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The above event  has been rescheduled, due to the expected storm this weekend.  Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

West Harlem/Brooklyn, NYC… The West Harlem Art Fund, under the direction of Savona Bailey-McClain in collaboration with Pratt’s Digital Media Arts and with cooperation from the New York City Department Of Transportation (NYCDOT) Weekend Walks program presents – SYNCED for one night only on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10 pm along 12th Avenue, starting at 125th Street to 135th Street. This Harlem/Brooklyn collaboration is for the intervention series Under the Viaduct.

Four NorCAT19Ethern Manhattan artists, Rafia Santana, Charlie Reynoso, Dianne Smith and Debra Swack are participating in the group installation, which is a mix of interactive digital and performance art. The artists were assisted by students from the Pratt’s Digital Arts Program, allowing them to participate in real art projects with working artists as they create new works.

UNDER THE VIADUCT is an interactive art & lifestyle series where folks can meet, bike, skate or dine in an open-air plaza. New Yorkers can enjoy passive recreation in the daytime and when the sun starts going down, engage in dance, digital and reflective art under the 12th Avenue Viaduct.

Our last night celebrates Nuit Blanche, which is celebrated in cities around the world,” says, Bailey-McClain, Executive Director for the West Harlem Art Fund and Artistic Director for Under the Viaduct. “We use digital technology to light up Harlem with innovative and original art installations.”

Contact: Savona Bailey-McClain



Maysles Cinema to Screen “1971”

Friday, September 25th, 7:00pm

Johanna Hamilton, 2014, 79 min
On March 8th, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA. Calling themselves the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, they removed every file in the office. Mailed anonymously, the stolen documents started to show up in newsrooms. The heist yielded a trove of damning evidence. The most significant revelation was COINTELPRO, a controversial, secret, illegal surveillance program overseen by lifelong Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Despite one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI was unable to catch the burglars. Those responsible have never revealed their identities. Until now. For the first time the burglars have decided to speak about their actions. 1971 is their story, examining the consequences and implications of their actions – then and now.

Post-screening Q&A with Betty Medsger, Washington Post journalist and the author of  “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.”

Maysles Cinema – 343 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
(212) 582-6050

Paint Nite with Ruthy Valdez at Corner Social in Harlem


Ever want to see if you can paint?  This is your chance to try it out in a cool setting with a fantastic instructor at Harlem’s trendy Corner Social.  Read below for the exact details of this unique event in Ruthy’s own words.  Click here to purchase tickets, space is limited. Tonight: Monday, May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) at the Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave.  New York, NY 10027.


“Paint with me while sipping on a cocktail. I will walk you through the painting so you can create your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night.  You will be amazed at what you will create.  We provide all you will need to create: canvas, paints, brushes and smock…..as well as 2 cocktails.
Unleash your inner Picasso. It’s simple and completely stress free. Absolutely, no painting experience is needed. The Event will last approximately two hours, at the end you get to take home your new masterpiece. We will use acrylics in primary colors and provide a 11′ x 14″ canvas.

DRINK CREATIVELY!  See you Monday!

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 Ruthy Valdez Website

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