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: Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble

August 27, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Gospel – Led by the former lead singer of the internationally known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Jazzmobile’s Summerfest at Marcus Garvey Park

August 11, 2017 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Jazzmobile’s Summerfest! – Craig Harris, arranger, composer and trombonist.

When Craig Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. From the growling gutbucket intensity of early New Orleans music through the refined, articulate improvisation of the modern era set forth by J.J. Johnson, and into the confrontational expressionism of the ’60s avant-garde, Craig handled the total vernacular the way a skilled orator utilizes the spoken word.

Cost: FREE

Location:
Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10027 US

22 apartments at 2211 Third Avenue, New York

2211 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035 East Harlem

Amenities: Doorman, on-site resident manager, elevator, intercom, washer/dryer in each unit, fitness center, roof outdoor public spaces, storage room, bike room and on-site parking.

Transit: Trains: 4/5/6, Buses: M101/M103

No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building

 

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Reuben Wilson Combo Quartet

August 6, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Jazz – Reuben Wilson was one of few soul-jazz organists to emerge in the late 1960s. His records have been sampled by artists in the newly emerging acid jazz and jazz-rap genres.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Chris Black Experience

July 30, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

R&B/Soul – The Chris Black Experience combines instrumental and vocal soul, jazz, and funk. They’ve worked with industry greats in every genre of music, from Regina Belle to Les McCann.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

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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

Link

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

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing

July 16, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Latin Jazz

Sumbaswing is a Latin Jazz sextet, led by saxophonist Elliot Pineiro. Active in the tri-state area for more than 20 years, Sumbaswing will have you grooving and dancing to its Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz harmonies.

Location:

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079 US

Link

La Casa Azul Bookstore Closing to “Evolve” Business Model, Owner Says

Casa Azul BookstoreThe bookseller, which has been on 103rd Street near Lexington Avenue since June 2012, is closing its doors Saturday, according to a statement from the owner Aurora Anaya-Cerda.

“In order to take the vision from La Casa Azul Bookstore to the next level, we have decided to re-design our business model to increase our social impact as a bookstore, community space, and performing arts center,” Anaya-Cerda wrote on the store’s website.

Details of what the new version of La Casa Azul Bookstore will look like remains unclear. Anaya-Cerda declined to elaborate on the specifics like where the new location will be and how the business will be restructured.

She did confirm that the physical space on 103rd Street will close. They will stay active on their social media accounts. They will still sell books online through their website, and the bookstore will “pop up” at local schools and cultural venues around the city, she said.

Over the years, the bookstore has hosted more than 600 events like readings, workshops, exhibits and classroom visits that have attracted award-winning authors like Junot Diaz.

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By Gustavo Solis | December 18, 2015 12:33pm