Welcome to WHCR’s community calendar, keeping you abreast of events in Harlem and throughout the tri-state area. The following events will take place from Wednesday, February 7th to Tuesday, February 27th
On Wednesday, February 7th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm ImageNation will host a book signing and smoothie party for Until the Streets of the Hood Flood with Green written by equity activist, Kelly Curry. Curry aims to heal Black America, one hood and one smoothie at a time. This event is located at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. For more information call 212-340-1874.
On Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm, CCNY and HHA’s Black History Month Exhibition will feature the works of emerging and established black self-identified, womyn, visual & performance artist Rafia, and documentary photographer Korren Martin. This event is located in the Morris Raphael Cohen Library at City College on 160 Convent Avenue. For more information call 212-650-8117.
On Thursday, February 8th at 6:30pm the Schomburg Center will host a teach-in with Andrea Ritchie and Paul Butler. There will be a conversation about intersectionality and police violence moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad. This event is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. For more information call 917-275-6975.
Also on Thursday, February 8th at 8pm Theater for the New City Presents One Drop, a family drama by Andrea J. Fulton. One Drop brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man’s “passing” for white in post-Civil War Louisiana. The drama will run until February 18th in Theatre for The New City at 155 1st Avenue between 9th & 10th Street. For more information, call 212-254-1109.
Also on Thursday, February 8th at 7:15pm Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents Wendell Pierce and Roger Robinson in Some Old Black Man, a play by James Anthony Tyler. The play will run until March 4th in 59 E 59 Theaters at 59 East 59th Street. For more information, call 212-279-4200.
On Saturday, February 10th at 3pm Shades of Truth Theatre & Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre, in partnership with Harlem Advocates for Seniors, Inc. Present: ML: The King Years 4-34, Featuring Michael Green as Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. This event is free, complimentary refreshments will be served. For more information, call 914 297 8286.
Also on Saturday, February 10th at 4pm NYU’s Music and Performing Arts Professions proudly presents a Black History Month Celebration in the Arts. This event is Free and open to the general public and will be located in the Frederick Lowe Theater at 35 West 4th Street. For more information, contact Edward Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, February 11th at 3pm Emmanuel Baptist Church Features Rome Neal, with Valentine’s Day Jazz Vespers: “Rome Sings in the Key of Love”. This event is located at 279 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn. For more information call 718-622-1107.
On Tuesday, February 13th from 6pm to 8:30pm The Black Studies Program is proud to presents African Voices #DACA. This event will focus on the intersection of DACA, Black Lives Matter and issues overall affecting immigrant populations from the perspective of local advocates and activists. This event is located at the City College’s Shepard Hall at 160 Convent Avenue. For more information call 212-650-7312.
On Tuesday, February 13th, from 5pm to 6:30pm The Rifkind Center for the Humanities & The Arts welcomes Siri Hustvedt, a novelist and essayist who has authored six novels and works of non-fiction. In this talk, Hustvedt will address her long-standing interest in the relations between the humanities and sciences. This event is located in Shepard Hall 95, at City College on 160 Convent Avenue. For more information, call 212-650-6388.
On Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30pm Harlem Stage presents a Valentine Concert, The Lyric of Love: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Power & Magic. Duo Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kendrick will inspire passion for the arts, community, & activism. This event is located in Harlem Stage Gatehouse at 150 Convent Avenue (W. 135th Street). For more information call 212-281-9240.
On Thursday, February 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Harlem Chamber Players will host their 10th Annual Black History Month Concert, co-presented by the Schomburg Center. This free concert will feature Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Nonet for piano, winds and strings. This event is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. For more information call (917) 275-6975.
On Saturday, February 17th Join Uptown & Boogie Bicycle with a bike ride in honor of Black History Month. No bike? No problem! Get a FREE Citibike on first come first serve basis. Explore the African-American political movement throughout Harlem by visiting outdoor sculptures in NYC and watch the Black Panther movie at AMC Magic Johnson! Tickets include a movie admission and social ride. For more information, call 347-391-7189.
On Tuesday, February 20th at 6pm the HSA Art & Design Presents- Color Codes: Translating Color. This event will feature artists who question our collective assumptions and interpretations of color, from race, money and cognitive perception. This event is located at 645 St. Nicholas Avenue. For more information call 212-926-4100.
On Wednesday. February 21st at 6:30pm the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents a panel discussion about the Harlem Riot of 1964 in the aftermath of the police shooting of ninth grader James Powell. This event is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. For more information call 917-275-6975.
On Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30pm the Schomburg Center will host Heritage: Bethann Hardison in Conversation with Harriette Cole. Fashion model Bethann Hardison’s sets out on to ensure an industry that reflects the diversity of beauty found in the world. This event is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. For more information call 917-275-6975.
On Saturday, February 24th at 3:30pm Freedom Hall will host a showing and discussion of “I Am Not Your Negro.” This acclaimed film powerfully represents Black gay activist and writer James Baldwin’s reflections on the boundaries of race and the necessity for multi-issue coalition building in the civil rights movement. This event is located at 113 West 128th St. For more information call 212-222-0633.
On Monday, February 26th at 6:30pm the Schomburg Center will host Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black In Harlem. This free-ranging conversation will touch upon the legacies of theater companies that include W.E.B. Du Bois and Regina Anderson’s KRIGWA; and Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson’s Suitcase Theater. This event is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. For more information call 917-275-6975.
On Tuesday, February 27th from 6:30-8:30pm, the women in Brown Girl, Brownstones, the groundbreaking novel by McArthur Genius awardee, Paule Marshall, speak of using their voices as weapons against racial injustice in a panel discussion. For more information call 718-222-4111.
Also On Tuesday, February 27th The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will hold a comedy benefit to support its production of “A Soldier’s Play,” The benefit will feature cast members of the play who are also comedians.
This event is located at Paris Blues, 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (at 121st St.), for more information call 212-924-0496
If you have an event that you’d like to place on our calendar please call 212 650 7481. Submissions must be made 3 to 4 weeks prior to the event.
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