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January Community Calendar 2020

 

Saturday, January 4th 12pm & 6pm

CCNY Athletics Take a Kid to the Game Day

Area youth are invited to attend this special event for free and will have the opportunity to experience the college game-day atmosphere, meet Benny the Beaver, pose for pictures, enjoy games, contests and giveaways, and get CCNY men’s and women’s basketball player’s autographs as they watch the Beavers compete for wins over the Baruch College Bearcats.

The City College of New York Athletics Department invites staff, students, area parents and their children to attend its home men and women basketball game against Baruch College, The women’s game will start at 12:00pm while the men’s game will follow at 6:00pm. The games will be played in the Nat Holman Gymnasium (downstairs of the Marshak Science Building) on the campus of CCNY located at 160 Convent Avenue @ 138th Street. For more information call 212-650-8368   Go Beavers!

 

Saturdays through June 13th 12pm-4pm

Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators An Exhibition Featuring the work of Comic Book Artists of the African Diaspora

Featuring artists: Billy Graham, Sanford Greene, Nilah Magruder, Alitha Martinez, Afua Richardson,  Ronald Wimberly, and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Guest Curated by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. This exhibition will be held at Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute located at 120 E 125th Street in Harlem. For more information call 212-307-7420 or visit https://cccadi.org/

 

Through Sunday, January 5

Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds

The exhibition will explore and celebrate those teams, players, and personalities that solidified the stadium as a New York icon and famed venue where local and national heroes cemented their reputations and legacies. Included in the exhibition are extraordinarily rare autographs, tickets, photos, programs, and other ephemera that serves to commemorate the ghosts of this legendary New York athletic pantheon.

The exhibition is held at Morris-Jumel Mansion located at 65 Jumel Terrace New York, NY 10032 Fore more information and hours of operation call 212-923-8008 or visit https://www.morrisjumel.org/

 

Through Sunday, January 5

Art Exhibition: Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi: Gymnasium

In this installation, the walls of The Africa Center become a vast, abstracted arena in which a lone gymnast performs (or falters) before the scrutinizing gaze of robed judges. Perhaps the visitors to this installation are also under their gaze. And who exactly are these faceless onlookers? Contemporary critics, futuristic visitors or Amadlozi, the ancestors, witnessing us? The exhibition is held at The Africa Center located at 1280 Fifth Avenue in New York. Fore more information and hours of operation call 212-444-9795 or visit https://www.theafricacenter.org/

 

Monday January 6 @10:30am

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

The story of volcanoes is the story of planet Earth’s creation—and the story of us. Follow intrepid explorer Carsten Peter on an adrenaline-filled trip across the globe, from Hawaii’s recent Kilauea eruption to the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii, to discover how volcanoes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia to explore molten worlds and find out how volcanoes have helped to create the world we know. Held at the American Museum of Natural History located at Central Park West at 79th Street in New York. For showtimes and ticket information visit https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/3d-and-2d-films/volcano-movie

 

Monday January 10th 7:30pm-10pm

IMMIGRANT SONG: THE DIVA (DIVINE IMMIGRANT VOICES ABOUT AMERICA) EXPERIENCE

The first in our Immigrant Song series celebrating the beautiful diversity of our origins, THE DIVA EXPERIENCE features renowned sopranos Adrienne Danrich, Liora Michelle and special guests The first in our Immigrant Song series celebrating the beautiful diversity of our origins, THE DIVA EXPERIENCE features renowned sopranos Adrienne Danrich, Liora Michelle and special guests Kiana Lilly, Ari Axelrod, Katie McGrath and Music Director Rick Jensen. Together they will regale us with Motown, Broadway, Gospel and classical songs to interpret their families’ histories of arrival in the US. The narratives and music shared are guaranteed to stimulate discussion across generations, genders and cultures and motivate positive change. This concert will be held at Harlem Stage Gatehouse located on the campus of city college at 150 Convent Avenue at 135th Street. For tickets and more information call 212.281.9240 ext. 20 or visit https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/immigrantsong-diva

 

Monday, January 6th @ 7:30pm

The Parker Quartet and Anthony McGill

The Grammy-winning Parker Quartet, now in residence at Harvard University, has distinguished itself in both traditional and contemporary repertoire for its “intense, virtuosic, utterly assured” performances. (Boston Globe) They are joined for Mozart’s ravishing Clarinet Quintet by the New York Philharmonic’s principal clarinetist, Anthony McGill, widely admired for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character.” (New York Times)   Program:  Esa-Pekka Salonen, Shostakovich, and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. This event will be held at the Advent Lutheran Church located at 2504 Broadway at 93rd Street. For more information visit https://www.adventnyc.org/

 

 

Tuesday, January 7th 6pm-8pm

Harlem Smooth Movers Beginner Classes

Beginners Soul Line Dancing Improving One’s Physical and Mental Health. Held every Tuesday at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center located at 34 West 134 Street Btwn Lenox and Fifth Avenues in Harlem.For more information visit www.harlemsm2015.com or email soulline2012@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, January 8th @ 12:05pm

Noonday Concert – Nnenna Ogwo, piano

Nnenna is a classically trained pianist and teaching artist dedicated to engaging listeners with her lush, richly layered performances. Her unwavering commitment to programming the music of under-represented composers is rooted in the belief that we can’t be what we can’t see or hear. This commitment is reflected in her various projects and collaborations with other musicians of color in presenting music of the African Diaspora and beyond. This free concert will be held at the Interchurch Center located at 475 Riverside Drive Rear entrance 61 Claremont Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information call 212-870-2200

 

 

Sunday, January 12th @12pm

Con Ed Family Days: Hamilton’s Birthday

This month we will be celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s birthday! Families will get to participate in some fun activities including cupcake decorating. This event is free with admission. For more information please email: education@morrisjumel.org. Held at the Morris-Jumel Mansion located at 65 Jumel Terrace. For more information call 212-923-8008

 

Sunday January 12th @4pm

From Harlem & Russia with Love: Ilya Lushtack & Friends!

Enjoy a “Happy Hour,” of Coffee, Wine or beer with a seasoned New York musician who emigrated from Russia, grew up and spent his formative years in San Francisco playing and studying with many Bay Area jazz luminaries before becoming a regular in New York jazz circles.

Drop in, take in the Harlem vibe and hang with Ilya and his company of unique Harlem talent!  This free event will be held at Lenox Coffee located at 60 West 129th Street
between Lenox and 5th Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information visit http://www.lenoxcoffee.com/

 

Monday, January 13th @8:30pm

Comedy In The Livingroom

Enkoy a night of laughter in Harlem. The longest running comedy room in Harlem hosted by Smokey Suarez of Hbo’s Def Comedy Jam Bad Boys of Comedy. BRINGING THE FUNNIEST COMEDIANS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY PLUS WE HAVE THE “I GOT THE KEYS” SEGMENT WHERE THE AUDIENCE DECIDES WHETHER YOU STAY OR GO FREE ADMISSION HAPPY HOUR 7-9PM SHOWTIME 830PM SHARP. This free comedy show is held at Mocha Lounge located at 2210 8th Avenue in Harlem. For more information call (212) 665-8081 or visit https://menupages.com/moca-bar-lounge/2210-8th-ave-new-york

 

Tuesday, January 14th 6pm-8pm

Harlem Smooth Movers Beginner Classes

Beginners Soul Line Dancing Improving One’s Physical and Mental Health. Held every Tuesday at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center located at 34 West 134 Street Btwn Lenox and Fifth Avenues in Harlem.For more information visit www.harlemsm2015.com or email soulline2012@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, January 15th @12pm

Celebrating the Life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us as we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guest speaker Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. This free event will be held at the at the Interchurch Center located at 475 Riverside Drive Rear entrance 61 Claremont Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information call 212-870-2200

 

Friday, January 17th 10am-8pm

Saturday, January 18th 10am-8pm

Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic book fans of all ages to participate in its eighth annual Black Comic Book Festival.  Black Comic Book Festival participants are encouraged to wear their favorite cosplay costumes and to register on-site for the annual cosplay show. Participants are also invited to contribute to the Schomburg Center’s growing collection of Black independent comic books by bringing single copies of old or new titles from their home collection. All donations will become a part of the Schomburg’s unique and growing archive documenting Black comix and the Black speculative arts movement. Registration for both days is free and is open to the public. For questions about the Schomburg Center’s eighth annual Black Comic Book Festival program, email SchomburgEd@nypl.org.

 

Sunday January 19th @4pm

From Harlem & Russia with Love: Ilya Lushtack & Friends!

 Enjoy a “Happy Hour,” of Coffee, Wine or beer with a seasoned New York musician who emigrated from Russia, grew up and spent his formative years in San Francisco playing and studying with many Bay Area jazz luminaries before becoming a regular in New York jazz circles.

Drop in, take in the Harlem vibe and hang with Ilya and his company of unique Harlem talent!  This free event will be held at Lenox Coffee located at 60 West 129th Street
between Lenox and 5th Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information visit http://www.lenoxcoffee.com/

 

Tuesday, January 21st 6pm-8pm

Harlem Smooth Movers Beginner Classes

Beginners Soul Line Dancing Improving One’s Physical and Mental Health. Held every Tuesday at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center located at 34 West 134 Street Btwn Lenox and Fifth Avenues in Harlem.For more information visit www.harlemsm2015.com or email soulline2012@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, January 22nd @6:30pm

Exhibition – Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted

In honor of our exhibition, Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted, an evening with three emerging contemporary photographers Eva Woolridge, Nadiya Nacorda and Nailah Fumilayo Davis who will share work and engage in a discussion about their inspiration and creative practices. This event is presented in collaboration with MFON, an independently published anthology edited by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu.  This exhibition is held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem

For more information call (917) 275-6975 or visit https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/01/22/mfon-photo-salon

 

Wednesday, January 22nd @12:05pm

Noonday Concert – Eric Siepkes, piano

Eric Siepkes studied piano performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY for his Bachelor of Music Degree, where he was awarded the Howard Hanson Scholarship and the George Eastman Grant. After reading C.P.E. Bach’s Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments, he was inspired to explore early music performance practices and began to study organ and harpsichord as secondary instruments. He later continued his piano performance studies at the Mannes College of Music in NYC with Professor Irina Morozova, his most influential teacher and mentor. This free concert will be held at the Interchurch Center located at 475 Riverside Drive Rear entrance 61 Claremont Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information call 212-870-2200

 

Sunday January 26th @4pm

From Harlem & Russia with Love: Ilya Lushtack & Friends!

Enjoy a “Happy Hour,” of Coffee, Wine or beer with a seasoned New York musician who emigrated from Russia, grew up and spent his formative years in San Francisco playing and studying with many Bay Area jazz luminaries before becoming a regular in New York jazz circles. Drop in, take in the Harlem vibe and hang with Ilya and his company of unique Harlem talent!  This free event will be held at Lenox Coffee located at 60 West 129th Street
between Lenox and 5th Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information visit http://www.lenoxcoffee.com/

 

 

Tuesday, January 28th 6pm-8pm

Harlem Smooth Movers Beginner Classes

Beginners Soul Line Dancing Improving One’s Physical and Mental Health. Held every Tuesday at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center located at 34 West 134 Street Btwn Lenox and Fifth Avenues in Harlem.For more information visit www.harlemsm2015.com or email soulline2012@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, January 29th @12:05pm

Noonday Concert – Melody of Dragon

Melody of Dragon, Inc., a Chinese music ensemble (non-for-profit organization) based in New York City, was founded in 1998, by four virtuoso musicians from the leading conservatories in China in order to introduce and promote Chinese musical repertory in the United States. The ultimate purpose of Melody of Dragon is to build a bridge of musical and cultural exchange between China and the United States.Melody of Dragon maintains a full itinerary of concert performances and educational programs for schools and the general public. The members of Melody of Dragon are Chen Tao, master of the dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) and the ensemble’s director; Chen Sisi , world-class soloist of the yangqin (hammered dulcimer); Zhang Bao-Li, master of the erhu (two-string fiddle); Liu li, renown performer of the guqin (ancient seven-string zither).

The performances of Melody of Dragon feature traditional, classical and folk music, as well as contemporary music. The ensemble’s extensive repertory can be easily tailored to meet the needs of a great variety of occasions, including special events, ceremonies, parties, and other national or international festivities.This free concert will be held at the Interchurch Center located at 475 Riverside Drive Rear entrance 61 Claremont Avenue in Harlem. Fore more information call 212-870-2200