Harlem is…THEATER: The South African Connection

Sarafina_photo_Brigitte_LacombeCommunity Works’ harlem is . . . THEATER continues its exploration of Black Theater’s influence on Harlem and New York City with a conversation with legends in American theater on Monday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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On Kentucky Avenue At City College In Harlem

valmor1981On Kentucky Avenue is a true celebration and tribute to Atlantic City’s famed Club Harlem. The setting is the 1969 season opening night dress rehearsal. Continue Reading →

‘Independence Eve’ At Harlem School For The Arts

opera at harlem arts schoolAOP and The Harlem School of the Arts present a FREE concert performance of Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes by composer Sidney Marquez Boquiren and librettist Daniel Neer that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America. Followed by a Q&A with the artists. Part of the 2014 Composers Now Festival. Continue Reading →

On Kentucky Avenue, A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem

club-harlemThursday January 28, 2015 – The City College Center for the Arts and Byron & Sylvia Lewis present a newly created work On Kentucky Avenue, A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem. Continue Reading →

Black Stage Works Revisited At The Harlem School Of Arts


The Harlem School of the Arts’ Professional Reading Series will be exploring four significant andunder-produced works by American masters.

See The Encore Performance Of ‘Adam’ In Harlem

309e6308-0e29-4aa3-bf5f-c90620c4e06cSet in the Caribbean island of Bimini, the Hall of Representatives and Abyssinian Baptist Church, Timothy Simonson gives a compelling tour de force solo performance as the charismatic Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. on his political journey as Harlem’s first black congressman between the years 1945 and 1971. Continue Reading →

‘Get Ready: The Motown Revue’ Is Coming To The National Black Theater In Harlem

Jan 17 Poster“Get Ready: The Motown Revue,” is coming to the National Black Theater, in Harlem, New York next week with Gourmet cuisine by chef Kenneth Collins and of course, The Motown Revue.  Continue Reading →

“When the Moon Turns Green: the Myth and Music of Billie Holiday” Free At HarlemStage

1d128fdb-6edf-41e3-a1fb-db2f811a0458Dr. Robert O’Meally, author of Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday, Dr. Farah Jasmin Griffin, author of If You Can’t Be Free, Be A Mystery and Dr. John Szwed, author of the forthcoming Billie Holiday: Continue Reading →

Celebrate KWANZAA At American Museum of Natural History

611New Heritage in partnership with Community Works NYC is privileged to be a part of the American Museum of Natural History’s annual Kwanzaa celebration. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Voices: A Neighborhood Story, At The Poets Den Gallery (video)

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A teaser from East Harlem Voices: A Neighborhood Story showcase with Christopher Bell, author of Harlem Remembered. Continue Reading →