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Harlem wins big in Citizens Committee for NYC Love Your Block grants

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Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods. In 2013, 50 grassroots groups were selected to receive a $1,000 grant and access to City services in order to beautify their communities!

Harlem winners include:

Casa Frela Gallery, East 110th Street Tenant’s Association, Herb Gardeners’ Association, Lewis and Clark Urban Discoveries, Manhattan Alternate Learning Center at High Bridge, Project Harmony, P.S. 102 Jaques Cartier.

For a full list of winners in all neighborhoods:http://citizensnyc.org/programs/grants/love_your_block.attachment/2013-lyb-3988/2013%20LYB%20Grantees.pdf

Pledge Your Support for the Harlem Art Festival

The mission of the HarlemArtsFestival is to produce an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival in June of each year at the newly renovated Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, free and open to the public, showcasing local performers and visual artists to inspire and nourish the artistic community in Harlem.

This year’s festival is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, on June 29th and 30th!

They seek artists from all disciplines to apply via their  website and submit their work, where a committee of established artistic presenters from Harlem with backgrounds in music, dance, theater, and visual arts will help select the artists that will perform each year.

This project will be part of Harlem’s addition to the larger, citywide commitment to provide free art in the public parks during the spring and summer months.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS & JOINT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

“This annual multidisciplinary event, the Harlem Arts Festival, will highlight the value of the arts to our city and the community. It is in true Harlem fashion to provide entertainment and enlightenment to visitors and residents alike. The Harlem Arts Festival is a fitting addition to the rich artistic history and cultural splendor that is so intrinsic in our community.”

- Senator Bill Perkins

They have already received pledged support from the following individuals and organizations from within the community, and would love your support too:

• Clyde Valentin: Executive Director of the Hip Hop Theater Festival
• Grace Aneiza Ali: President of Of Note Magazine Associate Director of the Dwyer Cultural Center
• Harlem Park to Park
• Homer E. Cook: Community Outreach Coordinator for the Global Technology Preparatory School & The NYC Department of Education
• Jan Willem Van Bergen: Board Member Adarsh Alphons Project
• Larry Scott Blackmon: Deputy Commissioner of Community Outreach, City of New York & Recreation
• Lawrence Rodriguez: Executive Director of Casa Frela Gallery
• Laura Greer: Programming Director from The Apollo
• Saundra Heath: Executive Director of Heath Gallery
• Senator Bill Perkins: New York State Senate, 30th District
• Simone Eccleston: Programming and Arts Education Manager of Harlem Stage
• Sidney Grant: Artistic Director at Ballroom Basix

Pledge you support on Kickstarter today!

Apply to participate today!

See Living in Color during Harlem Pride month

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By HarlemCondoLife
June is Pride Month. Let me be more clear, it is Harlem Pride Month and that’s when there are an array of special events dedicated to the LGBT community. One event opened this past weekend hosted by the Casa Frela Gallery called Living in Color, a unique exhibition and performance installation celebrating both Harlem Pride and the pride of LGBT artists of color throughout New York City.

Living in Color features an exhibition of photography, acrylic paintings, ink drawings, mixed-media, water colors, collages and even a toy theater. The exhibit opened on June 11 and will run daily from noon to 4 p.m. through June 30.

General viewing of the exhibit is free. On June 18, the performances are ticketed. It is $15 general admission and $20 for artists wishing to illustrate female and male live models during a two-hour drawing session. Check for updates on the Casa Frela Gallery website.

A portion of the proceeds from the performances and from the sale of the exhibited art will be donated to charities that support educational opportunities for communities of color and/or provide therapeutic support for LGBT youth of color.

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Attend Casa Frela Gallery Trunk Show in Harlem

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
For three consecutive weekends, Casa Frela Gallery will be hosting a trunk show that will feature several artists from Harlem. Starting this Saturday, March 12, view and purchase items from artists, such as watercolorist Lynn Lieberman, Angelic Artistry, Michele Bidault, Jan Blackett, Daria Dorosh, jeweler Arleen Geller and more, until April 2. The admission is FREE and doors will open at noon closing at 4 PM each day.

Casa Frela Gallery is located at 47 West 119th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenue.