Carnegie Hall presents a Neighborhood Concert: Istmo Trio

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May 21, 2017 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring Mexican singer, Magos Herrera, Brazilian accordionist Vitor Gonçalves, and Brazilian percussionist Rogério Boccato, the newly formed Istmo Trio brings multiple influences together to create an original sound. Drawing on rhythms and repertoire from diverse corners of the Americas, the Istmo Trio explores a rich musical landscape with performances that showcase improvisation.

Performers: Istmo Trio

·· Magos Herrera
·· Vitor Gonçalves
·· Rogério Boccato

Cost: Free

Queens Library Flushing
41-17 Main Street at 41st Avenue
Flushing NY 11355

Contact: Carnegie Hall
Phone: 212-903-9600

Website/More Info: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/5/21/0200/PM/Neighborhood-Concert-Istmo-Trio/

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Carnegie Hall presents a Neighborhood Concert: Ranky Tanky

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May 6, 2017 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Singer and guitar wizard, Clay Ross of Matuto fronts Ranky Tanky, a band of South Carolina natives celebrating the best of Southern roots music. Taking its name from a South Carolina Sea Islands phrase meaning “work it” or “get funky,” Ranky Tanky lives up to its name with a vibrant mix of everything from New Orleans–style jazz, blues, and country, to spirituals and tender lullabies. Note: This event will be held in the Gazebo Lawn Stage at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. This is an outdoor venue.

Performers: Ranky Tanky··Clay Ross, Guitar and Vocals
··Charlton Singleton, Trumpet and Vocals
··Kevin Hamilton, Bass
··Quentin Baxter, Drums
··Quiana Parlor, Vocals

Cost: Free

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island NY 10301

Contact: Carnegie Hall
Phone: 212-903-9600
 

More Info: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/5/6/0200/PM/Neighborhood-Concert-Ranky-Tanky/

 

Until Everyone Has It Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

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Running until July 5, 2017 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base. 70 years later, on April 5, 2017, Brooklyn Historical Society is proud to open a new exhibition celebrating this seminal moment in American history. Featuring a wonderful array of archival materials, photography, programs, and memorabilia, the exhibition will tell a story that continues to resonate today.

Museum Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm; Library Hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 1 pm to 5 pm; Gift Shop Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm

Cost: BHS Member Fee: Free; Adults: $10; Seniors 62 yrs old and over: $6; Students (with I.D.): Free; Children under 12 yrs old: Free.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street near Clinton Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Website/more info: http://www.brooklynhistory.org/exhibitions/current.html

“For The Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

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February 22, 2017 to January 31, 2018 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

“For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a travelling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk.

To be featured on currency is among the nation’s highest honors. The Treasury’s latest redesign – which will feature Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill beginning in 2020 – will acknowledge for the first time on paper money the contributions of Black and women’s rights activists in advancing American democracy. There is a longer tradition of honoring such leaders through the creation of commemorative coins, medals and medallions. Through legislation, Congress has chosen to honor on US commemorative currency Black icons, seminal historic events and institutions which have significantly influenced American and Black history.

“For the Love of Money” honors barrier-breaking Black athletes, entertainers, civil rights leaders, military leaders and politicians, and it features the historic contributions of several prominent Black women. The exhibit showcases more than 40 anti-slavery tokens, commemorative coins, concept coins, commemorative bronze medals, Presidential bronze medals and commemorative medallions representing American and Black history milestones that have contributed to the betterment of the United States. Additional coins and medals will be added to the exhibit as they are released in 2017. More information can be found at http://www.moaf.org/fortheloveofmoney. This exhibit will be on view through January 2018.

Cost: Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students/seniors and free for members and kids 6 and under. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 am – 4 pm.

Museum of American Finance

48 Wall Street at William Street
New York NY 10005

Contact: Museum of American Finance
Phone: 212.908.4110

Website/more Info: http://www.moaf.org/exhibits/ftlom/index

Visually Speaking: Lina Viktor and Amy Sall

March 29, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

visually-speakingGuest curator and moderator, Ja’nell Ajani introduces artist Lina Viktor, whose practice is described as a “merging of photography, performance, and abstract painting,” in conversation with Amy Sall, writer and lecturer in the Culture and Media Studies department at The New School University. Visually Speaking by Founding Curator, Terrence Jennings, spotlights recognized and unrecognized photographers of our time and explore the photography’s influence on art, culture, and the urban landscape. 

Cost: FREE.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. First Come, First Seated. Registration via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com

RSVP.  All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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

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New Black Power! Exhibition now open at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (until Dec 2017)

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March 20, 2017 to December 2017 | 10:00am – 8:00pm

On February 16, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will open its latest exhibition Black Power! in the newly-renovated Main Exhibition Hall. On display through December 2017, Black Power! will invite visitors to delve deeper into the heterogeneous and ideologically diverse global movement that shaped black consciousness and built an immense legacy of community organizing and advocacy that continues to resonate in the United States of America and around the world today. Visitors will also confront misconceptions and truths about the Black Power movement.

Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a year-long examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966.

In February 2016, the Schomburg launched “Black Power 50” with a two-part digital exhibition in partnership with Google Cultural Institute. The Schomburg has since released the new exhibition’s catalog Black Power 50 and hosted a “Grandassa Models” © Kwame Brathwaite, 1968 series of public programs featuring conversations with leaders of the Black Power movement such as Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Iris Morales, and Black Arts Movement luminaries Nikki Giovanni, Askia Touré, and Sonia Sanchez, among many others.

Highlights from the Black Power! exhibition include:

•Black Panther Coalition Flyer –  A flyer capturing the efforts of the Black Panther Party, the Puerto Rican Young Lords, the white Young Patriots, the Chinese-American I Wor Kuen, and the Inmates Liberation Front united to demand the release of the Panther 21, who were arrested in April 1969 on suspicion of planning to bomb several sites in New York City.

•First Issue of The Black Panther –  Bobby Seale and Elbert “Big Man” Howard published the first mimeographed issue of The Black Panther on April 25, 1967. Howard, an original member of the Black Panther Party, served as the publication’s first editor. ·

•Letter from Arab Women to Angela Davis – A letter of support to Angela Davis from The Arab Women’s League of Jordan, capturing how the fate of political prisoners in the United States received worldwide attention.

•Photo of Black Panthers in Israel – A photo of Black Panther Party Members in Israel who were part of the Mizrahi community: Jews from North Africa and the Middle East who denounced and fought against the economic and cultural domination of European Jews. Their leader wears a T-shirt reading Black Panthers in Hebrew.

Cost: FREE. Schomburg Center’s hours: Monday: 10am – 6pm; Tues – Weds: 10am – 8pm; and Thurs – Sat: 10am – 6pm.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037
Phone: 917-275-6975

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/press/press-release/february-8-2017/schomburg-center-open-new-exhibition-black-power?platform=hootsuite

Lapidus Center Presents: Slavery and Globalization in Arabia

March 30, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

slaves-of-one-masterMatthew S. Hopper’s, Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire, a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize, explores the history of the African diaspora in Arabia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book links the personal stories of Africans to the impersonal global commodity chains their labor enabled, demonstrating how the growing demand for workers created by a global demand—including from the United States—for Persian Gulf products led to the enslavement of Africans in eastern Arabia. Hopper, Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, will be in conversation with Eve M. Troutt Powell, C. Brown Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Tell This in My Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan and the Ottoman Empire.

Cost: FREE.

Schomburg Center – 515 Lenox Avenue, NYC

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. First come, First seated. Registration via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com

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Youth Dance Performance: Dancing Through Barriers with Dance Theatre of Harlem

March 16, 2017 | 10:30am – 11:30am

danceThe Dance Theatre of Harlem’s, Dancing Through Barriers® lecture demonstration and performance is an informal presentation on the art and science of dance. Through engaging commentary and dancing, the audience experiences the rudiments of classical ballet, as well as the building block-training process that allows dancers to achieve excellence in this exacting art form.  Priority seating for youth. For ages 13 to 18 yrs. For school groups and groups larger than 10, please contact schomburged@nypl.org for more information.

Cost: FREE.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED.  FREE – Register via schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com Register Here. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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

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Films at the Schomburg: The Watermelon Woman

March 15, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

watermelon-womanThe Watermelon Woman made its debut 30 years ago. Written and directed by Cheryl Dunye, it became the first feature film by a queer African-American woman. The lead character, played by Dunye, finds parallels between herself and 1930s actress Fae Richards, popularly known as “The Watermelon Woman,” a domestic servant stereotype or “Mammy” played by many black women in her time. The film explores the historical exclusion of black queer women working in Hollywood. Dunye will appear in conversation following the screening. Join us as we explore race, sexuality, history, and finding one’s identity in archival sources.

Cost: Free. Firs come, first seated. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registration via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com

RSVP.  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

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Lapidus Center Presents: Enslaved Women and the Ethical Practice of History

March 7, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

enslaved-womenIn the 18th century, Bridgetown, Barbados was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes, author of “Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with a runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; to the gallows where enslaved people were executed; and within violent scenes of women’s punishments. In the process, she interrogates the archive to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power that constrain what can be known about these women. Fuentes, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History at Rutgers University, will be in conversation with Jennifer L. Morgan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. Lapidus Center Presents is brought to you by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery.

Watch on livestream. Lapidus Center Presents is brought to you by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery

Cost: Free.  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. First come, first seated. Registration via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com  RSVP.

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

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