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July 2019 Community Calendar

Now through Wednesday, July 31st

Exhibition: A Ballad for Harlem

Often called the Black Mecca, Harlem has long provided the most visible example of Black placemaking in the 20th and 21st centuries, marked by ebbs and flows of unrest and genius, dreams realized and dreams deferred. A Ballad for Harlem contains recent key acquisitions and specific collection highlights related to the Schomburg Center’s broader Home to Harlem initiative, we examine several strands of the wide world that is Harlem. Foundational figures like Langston Hughes serve as a guide across the century that the Schomburg Center has borne witness to Harlem’s changing same. Held at the

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard
at 135th Street, For more information call (917) 275-6975.

 

Monday, July 1st, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Seiza Quiet-sitting Meditation sessions 

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 and I will closely teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing.

The meditation session will be held in WHCR-90.3FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138th Street in the North Academic Center, Room1/513.

Sunday, July 2nd @ 2pm

Harlem Smooth Movers Tuesday Beginner Class

Harlem Smooth Movers is a community of people sharing a particular interest in promoting Soul Line Dancing as a way of enlightening others to the physical/mental health benefits and the enjoyment that comes with Line Dancing. This free event is held at the Lt Joseph P Kennedy Community Center located at 34 West 134th Street between Lenox & Fifth Avenues in Harlem. For more information call 212-862-6401 

Thursday, July 4th

The Great July 4th Festival
Fulton Street From Water to Gold St.

 

Thursday, July 4th @9:25pm

Macy’s 43rd Annual Fireworks 

The Fireworks generally take place at approximately 9:25 pm
and will be on the East River. It’s best to show up at your chosen viewing location ahead of time. Live Television Coverage on NBC will be broadcast beginning at 8:00 pm

 

Thursday July 4th- Sunday July 8th 
International African Arts Festival
Every year the International African Arts festival transforms a city park into an outdoor African cultural oasis that celebrates traditional and contemporary expressions of various African cultures. The African market place offers an array of one of a kind, handcrafted, original designs of merchandise ranging from: jewelry, traditional and urban fashion, t-shirts, body oils to imported African fabric, home artifacts and furniture, original paintings, hand-carved marble sculptures and much more. The outdoor Food Court offers an array of scrumptious foods from traditional soul food to spicy Caribbean dishes, as well as African, Latin, vegetarian, seafood and even gourmet style raw foods. Commodore Barry Park is located at 1 Park Avenue in Brooklyn. For the full schedule and more information please visit http://iaafestival.org/schedule/

Friday July 5th @ 7:30pm

Stand Up! Comedy Show

Comedy Evening is a completely free comedy show in the heart of the West Village featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and more! The show takes place in the downstairs/basement lounge of the venue. Please note that you must be 21+ to attend as the venue is a bar. While there is no cover or item minimum for the show, it is recommended that you get a drink (soda, beer, wine, etc.) or food item to support the bar and help keep the show free. The comedy show will be held at O.P.P.A. located at 162 W. 4th Street in New York.

 

Saturday July 6th @ 1:30pm

Feuding Founding Fathers

This lively and highly interactive debate between Hamilton and Jefferson is geared towards school-age children, and will be followed by a meet & greet! So be sure to bring your cameras and questions! This program is recommended for students who are studying , or who have already studied the Constitutional Convention and founding era. Debate will be held outdoors. bring your own chairs, cushions, or blankets, and come early to guarantee sitting right next to the action!!! In case of rain, the debate will be brought inside.

2:30 pm – General Audiences In this program for general audiences, interpreters will bring to life an epic battle of ideas. This entertaining and educational exchange between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson will be followed by a Q&A, and a meet and greet.

This free event will be held at the Alexander Hamilton Grange National Memorial located at
414 West 141st Street between Convent and St Nicholas Avenues in Harlem. For more information call 646-548-2310

Saturday, July 6th @ 9am-5pm

Small Business Pop-up

This is an opportunity for local Harlem businesses to showcase and sell their goods and services. The businesses featured will be Flame Keepers & Seasoned Vegan.

Saturday, July 6th @ 8:30pm

Sunday July 7th @8:30pm

 The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675

 Sunday, July 7th @ 2pm

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Jones Family Gospel Ensemble

The family ensemble—five sisters, two brothers, and their father—has been tearing up churches and festivals for almost three decades. This sensational gospel band has translated their awe-inspiring stage show to a contagious, thrilling, and full-on emotional explosion of passion and precision. This free event will be held in Central Park’s The Harlem Meer Charles A Dana Discovery Center located at E110th Street in Harlem. For more information call 212-860-1370. 

Monday, July 8th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Seiza Quiet-sitting Meditation sessions 

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 and I will closely teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing.

The meditation session will be held in WHCR-90.3FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138th Street in the North Academic Center, Room1/513.

Tuesday, July 9th @ 8:30pm

Wednesday July 10th @8:30pm

Thursday, July 11th @ 8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675 

Thursday, July 11th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Seiza Quiet-sitting Meditation sessions 

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 and I will closely teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing.

The meditation session will be held in WHCR-90.3FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138th Street in the North Academic Center, Room1/513.

Thursday, July 11th @6:30pm 

Breathe.Move.Yoga.

This vinyasa flow is an energetic, transformative class that blends together classic poses, conscious breathwork, movement, meditation and sound healing. Expect to leave stronger, and more attuned and aligned with your body, mind and spirit. This class is free and opened to the public but you must sign up. Sign up at DreamCenterHarlem.org 

Thursday, July 11th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Seiza Quiet-sitting Meditation sessions 

 

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 and I will closely teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing.

The meditation session will be held in WHCR-90.3FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138th Street in the North Academic Center, Room1/513. 

Friday, July 12th @ 8:30pm

Hudson River Park’s Family Favorites Fridays

 

Movie: Spiderman Into the Spiderverse

Enjoy all-time great movies under the stars FREE! Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home. Bring a blanket & the family for a truly unique NYC film experience. Located on the Pier 63 Lawn at W 23rd Street.

Saturday, July 13th @ 11am

Fashion on the Hudson Runway Show

Fashion on the Hudson features the Fashion Industry Finest Independent Designers, showcasing their latest collections. We present models of all sizes, heights and ages to reflect the REAL WORLD of fashion. If you would like to audition, sign up for a model ticket and come on out. We welcome you to attend our FREE FASHION SHOW AND AFTER PARTY. To attend the Fashion Show,  go to https://tinyurl.com/y43pxmul to register and get your tickets, for the After Party, you will need to be 18 years and over.

Sunday, July 14th @ 8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675

 

Sunday, July 14th @ 2pm

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Uptown Dance Academy

Located at PS/MS 129 in Harlem, the 24-year-old Uptown Dance Academy’s mission is to transform youth into stars. They introduce the community to a unique form of contemporary ballet that incorporates acrobatics and traditional black dance theater. Their performance, Kingdom of Soul, features a collection of dances with music by legends like Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince. This free event will be held in Central Park’s The Harlem Meer Charles A Dana Discovery Center located at E110th Street in Harlem. For more information call 212-860-1370.

Monday, July 15th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Seiza Quiet-sitting Meditation sessions  

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 and I will closely teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing.

The meditation session will be held in WHCR-90.3FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138th Street in the North Academic Center, Room1/513.

Tuesday, July 16th @ 8:30pm

Wednesday July 17th @8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675.

 

Wednesday, July 17th 6pm– 8pm

Personal Finance Workshop

The workshops will focus on personal finance and financial coaching to help people address any current needs such as managing debt and building credit. The workshop will be held at Chase Bank located at 55 W125th St. in Harlem. For more information call (212) 270-8505

Wednesday July 17th @8:30 PM (or dusk)

Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks

Enjoy all-time great movies under the stars FREE! Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home. Featured Movie When Harry Met Sally, bring a blanket for a truly unique NYC film experience. Located on the Pier 63 Lawn at W 23rd Street.

 

Thursday, July 18th @ 8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675.

Friday, July 19th 7pm-8pm

Earth Moon Gong Bath

 

Gong master Marco Dolce creates new, astonishing sonic vistas and dimensions of consciousness by pairing the Earth Gong with the harmonically-matched Moon Gong. The gong bath he will provide is a one-hour immersion in sacred sound, wherein the gong master activates the full sonic potential of the instrument and bathes the listener with sustained waves of primordial sound. Listeners will typically experience a sense of connectedness and peace as the sound of the gong clears blockages and restores the free flow of vital energy throughout the body. Note: Please arrive promptly by 6:45 to start at 7 pm. No late entry after 7:15 pm. The New York Open Center is located at 22 East 30th Street in New York City. To register please visit https://tinyurl.com/yy7d7xef or call (212) 219-2527

 

Friday, July 19th @ 8:30pm or Dusk

Hudson River Park’s Family Favorites Fridays

Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Enjoy all-time great movies under the stars FREE! Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home. Bring a blanket & the family for a truly unique NYC film experience. Located on the Pier 63 Lawn at W 23rd Street.

Friday July 19th @8:30pm

Saturday, July 20th @ 8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675

 

 

Saturday, July 20th @ 12pm

Harlem Book Fair

 

Held annually in Harlem, NY, the Harlem Book Fair features exhibition booths, panel discussions, book sales, and workshops. The book fair will be held on W 135th Street between Malcom X Blvd  and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd in Harlem. For more information visit https://www.harlembookfair.com/

 

 
Sunday, July 21st @ 2pm

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Litvakus Featuring Zisl Slepovitch

Founded and led by the clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Zisl Slepovitch, Litvakus is a New York Belarusian acoustic punk klezmer band. The band’s repertoire is a mix of traditional Belarusian and Litvak (Belarusian Jewish) folk music, as well as contemporary pieces written in the spirit of roots music. This free event will be held in Central Park’s The Harlem Meer Charles A Dana Discovery Center located at E110th Street in Harlem. For more information call 212-860-1370.

 

Thursday, July 21st @ 8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675

 

Thursday, July 21st @ 8:30pm

The Bacchae

Free, uptown, family-friendly theatre at Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater. Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Directed by Carl Cofield, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Marcus Garvey Park Richard Rodgers Amphitheater is located at 18 Mt Morris Park West in Harlem. For more information call 212-639-9675

 

Monday, July 22nd, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Seiza Quiet-sitting Meditation sessions 

 

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 and I will closely teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing.

The meditation session will be held in WHCR-90.3FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138th Street in the North Academic Center, Room1/513.

Wednesday, July 24th 6pm– 8pm

Personal Finance Workshop

The workshops will focus on personal finance and financial coaching to help people address any current needs such as managing debt and building credit. The workshop will be held at Chase Bank located at 55 W125th St. in Harlem. For more information call (212) 270-8505

Wednesday July 24th @8:30 PM (or dusk)

Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks

Enjoy all-time great movies under the stars FREE! Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home. Featured Movie ”Do the Right Thing”, bring a blanket for a truly unique NYC film experience. Located on the Pier 63 Lawn at W 23rd Street.

Thursday, July 25th @6:30pm 

Breathe.Move.Yoga.

This vinyasa flow is an energetic, transformative class that blends together classic poses, conscious breathwork, movement, meditation and sound healing. Expect to leave stronger, and more attuned and aligned with your body, mind and spirit. This class is free and opened to the public but you must sign up. Sign up at DreamCenterHarlem.org

Friday, July 26th  @ 8:30pm or Dusk

Hudson River Park’s Family Favorites Fridays

 Movie: Lego Movie 2

Enjoy all-time great movies under the stars FREE! Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home. Bring a blanket & the family for a truly unique NYC film experience. Located on the Pier 63 Lawn at W 23rd Street.

Saturday, July 27th from 11am- 1pm

 Student Loan Debt Workshop

Workshop for those with student loans or thinking about taking out a loan to discuss strategies for maximizing your investment in higher education, minimizing student loan debt, managing your payments successfully, and getting back in control if things have gone awry. The workshop will be held at Chase Bank located at 55 W125th St. in Harlem. For more information call (212) 270-8505

 

Sunday, July 28th @ 2pm

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Takuya Kuroda

Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a forward-thinking musician with a bent toward mixing post-bop and adventurous soul-jazz. Kuroda has been ensconced in the vibrant jazz scene of New York City for many years, performing with artists like DJ Premier and Akoya Afrobeat. He has released five solo albums and continues to expand on his funk, fusion and hip-hop-influenced sound with original compositions. He collaborated with the New York Afro-beat ensemble Antibalas on his latest album. This free event will be held in Central Park’s The Harlem Meer Charles A Dana Discovery Center located at E110th Street in Harlem. For more information call 212-860-1370

 

Wednesday, July 31st 6pm– 8pm

Personal Finance Workshop

The workshops will focus on personal finance and financial coaching to help people address any current needs such as managing debt and building credit. The workshop will be held at Chase Bank located at 55 W125th St. in Harlem. For more information call (212) 270-8505