Bronx Museum of the Arts: 40th Anniversary Celebration(Friday) To celebrate its anniversary, the museum will treat visitors to a free evening of music, dance performances, screenings and other activities, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Among the performers will be the Valerie Capers Quartet; Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; and Francis Akrofys and the Ghanaian Rhythmic Drummers. 1040 Grand Concourse, at 165th Street, Morrisania, the Bronx, (718) 681-6000, bronxmuseum.org.
'Caribbean Crossroads' (Friday and Saturday) This free symposium on the arts of the Caribbean and its Diaspora continues with lectures beginning at 2 p.m. On Friday and includes a reception at 7 p.m. Reservations are requested for all events at the Studio Museum at 144 West 125th Street, Harlem, and can be made through the Web site,caribbeancrossroads.org/symposium. On Saturday, events includes lectures and discussions, starting at 11 a.m., and a dance performance, at 8 p.m., at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, at 104th Street, East Harlem.
Harlem Arts Festivals (through Dec. 19) The rich cultural history of Harlem is the focus of events taking place at various locations. "Harlem Is... Activism," a display on 30 individuals in business and the arts who have made an impact on life in Harlem will be on view through Nov. 23 at the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, at 120th Street, Morningside Heights. Among the individuals in the show, which will also feature related events like walking tours and arts demonstrations, are the writer Albert Murray, the producer Vy Higginsen and the politician Percy Sutton (who died in 2009). The display, sponsored by Community Works, can be viewed weekdays from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m., (212) 459-1854, communityworksnyc.org. At City College, the photography display, "Harlem & the City: Over 100 Years of Special Moments" will be on view through Dec. 19. For more information:ccny.cuny.edu.
Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy: Jewish Harlem Walking Tour (Sunday) This three-hour tour will pass by locations that once figured prominently in the lives of the Jewish immigrants who lived there, including the former site of Temple Israel of Harlem. It will meet at 10:45 a.m. On the northeast corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 125th Street, (212) 374-4100,nycjewishtours.org; $18 in advance, $16 for students and 65+, with an additional charge of $2 on the day of tour.