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FLUX Public Art Projects Enjoy Last Week

Vivenzio Piece

Image Above: Untitled (luddite), Richard Vivenzio, 2016 [Sisal, dye, screws, shadow, gravity]

Wednesday, May 25, 6pm-8pm 
Discussion begins at 6:30
Exhibition: Dreamers  These three artists, Gregory Saint Amand, Stefano Di Cicco and Roddy Wildeman, all living or working in Harlem, yet from vastly different backgrounds, Haiti, Italy and NJ respectively, discuss Harlem’s unavoidable inspiration in their work and how that fuses with their international travel and background.

LOCATION: Harlem Properties sponsored gallery, 163 Lenox Ave between 118 and 119th St., NYC

Art Meets Farm

FLUX Public Art Projects, Final Week: May 25-31
  • May 25: 6-8pm, many artists at their installations sites, FREE
  • May 286-8pm, Odetta tour of FLUX Public Art Projects, RSVP
  • May 2811-1pm, Art meets Farm Family Brunch, TICKETS
  • LAST WEEKEND! May 28 & 2912-3pm,  many artists at their installations sites, FREE


Saturday May 28, noon – 2:00
Meet seven artists in FLUX Fair, Michele Brody, Linda Cunningham, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Alice Momm, Will Pappenheimer, Jose Soto, Susan Stair, and Kurt Steger.  ODETTA Director/Curator Ellen Hackl Fagan will lead this tour of works in FLUX Fair that range from traditional approaches to three-dimensional installations to ephemeral works that involve interactive technology and nature. Artist introductions and Q & A at each installation site.

MEETING LOCATION: Harlem Art Park on 120th between Lexington & Third Avenues


Halloween in Harlem

It’s Halloween in Harlem!  Here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this weekend!

Halloween Bash Friday

Harlem Nights Michael Jackson Thriller:  New Harlem Besame – Friday, 30 October – 8 pm – 12 am


Halloween Pet Adoptathon

Howl-o-ween Pet Adoptathon – Bohemia Realty                                     Saturday,  31 October – 12 pm – 4 pm


Child Monster Ball

Children’s Monster Ball – A Philip Randolph Square                               Saturday,  31 October 1 pm – 7 pm

Lolo Shellabration

Lolo’s Halloween Shellabration!  Lolo’s Seafood Shack                       Saturday,  31 October – 5 pm – 9:45 pm

Harlem Shake

Halloween Party – Harlem Shake                                                         Saturday, 31 October – 6 pm – 11 pm


Cole Network System Halloween Party – MIST Harlem         Saturday, 31 October – 7 pm – 12:30 am



Haunted House Dinner – Cheri                                                              Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am



Harlem Renaissance Masquerade – New Harlem Besame         Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am

Big Top

Halloween Under the Big Top – Harlem Tavern                           Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 4 am

New Orleans

New Orleans Masquerade – The Apollo Theater                       Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 2 am

Sat Night

DJ Saturday Night – Gin Fizz Harlem                                                 Saturday, 31 October – 10:30 pm – 1 am


Jazz en Fete – Minton’s                                                                               Saturday, 31 October – 10:45 pm – 3 am


Halloween Party – Babalucci’s                                                               Saturday, 31 October – 11:45 pm – 4 am


Abdul-Jabbar to Discuss Mycroft Holmes Backstory at MIST Harlem


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with writing partner Anna Waterhouse, have published a riveting, untold backstory of Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock Holmes.  They have, with familiar third-person narrative, suspense and astute historical precision, offered a cultural perspective that weaves a sophisticated story level into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes saga.

Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will appear at MIST Harlem on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  He will be joined in conversation with Deborah Morales, and will have a book signing.  The event is free to the public, but reserving a seat is advised.

MIST Harlem, 46 W. 116th.  212.828.6478 HELLO@MISTHARLEM.COM

#Black Lives Matter Movement Tells Typical Story of Surveillance

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.



  1. “ At Last Night’s Solidarity March, the NYPD ‘Came Out Swinging’,” The Nation, 04-30-2015

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