Artist Vicki DaSilva Repurposes West Harlem (video)

VickiDaSilva_Repurpose_2014_smLast Saturday night,  the West Harlem Art Fund collaborated with artist Vicki DaSilva who won Art Takes Times Square (2012) to create a beautiful light graffiti underneath the 12 Avenue (Riverside Drive) viaduct in West Harlem. Continue reading

West Harlem #RockThoseReads Community Service Project

total equity logo On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the southeast corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Total Equity Now (TEN) will once again engage an intergenerational team of volunteers in promoting reading as a key component of who we are and what we do here in Harlem. Continue reading

Beyond The Bars 2014 Annual Conference in Harlem

508Beyond the Bars is an important initiative that spotlights the growing problem and effects of  incarceration of people of color throughout the country. Continue reading

Vandervoort & Tucker And The Harlem Beach Baths, 1880′s

washburn-in-1882In the early 1880′s the Harlem Beach Baths property on the west side along the Harlem piers was owned by Charles M. Vandervoort and William G. Tucker, including several small frame buildings, a two-story frame factory that made paints, oils and cement. Continue reading

New Director Named for Columbia College

Double-discovery-640Columbia College in West Harlem announced today the appointment of Joseph Ayala as the new Executive Director of its Double Discovery Center, a Columbia College program that works to enhance higher education opportunities for local low-income and first-generation youth and adults between the ages of 12 and 27. Continue reading