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50th Anniversary of LOS VAN VAN


WHO: Heralded as Cuba’s greatest dance orchestra and known throughout the world for their iconic live performances, Los Van Van returns to Lehman Center for their 50th anniversary celebration with special guests Mario “Mayito” Rivera and Pedro Calvo.

TICKETS: $50, $55, $75 and $100

WHERE: Lehman Center for the performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, New York 10468


National Black Theatre: Freedom is Eternal

SATURDAY’S JUNE 8-29, 2019

WHAT: Created by Ebony Noelle Golden, 125th & FREEdom, will make Harlem’s iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: “If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?” Composed of 16 movements and featuring a New Orleans-style brass band, the choreopoetic performance will take place at 16 sites as pop-up installations across the corridor of 125th Street from the East River to the Hudson River each Saturday in June.

DATE: Saturday’s June 8-29, 2019

TICKETS: FREE (Suggested Donation: $35)

MORE INFORMATION: 212-722-3800, Locations

5th Annual “Juneteenth” Celebration at New York’s Historic Carnegie Hall


WHO: Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church & President & Founder, Healing of the Nations Foundation, in association with Carnegie Hall,

WHAT: This event marks the 154th year of African American freedom (1865) and the abolishment of the stain of human bondage in America.  It also represents the dawn of a new freedom for all Americans in the United States of America.  This momentous occasion will also mark / acknowledge the 400th anniversary of the first African arriving in the United States.   The program is taking place for the first time at the historic Carnegie Hall, a co-host of the event. 

TIME: 7:00 – 9:00p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets for the event are complementary and available to the public, groups and organizations. Register to reserve tickets at

WHERE: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10019

MORE INFORMATION: 212-247-7800

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem


WHAT: 2019 Annual Benefit Concert, featuring Valerie Simpson, Camille Thurman and honoring Benny Golson, Grammy nominated saxophonist, composer, arranger; Harlem School of the Arts; The Hon. Adriano Espaillat and Sullivan and Cromwell

TIME: 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception, Awards Presentation and Concert at 7:30p.m.

TICKETS: Balcony $30, Mezzanine $55 Click here

WHERE: AARON DAVIS HALL at City College, 129 Convent Avenue, New York, New York 10027



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