Open Air Screening of Bob Avakian on “The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!”

August 30, 2018 – 7pm

Revolution Books, The Bob Avakian Institute, and the Revolution Books Educational Fund are excited to present Open-Air Screening of a Film by Bob Avakian on “The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” “A regime that could destroy civilization. You think you know, but you don’t.” In this hour-long film, Avakian analyzes the roots and driving forces of Trump/Pence fascism and the need for massive, sustained, non-violent outpourings to drive it from power. He does so with passion, humor, humanity, and a profound sense of history.

Sponsored by Revolution Books (437 Malcolm X Blvd), The Bob Avakian Institute, & the Revolution Books Educational Fund.

Cost: Free

Marcus Garvey Park-Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10027

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2018

August 23 – 26, 2018 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

n the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era. Our annual festival celebrates Parker and his work. The festival, held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, features both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form.

Locations: Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem and Tompkins Square Park, East 7th St. & Ave. A, NY, NY 10009

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/charlieparker/

 

Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – Craig Harris

August 17, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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.

Craig has performed with a veritable Who’s Who of progressive jazz’ most important figures – including Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jaki Byard, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Lester Bowie, The WORLD Saxophone Quartet, The Roots, RAKIM and the list goes on and on – his own projects displayed both a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression. And it’s those two qualities that have dominated Craig’s past 15 years of activity, bringing him far beyond the confines of the jazz world and into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, curator, and artistic director. His projects include Souls Within the Veil, composed to commemorate the centennial of W. E. B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk; Brown Butterfly, a multi-media work based on the movement of Muhammad Ali with video, dance, and music; and God’s Trombones, based on James Weldon Johnson’s classic collection of poems that refigure inspirational sermons by itinerant Negro preachers.

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park-Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West
New York NY 10027

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Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – SAGE – Harlem Week Salute: “Women Transforming Our World”

August 10, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Sage is an all-women’s jazz, blues and contemporary ensemble featuring Ragan Whiteside on flute and vocals, Lakecia Benjamin on saxophone, Miki Hayama on piano, Kersten Stevens on violin, Endea Owens on bass, and Shirazette Tinnen on drums. Part contemporary, part sassy, part nostalgic, these ladies deliver what every music audience is looking for, the best in the art. The group and its members have opened for and appeared with Ray Charles, Denzel Washington, Regina Carter, the Duke Ellington Show Choir and many others. This unique group has headlined at both of the major Inaugural Balls honoring President Obama, Major League Baseball All-Stars Games and the World Classic in San Diego and The Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Festival. $10 donation requested at door will benefit the Witness Project of Lower Westchester, a Breast Cancer support group.

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park-Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West
New York NY 10027
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ForHarlem 2018 – Basketball Tournament

August 13, 2018 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

One of New York’s most engaging summer celebrations is ForHarlem. ForHarlem started as a 3×3 basketball tournament & back to school drive in 2017. ForHarlem has transformed into a full-on community celebration through sport, music & culture. ForHarlem was created to address issues that directly affect Harlem and create a focal point for positive action while showcasing local talent, businesses & partners.

As an all-inclusive annual event, ForHarlem encourages Harlem’s community & partners to get involved. Harlem families, youth, seniors, city officials, influencers, business owners & friends will have a chance to share entertainment & community.

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park-Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West, NYC 10027

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ImageNation presents: Music and Film: “Whose Streets?”

July 23, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm

6:00 PM – MUSIC: Family friendly R&B/Soul and conscious Hip Hop by DJ Mike

8:00 PM – Film: Whose Streets? Directed by Sabaah Folayan, 100 min., USA. Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is a Harlem-based media arts group, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of exhibitions and programs, ImageNation edifies its audience. We foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park – Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10027

More Info: http://www.imagenation.us/

Classical Theater of Harlem – Antigone

July 7 – 29, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

A young man’s body lies mangled in the street, unburied by official edict. The people of Thebes avert their eyes, turning instead to a new leader who vows to restore order in the city at any cost. But when one girl cannot look away, she breaks faith with everything she has known in order to set things right. An investigation of moral imperative, this daring new adaptation by Zora Howard forces us to question our own stake in the struggle between collective duty and individual consequence.

Cost: FREE

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

More Info: www.cthnyc.org

 

Movies Under the Stars: Marvel’s Black Panther movie screening and Wakanda Fashion Show

June 1, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Join NYC Parks, Historic Harlem Parks, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake. Rated PG-13.

Come early! Before this screening, in partnership with ImageNation, we will have a Wakanda-style fashion show, music, live African drumming, and more activities related to the movie.

Know Before You Go – You should arrive before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Cost: FREE

Marcus Garvey Park – Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10027

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inHarlem Open House

May 11, 2018 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Stop by our new Visitor Center from 12 to 6 pm to view renderings of our new building, share your thoughts on our Reflection Wall, and learn more about our upcoming inHarlem programs and projects. Later, join Studio Museum staff and our collaborators as we convene in Marcus Garvey Park to discuss and visualize the intersections of collective power and nature as related to our upcoming inHarlem artist project.

This inHarlem Open House is presented as part of Open Engagement 2018 – SUSTAINABILITY. Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around, and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Now in its 10th year–the last in its current form– OE will bring together hundreds of artists, activists, educators, students, organizations, institutions, and thinkers from every corner of the globe. This year’s program will explore the theme of SUSTAINABILITY, as well as take stock of the field of socially engaged art and practice.

Cost: FREE

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York, NY 10027

More Info: https://www.studiomuseum.org/event/inharlem-open-house/1526054400

 

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale

The Winter's Tale - Public Theater - Nov 1 2017

November 1, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with an enchanting new production of THE WINTER’S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto).

Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend’s child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What’s lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured romances. Registration is required and space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov.

Cost: FREE

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

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