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Wednesday, May 1 at 7 PM

Happy Yoga, Self-Care is an imperative practice of any aggressive dream chaser. Take a moment mid-week and get your mind right. Om Up! Free. The event will be held at The Dream Center 205 West 119th Street New York, NY 10026. For more information please visit https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27320/happy-yoga

Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 PM

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Struggle Against Jim Crow North. This program examines the history of the Jim Crow North, and its continued impact on the inequality of today’s educational and criminal justice systems. The event will be held at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037-1801. For more information please visit https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27692/conversations-in-black-freedom-studies-the-struggle-against-jim-crow-north for call (917)275-6975.


Thursday, May 2 at 6PM

Introducing to Ki Energy Training with sound vibration chants, energy movement and meditation. Event will be held at the Ki Energy Center 13 West 122nd Street. For more information please call 646-329-6727. RSVP is required.


Thursday, May 2 at 6PM-7:30P

 “Making Your Dream A Reality”

In this 6-Session Workshop Series, attendees will be able to understand identified goals and objectives (GO), develop and implement a plan of action, and see it come to pass. Our (H.A.V.E.) mission is to help participants improve their Holistic Health Wellness and quality of life. Workshop will include a read aloud of excerpts from the book, The Dream Giver, by Bruce Wilkinson with David & Heather Kopp: “What may first seem like a road full of obstacles is actually a series of opportunities to help you along toward your destiny” (Bruce Wilkinson). Held at Phipps Neighborhoods Community School East Bronx Academy for the Future located at 1716 Southern Boulevard (At corner of E. 174th Street & Southern Blvd) in the Bronx. For more information call Carrie Taft at (917) 226-7960 


Friday, May 3 at 9:15 AM

47th Annual CCNY Poetry Festival. Poets David Groff and Estha Weiner will be the featured guest poets for the 47th annual City College Poetry Festival. The event commences with readings by elementary school students, followed by poets from junior high schools. The event will be held at The City College of New York 160 Convent Avenue Aaron Davis Hall’s Marian Anderson Theater at West 138th Street New York, NY 10031. For more information please visit https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27713/47th-annual-ccny-poetry-festival-may-3rd-2019 or call 212-650-6666

Friday, May 3 at 5 PM

Open house at the Harlem Yoga Club. Learn about the therapeutic benefits of Hot Yoga. Even will be held at the Harlem Yoga Club 226 Malcomb X Blvd. (bet 122nd & 123rd Streets). For more information please call 347-746-2513. RSVP is required.

Saturday, May 4 at 2 PM

The Frederick Douglass Continuum 2019. Harlem’s tribute to our nation’s most ardent abolitionist, statesman, activist, journalist, and social reformer. Event will be held at Mother A M E Zion Church 140-6 West 137th Street New York, NY 10030. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-frederick-douglass-continuum-2019-tickets-58613915800

or call 212-234-1544.


Saturday, May 4 at 10 PM

The 2nd Annual Sacred Commerce Pop-Up Holistic Wellness Expo and Special Book Signing of “The Art of W.A.R Strategies for Self-Empowerment” by W.A. Rogers. Event will be held at The Raw Space Gallery 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (bet 121st & 122nd). For more information please visit www.harlemholisticwellness.com.


Saturday, May 4 at 7 PM

Come celebrate good times at a dance fundraiser for the Safety Net Activists with a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Event will be held at The Urban Justice Center 40 Rector St. 9th FL, NY NY 10006. Tickets will start at $20 and includes one free drink. For ticket purchasing or more information please visit www.safetynetproject.org.


Saturday, May 4 at 11 AM

The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting to readers and book lovers of all ages. Since 2013 the Bronx Book Fair has been the borough’s premiere literary event and features a variety of diverse literary voices of all ages. Programming include readings, book talk, workshops, panels, an open mic and special programs for children and families. Event will be held at Bronx Library Center/New York Public Library 310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458. For more information please email bronxbookfair@gmail.com or visit https://bronxbookfair.com/.


Sunday, May 5 at 5 PM

Cornerstone Chorale Spring Concert. The CORNERSTONE CHORALE will perform its Spring Concert, presenting the Mass in d minor, “Missa in Angustiis,” (“Lord Nelson”) of Haydn, for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. The Chorale will also present music of Schubert and Rheinberger. The concert will feature soprano Jane Thorngren, mezzo Alaina Logee, tenor Walter MacNeil, and bass Robert Mobsby. The Chorale, orchestra, and soloists will be conducted by Music Director Richard Stout. Event will be held at Holyrood Episcopal Church/La Iglesia de Santa Cruz 715 West 179th Street Fort Washington Avenue New York, NY 10033. For more information please visit https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27758/cornerstone-chorale-spring-concert



Monday, May 6 at 6:30 PM

FADE IN Screenwriting Workshop. Participants will learn the fundamentals of writing a screenplay including format, structure and telling visual stories on the page. Under the guidance of the instructor, workshop attendees will write a log line for a short script, a short script outline and a 7 to 12 page short script. Sign up now at DreamCenterHarlem.org. Event will be held at The Dream Center 205 West 119th Street New York, NY 10026. For more information https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27751/fade-in-screenwriting-workshop

Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 PM

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Event will be held at New York Public Library Harlem Library 9 West 124th Street New York, NY 10027. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-meditate-new-york-free-guided-meditation-at-harlem-tickets-54013827813?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Wednesday, May 8 at 7 PM

Revved and Ready is a total body workout featuring cardio and body weight strength training – with a little dance fitness sprinkled in – all set to high energy music designed to get you revved and ready to achieve your health and well-being goals. And best of all it is free! Event will be held at Family Health Center of Harlem 1824 Madison Avenue 5th floor New York, NY 10035. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revved-and-ready-workout-tickets-58729365112?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 PM

Join NYC Parks Art, Culture & Fun for live jazz concerts with world class musicians from the Jazz Foundation of America. From Harlem to Virginia, passing through Washington Heights, this spring we have a great selection of Jazz, Blues and R&B sounds coming to Pelham Fritz Recreation Center. Event will be held at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center 18 Mount Morris Park West New York, NY 10027. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-concert-series-tickets-58756110107?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Friday, May 10 at 6 PM

Join for a night of live music, dancing, food and fun! East Harlem Nights will showcase the local gems and diversity that East Harlem has to offer. East Harlem is a community full of multicultural flavor in food, culture, and art. Event will be held at Union Settlement’s Garden 237 East 104th Street New York, NY 10029. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-harlem-nights-tickets-58726254809?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Friday, May 10 at 6PM-9PM

Flowing Vibrations in Harlem Tea & Poetry Open Mic. Spend an evening with a unique group of poets, musicians, storytellers, singers and spoken word artist. Held at Serengeti Teas & Spices located at 22 E125th Street in Harlem. For more information call Momma D at 646-734-6704 or email Fvihpoetry@gmail.com

Saturday, May 11 at 11am to 3 PM

Awareness Energy Healing Summit…Healing, Alignment, & Balance….in the Bronx! Featuring Astro-Numberologist Lloyd Strayhorn.You will have the opportunity to purchase his books and have a mini-consultation.DISCUSSIONS:”The Colors of Energy” with Ms. Mut Shat of In Light Yoga and Health, Bronx, “Holy Smokes! Spiritual Smudges for Renewed Energy” Ms. Romelle of The Knobby Broom will discuss Smudges, & vibrational tools from the plant kingdom.”Pranic Healing Basics” with The Noble Touch. Also many holistic vendors in The “High Frequency Marketplace” including Vegan Cuisine by Cathy Ramos of C and more. The summit will be held at the Confetti Party Place, located at 3190 Westchester Avenue in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx. Register in advance for complimentary gifts. For tickets and more information call 646-657-5429

Saturday, May 11 at 3 PM

A Raisin in the Sun: Groundbreaking Classic Still Packs a Punch. The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Event will be held at Taino Towers Cultural Building, 240 E 123rd St, New York, NY 10035. For more information please visit https://www.goldstar.com/get-started/eventbrite/104091?aff_sub=104091&test_signup&transaction_id=102cdc0599181ee9d016744c295eef&purchase_goal=0&amount=our_price_and_service_fees&utm_source=has_offers&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=4869&utm_campaign=affiliate_program


Sunday, May 12 at 2 PM

Jazz Power Initiative’s Intergenerational Jazz Jam brings together singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and audiences of all ages to experience the power of jazz, community, and swing. Jams take place on the second Sunday of each month from 2-5 PM at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem located at 58 West 129th Street in Manhattan. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intergenerational-jazz-jam-tickets-55039003140?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Monday, May 13 at 6:30 PM

Augusta Savage A’25 and Icons of the Harlem Renaissance. Art historians, curators, and artists will discuss the life and work of 1925 School of Art alumna and sculptor Augusta Savage (1892-1962). Dr. Theresa Leininger-Miller, author of New Negro Artists in Paris: African American Painters and Sculptors in the City of Light, 1922-1934. RSVP does not guarantee a seat it is on a first come first serve basis. Event will be held at The Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street New York, NY 10003. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/augusta-savage-a25-and-icons-of-the-harlem-renaissance-tickets-58440328596?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Tuesday, May 14 at 6 PM

The Circles of Support Advisory Board invites you to attend “Families Behind Bars”. Meet Susan Burton (author of Becoming Ms. Burton) for a panel discussion with mothers, who are the fastest growing prison population. Event will be held at St Philip’s Church 204 West 134th Street New York, NY 10030. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/families-behind-bars-tickets-59325045809?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Wednesday, May 15 at 7 PM

Jazz: Music of the Black Holocaust is an introductory course that seeks to explore intersections of “jazz” music, historical perspectives of the African diaspora and their role and impact on contemporary society. Students will be introduced to basic jazz rhythms, melodies, harmonies, jazz culture, fashion and development through multi-media that includes videos, films and recordings. Event will be held at The People’s Forum 320 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018. For more information please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-the-black-holocaust-course-tickets-58753440121?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Thursday May 16, @ 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Maysles Documentary Center Teen Producers Academy. Is an event for high school students to work in groups to develop a documentary while connecting with filmmakers and artists. Located Maysles Documentary Center 343 Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Avenue bet. 127th and 128th Streets New York, NY 10027. For more information call 212-582-6050 phone or visit https://www.maysles.org/tpa-yearlong-2018-application


Friday, May 17,  @ 7:00am

National Bike to Work Day, is to encourage those who are taking the opportunity to expand their comfort zone in their reliance on alternate transportation can encourage long term healthier choices – the person who thinks they are participating in a one day event, will find, with the encouragement, that biking is an activity they can sustain. Located W 135th & St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10027. For more info visit https://ubbicycle.org/#/events/grouprides


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Harlem EatUp! Festival! This week-long festival, celebrating our food, art and culture is not to be missed. Located Morningside Park W110 TO W 123 Street from Manhattan Avenue to Morningside Drive New York. For more info visit https://harlemeatup.com/


Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm

Learn the basics of the physical and mental discipline of “the art of the eight limbs!” (Bring your own gloves!) located The Dream Center 205 West 119th Street New York, NY 10026. For more information https://dreamcenterharlem.org/#!programs/cee5

Monday, May 20, 2019

FACTION Art Projects have announced a solo show of painter Armando Mariño. The exhibition consists of 10 new large-scale oil paintings of figures in landscapes that draw on themes of identity and personal history within the current political and socio-economic climate. Located 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd New York, NY 10030. For more info visit http://factionartprojects.com/exhibitions/18689/la-selva-oscura/works/

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. presents an intimate travelogue of King’s pilgrimage to India, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance in Oslo, Norway, and his work as a non-violent crusader for civil rights captured by select photographers of the day. Located Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037-1801. For more info call (917) 275-6975.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. Located Apollo Theater 253 West 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues (otherwise known as Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds.) New York, NY 10027. For more information call 212-531-5300 or visit https://www.apollotheater.org/calendar/

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Contemporary artist Betye Saar has shaped the development of assemblage art in the United States, particularly as a device to illuminate social and political concerns. A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, Saar’s distinct vision harmonizes the personal and the political. Located New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024. For more info call 212-873-3400 or visit https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/betye-saar-keepin%E2%80%99-it-clean
Friday, May 24, 2019

he exhibition explores intersecting ideas of race, myth, art, and justice through the lens and unique interpretations of twelve inter-generational photographers. Via innovative contemporary art practices, the photographers engage with the premise of “race” as a social construct rooted in myth, while simultaneously interrogating its profound implications and indignities on our 21st-century lives. Located Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute 120 E 125th Street New York, NY 10035. For more info call 212-307-7420 or visit https://cccadi.org/racemythartandjustice


Saturday, May 25, 2019

In 1947 Jackie Robinson made history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first African American in Major League Baseball. In honor of the centennial of Robinson’s birth, In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson features some 30 images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. Located Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenueat 103rd Street New York, NY 10029. For more info call 212-534-1672 or visit https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/dugout-jackie-robinson

Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm

A Harlem Lindy Hop Day Celebration

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Ambassador of Swing Frankie Manning @ The Alhambra Ballroom Featured Guest Artists- Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing May 26 7pm to 12am. Held at the Alhambra Ballroom located at 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue) at 126th Street New York, NY 10027. For more information call 212.222.6940 or 6941 or visit https://swedesinnewyorkcity.com/sunday/

Monday, May 27, 2019

Hassinger, who has been associated with the Studio Museum since 1984, is a Harlem-based multidisciplinary artist whose work, spanning performance, installation, sculpture, and video, are often meditations on nature and community. Located 18 Mount Morris Park West New York, NY 10027. For more information call 212-860-1380 or visit https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/26513/studio-museum-in-harlem-maren-hassinger-monuments

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. Located American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024. For more information  call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Exhibition of artist Augusta Savage. (1892–1962) Savage overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America’s most influential 20th-century artists. Her sculptures celebrate African American culture, and her work as an arts educator, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader catalyzed social change. Held at New York Historical Society 170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024. For more info call 212-873-3400.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Tuesdays, April 30 -Sept 17, 6:30-7:30pm, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area of Randall’s Island Park located East River and Harlem River New York, NY. For more info call 212-830-7715 or visit https://randallsisland.org/events/yoga-in-the-park-6/all/


 Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Celebrate the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month with Chamber Music America, featuring the music of jazz drummer and bandleader, Kendrick Scott, “blessed with great feel, technical prowess and impeccable taste” (The San Diego Union-Tribune), who will be joined by his ensemble, Oracle and will also include new contemporary works performed by the Attacca Quartet. Located 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street (Across from Aaron Davis Hall) New York, NY 10031. For more information call 212-281-9240 visit https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/chamber-music-america-2019