In recognition of Black History Month, Harlem Biennale, a non-profit arts organization that combines a focus on Harlem and Upper Manhattan with community-engaged artistic practices, is offering interesting lectures, starting this weekend and mostly all taking place in Harlem, with Jonathan Gill, the author of Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America.
Gill’s book is about Harlem’s 400 years of fascinating history—from the arrival of the first Europeans on America’s shores to the political struggles, joyful music, and economic traumas of the 20th century.
There are several lectures offered including Gill with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, who is the author of “Harlem is Nowhere.” I plan to check out the lecture on Feb. 22, listed below. Two authors in one place, who wrote recent books on Harlem, I find that interesting.
Saturday, February 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Museum of African Art
1280 Fifth Ave. at 110th St., New York, NY 10029 – Tel: 718 784 7700 ext.127
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
108 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212 431 0233
With SHARIFA RHODES-PITTS,
author “Harlem is Nowhere”
Wednesday, February 23, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030 Tel: 212 926 4100
Thursday, February 24, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Taller Boricua At the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10029 – Tel: 212 831 4333
Friday, February 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027 – Tel: 212 749 4000www.AloftHotels.com/Harlem
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