Free Tennis Events for the Whole Family In Harlem!

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‘Women Of Sugar Hill’ With Marjorie Eliot And Andrea Arroyo in Harlem

arroyo and margaretteThis is a special Live Music & Art with Harlem Jazz legend Marjorie Eliot and Visual Artist Andrea Arroyo, in conjunction with the exhibition “The Women of Sugar Hill.”

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Anita Thompson, Harlem’s American Cocktail Girl, 1920′s

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Langston Hughes was a cousin; Booker T. Washington was a friend; Bill “Bojangles” Robinson taught her tap dance; W. E .B. du Bois a likely first lover…

Contemporary ‘It girls’ have nothing on the free spirits of the 1920s like Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds, who danced the Charleston, turned cartwheels on the sidewalk, and drank gin blossoms till dawn. Continue Reading →

The 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration In Harlem

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The tradition continues with the  Annual Juneteenth Celebration. A day for African Americans to observe the glorious day Union General Gordon Granger entered into Gavelston,TX on June 19, 1865, reading aloud the emancipation which led to the freedom of 250,000 slaves.  Continue Reading →

Nari Ward Is Harvesting Smiles in Harlem

nari ward in harlemIf you find yourself on the streets of Harlem’s Sugar Hill (spanning roughly 145th St to 155th St, from Edgecombe Avenue west to Amsterdam) this afternoon, you may run into artist Nari Ward, who’ll be out canvassing local residents, urging them to share a friendly grin as part of his project Sugar Hill Smiles. Continue Reading →

No Longer Empty’s Show “If You Build It” In Harlem

art in harlemOn our 5-year anniversary of presenting site-specific art, No Longer Empty’s exhibition “If You Build It” takes root in Sugar Hill—the legendary epicenter of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mothers ‘Day Of Peace And Health’

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Lenox Avenue, Harlem, 1927

Lenox Avenue Harlem 1927It’s a beautiful midday afternoon looking southeast on Lenox Avenue and 116th Street (with Mount Morris Park fire tower in the distance to the right) in Harlem, New York, 1927. Continue Reading →