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Friday, March 1st, from 5-10pm

The Schomburg Center and Afro-Latino Festival NYC, will be presenting the “Afro-Latino” Edition of First Fridays. In honor and recognition of Women’s History month they will be celebrating Afro-Latina women and their impact on society, history and culture. There will be screening of the film Caras Familiares, Lugares Inesperadas by Dr. Sheila Walker. After the screening there will also be dancing to Latin tunes by DJ IRS in the Langston Hughes Lobby with a surprise performance from a special guest. The event will take place at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd) New York, NY, 10037. For more information visit the website: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/01/04/afro-latino-arturo-schomburg or call (917) 275-6975.

Friday, March 1st, at 7:30pm

Bandmates of icon Harry Belafonte will celebrate his 92nd birthday with tribute a concert at Aaron Davis Hall. The audience will have the chance to celebrate the life of the activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte with artists who knew him well, as the uplifting and dynamic concert “Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte”. The concert will be taking place at Aaron Davis Hall, Presented by City College of the Arts (CCCA), at 138 Convent Avenue (West 135th Street and Convent Avenue) New York, NY 10031. For more information call, 212-650-6900.

Saturday, March 2nd, at 11am
Take a journey through time, from the Ice Age, through the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, to today and discover how Manhattan’s geography shaped the design (and use) of the Harlem Meer landscape. You can also bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration. The address of the park is 110th Street Bet. Fifth and Lenox Avenues New York, NY. For more information call 212-860-1370.

Tuesday, March 5th, at 7pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead writes in The Colossus of New York (2004). One of today’s most unpredictable writers, Whitehead’s work crisscrosses genres from his debut novel The Intuitionist (1999), a noir detective story, to zombie thriller Zone One (2011) and, most recently, The Underground Railroad (2016). As part of the annual Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History, Whitehead discusses his deep engagement with the history of New York City in his novels and non-fiction. There will be a reception and book-signing. The address of the venue will be 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street New York, NY 1002. For more information call 212-534-1672.

Friday, March 8th, at 12:30pm

At the The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, Bring your brown bag and learn about life in the past. Like Who brought prizefighting to the United States over 200 years ago? Who started the rag trade in New York way back when? Who did the esteemed Samuel F B Morse think was a blight on our fair city? Learn the answers at our Lunchtime Lecture about The Irish in America! There will be free admission and tea will be served. This event will take place at 421 East 61st Street New York, NY 10065. For more information call 212-838-6878.

Friday, March 8th, at 9:30am
A symposium organized by Elizabeth Hutchinson at Casa Italiana, Columbia University
offers the public a forum for Indigenous cultural leaders to discuss strategies for actively reshaping museum practice.This conference is the second International Observatory for Cultural Heritage Symposium on Indigenous American cultural heritage and comes a year after “Threatened Heritage: Bears Ears, Chaco, and Beyond.” Like its predecessor, “Reclaiming” brings together Indigenous cultural leaders from around North America in an event focused on building connections and taking action. This event will be taking place at 1161 Amsterdam Avenue,between 116th and 118th Streets New York, NY. For more information call 212-854-2306.

Sunday, March 10th, at 3pm
There will be a screening of a documentary called Warrior Women by Christina D. King and Elizabeth Castle’s. It tells the story of American Indian Movement activist Madonna Thunder Hawk. The film reveals the untold history of the families who fought for civil rights in the turbulent Red Power movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. There will be a and Q&A right after the film with directors Christina D. King and Elizabeth Castle, and Marcy Gilbert in person, and Madonna Thunder Hawk via Skype.The screening will take place at 343 Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128th Streets New York, NY 10027. For more information call 212-582-6050.

Thursday, March 14th, at 6:30pm

The amazing documentary titled El Pueblo Se Levanta focuses on the poverty and oppression of New York City’s own East Harlem. Narrated by the people it portrays, the film captures the dual compassion and militancy of the activist group the Young Lords as they began to take direct action to improve the conditions of their community. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a talkback with historians, activists and others. The event will take place at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street New York, NY 10029. For more information call 212-534-1672.

Saturday, March 16th from 4pm to 6pm

Harlem Stage partners with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) featuring AJOYO by Yacine Boularès and Sarah E. Charles to present a program from international artists whose work appeals to kids and their families. Young people and the young at heart are invited to engage in our instrument making workshop then join the band in a joyful music celebration of AJOYO led by French-Tunisian musician Yacine Boularès; described as a “mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul.” This program is performed in English. The event will take place at 150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031 United States. For more information call 212-281-9240.

Sunday, March 17th, at 4pm

The Apollo Theater presents WOW-Women of the World Festival in partnership with the WOW Foundation presenting the Harlem Chi Natural Healing Workshop Lecture-Demonstration, which is a lecture-demonstration on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by Johanne Picard-Scott, founder of Harlem Chi Community Acupuncture. The event will take place at Apollo Theater Green Room 253 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027. For more information call (212) 531-5300.

Wednesday, March 20th, at 6:30pm

Join Carlos for a conversation with ESPN’s Howard Bryant about the complex relationship between black athletes and activism, and the intertwined worlds of sports and politics. From Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, becoming the first major league baseball player of the modern era, to tackling racial and economic injustice. The event takes place at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street New York, NY 10029. For more information call 212-534-1672.

Friday, March 22nd, at 1pm and 7pm

El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba a story adapted by Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana. It is also directed by Jorge Alí Triana, and is based on a couple months of the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. The event will take place on 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street (Across from Aaron Davis Hall) New York, NY 10031. For more information call 212-281-9240.

Saturday, March 23rd, at 7:30pm

Harlem Stage and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) present a two part series of music and conversation celebrating the courageous and resilient Caribbean immigrants who traveled across land and sea and arrived in El Barrio, aka Spanish Harlem, seeking a bright future. This event is taking place at 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street (Across from Aaron Davis Hall) New York, NY 10031. For more information call 212-281-9240.

Saturday, March 30th, at 11am

At the East Harlem–El Barrio there is a mixture of array of cultures that have influenced the art including Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals despite the oncoming gentrification. People can explore this vibrant neighborhood during this guided, 90-minute walking tour. This event will take place at 215 E