Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall 2012 116th Street Overlook Concerts: Blues

Fall 2012 116th Street Overlook Concerts: Blues

Date: September 30, 2012

With talent from the Columbia University Music Performance Department, the Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the French Cookin’ Blues Band.

David “Doc” French, Leader
This well-known band plays authentic Blues from the Delta to Chicago and New York, to Texas and Louisiana.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

Fall 2012 116th Street Overlook Concerts: Blues
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:00:02 GMT

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shave and a haircut - and register to vote at these Harlem and Brooklyn barber shops

Shave and a haircut - and register to vote at these Harlem and Brooklyn barber shops

The buzz at these Harlem and Brooklyn barber shops isn’t just from a razor. More than 40 neighborhood barbershops have banded together to register young adults to vote and re-elect President Obama in November as part of a grass-roots campaign called "Barbers for Obama."

Shave and a haircut - and register to vote at these Harlem and Brooklyn barber shops

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:49:47 GMT

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up in West Harlem Piers Park Zumba


Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up in West Harlem Piers Park ZumbaDate: September 29, 2012


Shape Up NYC (partnered with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire BlueCross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers shape up!

Mercy Irizarry teaches Zumba class on Saturdays in West Harlem Piers Park – Enter at 125th St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up in West Harlem Piers Park Zumba
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:00:02 GMT


* Housing Authority chairman John Rhea unveiled a plan to lease land to private developers who would come up with projects featuring a mix of apartments, commercial, and retail space, but some have misgivings, the Times writes:

* Bloomberg announced the city will open a new type of preschool in Brooklyn next year serving children as early as six-weeks-old, modeling early education programs in 17 other cities, the Times writes:

* The New York City Council passed a bill requiring city agencies to add scanable codes to permits, licenses, and registrations, allowing anyone with a smartphone to download information about restaurants and buildings, the Post notes:

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Support Justice for the Central Park 5

> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:24:09 -0400
> To:
> From:
> Subject: Mon: Support Justice for the Central Park 5
> If you've a longtime New Yorker, you likely remember the case of the
> Central Park 5, 1 just fourteen, 3 fifteen, and one 16, who in 1989
> were accused of the rape of a female Wall Street banker. The boys
> were Black and Latino; the woman, white.
> The younger boys -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana
> and Yusef Salaam -- were sentenced to 5-10 years and each served 7.
> Sixteen-year old Kharey Wise was sentenced to 5-15 years and had
> served 13 when Matias Reyes confessed in 2002.
> Neither the police who questioned some of these children without
> their parents nor the prosecutors who obtained convictions have been
> held to account for the 41 cumulative stolen years or the
> irreversible harm done by incarceration during their coming of age.
> Rather than lift the sexual offender label and offer some financial
> recompense, the City of New York has spent the last 7 years fighting
> the Five's efforts to get some measure of cure.
> These men go back to court on Monday, September 24 at 3:30 PM. Please
> stand with them. They are our sons, brothers, fathers, neighbors,
> friends.They are you. Tell the city to, finally, do the right thing.
> Monday 9/24/12; NEW TIME 3:30 PM
> Federal Court House
> 500 Pearl Street - Room 18 D
> Magistrate Judge Ellis
> Travel: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; "J" to Chambers Street
> Come prepared for the usual scan and security check. Be early.
> In solidarity,
> WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign


African day parade and festivals

Please join me with the African day parade and festivals team and senator Bill Perkins, and the Police Commissioner, Hon Raymond W. Kelly, along with African Diplomats, African Diaspora Legislators and hundreds of your brothers and sisters from the continent of Africa to Welcome HER EXCELLENCY Ellen Johnson Sirleaf PRESIDENT OF LIBERIAat the 6th annual African Day Parade I hope you and your families will find time to join the parade as noted below;

Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 @ 11 AM sharp (Plan on arriving at 11:00 AM)

Assembly: 134th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard Or Lenox Avenues (Parade route)

The parade will end at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater at 124th street and 5th Avenue, where performing African Artistes will be treating the attendees to authentic African music and culture.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fw: Hatewatch Headlines for September 20, 2012


Hatewatch is a weekly summary of the latest news about hate and extremism compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Week of September 20, 2012

Hatewatch Blog

Anti-LGBT Propagandist Published Again in Academic Journal

SPLC Urges U.S. Government to Take Domestic Extremism Seriously

Sovereign Citizen 'President' Indicted for Tax Crimes

Values Voter Speakers Mostly Avoid Incendiary Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Klein Cultivated Ties With Copts to Advance Anti-Muslim Crusade

Hatewatch Headlines

VA Vandals Target Islamic Center, Cars
Washington Times | Sept. 16, 2012


Fw: Studio Museum | Weekly Newsletter | September 20, 2012

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Events This Week

Books & Authors: Lorna Goodison
Join celebrated poet and author Lorna Goodison as she discusses her book By Love Possessed. Goodison will be presented in conversation with writer and professor of literature, Charmaine Valere. The discussion will be immediately followed by a book signing. Read more.

Film Series: I Remember Harlem
Toward A New Day
I Remember Harlem (1980) is a four part series by the legendary filmmaker Bill Miles tracing the history of Harlem over three centuries. Read more.

Gallery Tour: Primary Sources: Artists in Residence 2011–12
1PM: Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Primary Sources: Artists in Residence 2011–12 led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. Read more.

Hands On: Dioramas
Join a workshop in which you will create a room or landscape that reflects places you have been or places you would like to go. Read more.

Image (top): Ralf Nau/Getty Images

Featured Upcoming Events

Open House for Educators
Teachers are invited to attend a guided tour of the current exhibitions, and learn about programs that will help you use the arts and cultural institutions as teaching tools. More information.

Uptown Fridays featuring DJ Max Carnage
7PM: It's a party and you're invited! Spend your Fridays nights at The Studio Museum in Harlem during Uptown Fridays. More information.


Around Town

Carnival Panorama: Celebrations From Across the Caribbean
at Queens Museum of Art
The Queens Museum of Art, in partnership with El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum in Harlem & cariBBeing presents "Carnival Panorama: Families Celebrate Carnival Traditions" as part of the public programming for the current exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the WorldFree & Open to All. More information.

10/25/12 and 10/26/12
Kevin Beasley, I Want My Spot Back
at MoMA

10/25/12 and 10/26/12, 3:30PM:
In his sculptures, Kevin Beasley (American, b.1985) explores spaces of ambivalence. His contribution to Some sweet day consists of a two-day performance in the Museum's Marron Atrium. Beasley takes on the role of DJ, mixing slowed-down a cappella tracks by deceased rappers from the 1990s with additional textures, rhythms, and feedback. Evoking and altering the social, emotional, and political contours of hip-hop, Beasley immerses the audience in a visceral soundscape that emphasizes the body's relationship to charged social conditions. More information.

Image (top): Photo: Ray  Llanos.

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 presenting sponsor of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
The Artist's Voice is made possible, in part, by MetLife Foundation and an endowment established by the Ron Carter Family in memory of Studio Museum in Harlem Trustee, Janet Carter.
Expanding the Walls is made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; Colgate-Palmolive; Dedalus Foundation; The Keith Haring Foundation; Joy of Giving Something; and Surdna Foundation.
The Museum's Educator programs are supported by a major grant from

Upcoming Events

Arts & Minds

2PM: Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. More information.

Harlem Walking Tours:

In Their Footsteps

10:45AM: Join us as we walk in the footsteps of the visual, performing and literary artists of the Harlem Renaissance.More information.

Gallery Tour:
Illuminations: Expanding the Walls 2012
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Illuminations: Expanding the Walls 2012 led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. More information.

Hands On: Photo Remix
Take inspiration from the teen artists featured in Illuminations: Expanding the Walls 2012, and create an image that reflects yourself and your community. More information.

Image (top): Mariana Vasconcelos, Reminiscence, 2012. Courtesy the artist
Current Exhibitions

Through October 21, 2012

The Bearden Project

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Primary Sources: Artists in Residence 2011–12

Illuminations: Expanding the Walls 2012

Harlem Postcards Summer 2012

Upcoming Exhibitions

November 8, 2012–March 10, 2013


Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967

Image (top): Noah Davis, The Frogs, 2011. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Marc Bernier

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