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Community Calendar

Welcome to WHCR’s Monthly Community Calendar! Keeping you abreast of events in Harlem and throughout the tri-state area.   If you have an event you’d like to place on our Community Calendar, please call 212-650-7481. Submissions must be made 3 to 4 weeks prior to the event.



Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @7pm

Jazzmobile Summerfest 55  with Danny Mixon

Danny has worked with such legendary performers as Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams, and Frank Foster and continues to be in Frank Foster’s Loud Minority Big Band and his Non-Electric Company.
Grant’s Tomb – General Grant National Memorial
122nd Street and Riverside Drive
New York. For more information call 212-666-1640 
Friday, August 3, 2018 @ 6pm

First Friday: House Edition

In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our 5th annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a house music pioneer in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City nightclub Paradise Garage. Levan’s cult followers refer to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music movement.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037-1801
(917) 275-6975 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 2pm

Harlem Havana Music & Cultural Festival

Harlem Havana Music & Cultural Festival 2018 kickoff featuring Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Dance Company.
Cathedral of St John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at W. 112th Street New York, NY 10025. 212-316-7540
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 2pm

First Saturday Jam Session with David Durrah

Calling jazz musicians of all ages! Grab your instrument, bring a chart, and build your chops with Harlem icon David Durrah.
National Jazz Museum in Harlem 58 West 129th Street Ground Floor, between Fifth and Malcolm X Avenues in Harlem. Call 212-348-8300
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 2pm-6pm
Gospel House in the Park
WHCR’s DJ Vince the prince invites you to come dance or chill to Gospel. Guest Djs include DJ D Real, DJ Ceelow with performances by Aaron K Grey. 
Marcus Garvey Park 
18 Mount Morris Park West

New York, NY 10027

Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 5pm

Chill on the Hill: Jordan Pettay

Come enjoy a late afternoon of live acoustic music presented on the front porch of the Mansion. This event is free and open to the public! For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.
Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032
Wednesday, August 8,2018 6pm-9pm

Uptown Bounce

Free! Uptown is ‘bouncing’ this summer! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for our series of free summer block parties on Wednesdays. Dance to New York DJs and musicians, enjoy our exhibitions through guided tours, participate in art-making activities, and savor summer drinks and local food. Throwback to the ’90s with the songs you loved from grunge to gangsta rap.  This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. 

Includes Museum admission.

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave @ 104th Street

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 3pm
Demystifying Technology Workshop
Seniors are invited to sit in this special workshop which allows them to ask questions and become more comfortable with using technology for their every day needs. Admission is Free/RSVP required for Luncheon call 212-862-8477
Held at Adam C. Powell, Jr. State Office Building located at 163 W125th Street & A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Harlem.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @5pm


At this special evening of Amateur Night, winning contestants from this spring square-off at the Top Dog competition. Featured guest is WHCR 90.3 FM’s  DJ Justice will perform beneath the famous marquee, and other featured guests include Selena Hill of WHCR-FM’s “Let Your Voice Be Heard” and Tina Dixon, host of WHCR-FM’s Sunday Night Praise Break. Tickets are half price for Harlem Residents but you must provide proof at the Box office. The Apollo theater is located at 253 W125th Street in Harlem.
Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 8pm

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Central Park Conservancy is teaming up with two iconic New York City cultural institutions, the Museum of the Moving Image and the Museum of the City of New York, for the 16th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, with a lineup featuring great New York City films and filmmakers.Directed by Frank Oz, this fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment features Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the whole Muppet crew striving to bring their variety show, “Manhattan Melodies”, to Broadway.

Central Park – NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
830 Fifth Avenue
The Arsenal
New York, NY 10021
Sunday, August 26, 2018 @12pm
West African Dance Class
Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahaya Kamate.
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032    212-923-8008
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @6pm
Free Tai Chi with Julio Cortes
In this class students will develop greater body/mind awareness, strength, range of motion, coordination and balance while learning how to move gracefully. Specifically, we will practice a basic warm-up and learn the first set of a powerful and rare long form taught in Asia. Suitable for any age and body condition, this a great opportunity to learn one of the best regarded and most popular body/mind practices in the world.
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032    212-923-8008
Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 3pm


NYSoM presents the 6th Annual Back to School Bonanza in Harlem Limited supply of free back to school supplies. (FIRST COME FIRST SERVE) – Must complete 6 activities to get a school supply set. HARLEM BBQ- FREE HOT DOGS BURGERS & MORE (FIRST COME FIRST SERVE TILL SUPPLIES RUN OUT)

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, August 30, 2018 @7pm

Havana: A Photographic Journey Photo Exhibition by Duane A. Lyken

In celebration of Harlem Week and the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem will present a photo exhibition of work by Duane A. Lyken. Join us for a discussion with photographer Duane A. Lyken as he shares the connections between his work, social justice, art, and community. The exhibition will be available for viewing Thurs-Monday, 11-5pm throughout August. Limited edition signed prints will be available for sale.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
Ground Floor, between Fifth and Malcolm X Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Through Sunday, September 30th 
Exhibition: Black Power
A visual history told through photographs, posters, documentary video, and other archival material, Black Power! explores the ideologically diverse movement that shaped black consciousness and left a legacy that continues to influence the contemporary American sociopolitical landscape.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037   (917) 275-6975