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ART SPLASH 2013 LeRoy Neiman Art Center Harlem June 6th

The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, is hosting its second annual ART SPLASH fundraiser Thursday, June 6, from 6-9 PM.

The event includes a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres from Harlem’s leading restaurants, music, and an awards ceremony honoring Muhammad Ali, Councilmember Inez Dickens, Walter J. Edwards, CEO of Full Spectrumand Londel Davis of Londel’s Restaurant.  The evening will be framed by a private viewing of the very special LARGER THAN LIFE art exhibition on view until June 8th.  The exhibition highlights the works of LeRoy Neiman, and contemporary fine artists Janet Byrne, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold, Otto Neals, Ramona Candy, Donovan Nelson, Tafa, Al Johnson, Paul DEO, Curtis James and Sir Shadow.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is now in its fifth year of operation.  Its mission is to strengthen the community by providing quality arts programming that supports life-long learning experiences, and building sustainable partnerships and collaborations. All proceeds from ART SPLASH 2013 will go towards The Center’s programs and activities.

What: ART SPLASH 2013 Fundraiser Reception & LARGER THAN LIFE Art Exhibition

Where: LeRoy Neiman Art Center 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 148th Street

When: Thursday, June 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

To Purchase Tickets: Visit www.neimancenter.org.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Center is made possible by a generous gift from the renowned painter and on-going support from The LeRoy Neiman Foundation, corporations, individuals and other organizations.  It has become an integral resource in the Central Harlem community.

RESTORED – “One of the prettiest little parks in New York”, Richard Rodgers Amphitheater @ Marcus Garvey Park Unveiled


Michael Palma Photography

By HarlemGuy
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe recently cut the ribbon on $7 million in improvements to the restored bandshell and amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park.  Attendees included:

Performances included:

The now restored Richard Rodgers Amphitheater was made possible primarily by the  Rodgers Family Foundation for its generous $1 million contribution to this project.    Additional grants are available to support community performances and the commissioning of new work for the space.

New amphitheater features include:

  • A wider stage that is much closer to the audience,
  • A large, multi-purpose area backstage with changing rooms and restrooms for the performers,
  • An improved seating area with seatbacks built of a durable recycled plastic, and
  • A fabric canopy to shield a large portion of the audience from the hot summer sun.

Summer programming includes

  • A performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V from August 5-8,
  • Music performances with Ryan Leslie, Funkmaster Flex and others from August 9-11,
  • Dance performances with the Cecilia Marta Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Theater and others from August 12-13, and
  • The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 27 (see video).

About Richard Rogers:

  • Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-79) enjoyed a spectacular career that spanned more than six decades. His hits ranged from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright lights of Broadway, London and beyond. He was the recipient of countless awards, including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. He wrote more than 900 published songs and forty Broadway musicals, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, and South PacifiC. Rodgers‘ childhood home, at 3 West 120th Street, overlooked what was then called Mt. Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) and which the composer described as “one of the prettiest little parks in New York.”
  • In 1970 he provided funding for the original band shell, which has now been restored and renamed “The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater.”

RESTORED – "One of the prettiest little parks in New York", Richard Rodgers Amphitheater @ Marcus Garvey Park Unveiled


Michael Palma Photography

By HarlemGuy
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe recently cut the ribbon on $7 million in improvements to the restored bandshell and amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park.  Attendees included:

Performances included:

The now restored Richard Rodgers Amphitheater was made possible primarily by the  Rodgers Family Foundation for its generous $1 million contribution to this project.    Additional grants are available to support community performances and the commissioning of new work for the space.

New amphitheater features include:

  • A wider stage that is much closer to the audience,
  • A large, multi-purpose area backstage with changing rooms and restrooms for the performers,
  • An improved seating area with seatbacks built of a durable recycled plastic, and
  • A fabric canopy to shield a large portion of the audience from the hot summer sun.

Summer programming includes

  • A performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V from August 5-8,
  • Music performances with Ryan Leslie, Funkmaster Flex and others from August 9-11,
  • Dance performances with the Cecilia Marta Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Theater and others from August 12-13, and
  • The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 27 (see video).

About Richard Rogers:

  • Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-79) enjoyed a spectacular career that spanned more than six decades. His hits ranged from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright lights of Broadway, London and beyond. He was the recipient of countless awards, including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. He wrote more than 900 published songs and forty Broadway musicals, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, and South PacifiC. Rodgers‘ childhood home, at 3 West 120th Street, overlooked what was then called Mt. Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) and which the composer described as “one of the prettiest little parks in New York.”
  • In 1970 he provided funding for the original band shell, which has now been restored and renamed “The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater.”