Barbara Jordan “I Dared To Be Me”

April 15, 2018 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Born on February 21, 1936, in Houston, Texas, Barbara Jordan was a lawyer, educator and politician. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Texas State Senate (1966) and the “first” African American from Texas to serve in the United States House of Representatives, from 1972 to 1978.  As President “Pro Temp” Jordan was called upon to be the acting governor of Texas for a day. By becoming governor for a day Jordan becomes the “first” African American woman governor in the history of the United States. She captured the attention of President Lyndon Johnson, who invited her to the White House for a preview of his 1967 civil rights message.

Barbara Jordan emerged as an eloquent and powerful interpreter of the Watergate impeachment investigation at a time when many Americans despaired about the Constitution and the country. Jordan lent added weight to her message by her very presence on the House Judiciary Committee. She was the keynote speaker during the impeachment process of Richard Nixon.

Cost: FREE

Raymour and Flanigan Furniture Store
100 West 125th Street btwn Park and Lexington Aves – Third Floor
New York NY 1002

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barbara-jordan-i-dared-to-be-me-presented-by-shades-of-truth-theatre-tickets-44087920156

 

 

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First Fridays! Havana Film Festival: De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World)

April 6, 2018  – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kicking off the 19th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Museum will host a screening of De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World), an ode to the Puerto Rican diaspora by Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez. The documentary features interviews with Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez and Luis Guzmán.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Kids activity table and gallery tours
7:00pm Screening De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo
8:30pm Live music by Flaco Navaja & the Razor Blades

Cost: Free. Tickets are free. RSVP required.

Bronx Museum of Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx NY 10456

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-havana-film-festival-de-puerto-rico-para-el-mundo-from-puerto-rico-to-the-world-with-tickets-43144073084?aff=es2

 

The Fits – Black Girl Magic!

September 9, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows An 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team. Black Girl Magic! Celebrating the Superflyness of Black Women & Girls Music: DJ Natasha Diggs + live Black Girl Magic tribute curated by InJoy Enterprises.

FREE!

Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

Marcus Garvey Park – 18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue New York NY 10027 US http://mvnt.us/m349450

Queen Of Katwe

August 26, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm 

Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga, Queen of Katwe depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at the World Chess Olympiads. The film will be preceded by chess activities for kids!

Music: Sould and R&B by Live DJ

FREE!

Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

St. Nicholas Park St. – Nicholas Avenue at West 128th St to West 141st St http://mvnt.us/m349454

 

I Am Not Your Negro

August 19, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm 

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of a manuscript for a book of a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Through I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Preceded by the short film 90 Days Directed by Nathan Hale Williams & Jennia Fredrique Aponte, 19 min., USA

Music: House Party spun by DJ M. Forde

FREE! Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Avenue at West 128th St to West 141st St New York NY US http://mvnt.us/m349456

Movie Night at the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

July 27, 2017 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Who you gonna call? Celebrating the totally awesome 80’s in film, come enjoy an evening film on the grounds of the Mansion. Free and open to the public!

Cost: FREE

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace btwn 160th and 162nd and Edgecombe Avenue
New York NY 10032 US

 

Summer Of Music: We Like It Like That Screening

July 17, 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Summer of Music: We Like it Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo

7:00pm – Tribute by DJ Laylo will be spinning Latin Boogaloo, Afro-Cuban and Latin Soul, Salsa and Fania Records.

8:30pm – “We Like It Like That” (film) – Mathew Ramirez Warren, 2015, 81 min

Boogaloo is a vibrant sound that originated on the streets of New York in the 1950s and ’60s. This fascinating piece of musical history is told through rare concert footage and visits to the old neighborhood with living legends Johnny Colon, Bobby Marin, and Joe Bataan.

St. Nicholas Park at 135th St. Plaza & St. Nicholas Ave. Lawn chairs permitted. Rain Location: Maysles Cinema, 348 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th Streets.

Free
St. Nicholas Park
St. Nicholas Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY US

 

 Get Out (movie) presented by ImageNation Cinema Foundation

July 10, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm 

In Get Out, a speculative thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, and becomes ensnared in the more sinister/real reason for the invitation.

Music: Hip-hop, House and Soul by DJ Brittofied Live Band: V Ferg presents Creative Public Offering

Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

Cost: FREE!

Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue New York NY 10027 US http://mvnt.us/m349448

Cabin in the Sky (1943) – March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cabin in the Sky (1943) – March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

cabin_Justice in Film – Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

Feature Film: Cabin in the Sky (1943)
This classic musical follows Little Joe, a chronic gambler given a second chance at life in order to prove himself worthy of heaven. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley (uncredited). Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Lena Horne. 98 min.

REMARKS: Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Cabin in the Sky star Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Louise Kerz Hirschfeld is president of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, a contributing editor at The American Prospect magazine, and a former New York Times columnist.

Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Cost: Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm.

New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.

Contact: New York Historical Society
Phone: 212-873-3400

http://ow.ly/Vbj7304FuNm

Beyond the Lights

Beyond the LightsSynopsis: Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Free movie screening of Beyond the Lights

Relase Date: November 14, 2014

Rating: Not Yet Rated

Free tickets