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NY African Film Festival Kicks Off with Town Hall


The 23rd edition of the New York African Film Festival kicks off at Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) on Wednesday, May 4 with a preview town hall meeting on Sunday, May 1. The festival runs at Film Society through May 10 before heading to other venues around town.

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is a powerful program that helps bridge perceived differences between people and transforms strangers into family.

People of all backgrounds are invited to bring family photos (on phones, Ipads or traditional prints) to the event for a chance to be one of the selected individuals asked to share their family stories, and in the process discover the links that underlie our common humanity as their photos are projected on a large screen for the audience. Those who want to come and simply watch the event as audience members are welcome too.

A special Art & Activism: Personal Journeys panel discussion with creatives from the African Diaspora including Thomas Allen Harris, photographer Delphine Fawundu, musician Ayoinmotion and actress-educator Malika Lee Whitney will follow the interactive family reunion.

The 2016 New York African Film Festival Town Hall Meeting

The Amphitheater at Film Society of Lincoln Center (in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
144 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

This event is free, but registration is requested. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here to reserve your free ticket.

Presented under the theme Modern Days, Ancient Nights: 50 Years of African Film Filmmaking –marking the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Cannes Film Festival debut of Ousmane Sembene’s Black Girl (La Noire de…)— the 2016 New York African Film Festival will present film screenings, artist Q&As, a digital art exhibit, and other ancillary programs. NYAFF is a month- long, multi-venue event taking place at Film Society of Lincoln Center (May 1 and 4—10, 2016); Maysles Cinema  (May 13– 15, 2016); and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinematek (May 26 – 30, 2016).

For more information, go here:  http://www.africanfilmny.org/2016/2016-new-york-african-film-festival-town-hall-meeting-event.


Uptown Open House Expo in Washington Heights & Inwood

Open House

Washington Heights & Inwood – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Meet & Greet – Sponsored by First Republic Bank (10:00am – 11:30am) – Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th St
Open Houses (12:00pm – 5:00pm) – Locations will span between W 155th – 218th Sts from the Hudson River to the Harlem River
On Sunday, April 10 and 17, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), its Upper Manhattan Committee, and Experience Harlem will host the 2016 Uptown Open House Expo – an all-access, free and public event where potential home buyers can conveniently view dozens of the hottest uptown Manhattan residential listings during this two-day event.
House hunters will have the opportunity to learn about and explore, through a self-guided tour, exclusive co-op, condo and townhouse listings in Harlem (East, Central and West Harlem) on Sunday, April 10, and in Washington Heights and Inwood on Sunday, April 17.
Each day will kick off with a Meet & Greet that includes breakfast and an information session where potential home buyers can speak with REBNY’s expert uptown residential brokers who can answer questions about the home buying process and listings in the neighborhoods.
Click here to register for the Uptown Open House Expo in Harlem on Sunday, April 10.  Click here to view available listings.*
Click here to register for the Uptown Open House Expo in Washington Heights & Inwood on Sunday, April 17.  Click here to view available listings.*
For additional information about the Uptown Open House Expo, please contact Jeanne Oliver-Taylor via email at jtaylor@rebny.com, or call 212-616-5261.
*Listings subject to change.  Check back the day of the event to confirm availability or pick up available listings at the respective meet & greet location.

Studio Museum Harlem Celebrates Spring Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition

If you haven’t made your way uptown yet, now is the time! Join us this month at the Studio Museum to see all spring exhibitions and projects on view. And don’t forget follow us and share your experience on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

All spring shows close on Sunday, June 26


Studio Salon: Neither Here nor Now with Adam Pendleton and Ralph Lemon
Thursday, April 28, 7–9PM

Join Triple Canopy and The Studio Museum in Harlem to celebrate the publication of On Value, a multifarious book about the value of ephemeral artworks, and the labor and bodies that make them. Adam Pendleton, On Value contributor, will be joined by choreographer and artist Ralph Lemon, who co-edited On Value alongside Triple Canopy. Lemon and Pendleton will discuss how they have each sought to transpose live events, whether dance performances or charged historical events, into publishable forms such as essays, visual artifacts, and print books.

Click here to learn more and purchase advance tickets!


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© 2016 Scott Ruddwww.scottruddevents.comscott.rudd@gmail.com

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Ebony Piece

Read about Ebony G. Patterson’s exploration of race and childhood in her new show . . .when they grow up. . . 

On April 29 at 7 PM , head to the Union Theological Seminary to view A Time to Break Silencea film by artist Edgar Arceneaux with live sound track by Underground Resistance Ray 7 and John Dixon. In the feature-length film A Time To Break Silence, presented as an installation, Arceneaux specifically links two events from the 1960s—Dr. King’s last major speech, “Beyond Vietnam” and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—as a means to ruminate on their legacies and implications for the future of American cities.

Shows to see this month: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH closes April 10; Ebony G. Patterson’s Invisible Presence: Bling Memoriesat Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA closes April 21; Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MCA Chicago, Chicago IL opens on April 23.

On May 5–8, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will head to Brooklyn for its second year! A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage. Don’t miss it!