Harlem

New York City’s soul

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ Harlem becomes Wakanda. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.

Remember Harlem’s Silent Parade of 1917

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Silent Parade was a protest against violence against people of color on July 28, 1917

Minton’s Playhouse

Nightly
HARLEM, NYC ~ It opened in 1938 and in the 1940s Dizzy, Bird, Thelonious and friends created bebop here


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Harlem, New York City

Lenape land became Dutch, then English, Jewish and Italian, and finally African-American in the 20th century

Schomburg Center

Monday-Saturday
HARLEM, NYC~ This library of African culture grew out of the literary collection of Puerto Rican collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg during the Harlem Renaissance

Apollo Theater

HARLEM, NYC ~ The soul of Harlem. Wednesdays are Amateur Night at The Apollo!

The Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s made Harlem the center of African-American culture in the United States


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Harlem Festivals

Black Comic Book Festival 2020 at Schomburg Center

Fri-Sat, Jan 17-18, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ Harlem becomes Wakanda. Buy, sell, learn, watch or show your stuff at this family festival.

Remember Harlem’s Silent Parade of 1917

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Silent Parade was a protest against violence against people of color on July 28, 1917

African American Day Parade 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ Melba Moore and the Orange Crush Roaring Lion Marching Band of Lincoln University lead the parade on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Afro-Latino Festival 2019 brings the African diaspora home

Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

Harlem
August 12-23, 2017

Harlem Havana 2016

Celebrate Cuban music and culture at venues in Harlem and across metropolitan New York City from August 14-21, 2016

Harlem New York City (Photozek07/Dreamstime)

Harlem New York City (Photozek07/Dreamstime)


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Previously in Harlem

Harlem was Dutch, then Jewish and then Italian before it became the African soul of New York City

Dance Theatre of Harlem 50th Anniversary

Wed-Sat, Apr 10, 12, 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ New York City’s African-American classical ballet company honors founder Arthur Mitchell (1934-2018) at New York City Center

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage

“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

HARLEM; Mon-Sat, Jan 15 to Apr 6, 2019; African photography exhibition ~ Behind-the-scenes pictures of Dr. King traveling, at rest, and in celebration

Ballet Hispánico soars in “CARMEN.maquia” at The Apollo

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 7-8, 2018 ~ America’s leading Latino dance company shows a Spanish contemporary take on Bizet’s French opera about the fiery Romani woman “Carmen”

African American Day Parade 2018 ~ Culture is Key

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
From 111th St to 136th St
Harlem, Manhattan
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Afro-Latino Fest celebrates our African roots

Afro- Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Haitian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican talk, movies and music.
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TALKS
Schomberg Center
Harlem, Manhattan
Friday, July 13, 2018
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FILM FESTIVAL
Abron Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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CONCERT
The Well
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 15, 2018

‘Our Lady of 121st St’ by Stephen Adly Guirgis at The Signature Theatre

Written by
STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS
Directed by
PHYLICIA RASHAD
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony® & Emmy® Award-winning director.
Signature Theatre
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
LAST WEEKEND
Ends June 17, 2018

Dance Theatre of Harlem Black Classical Ballet at New York City Center

Wed-Sat, April 4, 6, 7, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Amazing African-American, Brazilian & Puerto Rican dancers at New York City Center

Ballet Hispánico leaps borders at the Apollo Theater

APOLLO THEATER, HARLEM, Fri-Sat, December 1-2, 2017 ~ “Con Brazos Abiertos” (With open arms)