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SEPTEMBER 2019Events

Liquid Heat La Rumba Llama


WHAT: Photo Exhibit by Artist Jessica Angel, An installation of never-exhibited, life-sized photographs capturing the energy and passion of the Pogolotti community, a Havana neighborhood known for the Rumba

WHO: VOZA Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group & Community Works NYC

TIME: Monday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday – by appointment., Exhibition Hours: 10AM-5PM through October 30, 2019

WHERE:  Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion
506 Lenox Avenue @136th Street

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ARRANGE A TOUR: email or call 917-757-2242

Harlem Ready for Better Food and Water


WHAT: HARLEM Ready for Better Food and Water, featuring information about community gardening, urban farming, saving and storing food for emergencies, composting, water security, growing food at home in the city, connecting with black farmers, cooking and eating fresh food, jobs and careers in food.

WHO: Presented by Harlem Emergency Network and Harlem Grown

TIME: 10am–12pm

WHERE: Harlem Grown, 127 Street Farm, 127 W. 127th Street, Harlem, NY

TICKETS: Free event

CONFIRMED PANELISTS SPEAKERS: Lamar Ramsey, Water Filtration Expert, Aquaright NY; Silvia Cohn, Master Composter;  Akua Warden, Community Composting Advocate

Eddie Palmieri and Michel Camilo


WHO: Eddie Palmieri & Afro Caribbean Orchestra Featuring Herman Olivera and Michel Camilo Trio with Dafnis Prieto and Lincoln Giones

WHERE: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468


TICKET PRICES: $65, $60, $50, $45


World Premiere of When Harlem Saved a King


WHAT:​ The Friends of Harlem Hospital (FOHH) present the highly anticipated world premiere of When Harlem Saved A King, a documentary film about a little known, but very important, piece of American history.

In 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sustained a life-threatening injury at a book signing for his first book. When Harlem Saved A King vividly tells about the chain of events of that turbulent afternoon on September 20, 1958 when the medical professionals of Harlem Hospital saved the life of the most visible leader of the Civil Rights movement in America. Included are observations from the vantage point of many who were there that day, as well as interviews from people who were a part of Dr. King’s inner circle.

Also honoring Harlem Hospital Center
and two pillars of iconic Harlem institutions,
Jonelle Procope, CEO, Apollo Theater;
and Kevin Young, Director of The Schomburg Center
for Research in Black Culture.

WHO: ​The Friends of Harlem Hospital Center / VOZA Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group & Community Works NYC

WHERE: Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

TIME: 6:30PM

TICKET PRICES: $28.50-$153.50 (prices may be subject to change)


OCTOBER 2019Events

BalletX in The Little Prince

OCTOBER 1-6, 2019

WHAT: BalletX in The Little Prince, New York Premiere of
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s, Full-Length Ballet Inspired by Beloved Illustrated Novella

WHO: Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation

TIME: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm.

WHERE: The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street, New York City

TICKETS: A Curtain Chat, a free post-performance talkback with members of the company, will take place on Wednesday, October 2. The Saturday, October 5 performance at 2pm is part of the Family Performance Series, with tickets available for kids for only $10. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$55, can be purchased at, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800.

Lainie Cooke in Concert Unforgettable: Celebrating the Songs of Nat and Natalie Cole


WHAT: Lainie Cooke in Concert
Unforgettable: Celebrating the Songs of Nat and Natalie Cole​

WHO: VOZA Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group & Community Works NYC


WHERE: City College Center for the Arts, 160 Convent Avenue at 135th Street, New York, NY

TICKETS: Complimentary Admission, RSVP here.


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JUNE 2019Events

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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