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El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival FREE Concert with Tito Puente Jr.

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This Friday, September 16th from 5 PM – 8 PM come out for the first El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival FREE Concert featuring Tito Puente Jr. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.   A FREE concert celebrating the Birthplace of Latin Jazz; Harlem! The 1st Annual Festival brings Hot, live Latin

Marcus Garvey Park to Feature “All Along the Watchtower” Installation

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Heath Gallery Present
Inside ~ Outside
A Group Exhibition Curated by Lady K Fever
August 6 – 24, 2016

Inside ~ Outside explores the works of 7 local artists. The artists show their work on gallery walls and inside museums while embracing a practice of street art and public installations. The influence of their outside practices is apparent in their interior sculptures and canvases. 

Featured artists:
Bio, Glendalys Medina, Jenevieve, Lady K Fever, Marthalicia, Natalie Colette Wood and Shame 125

24 West 120th Street
Opening Reception
Saturday August 6, 2016
7 pm – 10 pm

Inside ~ Outside coincides with All Along the Watchtower a public art installation by Artist Lady K Fever on the Acropolis  in Marcus Garvey Park. 

All Along the Watchtower
Artist guided walk through
8 pm
Leaving from Heath Gallery @ 7:45
The installation is best viewed as the sun begins to set and dusk approaches. All Along the Watchtower is made almost entirely of light reflective materials, the flash of the viewers camera will cause the materials to illuminate creating a soft glow all along the Acropolis.
Meet up with the artist and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance President Connie Lee at Heath Gallery at 7:45 pm and join us on a walk through of the Acropolis. Bring a camera with a flash or just your cell phone. The installation is sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation.
All parks groups, cultural organizations, artists and curators are welcome to participate.
For more information contact Connie Lee President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance
E presidentmgpa@gmail.com P 917-797-9938

2015 Harlem Arts Festival June 26th-28th in Marcus Garvey Park

2015 Harlem Arts Festival

The Harlem Arts Festival is back for 2015 taking overMarcus Garvey Park this Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th with a wide range of arts on the schedule.  Things kick-off with an opening night party at Ginny’s Supper Club featuring performances by Lauren Desberg, Samora Pinderhughes, and Stephen Woods aka AKIR.

This is a FREE event. See the full schedule!

Celebrate Summer Solstice On June 21, 2015

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The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015.  This is also Father’s Day.  Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.

Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.

The June solstice dates vary.  For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.

*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL.  Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.

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‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)