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Art and Culture

The Color Purple Complete Casting Announced

Producers Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa are proud to announce complete casting for this fall’s highly anticipated production of THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. PHOENIX BEST, DWAYNE CLARK, LAWRENCE CLAYTON, CARRIE COMPERE,… Continue Reading →

Paint Nite with Ruthy Valdez at Corner Social in Harlem

Ever want to see if you can paint?  This is your chance to try it out in a cool setting with a fantastic instructor at Harlem’s trendy Corner Social.  Read below for the exact details of this unique event in… Continue Reading →

President Bill Clinton at HarlemEatUp! Festival

  President Bill Clinton kicks-off #HarlemEatUP festival, which is now well in progress, with a great opening speech. A little bit of rain came through but it has passed and we are ready to eat some good food and try… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Summer Solstice On June 21, 2015

The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015.  This is also Father’s Day.  Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of… Continue Reading →

Discovered in Harlem visual arist Kalup Linzy’s star rises

Mr. Linzy first caught the art world’s attention in 2005 as the breakout artist of two shows, one at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the other at Taxter & Spengemann, a Chelsea gallery. “A star is born,” wrote Holland Cotter,… Continue Reading →

Harlem Arts Festival Annual Gala

The annual gala on Thursday, April 2nd at MIST Harlem.  The executive committee of the Harlem Arts Festival ill present the Lynnette Velasco Community Impact Award to Dr. Brenda Greene, the executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the… Continue Reading →

Taste of India – Tonight in Harlem! Red Rooster / Ginny’s Supper Club

Tonight is the night!  Taste of India A Bollywood Event Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7pm – 10pm at the famous Red Rooster Harlem (Ginny’s Supper Club) at 310 Lenox Ave (between 126th & 127th St) New York, NY 10027. Space is… Continue Reading →

Martin Luther King Day – Alice Walker Adds Perspective

I always love Martin Luther King’s day. It gives me what feels like a special opportunity to get re-acquainted with or newly connected to new and valuable people, places and things. The link below to an amazing interview with and… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Rumi “Raise your words”

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” Rumi (*also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)

OUTSIDE THE MARGINS: Abstract Works at Essie Green Galleries

OUTSIDE THE MARGINS: Abstract Works at Essie Green Galleries Essie Green Galleries will exhibit abstracts by African American artists featuring Charles Alston, Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam and others, October 25th continuing to November 22nd, 2014. http://l.facebook.com/l/nAQFaMTFGAQETVtQ7Aq96Tn7yc9E_sG6tt49QZjIXjUH_SA/blog.essiegreengalleries.com/category/current-exhibitions/ blog.essiegreengalleries.com

Tickets on sale now for Soul Nativity at HSA in Harlem

This year’s performance will feature stage direction from Alfred Preisser writer, director and producer of theatre. He has directed/produced over fifty professional shows in New York, regionally and Europe. Choreography from Tracy Jack actor, dancer, director and renowned choreographer and… Continue Reading →

MANHATTA TODAY: INDIGENOUS ART OF N.Y.C.

An Art Fundraiser honoring Rev. Robert Chase of Intersections International and Kamala Cesar of Lotus Music and Dance and Drums Along the Hudson, to benefit Nitchen, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded to advocate for New York City’s Native American children…. Continue Reading →

Harlem Art Walk Tour (HAWT) 2014 Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

HAWT™ Harlem Art Walking Tour, a satellite program of Casa Frela Gallery, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014. To commemorate this milestone, HAWT™ Artists will be featured in numerous arts and community events both in and beyond Harlem,… Continue Reading →

Opportunity Charter School Students Pledge to Live Healthier and Focus on Nutrition

Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23, with surprise celebrity guests Keke Palmer, TV host and first African-American star of the Broadway show “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and… Continue Reading →

Vote to send Ruthy Valdez to Art Basel Miami

Vote to send Ruthy Valdez to the finals for a chance to win a Solo show at Art Basel in Miami. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation continue to partner together to showcase emerging… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Nelson Mandela

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“Love The Skin You’re In”

This picture has been floating around social media sites again recently.  Such a simple yet powerful image.  A rainbow of colors.  A  beautiful and important message. Love the skin you are in.

QUOTE: Haruki Murakami

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

QUOTE: Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

ARTScape Summer Camp

Give your child the best summer ever at ARTScape, Harlem School of the Art’s summer camp with 100% parent satisfaction! Don’t delay, hold your spot online or visit us today (M-F, 10am – 6pm)! Related articles ARTScape Summer Camp 2014… Continue Reading →

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