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

 

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King of Pop: Tribute to Michael Jackson

August 26, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

King of Pop: Tribute to Michael Jackson is an infectious party production that takes audiences on a musical expedition spanning three decades of Michael Jackson’s chart-cresting music. The show is a performance art production that includes best-selling albums including Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory and Invincible in this electrifying revival of Pop Music’s Royal Highness.

The New York Black Arts Festival spearheaded by some of New York’s optimum musicians and dancers, has crafted an intricate performance complete with synchronized dance routines, full costume, and an amazing light show–each delivered with a precision that could only be superseded by the King himself. This is a must-see entertainment singing along as if the moves, the music, and the memories belong to us all. Doors open at 3:00pm.

Cost: VIP $40, Adults $30, Seniors $25.00, Youth $20.00.

Harlem Events Center

228 East 125th Street btwn Third and Second Avenues
New York NY 10035

More info: http://www.newyorkblackartsfestival.org/shows/

Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Yoruba Remixed! A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora

August 5, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as they celebrate the legacy of its founder, Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company open and close this evening that also features live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

August 5, 2018 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

For this 50th birthday celebration, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods. Among the guests are klezmer pioneer Andy Statman, Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies, the groundbreaking Afro-Colombian band, Grupo Rebolu, and the miraculous Guinean dancer, drummer, and singer, Sidiki Conde and his group Tokounou.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: La Casita – Poetry

August 4, 2018 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.

Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln
Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project
MC: Falú

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Hearst Plaza
30 Lincoln Center Plaza btwn 64th and 65th Streets
New York NY 10023

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Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: OkayAfrica’s Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats

August 2, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

OkayAfrica—the online hub of the African New Wave—brings two superstars and one of the top Afrobeat DJs in the world to Damrosch Park for this high-octane party. Drawing on everything from Ghanaian highlife, Ivorian coupé-décalé, and American hip-hop, the Nigerian “Queen of Afrobeats” Yemi Alade (Fader) lights up the stage with power vocals and irrepressible charisma. DJ Maphorisa, the multiplatinum South African producer known for his banging blend of house and Afropop, and New York’s own DJ Tunez, known in NYC for his Blackout parties and worldwide for collaborations with Wizkid, Davido, and more, will keep you feeling great all night long.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023

More Info: http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors/show/okayafricas-mzansi-heat-and-naija-beats

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

Only in Queens SummerStage Concert: Kool & the Gang presented by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

June 16, 2018 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Kool and the Gang, one of the longest-running R&B groups in history, isn’t just a multiple Grammy Award-winning group. They helped shape funk and soul as we know it, and have inspired denizens of admirers and other talented artists since their inception in 1969. The group has no intention of slowing down anytime soon, either: Fifty-plus years later, they’ll still put on one of most raucous and memorable shows possible. This show is presented by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

Cost: FREE
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
GCP and Whitestone Exp. btwn 111th St & College Point Blvd, Park Dr. E.
Queens NY 11368

More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/only-in-queens-summerstage-concert-kool-the-gang/?date=20180616

 

 

Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!

June 17, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Learn to dance like a professional at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Cost: FREE
Pier 1
Riverside Park South at West 70th Street
New York NY

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Partyup: A Prince Tribute!

June 10, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Purple Army … come prepared to party. This funky tribute to the incomparable performer known as Prince celebrates his 60th birthday, honoring “His Royal Badness” with Partyup’s glorious renditions of the star’s funk, pop and rhythm and blues hits, alongside spoken word poetry, costumes, multimedia, choreography and performance art. Expect to hear everything from “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “1999” and “If I Was Your Girlfriend” to “Housequake,” “Adore” and so many more. More than just a live musical tribute show, be there when Partyup tells Prince’s musical journey with narration of some of his most iconic funk and soul jams at the Harlem Ideal Events and Community Centre as part of the New York Black Arts Festival.

Cost: VIP: $40.00, Adult: $35.00, Senior: $30.00, Youth $15.00

Harlem Community Events Center
228 East 125th Street btwn Third and Second Avenues
New York New York 10035

More Info: http://www.newyorkblackartsfestival.org