – Various show times and locations

Head to the Brasil Summerfest, an annual festival featuring Brazilian music, food and films exported straight from Brazil to NYC. Various venues across New York City. This year’s dates: July 29th to August 12th.

August 10th – 7 pm and 10 pm
Rodrigo Amarante and Ava Roca will team up to perform two shows at National Sawdust, 80 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn NY 11249.

Please check website for schedule and locations as there are various performances and venues.

Cost: $20 for August 10th concert. Various prices for events. Please check website for performance schedule, locations and prices. 

Locations include National Sawdust, 80 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn NY 11249. Please check website for performance schedule, locations and prices.

More Info: http://brasilsummerfest.com/

 

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ImageNation presents: Music and Film: “Whose Streets?”

July 23, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm

6:00 PM – MUSIC: Family friendly R&B/Soul and conscious Hip Hop by DJ Mike

8:00 PM – Film: Whose Streets? Directed by Sabaah Folayan, 100 min., USA. Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is a Harlem-based media arts group, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of exhibitions and programs, ImageNation edifies its audience. We foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: http://www.imagenation.us/

Outdoor Movie Night at Randall’s Island Park – The LEGO Batman Movie

July 22, 2018 | 8:30pm – 10:10pm

Within the Lego Universe, Batman (Will Arnett) must save Gotham City from his arch-enemy The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) who has vowed the ultimate revenge. Will Batman team up with fellow heroes: Bat Girl (Rosario Dawson), Robin (Michael Cera) and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) to save the day?

Join us as we watch this animated film to find out!

Cost: FREE

 

Randall’s Island Park
Field 42
New York NY 10035

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ImageNation presents: Film: Fences

July 20, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

2018 ImageNation Outdoors

6:00 PM – Musical performance: TBD
8:00 PM or sundown- Film: Fences

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is a Harlem-based media arts group, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of exhibitions and programs, ImageNation edifies its audience. We foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.

Cost: FREE

St. Nicholas Park – Great Lawn
St. Nicholas Avenue at West 128th St to West 141st St
New York NY

More Info: http://www.imagenation.us/

 

 

44th Annual Harlem Week – 2018 Theme: Women Transforming Our World: Past, Present and Future

July 29, 2018 – August 25, 2018

HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, more days were added to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.

Celebrating its 44th year in 2018, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the neighborhoods assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.

Schedule and location vary each day. Please check the website for each day’s events.

Cost: Free
Various locations
New York NY

https://harlemweek.com/schedule

Outdoor Movie Night at Randall’s Island Park: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

July 8, 2018 | 8:30pm – 10:30pm

A sequel to the 90s favorite Jumanji, this film is set 20 years after we first heard of the interactive and mysterious Jumanji game. Four teenagers stuck in detention discover and get sucked into the action-adventure video game and must travel through the jungle and overcome many obstacles to play the game to the end in order to escape. Come along for the ride… if you dare. (This movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas and Karen Gillan)

Cost: Free

Randall’s Island Park
Field 81
New York NY 10035

More Info: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/jumanji-welcome-to-the-jungle

Summer in the Square

June 14, 2018 to August 9, 2018 |7:00am – 8:30pm

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

KIDS: We’ve got interactive children’s activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park’s South Plaza!

FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square’s hottest studios + instructors, there’s something for every fitness level on the park’s South + North Plazas.

LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park’s South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Every week on Thursday between June 14th and August 9th (2018). 

Cost: Free

Union Square Park
East 14th Street to East 17th Street – North Plaza, South Plaza and West Side Waiting Area
New York NY
More Info: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/summer-in-the-square

 

25th African Film Festival NY – The Films of Paulin Vieyra

June 8, 2018 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra Shorts

L’Envers du Decor – Ousmane Sembène: The Making of Ceddo (U.S. Premiere)
Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Senegal, 1981, 25 min

Paulin Vieyra captures Ousmane Sembène, one of the greatest filmmakers of Africa, during the filming of Ceddo. L’Envers du Decor was completed after four years of production. As for Ceddo, it would be censored under the Senghor regime and until 1983 by the Senegalese authorities.

Lamb (U.S. Premiere)
Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Senegal, 1963, 18 min
This documentary captures the sport of traditional wrestling, called ‘lamb’ in Wolof, popular in Senegal. Vieyra presents the rigorous rules of the sport and training practices by the sea. The Dakar Arena serves as a showcase for the battles in the film, where every spectator can bet on his favorite wrestler in a festive atmosphere. Fifty years ago, Lamb was in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, a first for a film from sub-Saharan Africa.

A Nation Was Born (U.S. Premiere)
Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Senegal, 1961, 25 min
In 1958, Vieyra set up a special office dedicated to film in Senegal, which, after the independence (1960), became the base of the country’s cinematography. A Nation Was Born is a historical portrait of Vieyra’s homeland showing scenes from pre-colonial traditions, represented mainly by dance, to the exploitative European domination, to the new beginning represented by the celebration of the republic.

Q&A with Stéphane Vieyra, son of Paulin Vieyra.

Cost: $10

Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Avenue btwn 127th & 128th Streets
New York NY 10027

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25th African Film Festival NY – Before The Vows – U.S. Premiere

June 8, 2018 | 8:15pm – 10:15pm

Meet Afua, a modern day Ghanaian woman with plans to marry her fiancé Nii. The only problem is, Afua is not sure she believes in marriage. Her divorced parents, an unbearable stepmother, and Nii’s bickering married parents, cause Afua to doubt the very thing planned for just a few weeks away: her wedding.

After watching Afua prance around town with her fiancé – selecting a cake, finalizing decorations and altering her dress – we then see her start questioning what makes a marriage truly work. And with nostalgic feelings for a former crush, Afua devises an unconventional plan to ensure that her and Nii embark on a long and happy marriage. However, the very plan devised to help them, is the same plan that may harm them – even before their intended “I do’s.” Q&A with Nicole Amarteifio.

Nicole Amarteifio, Ghana, 2017, 70 min

Cost: $10

Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Avenue btwn 127th & 128th Streets
New York NY 10027

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25th African Film Festival NY- The Fruitless Tree – U.S Premiere

June 7, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

The Fruitless Tree – U.S. Premiere

Director: Aïcha Elhadj Macky; Country: Niger/France; Year: 2016; Running Time: 52min; and Language: French and Haoussa with English subtitles.

As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. But just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also experiences problems with infertility. Based on her personal story, Aicha Macky explores the private suffering of women in her situation with great sensitivity. Speaking openly as a childless woman among mothers, she breaks a taboo in Nigerien society.

Cost: $10. Refunds only up until 1 day before the event.

Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10027

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fruitless-tree-us-premiere-tickets-45865921205