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FEBRUARY COMMUNITY CALENDAR 2020

 

February 1st- February 29th

New-York Historical Society: because history matters.

Meet 6 historical black leaders in the fields of business, science, and activism and examine how artists have captured their likeness.)

Located at: New York Historical Society. 170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024.

For more info call 212-873-3400

 

Saturday, February 1st @2pm

Celebration of Cool Screening: Mile Davis, “Birth of the Cool”

The Apollo theater launches black history month with a film screening of American Masters – Miles Davis: Birth of Cool. There will be an Artist and director panel, Live DJ set and Live performances from the next wave of Jazz artists. This free event is held at the Apollo Theater located at 253 W125th Street. For more information visit www.apollotheater.org or call 212-531-5300

 

 

Saturday, February 1st @2pm

March On: A Community Celebration of the Harlem Renaissance at 100

A century ago, the 369th Infantry Regiment, made up of nearly 3,000 African American soldiers, returned to Harlem after the end of World War I kicking off the period that would become known as the Harlem Renaissance. In honor of that milestone and the opening of Children’s Creations of Color: A Celebration of Black History Month. Representatives from the Harlem Youth Marines will open the event with a presentation of colors. A string quartet from the Harlem Chamber Players will perform works by famed Renaissance composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, the Harlem Opera Theater’s soprano Carami Hilaire will sing accompanied by Artistic Director Gregory Hopkins, and young artists whose works will be a part of Children’s Creations of Color will speak on their pieces.  This event is free and open to the public. Held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue @ W112th Street.

 

Sunday February 2nd @3pm

The African American Spiritual – Singing Her Songs: Exploring the Works of African American Women Composers
Vinroy D. Brown, Conductor

Harlem Classical Music Celebration (Opera Ebony, Three on 3 Presents Music, The Harlem Chamber Players and Harlem Opera Theater present The African American Spiritual featuring Vinroy D Brown, Conductor and Clinican. Free concert held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church located at 204 W134th Street. For more information visit stphilipsharlem.org

 

 

Monday, February 3rd 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee.

 

Friday, February 4th @4pm

“Blue Peace: Can Water Build World Peace?”

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and The Division of Humanities and the Arts present a public lecture by
Sundeep Waslekar President of Strategic Foresight Group in Mumbai, India. Reception to follow from 5:30pm to 6pm in NAC 5/144.

 

 

Wednesday, February 5th @ 6:30pm
JAZZ Wednesday Worship with Bobby LaVell

Experience Jazz, Prayer Scripture and reflection every 1st Wednesday featuring The RLJ Quartet featuring Bobby LoVell. Held at Saint Marks United Methodist Church located at 49 – 55 Edgecombe Ave.at West 137th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue. For more information call 212-926-4400

 

 

Thursday, February 6th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee.

 

 

Friday, February 7th @6:30pm

New Rules for Back to school Blues!

Your invited to an evening of family fun! Test your knowledge of Black History with our puzzle –solving and pop up quick quiz and Workshops. Win gifts, prizes and surprizes! Presented by Shades of Truth Theater & Voza Rivers?New Heritage Theater group in association with Raymour & Flanigan. For more information and to RSVP contact 914-297-8286 or 646-488-9576 Held at Raymour & Flanigan located at 100 W125th Street.

 

Saturday, February 8th 12pm-4pm

Power Sousou ll: Journey into the Blackverse!

Families, fans, cosplay community members celebrate the fantastic worlds of the black comic universe with The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes & their creators exhibition. Power up your inner and outer superhero or supershero! This event will be held at The Caribbean Cultural Center for African Diaspora Institute 120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues in Harlem. For more information call 212-307-7420 or visit https://cccadi.org/upcoming

 

 

Saturday, February 8th 3:00pm

Atoto Yetu’s: The Life and Spirit of a Warrior Queen:Nzinga Mbandi of Matamba Black History Performance.

The show is in held Aaron Davis Hall – Marian Anderson Theater.

Tickets are $35 for Adults and $10 for Children

(Tickets available at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org)

 

 

 Sunday, February 9th at 3:30 pm

Books that deal with Real Issues with Prof. Pamela Laskin

An afternoon with Professor Pamela Laskin, children’s author and director of CCNY’s Poetry Outreach Center. Professor Laskin will discuss and read from her two newest young reader books. Share and explore writing about some of the big problems confronting humanity. Appropriate for families, writers and all concerned human beings. All ages welcome. This event will be held at Revolution Books 437 Malcolm X Blvd @132nd Street for more information please call (212) 691-3345.

 

Sunday, February 9th@ 145pm

Monday, February 10th @ 3pm

THE COMPLETE BILLIE HOLIDAY presented by Will Friedwald

 A compendium of all of the existing performances (on film and video) of the most legendary of great American jazz singers — including theatrical short subjects, feature films, American TV and variety shows, rare footage from European television, and a new restoration of Symphony in Black (1935), a short featuring Duke Ellington and His Orchestra and Billie in her film debut. Produced by Bruce Goldstein, edited by William Hohauser, and presented by Will Friedwald, writer for The Wall Street Journal and ten books on music and popular culture.

Held at Film Forum located at 209 West Houston Street west of 6th Avenue. For tickets call 212-727-8110 or visit https://filmforum.org/events/event/the-complete-billie-holiday-presented-by-will-friedwald-black-women

 

Monday, February 10th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee. (212)650-7147

 

 Tuesday Feb 11th @ 6:30pm

The NAACP at City College presents Amateur Night at the Apollo, Come show off your talent, come enjoy a night filled with entertainment. A prize will be given to the talented winner. This event will be held at the City College of New York located at 160 Convent Avenue in Shepard Hall Room 95.  Free food and free entry!

 

Tuesday, February 11th  @7:30pm   

The Moth: Stories. Five storytellers take the stage and share a true, personal story from their life.

The show is in held Aaron Davis Hall- The Marian Anderson Theater

Tickets are $35 (Tickets available at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org)

 

Wednesday, February 12th @12:05pm

Noonday Concert – The Interchurch Center Gospel Choir

 Enjoy an afternoon with The Gospel Choir singing a range of styles spanning both traditional and contemporary Gospel Music. This free event will be held at The Interchurch Center located at 475 Riverside Drive rear entrance 61 Claremont Avenue.

 

 

Thursday, February 13th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee.

 

 

Friday, February 14th 11am-4pm

Lunchtime Lecture: Courtship in the 19th Century

Grab someone you cherish and visit us for a special Romance-themed Tour. Held on weekends in February, this special tour explores the surprising myths and mores of 19th-century mating rituals.   Learn the secret language of fans, intimate letter writing, and romantic hideouts for couples in the early part of the new Republic. Held at the The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden located at 421 East 61st Street. For tickets or more information visit https://mvhm.org/
Saturday, February 15th @ 6:30pm

Harlem Fashion Week: Season 8 Runway Shows

Harlem is celebrated around the globe as a community rich in culture. Harlem Fashion Week is proud to honor the legacy of Black History Month through FASHION at Season 8 of the Harlem Fashion Week Experience! Runway Show Schedule:

6:30pm HSFI SuGeneris, AJIYA, Jademan Marqè, IENDAY, Bombazo Wear, Allan Virgo
8:00pmTwisted World Brand, The Michael Dre Collection, Pain In the Seam Fashion, Threads of Habit, Nuovi By Najah
9:00pm Mario Miguelito, TrendStar NYC, Zooonek, Renee France Designs, Tangees Closet, LIPS Couture

Held at The Museum of the City of New York located at 1220 Fifth Avenue in New York. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-harlem-fashion-week-experience-tickets-87921622941

 

 

Monday February 17th 2pm-5pm

HIDDEN COLORS (5-part series)
Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The great west African empires; The presence of Africans in America before Columbus; The real reason slavery was ended And much more. Held at Project Performing Arts in the Lt Joseph P. Kennedy Center located at 34 West 134th Street. For tickets and more information call 646-348-0241

 

 

 Tuesday, February 18th 6:30pm-8:30pm

TOWN HALL MEETING

Presented by GMBC’s Social Action Ministry

Held at Gethsemsne Missionary Baptist Church located at 771 Fairmount Place in the Bronx.

  

 

Thursday, February 20th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee.

 

Thursday, February 20th 6pm

Maysles Documentary Center, The Documentary Forum at CCNY, City College Center for The Arts, and Third World Newsreel will screen the 1981 film, “I Remember Harlem,” followed by a panel discussion about the film and more generally about the Harlem Renaissance. Reception is at 6pm, screening at 6:30pm, discussion to follow. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at The City College Center for the Arts, located on Convent Ave @ 135th Street.

 

 

Thursday, February 20th 6;00pm

Imagination’s Cocktail and Cinema. Bakosó: Afrobeats Of Cuba film Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi.

6pm Reception & DJ Set with Bembona. 7pm Film Screening.

Held at the Apollo Theater- Sound stage located at 253 W 125th Street

 

 

Saturday February 22nd 11:30pm

World Class Jazz Performance by Juilan Lee

Located at Swing by Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Broadway at 60th St., 5th fl.

For more info call 212-258-9595, or go to Jazz.org/Dizzys

 

 

Monday, February 24th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee.

  

Tuesday, February 25th 6:00pm

Emmy award winning journalist, Ed Gordon and special guests for a dialogue and Q&A on his new book “Conversations In Black: On Power Politics and Leadership”.

Q&A is held in the Aaron Davis HALL

RSVP at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org

 

 

Tuesday February 25th 11:30pm

World Class Jazz Performance by Micah Thomas

Located at Swing by Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Broadway at 60th St. 5th floor. For more info call 212-258-9595, or go to Jazz.org/Dizzys

 

 

Thursday, February 27th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Meditation

Sitting-in-Stillness mediation class Taught by Buddhist Monk Rev. Miki Nakura. Class is held in the WHCR-90.FM event space, located in the NAC building room 1/513. Donations are accepted but there is no admission fee.

 

 

Saturday February 29th 2:00pm

“The Beauty of Ballet” performance and Q&A by The School of American Ballet.

Held at Aaron Davis Hall located at 150 Convent avenue at W135th street.No tickets or reservations required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

 

Saturday February 29th 11:30pm

World Class Jazz Performance by Micah Thomas

Held at Swing by Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway & 60th St., 5th floor. For more info call 212-258-9595, or go to Jazz.org/Dizzys

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