Sousou Saturdays

Sousou Saturdays at CCCADI
May 19, 2018 | 11:30am – 3:00pm
The SouSou! Saturdays program is inspired by the cooperative economic practice is known throughout the African Diaspora by such names as “Colecta”, “Box Hand”, “San”, “Partna”, or “Sou-Sou”. We’ve borrowed from, and transformed this long-standing practice of collective trust, and contribution into a “cultural SouSou” for the community.

Families with kids ages 4-12, come and enjoy community, and learning, while making art, dance, music, and much more! . This season, we are delighted to be joined by Callaloo Kids, CCCADI’S newest artists-in-residence! Their entertaining style of puppet theater highlights a unique brand of cultural literacy and social awareness.

Cost: $5 for adults; $3.00 for seniors and students (with ID); Free for CCADI Landmark members and children under 6 yrs old.

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
New York NY 10035

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Early Birds @ El Museo

May 19, 2018 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

We invite families with children on the autism spectrum to comfortably explore El Museo before it opens to the public through sensory-guided visits and hands-on workshops.

Recommended for kids ages 5 to 12 years old. Siblings’ welcome! Support for Early Birds is made possible thanks to the generous support of TD Bank.

Cost: FREE ADMISSION. Please visit website to RSVP.

El Museo del Barrio New York
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York NY 1002

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Bronx 2018 Job Fair

May 3, 2018 | 11:00am – 3:00pm

Bronx 2018 Job Fair. This event is sponsored by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation & New York State Department of Labor. Meet with 25 businesses, hundreds of job opportunities available.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to pre-register online:


Cost: FREE

Bronx County Public Administration Building
851 Grand Concourse – 1st Floor (Rotunda)
Bronx NY 10451

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Harlem Holistic Wellness Week-Discovering Natural Wellness Options

April 28, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

The main focus of the annual Harlem Holistic Wellness Week (HHWW) celebration is to bring awareness to the many natural and holistic options that can address health and the improvement of the quality of life. Due to the many questions surrounding health care, a number of people of all ages are looking for natural ways to maintain health and wellness. Theme of this year’s wellness week is “Discovering Natural Wellness Options.”

Cost: Free
ImageNation Cinema Foundation – RAW SPACE Gallery
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. btwn 121st & 122nd Sts
New York NY 1002

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Young Lions Volunteer Day at The Schomburg Center


April 14, 2018 – 11:30am – 1:00pm

Explore the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at our Young Lions Volunteer Day! This is a unique opportunity to help archive materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Enjoy a light breakfast with friends and work alongside Kadiatou Tubman, Education Coordinator for the Schomburg Junior Scholars program, who will guide us through the archiving process.

This event is open to all Young Lions, and this is a members only event. For more information about the Young Lions program or to join, please contact Kayla Ponturo at 212.930.0885.

Cost: FREE

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

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Recycle for Art

August 9th – September 27th   2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Wednesday)

Learn to make art out of recycled materials at Poe Park. The workshops are part of a monthly program where guests use recycled materials to craft art. At an earlier workshop, attendees created their own puzzles using Popsicle sticks. This event will repeat every Wednesday through September 27th with a new theme every month.

Cost: FREE

 Location Details
Poe Park – Poe Park Visitor Center
2640 Grand Concourse
Bronx NY

Citizen: An American Lyric Teen Talk presented by Schomburg Junior Scholars and Urban Word NYC

March 11, 2017 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

american-lyricThe Schomburg Junior Scholars Program and Urban Word NYC join forces to produce this teen-centered creative examination of Claudia Rankin’s award-winning poetic masterpiece, Citizen: An American Lyric.

Reserve your seats here. Priority seating for youth. For ages 13 to 18 years.

For school groups and groups larger than 10, please contact for more information.

Cost: FREE – Register via First come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Guests, please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street

The Harlem Bookstore on a Mission

Tucked away in East Harlem, Aurora Anaya-Cerda’s nearly 3-year-old shop attracts an eclectic array of patrons, including Bookshopparents who browse the gallery space for children’s illustrations, lawyers who congregate to discuss immigration policy and local car wash workers who hold meetings to chat about labor practices. Every month, Anaya-Cerda hosts around 15 different events. Oh, and she sells books too.

Here at La Casa Azul Bookstore, which is so well known for its collection of Latino literature that it has drawn Junot Díaz and Sandra Cisneros for special book readings, the innovative mix of offerings has brought in a growing group of customers and helped Anaya-Cerda gain national attention. The White House has even honored her with an award that recognizes community-oriented entrepreneurs. “You can’t walk into another bookstore and see a movie screen hosting an independent film festival, but those are things that have happened at La Casa Azul,” says Anaya-Cerda.

As the $27 billion American book industry vies for people’s attention in this digital age while trying to stem the closure of both independent shops and major retailers — R.I.P., Borders — some of its entrepreneurs are finding a bright spot among Latino readers. Baker & Taylor, a major nationwide book distributor, which wouldn’t release exact figures, has seen sales of its Spanish titles steadily climb since 2013. Meanwhile, a study from Northwestern University has found that 84 percent of Latino parents with young children prefer to give their kids a book before bed rather than a toy or a computer.

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By Alexia Nader | May 20, 2015

Eddie Allen Quartet – Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

10448415_702117423157930_1727604032652864305_o (2)Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author … Eddie Allen is one of the more versatile musicians on the New York scene. He’s called upon to play everything from jazz (big band as well as small ensembles) to R&B/Pop to Latin to symphonic to Broadway, and everything in between. Eddie has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Watson, Jon Faddis, Benny Carter, Panama Francis, Joe Henderson and Steve Turre. He has recorded and performed with, as well as composed for Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie, Jack McDuff, Etta Jones & Houston Person, Mongo Santamaria, Chico Freeman, Charli Persip, and Vanessa Rubin. Eddie is currently leading a quartet, a quintet, a Latin/Brasilian project, and a large ensemble which brings together acoustic and electric/electronic instruments. He also leads a big band, who not only plays Eddie’s compositions and arrangements, but also the music of such jazz greats as Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Muhal Richard Abrams and Rufus Reid as they come to lead the band.

Name of Band: Eddie Allen Quartet


Eddie Allen – trumpet

Oscar Perez – piano

Corcoran Holt – acoustic bass

Jerome Jennings – drums

DATE: December 23, 2014

WHERE: The series will take place at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th Street New York, NY 10037

WHEN: House doors open at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm; 2nd set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm


House doors open at 11:30am