Schomburg Center First Fridays: Masquerade Edition!

Masquerade Edition - Schomburg Center First Fridays 10 6 2017

October 6, 2017 at 6:00pm – 10:00pm

In celebration of iconic black horror films, the Schomburg Center is thrilled to present the second annual First Fridays: Masquerade Edition! Our monthly dance social will transform into a Halloween pageant where attendees are encouraged to come as their favorite horror icons. There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress!

Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. In addition, we’re proud to announce that Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey will power First Fridays. A fitting partnership as First Fridays celebrates culturally relevant occasions through local talent and Jack Daniel’s is deeply connected with the community. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. Sign up for a Schomburg membership, become a Schomburg volunteer, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! Our host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet, with deejay DJ Buka, part of the Muoka Mills Experience, in the Langston Hughes Lobby.  See you there!
#FirstFridays #Halloween

Cost: $10 – Purchase tickets via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
Eventbrite. $10 includes two (2) complimentary drink tickets.

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

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/10/06/clone-quiet-storm-edition


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Declassified Memory Fragment

Declassified Memory

October 4, 2017 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Declassified Memory Fragment is a dance theater work, created by Olivier Tarpaga, with a live band inspired by the ideas and themes of memory, history, politics and cultural realities affecting the continent of Africa. The work was created as an open letter to African society—its lifestyles, cultures, beauty, complexity and politics. Declassified refers to living in a society where aspects of everyday life are subjected to restrictions and cultural expectations of secrecy and privacy; even within the family. The act of declassifying is a process of revealing and exposing what is hidden from view and obscured, not spoken.

The work is a response to political conditions in African countries (specifically Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso), the unpredictable circulation of power and the resulting tension, destabilization and explosive climax that occurs, often without dismantling the illusion of democracy. Through movement and a driving band the piece both caustically and humorously stages a two tier society where craving for power simultaneously creates and unravels friendships, yet brotherhood prevails.

*Post-performance discussion with artists moderated by Gabri Christi
This presentation of Declassified Memory Fragment was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Cost: $20 per ticket. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. The Box Office open two (2) hours before show time and closes at intermission or one (1) hour after the scheduled start time (whichever comes first). Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2017/8/3/declassified-memory-fragment

Schomburg Center First Fridays: Masquerade Edition

October 6, 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm

In celebration of iconic black horror films, the Schomburg Center is thrilled to present the second annual  First  Fridays: Masquerade Edition! Our monthly dance social will transform into a Halloween pageant where attendees are encouraged to come as their favorite horror icons. There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress!

Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. In addition, we’re proud to announce that Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey will power First Fridays. A fitting partnership as First Fridays celebrates culturally relevant occasions through local talent and Jack Daniel’s is deeply connected with the community. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. Sign up for a Schomburg membership, become a Schomburg volunteer, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! Our host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet, with deejay DJ Buka, part of the Muoka Mills Experience, in the Langston Hughes Lobby. See you there!

Cost: $10 – Purchase tickets via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
Eventbrite. $10 includes two (2) complimentary drink tickets.

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

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Boricua Legends

September 3, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Salsa Dura/Bailable – Boricua Legends, created by world-renowned percussionist and producer, Pedro “Pocholo” Segundo, is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Chico Alvarez & The Palomonte Orchestra

August 13, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Salsa – Ernest “Chico” Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban-American vocalist and bandleader. Chico has actively been performing Afro-Cuban and Latin American music for the past 50 years, and has been awarded for his contributions to the musical art-form known as Latin Jazz.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

West African Dance Classes

Mondays in August 2017 West African Dance Classes (Mondays) repeats every week on Monday at 6:30pm to 7:30pm beginning Mon, Jul 31, 2017 and ending Mon, Aug 28, 2017

All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance.

Cost: FREE

Location: Inwood Hill Park – Pats Lawn 218th Street and Indian Road New York NY U.S.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Ola Fresca

July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

Tropical Latin Salsa – Ola Fresca brings a Latin sound directly from Brooklyn. The band weaves musical bridges connecting Cuban son, salsa, timba, and funk.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Uptown Bounce Series

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo Del Barrio for our fourth annual Uptown Bounce series of free summer block parties. On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food.

Rhythm & Power
Explore the cultural fusion that defines New York style salsa with this fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco.

Dates:

July 19, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce! Ashé

July 26, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Hecho en El Barrio

August 2, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: Palo Pa’lante

August 9, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Uptown Bounce: New Rican Soul

 Cost: FREE

Location Details
El Museo del Barrio New York –
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street,  New York NY 10029 US

Contemporary Dance – Modern: Martha Graham Dance Company, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Kinetic Architecture Dance Theatre, LaGuardia Dance Ensemble

Martha Graham Dance Company

Friday, June 23, 2017 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Modern: Martha Graham Dance Company, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Kinetic Architecture Dance Theatre, LaGuardia Dance Ensemble.

Cost: FREE

Bryant Park

41 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018

Website/More Info: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/all-the-great-and-free-performances-coming-to-bryant-park-this-summer-041817?cid=eml~US_NYC~NL~1401104390~~Title~

SummerStage: Freedom Party® NYC 14-Year Anniversary

Freedom Party 13th Anniversary @ Summerstage 7.2.16

June 28, 2017 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

NYC’s legendary old-school dance party comes to Central Park

The Freedom Party®

This fest is all about liberation, in every sense of the word. Retaining the official distinction as NYC’s coolest old-school dance party extravaganza, The Freedom Party® (TFP) is the jubilant brainchild of merrymaking visionaries Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. They got together in 2003 to create a space for people of all walks of life and ideologies to meet and harmoniously dance with euphoric abandon. Paper Magazine awarded TFP with 2010’s “Best Party (People’s Choice),” URB magazine gave them an honorable mention in the same category (nationwide) in 2012, and The Village Voice honored TFP with the “Best Dance Party” verdict in 2015. This pulsating celebration could not be contained solely to NYC, as a Chicago chapter took root in 2011, and has since been deemed the #1 party destination in the mid-west. Freedom keeps rockin’ strong in New York, with numerous monthly happenings, held at these expansive, famed venues and events: One Step Beyond/American Museum of Natural History, Midsummer Night Swing/Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Spring Gala, 1st Saturdays/Brooklyn Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn/Prospect Park, and, of course, SummerStage in Central Park.

Cost: FREE

Central Park – Rumsey Playfield

72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10021

Website/More Info: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/freedom-party-nyc/