Summer On The Hudson In Riverside Park In Harlem Lineup

riverside parkNYC Parks and Summer on the Hudson (SOH) are pleased to announce the June 2014 events in Riverside Park and West Harlem Piers Park from 59th Street to 148th Street in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Congeroos In ‘Hellzapoppin’ (video)

the harlem congaeroosA wonderful swing sequence from the movie Hellzapoppin’ with the Harlem Congeroos (aka the Harlem Congaroos) a group of swing dancers from Harlem who also went under the name Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. Continue Reading →

Dancers Celebrate Harlem’s Frankie “Ambassador of Lindy Hop” Mannings 100th Birthday

Mann_ch9_07_v2This weekend, over 2,000 swing dancers from at least 50 different countries descend on Harlem, New York to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Harlem dancer Frankie Manning, known as the “Ambassador of Lindy Hop.”  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Renaissance Casino, 1924

Harlem Renassance BallroomThe Harlem Renaissance Ballroom opened in 1923. The casino was built by the black-owned Sarco Realty Company. The Ballroom at 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, quaked with the frenzied rhythms of the Lindy Hop. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Fun for the Entire Family

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend runs the gamut of arts events happening in the city. There are free dance, music, and film events for the entire family taking place in the village of Harlem. You can also hear music that echoes the African- American experience near Lincoln Center. On Sunday you can spend time soaking in something cultural, and still make it to your Superbowl party before kick off! Continue Reading →

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