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
FLUX Public Art Projects, Final Week: May 25-31
- May 25: 6-8pm, many artists at their installations sites, FREE
- May 28: 6-8pm, Odetta tour of FLUX Public Art Projects, RSVP
- May 28: 11-1pm, Art meets Farm Family Brunch, TICKETS
- LAST WEEKEND! May 28 & 29, 12-3pm, 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
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: Events Harlem, FLUX Public Art, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem events, Harlem Properties Events, INto Harlem
It’s Halloween in Harlem! Here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this weekend!
Harlem Nights Michael Jackson Thriller: New Harlem Besame – Friday, 30 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Howl-o-ween Pet Adoptathon – Bohemia Realty Saturday, 31 October – 12 pm – 4 pm
Children’s Monster Ball – A Philip Randolph Square Saturday, 31 October 1 pm – 7 pm
Lolo’s Halloween Shellabration! Lolo’s Seafood Shack Saturday, 31 October – 5 pm – 9:45 pm
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
Halloween Under the Big Top – Harlem Tavern Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 4 am
New Orleans Masquerade – The Apollo Theater Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 2 am
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
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: A Philip Randolph Square, Apollo Theater, Babalucci's, Bohemia Realty, Cheri Harlem, Cole Network System, Gin Fizz Harlem, Halloween Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Halloween, Harlem Shake, Harlem Tavern, HarlemCondoLife, INto Harlem, Lolo's Harlem, Minton's Harlem, MIST Harlem, New Harlem Besame
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
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: Anna Waterhouse, Book Signing, Book Signing Harlem, Deborah Morales, Events Harlem, Harlem Book Signing, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem events, HarlemCondoLife, INto Harlem, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIST Harlem, Mycroft Holmes
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.
- “ At Last Night’s Solidarity March, the NYPD ‘Came Out Swinging’,” The Nation, 04-30-2015
Alicia Garza via ColorOfChange.org: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: #Black Lives Matter, ColorofChange, Harlem Condo Life, INto Harlem
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, PATRICE COVINGTON, ADRIANNA HICKS, BRE JACKSON, GRASAN KINGSBERRY, KEVYN MORROW, KEN ROBINSON, ANTOINE L. SMITH, CARLA R. STEWART, AKRON WATSON,and REMA WEBB join previously announced principals JENNIFER HUDSON, CYNTHIA ERIVO, DANIELLE BROOKS, ISAIAH JOHNSON, JOAQUINA KALUKANGO, and KYLE SCATLIFFE in this acclaimed staging from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
THE COLOR PURPLE will begin preview performances on Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10.
Posted in Art and Culture, HarlemCondoLife, New York City Tagged with: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Harlem Condo Life, INto Harlem, Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
Brianna will bring her lively, very entertaining show to Ginny’s Supper Club tonight. This is a great early show choice. I love her dynamic delivery of jazz. She’s soulful, very skilled and just plain fun. Show is from 7:30 – 9:30 this evening at Ginny’s Supper Club, downstairs from Red Rooster Harlem.
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: Brianna Thomas, Ginny's Supper Club, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Jazz, INto Harlem, Jazz Harlem, Live Music Harlem
We love DJ Stormin’ Norman! He’s droppin’ 70s – 90s classics, hip hop, reggae & house at Angel of Harlem. Come out and get your retro on tonight and every Saturday at Angel of Harlem. 2272 FDB at 122.
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: Angel of Harlem, clubs Harlem, DJ Stormin' Norman, Harlem Clubs, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Dance, INto Harlem
HARLEM PARK TO PARK & WHOLE FOODS MARKET TO SELECT LOCAL VENDOR PARTNERS AT HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL OCTOBER 10
This Saturday, October 10th, you can observe a unique opportunity for local Harlem businesses to present their products (including food, beverages, bodycare, clothing, jewelry and cards) to Harlem Park to Park (HP2P) and Whole Foods Market (WFM) for chance to be featured on the leading natural and organic grocer’s shelves in New York City. WFM’s Northeast Region’s Local Forager, Elly Truesdell will be personally sitting down with each local business owner to learn more about each product and provide professional guidance.
Interviews available with Elly & HP2P prior to event start. Interviews with selected vendor partners can be arranged during the process. The top 24 vendors will be meeting with Elly and her team every 15 minutes from 12pm on (see list of vendors attached).
WHEN: Harlem Harvest Festival – Sat., 10.10. 2015 12 – 3 pm
WHERE: St. Nicholas Ave. (116th and 117th)
WHY: Harlem Park to Park and Whole Foods Market have launched a new annual community outreach program designed to provide local Harlem vendors with the opportunity to present their products for an opportunity to be sold at any of WFM’s New York City locations. This vendor consideration process will kick off at the Harlem Harvest Festival and is designed to provide local Harlem vendors with a platform for professional guidance and invaluable insights into their business.
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: Harlem Activities, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Fall Festival, Harlem Festivals, Harlem Harvest Festival 2015, Harlem Park to Park, INto Harlem, Whole Foods
I love the flavor that Silvana brings to Harlem. This is the third establishment offered by owners of Yatenga French Bistro and Shrine World Music Venue. Silvana offers a fresh variety of musical talent tonight. It’s worth checking out the vibe and spirits there while you take in any of the below performances.
6-8pm: Franco Pinna -McBone Jazz Series
8-9pm: Han – Folk Pop Singer Songwriter
9-10pm: Bugs & Crumbs – Indie Rock
10-11pm: Taulant Mehmeti Funk Project
11pm-12am: Pandafan – Indie Folk
12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan
Silvana is located at 300 W. 116th Street
(SW corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd/8th)
Settepani offers the extraordinary talent of Rodney Green tonight during their Ode to Harlem series. He’s an incredibly astute drummer with an equally high level band. It’s a lovely experience to indulge any of Settepani’s delectable offerings, and it’s a perfect match for the music of Mr. Green. Show tonight is from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Find Settepani at 196 Lenox Avenue @ 120th Street
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: Ginny's Supper Club, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Jazz, INto Harlem, Jazz Harlem, Life Music Harlem, Settepani Harlem
J.R.O.B. is an artist out of Chicago who is making his name known here in NYC. He’s refreshing – someone who brings high-level musicality and intelligence to his deeply personal views of the world and his own life experiences. He’s authentic, and is never predictable. Every song he makes is a journey full of surprises, driving beats, along with a true, relevant message.
J.R.O.B. was in Harlem at 67 Orange recently, and the atmosphere, of this wonderful, historical speakeasy inspired him to write the above account of his life experiences that led him to the moment he experienced there. He was staying at Aloft Harlem at the time, where the song was written. I asked him how it all came about: 67 Orange Street is a personal record that was sculpted at the Aloft Hotel in Harlem during a dark period of time in my life. ..the song was inspired by 67 Orange, a quaint, cozy little speakeasy that was invisible to the average eye on Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem. Its array of beautifully prepared, classy and tasteful specialty cocktails, and southern style chicken served as a source of comfort during an already difficult time. The hook was created as a way of saying that I will not go down without a fight. I will remain powerful even in my darkest days.
So my friends, you heard it here. Keep an eye out for J.R.O.B. He is destined to achieve high levels of success. He’ll return to the city soon. I’ll keep you posted about his upcoming shows. Please know that the above song contains a little adult content. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!
Posted in HarlemCondoLife Tagged with: 67 Orange, 67 Orange Street, Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Hip Hop, Harlem Rap, Hip Hop Harlem, INto Harlem, J.R.O.B., New York City hip hop, Rap