New American Quartet for Kabbalah-Inspired Jazz Concert In Harlem

Takashi Otsuka (New American Quartet)As part of its popular Christ Chapel Chamber Series, The Riverside Church will feature The New American Quartet for “Mystic Autumn,” a program of jazz inspired by the Kabbalah, Judaism’s book of mysticism. Continue Reading →

Friends And Fans Honor Rudy Dee At Riverside Church In Harlem

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Photographs and text by Rudy Collins

The Riverside Church was packed as friends and fans of Ruby Dee paid tribute to the legend on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Riverside Church Announces Rev. Michael Livingston as its New Executive Minister

Michael_LivingstonThe Riverside Church announced today that Rev. Michael Livingston has joined the staff of the 87 year-old church as Executive Minister.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Diva Ruby “Ann Wallace” Dee

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Ruby Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, to Gladys Hightower and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace, a cook, waiter and porter.  Continue Reading →

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration At Riverside Church

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On Friday, September 12th, 2014, friends and colleagues from the literary world, New York celebrities, and family came out to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and activist at the historic Riverside Church near her Harlem home on West 120th Street. Continue Reading →

The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, First Woman To Lead The Riverside Church in Harlem

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking the start of a new era at The Riverside Church, The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler — Riverside’s seventh senior minister and the first woman ever to hold the position — Continue Reading →

In Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou In Harlem

mayaThe family of Dr. Maya Angelou, Random House, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Black Literature invite you to a Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou. Continue Reading →

Ruby Dee Public Memorial Riverside Church In Harlem

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeRuby Dee, legendary actor, author and activist will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM.The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends and colleagues influenced by her outstanding life and work.    Continue Reading →