August 3rd, 2016 by INtoHarlem

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. 

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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

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June 27th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

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!

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May 15th, 2015 by harlemhouse

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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)

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June 26th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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The third annual Harlem Arts Festival will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday June 29, 2014.

Looking to build on the success of the last two years and increase opportunities for local artists and businesses, the multi-disciplinary festival has added an opening night event at MIST Harlem; providing yet another stage for artists to showcase their talents.

Other changes include a new partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Goldman Sachs.

MORE DETAILS BELOW

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A Festival Grows in Harlem: The 3rd Annual Harlem Arts Fest Kicks Off June 27th NEW YORK, NY – The third annual Harlem Arts Festival will take place from Friday, June 27th through Sunday June 29, 2014.

Looking to build on the success of the last two years and increase opportunities for local artists and businesses, the multi-disciplinary festival has added an opening night event at MIST Harlem; providing yet another stage for artists to showcase their talents.

The heart of the festival will remain in Marcus Garvey Park with a record 41 artists showcasing their work during the festival on the main stage in the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, at the second stage near the northwest entrance of the park, and displaying their visual artwork on the HAF Gallery Walk. “The Harlem Arts Festival is becoming an annual destination for not only local residents, but for people from all over the city,” said Neal Ludevig, executive director of the Harlem Arts Festival. “It’s been amazing to watch the festival and the HAF family grow exponentially year after year.”

What’s New at the Harlem Arts Festival?

• The festival program has expanded to a three-day event with the addition of an opening night party for the community and artists at MIST Harlem. Three up-and-coming artists will perform on the MIST stage, followed by a dance party with DJ Raydar;

• In a new collaboration, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Harlem Arts Festival will present a culminating celebration of their Jazz for Young People on Tour: Let Freedom Swing program on the main stage of the festival this year;

• The festival has partnered with Harlem Eats to host the Harlem Food Truck Rally at Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th; • Festival sponsors this year include: Whole Foods, JetBlue, Healthfirst, Harlem Community Development Corporation, the Herban Farmer’s Market, and KIND Healthy Snacks;

• KIND will work with a Harlem-based florist to erect a “KIND Wall” of flowers to encourage people to commit random acts of kindness at the festival; -next page- Page 1 of 2Page 2 of 22 What’s New at the Harlem Arts Festival?

• The festival received a grant from Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks, a global volunteer initiative that allows GS employees to take a day off to volunteer with local nonprofits. Goldman Sachs is providing 50 volunteers for the festival;

• And lastly, the festival will introduce a HAF Card that gives every visitor a chance to win prizes that include downloadable digital prints and songs by festival artists, HAF apparel and tote bags and free flights from JetBlue.

Festival attendees can get their HAF card stamped at each performance and activity area for a chance to win. Visit HarlemArtsFestival.com for the full festival schedule and list of performers and follow @HarlemArtsFest on Twitter and Instagram or you can follow the #HAF2014 hashtag for live updates leading up to- and during the festival weekend.

About The Harlem Arts Festival:

The Harlem Arts Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that presents a free annual multi- disciplinary event that showcases local performers and visual artists that inspire and nourish the artistic community in Harlem. The festival aims to promote arts education and literacy by implementing arts- related discussion forums, educational workshops, performance opportunities and activities for youth and family.

This project is part of Harlem’s addition to the larger, citywide commitment to provide free art in the public parks during the Spring and Summer months.

This year’s festival will take place from June 27th through June 29th at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park at 124th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues.

To learn more about the festival visit harlemartsfestival.com. 

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October 20th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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The apple does not fall far from the tree.  A few weeks ago we featured the legendary Donny Hathaway on our Sunday Jazz Corner and in it we briefly mentioned his daughter Lalah.  This week it is all about Lalah Hathaway, daughter of the jazz and R&B great Donny Hathaway.  Though she may be under the radar to some, if you do not already know about Lalah, you will know about her soon as she continues to rise at a rapid pace amongst her peers.

Born as Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway is referred to as the First Daughter of Soul.  She is considered a contemporary R&B and jazz singer.  In a sea of high pitched soprano female pop culture singers, it is so refreshing to hear Lalah Hathaway in the mix.  There is something about her texture and tone in the same context as Sade or Sarah Vaughan and other infectious swooners that just makes you feel good inside.  When you think of pop culture singers these days, you emmediatialy think Beyonce, Rihanna, pop, Hip Hop, soul etc.  But with the Esmaralda Spalding’s and Janelle Monae’s and other newbies quietly making themselves heard, please take note of Lalah Hathaway and check out her music on iTunes.

The first video you will listen to below is  “Something” by Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway.  I was referred to it by a friend and watched blindly, and unprepared.  I started off listening, watching calmly, inquisitively, maybe slightly judgmental, sitting in my chair… watching, waiting… and as it continued I started getting this feeling, this emotion inside of me.  I sat up straight in my chair and tuned everything else out around me.  Now, in one hundred percent concentration mode listening and watching this video in front of me, completely committed with Lalah and her performance I begin talking to my computer screen… next, I am standing, now I’m yelling at my computer, clapping, cheering!!  Alone in my apartment, goose bumps running all through my body up and down my spine I sit back down.  Of course because I’m a man, I did not cry.  Maybe just one tiny tear but I fixed that real quick and like I said, I was alone and nobody was there to see a thing.

I think jazz, gospel, good soul, rock whatever, is supposed to make you, make us feel this way, right?  Sometimes rarely, music can take you there to this place and so when you do feel it and are a part of the art and why music exists in the first place, it is such a great experience.  So ya, that’s kind of what my experience with Lalah was like.  And just remember, nobody cried here!

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Here are two videos below one Live in Harlem with Robert Glasper at Marcus Garvey Park, and  the first one is by Snarky Puppy “Something” featuring a live recording of Lalah Hathaway.  I could have posted 20 more like this but I kept it down to two.  While writing this piece and listening to this music all I could think of was all of the music that we still can look forward to with future recordings of Lalah Hathaway.

P.S. At the 6:12 minute mark of this song does she sing a chord?  I think she sang a chord!!  And I love the drummers reaction, he literally got out of his seat as if to say, what just happened.

Singing with Robert Glasper in Harlem, Live at Marcus Garvey Park in August 2012, a classic Nirvana rock song “Smells Like Teen Spirit ” with a jazz twist. Brilliant.

To see more Sunday Jazz Corner Archives (Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Sarah Vayghan, Cag Calloway and more…)

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August 21st, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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July 5th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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July 4th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Happy 4th of July Harlem!  It’s going to be a hot and sunny weekend with temps in the high 80’s / low 90’s see NYC 5 Day Forecast.  The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will start at 8 pm EST live in New York City on the Hudson River.  Macy’s Barges Map shown here from 24th Street to 42nd Street.  Special holiday events are scheduled all throughout the city including  Harlem Tavern‘s second year anniversary and 4th of July bash.  With temperatures expected to reach in the low 90’s Friday and Saturday you can stay cool at one of the NYC Public Swimming Pools including Harlem Lasker Pool in Central Park.Central Park.

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Also Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park & Pool and Washington Heights along the Hudson in the 140’s are great areas to enjoy your “staycation” in New York.

Get outside and enjoy your Holiday weekend!

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May 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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You don’t want to miss this!  The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Sunday, June 9th in Harlem.  This Free Live Music event comes at the perfect time now that the warm summer weather has finally arrived.

This year the festival will start at 12 noon and and go until 7pm.  Live performances by Maria Davis Presents, AZAR Traveling Roots, Soul’D Out NYC, The Gecko Brothas, Jomion & the Uklos and Crucial Bridge and the I-Nity Band. Traveling around the world with Native North African Music, Soul, Hip Hop, Music from Benin and Reggae.

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The Mafrika Music Festival will be in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, 120th Street & 5th Avenue.  Come early and save a spot!  There will be food provided by Yatenga Bistro & Bar.

The “After Party” will be held at one of our favorite music spots The Shrine.

(The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. #212-690-7807)

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June 28th, 2012 by harlemhouse

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NYC Parks’ outdoor pools are now open just in time for the heatwave!  See below for a listing of most of the pools in the Manhattan and Bronx area.  The Pools will be open from June 28 until September 3, 2012.

Looking for NYC Parks free Learn to Swim program? Find out more by visiting Learn to Swim registration page.

The outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.

List of Outdoor Pools:  Lasker Pool, Marcus Garvey, Sheltering Arms, Thomson Street, Tony Dapolito, John Jay, Highbridge, Hamilton Fish, Dry Dock, Asser Levy, Abe Lincoln, Frederick Douglass (outdoor mini pool), Jackie Robinson, Thomas Jefferson, Tompkins Square (oudorr mini pool), Claremont, Edenwald Houses, Haffen, Mullaly, Van Cortlandt, Mapes, Floating Pool, Bronx River Payground (outdoor mini pool), Crotona (Bronx)

Let’s go cool off… see you at the pool!

For additional information and previous posts click here.

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