Community Calendar

February 2024

DJ Justice WEBT event

On Thursday, February 1st log on to www.afroprepnow.com for Afro Prep Now hosted by Aton Edwards. Topic: Disaster Preparedness. 

Saturday, February 3rd from 10:30am – 6pm at The Forum at Columbia University, The Kwanzaa Film Festival – The Black History Month Symposium – 

The Kwanzaa Film Festival brings to you their Black History Month Symposium to celebrate films that HEAL! Location: The Forum at Columbia University, 601 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 Register HERE

Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm @ the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Community Board 10 in Harlem will hold its first full board meeting for the month of February 2024. Full Board Meetings are held every 1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm. This meeting provides an opportunity for members to gather and discuss important issues affecting the community. We encourage community members to attend in-person to provide input on issues affecting the community. Location: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor Art Gallery. If you are not able to attend in-person, Register for the General Board Meeting via Zoom.
Registration Link – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98633154691 
Dial In: 19292056099, 98633154691. 

View General Board Meetings via Facebook Live 

Thursday, February 8th @ 6:30pm @ The Hope Center Presents Healing Conversations Men & Mental Health Part 2. The event is hosted by Dr. Lena Green. Panelists include Pastor Mike, Rawle Andrews, Dr. Sidney Hankerson. Location: 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd in Harlem. Register HERE

Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10 from 6-8:30 PM ETHEL & Friends Series at The Met. On February 9th and February 10th, members of The Harlem Chamber Players will perform music by Beethoven, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Irene Britton Smith, Adolphus Hailstork, and more.

ETHEL and Friends is a music series lovingly programmed for “Date Night” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall Balcony Cafe on the 2nd Floor, by the resident ensemble, ETHEL. “Date Night” Artists perform 3 sets on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 – 8:30 PM.

ARTISTS

Amadi Azikiwe, violin

Nicole Wright, viola

Kirsten Jermé, cello

TICKETS

Free with admission to The Met Museum at Fifth Avenue.

Thursday, February 15th  @ 6:30 PM @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Harlem Chamber Players’ 16th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This concert will feature three phenomenal Black women.

The featured guest artist is Nathalie Joachim who will perform her latest work, Ki moun ou ye, from her album, which will be released on February 16th. In Ki moun ou ye Nathalie Joachim asks, “Who are you?” This is a question Nathalie has been answering since her previous album Fanm d’Ayiti, a love letter to Haitian women, the foremothers of Haitian music, and the matriarchs in her personal life.

The multi-disciplinary performing artist Helga Davis will host this event.

PROGRAM

Rhiannon Giddens At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations

Alice Coltrane Radhe-Shyam for Solo Harp with String Quintet

João Luiz Rezende Mar Calmo from Recife for Solo Harp with Strings & Percussion

Take Me to the Water for Solo Harp and String Quintet arranged by Ashley Jackson

Nathalie Joachim Ki moun ou ye

ARTISTS

Nathalie Joachim, voice and flute

Helga Davis, host

Ashley Jackson, harp

Philip Payton, violin

Nicole Wright, violin

Kayla Williams, viola

Rahel Lulseged, cello

Anthony Morris, double bass

Scott Still, marimba

Colleen Bernstein, bells

Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem. 

TICKETS

This concert is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required.

Click here to RSVP. Seating will be available on a first come, first seated basis. 

Thursday, February 15th 12noon-1:30pm via zoom. The second part of an online event series educating community members on the legalities and challenges surrounding the New York stat cannabis policies. Go to Eventbrite.com and type in Breaking barriers through leading with justice part 2 to get the zoom link. 

Friday, February 16th @ 5pm deadline for Harlem High School students to submit artwork showcasing their creativity and understanding of electric and gas safety. You can use colors, shapes or subjects to convey the idea of safety.  Find more information on the contest, HERE

Saturday, February 17th The NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian (BPRHA) Caucus Conference in Albany. There is a free bus that will take you to Albany but you must arrive at 6:30am at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State office building. Location: 163 W. 125th St. in Harlem.  Join NYS Senator Cordell Cleare for the NYSABPRHAL 53rd Annual Conference, filled with workshops on various topics hosted by NYS legislators to empower our communities! Find more information about the conference schedule HERE.

The bus ride is sponsored by NYS Senator Cleare. Register by calling her office at 212-222-7315 or email agray@nysenate.gov 

Space is Limited! First Come, First Served!

On February 27th the Federal Emergency Management Agency better known as FEMA will host a webinar for potential applicants for their Youth Preparedness Council or (YPC). YPC is looking for students in grades eight through 11 to join them to learn disaster preparedness. YPC members will meet with FEMA staff throughout their term to develop strategies, initiatives and project proposals. YPC members will also participate in a biennial YPC Summit held in Washington, D.C. The online application is now open, and closes March 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT. To learn more about the YPC and to apply visit Ready.gov/kids/youth-preparedness-council 

From now until March 11th the MTA will accept public comments on the congestion pricing structure (here’s a PDF link with the final specifics). Comments can be submitted in a range of ways: 

  • Online: https://contact.mta.info/s/forms/CBDTP  
  • Email: cbdtp.feedback@mtabt.org  
  • Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, NY, NY 10004  
  • Phone voicemail: 646-252-7440  
  • Fax: (212) 504-3148 labelled “Attention to CBDTP Team.”   
  • If you have an event you would like to put on WHCR’s community calendar call 212-650-7147 and leave a detailed message along with your phone number. You can also send an email to angela.harden@gmail.com