Capital Prep Harlem Open House

February 27, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Experience the nurturing culture of Capital Prep Harlem!

We invite you to attend our Open House Series to learn more about our community and unique approach to childhood education!

We offer 2 Open House events:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

Each event is held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at:

This is a great opportunity for you to visit our school, meet our staff, and learn about our unique approach to education and development of our children.

RSVP to website link attached! 

Questions? Email Rachelly.Crime@CapitalPrepHarlem.org

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Location
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School
1 East 104th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10029 USA

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The Apollo Theater and Afropunk Present: Kamasi Washington in Concert

February 23, 2019 8:00pm 

This concert features the incomparable artist, Kamasi Washington who is considered this generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music. Washington and his 10-piece band, The Next Step, take audiences on adventurous odysseys that cross musical genres from jazz, to hip-hop, classical and R&B music.

Ticket Price: $48 – $83

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50! Celebrate at the Apollo

February 12 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM 

Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage.

(Grades K-12)

Tickets: $4 (students, teachers, chaperones)

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

 

Uptown Nights: Mo Beasley’s UrbanErotika

February 14, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm

UrbanErotika is a live neo-burlesque variety show celebrating erotic love through poetry, spoken word, music, dance, and multimedia arts. “The house that Lust built, and Love saved from damnation…” will feature works that range from the soft and sensual to the bold and audacious; reflecting the full spectrum of romantic and sensual love in a healthy journey of fantasy and desire. Featuring: Regie Cabico, The SoulFolk Experience, Nemiss ChiYork, Peter ‘Rainmaker’ Seaton, Shannon Lower, Zyra Lee Vanity, Shye Poet and delicious surprises.

Artists will pay a special tribute to the sensual and erotic work of Ntozake Shange. An original muse, and now ancestral guide.

Tickets: $25 Adult, $35 VIP

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

Fred Watkins Photographer: 3 Decades of Key Moments Captured

February 9, 2019 

What: A special Photo Exhibition for Black History Month at X Gallery

About: This historic photography exhibition is a collection of key moments captured by Washington, D.C. photojournalist Fred Watkins over a period of three decades. The images document important moments and interactions of high-profile African Americans domestically and internationally in addition to dignitaries representing the African Diaspora.

Fred’s assignments have placed him in rooms with some of the most powerful people in the world including Nelson Mandela; he traveled to South Africa with President George Bush after Mandela’s release from incarceration. Fred currently photographs White House and Capitol Hill assignments and will certainly be there to capture every moment of the drama about to unfold in 2020.

Photographers participating – in a special section honoring great entertainers and leaders in Black History who are no longer with us. Fred Watkins, June DeLairre Truesdale, Juanita M. Prince Cole, Tyrone Rasheed, John Braithwaite and Lisa DuBois.

Where: X Gallery @ 163 Malcolm X Boulevard. On 118th street

Viewing: Viewing begins February 1st, Saturdays and Sundays until March 28th

Reception: Feb 9th Saturday – quiet viewing begins at 5. Wine @ 6 until 9

Introduction of Photographer approximately 8 o clock. Register to attend.

Poetry- X Gallery: Poetry introduced by Myasia – Feb 9th and March 1st.

Photographs – All photographs are available for sale in limited editions.

X Gallery: X Gallery is dedicated to participating in the cultural development of Harlem through the exhibition of Art and Photography. We strive to create an environment where local people and foreigners of every background can be touched by the beauty of art. We are committed to exhibitions and programs that will strengthen and sustain our community. Lisa DuBois, curator.

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Location
X Gallery
163 Malcolm X Boulevard (118th street)
New York NY 10027 United States

Desert Island Discs with Ken Peplowski

February 5, 2019 7:00pm

Ken  Peplowski sounds the way (Benny) Goodman might if he had kept evolving, kept on listening to new music, kept refining his sound, polishing his craft, and expanding his musical purview into the 21st century,” the eminent music writer Will Friedwald declared in the Wall Street Journal in 2012. It’s an accurate assessment of the 59-year-old virtuoso, who has made it his business during his 40 years as a professional jazz musician to address any context — the Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman orchestras, Dixieland, swing and bebop combos, avant-garde jazz and 20th century classical music — at the highest level of craft and artistry, singing his own song, as Lester Young used to say, not only on clarinet, but also tenor saxophone and alto saxophone. The Cleveland native has documented all of these stylistic food groups, historical and contemporary, on 50+ recordings as a leader, most recently Enrapture (Capri). “It’s not that big a stretch between Jimmie Noone and someone like Marty Ehrlich,” Peplowski commented in the liner notes for an earlier album, Grenadilla. “It’s important to remind the audience it’s all a continuous line of music.

ABOUT DESERT ISLAND DISCS:
In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version curated and hosted by esteemed journalist Ted Panken, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality

Tickets: $0 – $10

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Location
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Photo Exhibition for Black History Month – Fred Watkins

February 1, 2019 1:00pm – 6:00pm

X Gallery presents Photojournalist Fred Watkins: 3 Decades of Key Moments Captured. 

Viewing begins February 1st, Saturdays and Sundays until March 28th.

This historic photography exhibition is a collection of key moments captured by Washington, D.C. photojournalist Fred Watkins over a period of three decades.The images document important moments and interactions of high profile African Americans domestically and internationally in addition to dignitaries representing the African Diaspora.

Fred’s assignments have placed him in rooms with some of the most powerful people in the world including Nelson Mandela; he traveled to South Africa with President George Bush after Mandela’s release from incarceration. Fred currently photographs White House and Capitol Hill assignments and will certainly be there to capture every moment of the drama about to unfold in 2020.

Photographers participating – in  special section honoring great entertainers and leaders in Black History who are no longer with us. Fred Watkins, June DeLairre Truesdale, Juanita M. Prince Cole, Tyrone Rasheed, John Braithwaite and Lisa DuBois.

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Location
X Gallery
163 Malcolm X Boulevard (118th street)
New York NY 10027 United States

Rescheduled: Desert Island Discs w/ David Murray

January 29, 2019 7:00pm

Now 63, tenor saxophonist-bass clarinetist-composer David Murray, perhaps the most recorded improviser of his generation, has elicited strong responses throughout his 45-year career. Most recently, he’s been touring behind the album Blues For Memo, a collaboration between his quartet (Orrin Evans, piano; Jaribu Shahid, bass; and Nasheet Waits-drums) and poet-vocalist Saul Williams. It’s the most recent in a string of releases that includes a collaborative project with Cassandra Wilson and Ishmael Reed; a fully staged opera dedicated to the iconic Afro-Russian poet Alexander Pushkin; another opera about Harlem numbers king Bumpy Johnson with a libretto by the late Amiri Baraka; big band and string music for Cuban ensembles; and for bands comprised of musicians from Guadeloupe (Creole), Yonn-de, and Gwotet), Senegal (Fo Deuk Revue), and the Black American Church (Speaking in Tongues).

A native of California’s Bay Area, Murray moved to New York in 1975, after a few years at the University of California-Claremont, where he studied and performed with Stanley Crouch, as well as the likes of Arthur Blythe, Bobby Bradford, John Carter, James Newton, and Butch Morris. He moved to New York in 1975, and quickly established himself as one of the jazz capital’s busiest musicians, establishing a worldwide fan bass through the lyric swagger and raw edge of his tonal personality. He moved to Paris in 1995, but took an apartment in Harlem several years ago.

Conversant with tenor saxophone vocabulary spanning Paul Gonsalves and Coleman Hawkins to Albert Ayler, as well as a comprehensive array of Afro-diasporic dialects, he’s the ideal Desert Island Disk presenter.

ABOUT DESERT ISLAND DISCS:
In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version curated and hosted by esteemed journalist Ted Panken, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality.

Tickets: RSVP

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Location
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Mathis Picard: A Story Of The Light

Harlem 100: Joplin to Johnson

January 31, 2019 7:00pm

French / Malagasy pianists Mathis Picard celebrates the old school traditions of the Harlem Stride pianists by telling stories accompanied by a carefully crafted set of Piano gems ranging from the last 300 years. Expect to laugh, cry, dance and enjoy some free Vegan Food and Tea as this event will be recorded live for his Debut Solo Live.

Tickets: $0 – $10

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Location
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Apollo Comedy Club

January 10, 2019 10:00pm

Ms. Pretty Ricki, Alex Babbitt, Mark Gregory
Hosted by Jamie Roberts
Music by DJ Qool Marv

The Apollo A-LIST advance price is $15 until midnight January 9.  Please note there is a $10 drink/food minimum. Sign up for the ALIST at apollotheater.org.

Harlem’s Best Kept Secret

The Apollo Comedy Club celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Presented in partnership with the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire), the Apollo Comedy Club features the best up and coming talent in comedy today. The comedy shows precedes the Theater’s weekend music series, Apollo Music Café, extending the Theater’s late night offerings.

Ticket Prices start at just 22.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York NY 10027 US