Category Archives: Art and Culture

QUOTE: Rumi “Raise your words”


“Raise your words, not your voice. It
is rain that grows flowers, not

  • 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.

Tickets on sale now for Soul Nativity at HSA in Harlem

Soul Nativity

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 musical direction from Jeffrey Bolding of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Professional Guest Soloist and The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir.

General Admission $25.00 ($26.87 w/service charge)
Seniors & Students: $15.00 with ID ($16.52 w/service charge)

Click here for more information and tickets.



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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.


Wednesday, October 15th, 6-9pm

Performances by Indigenous Dancers and Drummers

Suggested donation for Reception – $10

Exhibition & Art Sale continues through November 14

Gallery Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12noon-6pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-7:30pm; and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Exhibiting Artists include Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan), Priscilla Bell (Taino), Esteban Cabeza de Baca (Apache/Navajo/Mestizo), Robert Cangiano (Maya), Khadijah Canns (Abenaki/Cherokee), Tommy Cheng (Hawaiian), Amaru Chiza (Quechua), Ermelinda Cortes (Taino), Alexie Cruz (Taino), Barbara Little Bear Delisle (Mohawk), Paul Deo (Powhatan), Shannon Flynn (Chippewa), Kae Gabrielle (Quechua/Mohawk), Guadalupe García-Vásquez (Mexica), Joseph Quillsong Gullo (Cherokee), Pamela Ifandy (InterIndigenous), Tlisza Jaurique (Mexica/Yaqui), Joseph W. Kabance (Prairie Band Potawatomi), Jesi Kelley (Cherokee/Nottoway/Seminole), Karen “Aiki” Kelley (Cherokee/Nottoway/Seminole), Towanna Miller (Mohawk), James Murphy (Cherokee), Phyllis Sanfiorenzo (Taino), Barbara James Snyder (Paiute/Washoe), Surge Velez (Taino), and Marcus Zilliox (Cheyenne/Pima/Mexica).