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June 29th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

summer-stage

The 2016 SummerStage season is in full swing and we are taking all press requests. Below you will find the schedule of upcoming shows through July 11.

Coming Up at SUMMERSTAGE
Presented by Capital One Bank
Info for Shows through July 11

Doors for Central Park shows open one hour prior to listed showtimes.
Citywide shows do not have door times as they are in open air venues. Show starts promptly at time stated below.

Day

Date

Time

Artist

Park

Boro

Genre

Monday Jun 27 7:00 PM Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue / Screening: 20 Feet From Stardom , in association with ImageNation Saratoga Park BK Music & Film
Monday Jun 27 7:00 PM Indigo Girls Central Park MN Music
Tuesday Jun 28 7:00 PM Lisa Simone / Screening:What Happened Miss Simone? , in association with ImageNation Herbert Von King Park BK Music & Film
Wednesday Jun 29 8:00 PM Screening: A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project / Pre-Show Panel Central Park MN Dance & Film
Wednesday Jun 29 7:00 PM Soul in the Horn featuring Theo Croker, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Marcus Machado / Kendra Foster / DJ Natasha Diggs. Hosted by DProsper. Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Thursday Jun 30 7:00 PM Vivian Green / GrandWizzard Theodore Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Friday Jul 1 7:00 PM Maimouna Keita Dance Company / Master Class Herbert Von King Park BK Dance
Saturday Jul 2 7:00 PM Freedom Party ® 13th Anniversary Central Park MN Music
Saturday Jul 2 7:00 PM Everyday People Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Sunday Jul 3 3:00 PM King Sunny Adé / Orlando Julius and the Afro Soundz / DJ Rich Medina, in association with World Music Institute Central Park MN Music
Sunday Jul 3 7:00 PM Trouble Funk / Operator Emz Herbert Von King Park BK Music
Tuesday Jul 5 7:00 PM George Lamond / DJ Lucho Crotona Park BX Music
Wednesday Jul 6 6:00 PM Mexrrissey / Los Cafres / La Dame Blanche, in association with Latin Alternative Music Conference Central Park MN Music
Wednesday Jul 6 7:00 PM Fat Joe / Tony Touch hosted by Lyricist Lounge Crotona Park BX Music
Thursday Jul 7 7:00 PM Tribute to Latin Jazz Great Dave Valentin Crotona Park BX Music
Thursday Jul 7 7:00 PM Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang, and Dan Saunders Clove Lakes Park SI Music
Friday Jul 8 6:00 PM Leon Larregui / Rodrigo Amarante / Grenda, in association with Latin Alternative Music Conference Central Park MN Music
Friday Jul 8 7:00 PM Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Craig ‘muMs’ Grant’s “A Sucker Emcee” Crotona Park BX Theater
Varies Jul 8 – Jul 31 8:00 PM Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth Marcus Garvey Park MN Theater
Saturday Jul 9 7:00 PM Acrobuffos / Rob & Miss Jane / Sxip’s Hour of Charm / It’s Showtime NYC Crotona Park BX Circus
Saturday Jul 9 7:00 PM Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang, and Dan Saunders Jackie Robinson Park MN Music
Sunday Jul 10 3:00 PM Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players / Mister G / Excerpts from Finding Neverland / Gizmo Guys Central Park MN Family
Sunday Jul 10 7:00 PM DJ Kool Herc / Little Shalimar / Screening:Rubble Kings Crotona Park BX Music & Film
Monday Jul 11 7:00 PM The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series featuring Michelle Bradley, Kang Wang, Yunpeng Wang, and Dan Saunders Socrates Sculpture Park QN Music

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September 25th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

West Harlem PiersFor the last time this summer, you can go west coast swing dancing in Harlem.  West coast swing is one of my favorite dances – sort of a cross between Lindy-style swing and salsa.  It is danced to all kinds of music – R & B, pop, blues, rock, even hip-hop and country.

 The event is run by Paula Wilson – an amazing dancer, in partnership with Paula WIlsonRiverside Park as part of their Summer on the Hudson programming.  I saw Paula & her partner Ken Kreshtool perform at a party a couple of weeks ago at Stepping Out Studios.  What a treat!  I was lucky enough to get a dance with Ken, who is a terrific leader with a lot of musicality and some very smooth moves.  The dancing goes from 6 pm – 9 pm this Saturday, September 28th at West Harlem Piers Park (West 125th St. and the Hudson River).  Paula will teach a lesson at about 7 pm and the entire event is free.  If you know West Coast, come and show your stuff; if you’ve never done the dance, come out and give it a try!

May 5th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
“Look out! Here comes the Spiderman! Can he swing from a thread. Take a look overhead (or in this video). Hey, there goes the Spiderman [in Harlem],”
See the coolest video of Spiderman, or shall we say the stunt person who plays him in film, swinging under the viaduct in West Harlem, i.e. West 133rd and 12th Avenue.
The Spiderman film crew was spotted in West Harlem May 3rd and we hear the film crew might be in the same area tonight, May 5th!

July 20th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
A few weeks ago I was enjoying a nice evening at Mojo in Harlem during their reverse happy hour. I noticed the wait staff had on these attractive t-shirts that said ‘I love Harlem.’ I quickly asked: where can I get that t-shirt? The person told me to go by Swing, the concept store located at 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. right on the corner of 118th Street. So I did just that! I quickly bought two!
I really wanted this t-shirt because it’s light weight, comes in cool colors and the words ‘I love Harlem’ are spelled out in cursive. Generally, you see those touristy tees with the big red heart on them and the say New York. That’s ok, but I wanted a t-shirt that was more specific and could be used as a conversation starter. This t-shirt from Swing will do. That’s why I bought two of them at $20 each. Not bad of a price. I have purchased items at Bebenoir and N Boutique for the same amount.
If you like these ‘I love Harlem’ t-shirts like I do, hurry up to Swing in Harlem. They just got a new shipment in where they are fully stocked with both adult and children’s t-shirts. The children’s tees are $15. And Swing has a French spelling tee for children that says ‘J’adore Harlem.’ I believe that translates to ‘I adore Harlem.’ How cute is that for a child?
If there are any questions about how much ‘I love Harlem,’ I will now point to my new tee!

February 11th, 2010 by harlemhouse

by HarlemHouse

An exclusive event Thursday, February 18th from 5PM-9PM at “SWING” on 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & 118th St.  Come join Helena & Moun to celebrate “I Love Harlem”  See invite…   SWING_E_INVITE2

There will be Music/a DJ, Specialty Goods on sale, along with hor’dourves, wine/drinks etc.

The store has an eclectic collection of signature gift items… Groove, Culture, Art & Music… many hand selected items and off the beat and path merchandise which make for a perfect gift.

Very unique for kids, your wife, husband or friends to shop for something that not every other store carries.

Stop by and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet SWING…on by next Thursday night to celebrate and catch the vibe of the store, while socializing, shopping, having a drink and listening to some music all at the same time.

Food will be catered by Mojo.

SEE YOU THERE!!

SWING /a concept store

1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Harlem, NY 10026

212.222.5802

RSVP at info@swing-nyc.com

February 11th, 2010 by harlemhouse

by HarlemHouse

An exclusive event Thursday, February 18th from 5PM-9PM at “SWING” on 1960 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & 118th St.  Come join Helena & Moun to celebrate “I Love Harlem”  See invite…   SWING_E_INVITE2

There will be Music/a DJ, Specialty Goods on sale, along with hor’dourves, wine/drinks etc.

The store has an eclectic collection of signature gift items… Groove, Culture, Art & Music… many hand selected items and off the beat and path merchandise which make for a perfect gift.

Very unique for kids, your wife, husband or friends to shop for something that not every other store carries.

Stop by and check it out for yourself.  Or better yet SWING…on by next Thursday night to celebrate and catch the vibe of the store, while socializing, shopping, having a drink and listening to some music all at the same time.

Food will be catered by Mojo.

SEE YOU THERE!!

SWING /a concept store

1960 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

Harlem, NY 10026

212.222.5802

RSVP at info@swing-nyc.com

October 7th, 2008 by Native New Yorker

 

As you walk along Frederick Douglass Boulevard, one of the most striking sights is the statue of Harriet Tubman nestled in the triangle at 123rd Street where St. Nicholas Avenue crosses FDB.  This remarkable sculpture is the work of Alison Saar, an African American artist who has captured the strength and determination of the most famous leader of the Underground Railroad while making a powerful statement about this heroic figure’s impact on both the lives she touched and the institution of slavery.  Alison Saar has constructed the standing figure of Harriet Tubman as an “oncoming train”, aimed at the South, with the faces and shoes of her passengers as well as the precious personal items they carried and the broken shackles they wore, embedded in her skirts.  The exposed roots in her wake symbolize both the uprooting of the institution of slavery and the upheaval faced by each individual slave who chose to seek freedom by severing themselves from the only life they had ever known.  The piece is entitled “Swing Low”, named for one of Harriet Tubman’s favorite spirituals.  Check out the artist’s description of her vision at the link below or, better yet, walk by and take a look for yourself.

http://current.com/items/88819305_spirit_of_harriet_tubman

 

February 23rd, 2017 by INtoHarlem
On Friday, February 24The Elixir Media Group‘s Uptown Soul Lounge series will celebrate its one year anniversary and pay homage to black history and iconic artists who have harnessed the power of being unapologetically black. This milestone event will take place in the intimate, speakeasy setting of the series’ original venue, Gin Fizz Harlem, and feature special live performances by the captivating experimental jazz/soul artist Melanie Charles, alternative-soul maverick Leandra McNair, and the overpowering and angelic singer/songwriter Britanny Fousheé.
Event time is 8PM and admission is $5 with an RSVP here. Admission is $10 at the door without an RSVP. Early arrival is highly suggested, as admission is not guaranteed once the venue reaches capacity. Gin Fizz Harlem is located at 308 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027.
MORE ABOUT UPTOWN SOUL LOUNGE:
Serving as NYC’s most exciting new platform for the world’s best emerging talent in soul music, ‘Uptown Soul Lounge‘ is a monthly showcase that happens on the last Friday of every month. With the live soulful vibes from carefully curated talent, and resident host Ayoinmotion, ‘Uptown Soul Lounge‘ is the revival of Harlem’s old jazz/soul ethos and the birth of a new musical frontier. Over the course of just one year, it has made its name for bridging the gap between generations and blurring lines in the soul spectrum.

MORE ABOUT MELANIE CHARLES:

Melanie Charles (aka D’flower) is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter,producer, flutist and actress of Haitian descent. A recent graduate of The New School for jazz and Contemporary Music, she has featured on albums alongside contemporary luminaries such as Gregory Porter, Jose James, Lakecia Benjamin, Jesse Fischer, Laura Izibor and more. Melanie has also toured the US and abroad with such acts as Atlantic recording artist Laura Izibor, Italian Guitarist/producer Nicola Conte, and Brooklyn based band People’s Champs. After the release of her experimental collaborative album under the name ‘Rat Habitat‘ with guitarist Jordan Peters (Lauryn Hill), Melanie has hit the road again for a nationwide tour, and returns to NYC for Uptown Soul Lounge’s special unapologetically black and one year anniversary event with a signature Chaka Khan meets Badu-esque “sonic collage” performance, fusing r&b, jazz, and Haitian folk songs. 

More from Melanie:

Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | YouTube


MORE ABOUT LEANDRA MCNAIR:

Leandra McNair is an American soul singer from New York. Her contemporary alternative soul has strong hip hop influences with a distinct jazz background, rooted in her studies in vocal performance at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. With influences from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, Lauryn Hill, Swing out Sister and even Joey Badass, Leandra has crafted a sound that’s uniquely her own, writing all her songs using the ukelele. She released her debut EP ‘Allura Luna’ in 2013. In 2015 Leandra had the honor of singing backup vocals for the legendary Debbie Sledge at the Standard Jazz club in Copenhagen. Later that year she was  invited back to perform her own show at the Standard for a Nat King Cole Tribute with legends Alvin Queen and Neils Lan Doky. Leandra’s latest recording project, the ‘LUCKY‘ EP, is now available everywhere.
More From Leandra:

Facebook | Twitter | IG | SoundCloud | YouTube

MORE ABOUT BRITANNY FOUSHEE:
In a nutshell, one could describe Britanny Fousheé as the perfect amalgam of Amy Winehouse and Toni Braxton. Fusing jazz, alternative rock, and r&b to pioneer a sound that is uniquely her own, Britanny’s stage presence is infectious, allowing her performances to draw you in and lull you into a state of pure bliss that you have to experience to understand.

Britanny first found her calling as a child in her living room in Somerville, New Jersey, where the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Bob Marley, Prince, and The Beatles often filled the house. Her mother was a founding member of the all female Jamaican band Pep, which also shaped Britanny’s identity as an artist today. It was around the time her mother purchased their first stereo system and microphone that she began composing music, and singing. 

In addition to Britanny’s vocal training with celebrity vocal coach Craig Derry, her studies in media, classical music, background arrangement, guitar, and piano has made her a well-rounded and seasoned performer.

More From Britanny:
March 18th, 2016 by INtoHarlem

Shrine

Come Join us for Shrine DAILY HAPPY HOUR 

Bringing Harlem Spirit Back from 4-8PM

$3 Select Draft Beers.

Brooklyn Lager, Guinness, Stella, Blue Moon, Heineken, Anchor Steam, & more.

$4 Frozen Margaritas & Pina Coladas

$5 Glass of Wine. $2 Tequila. $7 Chicken Wings w/ choice of side.

Playing a mix of the Best Music of all Time.

Outdoor Seating available

Chameleon

Thursday March 17
11pm-12am
CHAMELEON CULTURE
Eclectic/ Folk Sonic Punch
Thursday March 17
6-7pm: Ayumi Ishito – Jazz
7-8pm: The Alpha Band – Jazz
8-9pm: Mountain Ghost – Funk
9-10pm: See-Matic – Ambient
10-11pm: Strange Changes – Pop Rock
11pm-12am: Chameleon Culture – Eclectic-Folk Sonic Punch
12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria
Funkaholic
Friday March 18
10pm-12am
THE FUNKAHOLICS ALLSTARS 
Soul/ Funk
Friday March 18
6-8pm: Bringing Conscious Back
8-10pm: Breakfast For The Boys – Blues / Funk / Jazz / Soul
10pm-12am: The Funkaholics AllStars + J.ET – Funk
12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast
Mamoudou
Saturday March 19
10pm-12am
MAMOUDOU KONATE & AFROPERCUSSION BENKADI
World Music
6-8pm: Noshir Mody Sextet – Jazz
8-9pm: Norman Davis & The Family – R&B
9-10pm: Famous Geniuses – Swing Blues Country Roc
10pm-12am: Mamoudou Konate & AfroPercussion Benkadi – World
12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby
Far East
Sunday March 20
10pm-12am
THE FAR EAST & BOOMSHOT RIDDIM COLLECTIVE FROM BROOKLYN
Reggae
5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid
www.myspace.com/lureidangel
8-9pm: Brian Detlefs – Singer Songwriter
9-10pm: The Mighty JSE- Rock
10-11pm: The Far East- Reggae
11pm-12am: Boomshot Riddim Collective- Reggae
12-3:45am: Crown Kings Reggae Sundays – Reggae Night  www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC
Walter
Monday March 21
6-8pm
WALTER FISCHBACHER TRIO FEAT. ALITA MOSES
Jazz
6-8pm: Walter Fischbacher Trio feat. Alita Moses – Jazz
www.walterfischbacher.com/alitamoses
8-9pm: Bowtie Dave – Pedal Looper / Funk / Groove / Soul
9pm-12am: Flaca Music – Showcase
10pm-12am: DJ Natt from Japan
October 13th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

black lives matter

We recently heard from Alicia Garza of ColorofChange:

Two years ago, my team and I created #BlackLivesMatter to address anti-Black racism and state sanctioned violence against our communities. It is an affirmation of the humanity of Black people and an homage to our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Our movement is a fight for basic human rights, dignity and freedom. It is rooted in a deep and abiding love for Black people.

But when the US government looks at me and our movement, they see a terrorist threat.

The FBI, DHS and local police departments have been monitoring the social media accounts of activists like me, and have even tried to intimidate activists at public events. They say they use the information they get to develop “threat assessments” and provide “situational awareness” — but this is code for surveillance of lawful, First Amendment protected political speech.1

What we currently know about the government’s surveillance of the Black Lives Matter movement is just a small fraction of their actual surveillance. We are going to do everything we can to expose illegal surveillance tactics by the FBI, DHS and local police forces.

ColorOfChange will be filing FOIAs on my and others’ behalf to fully expose the government sanctioned surveillance of our movement — not just nationally, but locally in places like Ferguson, Chicago, Oakland and New York City.

Normally the FOIA process is relatively inexpensive but — perhaps unsurprisingly — many journalists and groups have hit major financial roadblocks when it comes to uncovering the truth about movement surveillance. Ferguson, for example, is charging nearly ‘nearly 10 times’ a government employee’s salary’ for FOIA requests.4 We need your help to offset costs so we can find out what they’re hiding.

Black people are dying in the streets daily while our federal government refuses to track police shootings and the group identified as the biggest terror threat to the United States: white extremists.5Instead of addressing police brutality, the FBI is monitoring and trying to intimidate Black activists. Instead of working to prevent the next Dylann Roof, the DHS is monitoring and trying to block justice movements.

We have too many fights to win and too much on the line to let our movement come under attack!

Donate $15 now, and help us pull back the curtain on the government’s spying of civil rights activists.

 

References:

  1. “ At Last Night’s Solidarity March, the NYPD ‘Came Out Swinging’,” The Nation, 04-30-2015
    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/5225?t=8&akid=4879.2203493.zNBPBw

Alicia Garza via ColorOfChange.org:  info@colorofchange.org