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November Community Calendar 2019


Friday, November 1st @6pm
First Fridays: AfroBeats Edition
A popular monthly social gathering, with live music, signature drinks, and an opportunity to network with others in the Schomburg community. In November, Schomburg Center for Resarch in Black culture is celebrating the rich sounds of Afro-Beat music, created by Fela Ransome Kuti! Our host for the night will be Liz the Intl Diva, with DJ Birane & DJ Young Kofi spinning Afro Beat tracks in their Langston Hughes Lobby. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. Call (917)- 275-6975 for more information.

Saturday, November 2nd @8pm
La Sonora Poncena 65th Anniversary with Yolanda Rivera
Yolanda Rivera is considered one of the most famous leading singers of the La Sonora Ponceña, with songs like “Rumba en el Patio” and “Madrugador”. La Sonora Ponceña, one of the most popular tropical acts ever, was formed in 1954 by local musicians Enrique Lucca Caraballo and Antonio Santaella, who were previously playing in a band formed in 1944, called El Conjunto Internacional. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts located at 250 Beadford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY. Call (718)-960-8833 for more information.


Sunday, November 3rd @12pm-6pm
Art for Tibet Exhibition
Students for a Free Tibet is pleased to announce the 9th annual ​Art for Tibet ​benefit auction and exhibition, taking place in New York in November 2019. A​rt for Tibet brings together artists and activists to celebrate, commemorate, and support the Tibetan peoples’ nonviolent freedom struggle against occupation.
Gallery 8. 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Visit www.artfortibet.org for more information.

Monday, November 4th @7pm

Visiting Indian Kathak Dancer Durgesh Gangani

Durgesh Gangani, the youngest dancer ever to receive India’s Yuva Bismallah Khan Award for artistic excellence, will present a concert of Kathak dance with live musical accompaniment by Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla and Rohan Misra on sarangi. North Indian Kathak, one of India’s distinctive classical dance forms, is a rare amalgam of both Hindu and Muslim cultures.  It was practiced in the Mughal Palaces and also in Hindu Temples. Kathak dancers tell various stories through their hand movements and facial expressions and play out rhythmic patterns with their remarkable footwork. Durgesh Gangani will build and blend a narrative that will invite uninitiated audiences into the world he interprets, weaving the audience into the fabric as it builds, allowing them to walk away with a better understanding of Kathak dance and the place of dance as a story-telling tool. This event will be held at Compton Goethals Hall / Studio Theatre 318 (3rd Floor) / West 140th Street & Amsterdam Avenue,  Free admission with RSVP at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org


Monday, November 4th @7pm

Film: Boy Like Me
Way back in 1979 a group of Black gay men got fed up with the oppression and exclusion they faced in greater society. So they created their own community on a private tract of land somewhere in the US and called it Our Happy Place. Fast forward to now and the town is as vibrant as ever – and still only for Black gay men. Complete with thriving businesses and a hilarious group of denizens, Our Happy Place is truly a safe haven. So when Malik and Ernest fall in love at first sight, it should be smooth sailing, right? Boy Like Me follows that journey, and gives us a bitingly funny and authentic taste of life in this most unique of environments. Most importantly, it’s a celebration of a very particular kind of #BlackBoyJoy.
El Barrio’s Artspace PS109. 215 E 99th Street. Call (612)-333-9012 for more information.


Wednesday, November 6th @7:30pm
Amateur Night at the Apollo
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!
Apollo Theater. 253 West 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues (otherwise known as Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds.) Call (212)-531-5300 for more information.



Thursday, November 7th @6:30pm
Historic Cooking Workshop: Dumplings
Dumplings have been a part of a wide range of cultures dating as far back as China’s Han dynasty 1,800 years ago. Their first recipes appear in Apicius, a Roman cookery text. Come link past and present by making a 19th-century dumpling recipe. Then explore the question of what is a “dumpling” by tasting dumplings from around the world. $20 admission ($15 for members and students). The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden located at 421 East 61st Street. Call (212)-838-6878 for more information.


Thursday, November 7th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Free Holistic Bazaar

CBD Seminars & Sampling.Enjoy information health seminars and holistic networking. The speakers for the evening will be Anthony Alvarez(Real Healthy CBD Director), Sheila Doyle (Managing Director of High Falls Hemp) and Dr. Eric Kaplan Board certified Functional Neurologist. This free event will be held at 22 East 30th Street in New York. Visit www.matchmyspirit.com


Saturday, November 9th @7:30pm

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet: Traces

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet’s artistic director/choreographer, Ranardo-Domeico Grays, a brain cancer survivor, presents Traces (of what makes us who we are) with the premiere of “Still Healing,” inspired by stories of people who experience pain and suffering through no fault of their own, yet they persevere. $20 admission ($15 for seniors and students) The Theatre of the Riverside Church. 91 Claremont Avenue. Call (212)-870-6784 to order tickets.


Sunday, November 10th @5pm

Carnegie Hall Citywide Ensemble Connect
​Hear Poulenc’s effervescent wit, Mozart’s grace, and Beach’s soaring Romanticism in music performed by “one of the strongest ensembles in the city” (New York Classical Review). The bubbly outer movements of Poulenc’s trio frame a gorgeous central section, while Mozart’s quintet delights with virtuosic horn passages. To conclude the concert is Beach’s Piano Quintet, a rapturous work flowing with rich melodies and boundless invention. Presented in Partnership with Carnegie Hall.
MOSA – Music at Our Savior’s Atonement. 178 Bennett Avenue at 189th Street. Call (212)-923-5757 for more information.


Monday, November 11th @10am-8pm
Exhibition: A Ballad for Harlem
A Ballad for Harlem examines several strands of Black placemaking in the 20th century, offering views of residents and institutions committed to community, innovation, education, fervent political engagement, cultural affirmation, global perspectives, and creativity. Exhibition highlights include the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Speakers Corner, items from the recent acquisitions of artist and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis and author Ann Petry, artwork by contemporary Nigeria-based artist Modupeola Fadugba featuring Harlem Honeys and Bears, Harlem’s daughter and tennis champion Althea Gibson, sculptures by Augusta Savage, and street scene photography of 1930s Harlem. Free admission.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcom X Blvd.
Call (917)-275-6975 for more information.
Wednesday, November 13th @6:30pm
Conversation: Sculptor Augusta Savage
Dr. Jeffreen Hayes and independent curator and writer, Niama Sandy, will discuss artistic vision and impact of Harlem Renaissance sculptor, Augusta Savage. Free admission. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcom X Blvd. Call (917)-275-6975 for more information.


Friday, November 15th @7:30pm

Emeline Michel’s Black Pearls feat. Princess Eud and Riva Precil
This one-night-only event will feature performances by Emeline Michel with Princess Eud and Riva Precil. Aaron Davis Hall City College Center for the Arts. 150 Convent Avenue at W135th Street. Call (212)-650-6900 for more information.


Saturday, November 16th, 3pm-5pm


 Seiza is a universal method of sitting and breathing quietly for us to live peacefully moment by moment in our daily lives. You can sit on a chair or a cushion on the floor as Buddhist Minister Miki Nakura, will teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing. Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu Buddhism) is a Pure Land Mahayana Buddhist teaching which was established by Shinran in the 13th century in Japan and has prevailed among the masses since then Miki Nakura will also have Dharma talks on basic and Shin Buddhist teachings. This event is free and will be held at New York Zendo, 223 East 67th Street, New York.


Thursday, November 21st  12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Quiet Sittting Meditation

Seiza is a universal method of sitting and breathing quietly for us to live peacefully moment by moment in our daily lives. You can sit on a chair or a cushion on the floor as Buddhist Minister Miki Nakura, will teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing. Meditation is held in the WHCR 90.3 FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138 Street, NAC Building room 1/513, New York.


Thursday, November 28th  10am-4pm

Annual Thanksgiving Service, Dinner and Coat Distribution

All Are Welcome to Worship and Dine with Us. Service starts at 10am Sharp. Dinner served from 11am-4pm   Held at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church located  at 771 Fairmount Place (c/s Prospect Ave) Bronx, New York 10460. For more information call Sister Deborah Mizell at 718-294-7129.


Thursday, November 28th  11am-2pm

B.I.R Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Brothers in recovery will be hosting their annual community thanksgiving Dinners. Dinners are free all are welcomed to eat in or take home. The Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Pillars Community Center located at 289 St. Nicholas Avenue between 124th & 125th street lower level. If you would like to donate food please call Brother Reggie at 646-633-7539