Currents: Basse Terre by Simone Leigh


To showcase New-York Historical’s continuing tradition of collecting art and objects in the present day, the Museum is proud to display recent acquisitions in Currents, on view on the first floor.

The Brooklyn-based artist Simone Leigh draws upon forms, techniques, and visual cues from across Africa and its diaspora—the communities of descendants scattered around the globe—to reflect on continuity and change. The title of the bust on view refers to one of the Guadeloupe islands in the Caribbean. One of Leigh’s central themes is the black female body as a “repository of lived experience” containing strength, knowledge, and healing wisdom. Here, the body’s beehive shape and textured surface reference the traditional mud dwellings made by the Musgum people of Cameroon and Chad. The eyeless features suggest an inner life that we, the viewers, cannot fully apprehend.

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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York NY 10024 US


Festival Cubano – Cuban Dance and Music Festival in New York

May 12, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

It is the eve of Mother’s Day with a Cuban social event. The event features dance and music performances by Oyu Oro and local artists, as well as a display of Cuban arts and crafts. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Bring your mother, sister, family and friends to celebrate this special weekend. Visit to get a taste of this festive feast of dance and music.

Cost: General: $15 Plus Mojito:$20 At the Door:$20 Cash only. Tickets: Available starting on April 1st at 
The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street, 6th Floor
New York NY 10001

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166 apartments at 605 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036

605 West 42nd StreetAmenities: 24-hour attended lobby, on-site resident manager, lawn, children’s playroom, water club†, fitness  center†, putting green†, café†, parking garage†, bicycle storage† and more† (†additional fees apply).

Transit: Buses: M50, M42 Trains: A, C, E, 7, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, S; Port Authority Bus Station

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


133 apartments at 810 River Avenue, Bronx, New York

133 apartments at 810 River Avenue, Concourse, Bronx

Amenities: Outdoor space, gym, media center, laundry room, parking lot* (*additional fees apply)

Transit: 4/B/D trains, Bx1/Bx2/Bx6/Bx13/BxM4 buses 

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

Jazz in the Valley – 17th Annual Celebration of America’s Music – August 20, 2017


Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb and David Williams; Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators; Neil Clarke and the Mongo Santamaria Centennial Project; Jeff “Siege” Siegel Setext; and the Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble.


Join us on our own Metro North train car that departs from Grand Central at 9:43 am; and from 125th Street and Park Avenue at 9:54 am, and will leave us just steps from the venue.  100 people using the train guarantees our own private car and that’s the goal!!!

Cost of the trip is $65 and includes transportation and entry to the festival.

Make your payment by pay pal to

The festival is held rain or shine since there is a pavilion covering the main stage.  Food can be purchased in the park, and there are also vendors at

Join us and express yourself in the style and fashion of the seventies.  Whether as a Black Panther, Disco King or Queen, Black Nationalist or Harry the Hippie or that Hippie Chick.  The seventies offered a wide variety of styles.  Break out that apple jack and join in the fun.

Please share this information with your family and friends and on your social networks.  Remember 100 people, and we have our own private car.

 Here is the link to the site if you would like more information:   


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


The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York

July 25, 2017 – July 30, 2017 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm

The 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival will showcase over 60 films from July 25th to July 30th; the best in Dominican cinema to our New York City audiences. Opening night will be held at the United Palace Theater.

The Dominican Film Festival celebrates the best in Dominican Cinema with the goal to enrich the artistic experience of New York’s diverse cultural audience.

The Dominican Film Festival’s mission is to promote the new generation of Dominican filmmakers as well as the established one, its film industry, and to strengthen the vital and expanding economic and cultural relationship with the United States.

We also aim to keep New York City audiences informed about the Dominican Cinema and its relation to the history, politics and social life of this country, as treated by the film makers, through the subjects and aesthetic approach they focus on.

Note: The films will be shown at various locations. Please check our website for the schedule and locations.

Cost: $15 to $199. Ticket prices vary for individuals, companies/families, art/film students and VIPs.

Contact: Dominican Film Festival

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Location Details
United Palace Theater

4140 Broadway between 175th and 176th Streets
New York NY 10033 US

Draper Hall Apartments at 1918 First Avenue, New York, NY – Senior Housing

Draper Hall Apartments at 1918 First Avenue, New York, NY

Amenities: Resident community room, laundry room, outdoor recreation area, high tech security system throughout the building, accessibility features, energy efficient appliances and lighting, on-site adult day-program, and features to allow aging in place (seated showers, rail-bars, and call buttons). 

Transit: Subway: Q; Buses: M15 and M96.    

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

Walton Avenue Apartments at 1561 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY

Walton Avenue Apartments at 1561 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

MT. EDEN Amenities: on-site resident manager, rear patio, laundry room*, bike storage*(*additional fees may apply). 

Transit: Trains: 4/D Buses: BX M4, BX1, BX2 

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

Score a $396 apartment at 175 Delancey Street, New York, NY

Lower East Side amenities: on-site superintendent, bicycle room, laundry room*, outdoor community space and residential community rooms (*additional fees apply). 

Transit: trains: f/j/z/m; buses: m9, m21, m15  no application fee • no broker’s fee • smoke-free building

For more information: this building is being constructed through the ella/ extremely low & low-income affordability and low income housing tax credit (lihtc) programs of the new york city department of housing preservation & development (hpd) with additional funding from the new york state low income housing tax credit program (slihtc) from the new york state home & community renewal (hcr).