Posts Tagged With: events in harlem




Aziza Miller

Jazz By The Riverside

 Friday, April 20


Call 914 512 5395 to order or CLICK HERE!

Aziza Miller Ten years ago, Linda Williams, best known in music circles for her 5 _ years playing and conducting for Natalie Cole, had an epiphany: it was time for a change – time for a new name, a new direction, a new life.

Aziza, the performer, the composer/lyricist, the complete artist was born. After her Hollywood period in which she composed the melody for Miss Cole’s “La Costa”, a contemporary standard, then wrote and recorded “City Living”, her debut album on Clive Davis’ Arista Records, Aziza turned to the daunting task of raising her son Brandon. She spent years happily shaping her young man’s life until he graduated with an Aerospace Engineering degree from U.S.C. and became Lt. Brandon Miller, pilot, U.S. Navy. Finding herself in the proverbial “empty nest”, Aziza brought out her yellow writing pad and began chronicling her thought and feelings. Somewhat to her amazement, the poet in her emerged! Reams and reams of poetry, song lyrics and topical statements poured out of her busy pen. Marrying those words to melody had always been her forte, so the composer in her got to work setting lyric to melody. Watching Aziza perform we sense the organic nature of her songwriting. Everything becomes a part of her work – a trip on the subway, a walk through the neighborhood, a fantasy about the man she will love, a statement about the man she will no longer love, her paean to the great ladies of jazz, and yes her exhortation to all the ladies to strut their divalicious ways – it all sums up her positive take on life. Watching her audiences nod their heads in agreement as she weaves her way through the types of relationships “out there” today, one gets the sense that she is talking for them, saying the things they think but can’t really express. She is becoming their voice, their spokesperson in a world that doesn’t always make sense. Her audience knows she makes sense to them.


Riverside Church

10th Tower

91 Claremont Avenue

Between 121 & 122 Claremont Avenue

(One block over west of Broadway)

New York, NY 10027


Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Harlem Holiday Lights Fundraiser

via ULYSSES  at Harlem + Bespoke

Tuesday, November 15th, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, The Harlem Holiday Lights Fundraiser, 360 West 125th Street, Suite 11, between St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenues. Come out and help raise money to light up 125th Street from river to river with holiday lights. The 125th Street BID, Community Boards 9, 10, and 11, along with NYCHA have partnered up for the second year in a row to raise funds for this community effort. This year’s decorations will include 36 skyline streamers that will be draped over 125th Street and a festive lighting event has been scheduled for November 21st, 2011.

There is a $25 minimum suggested donation for this event and all proceeds will be used for the installation and maintenance of the Holiday Lights along 125th Street throughout the season. More details at:


Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment


Procession of the Ghouls, Following a screening of

Phantom of the Opera (1925) at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

The Great Organ will be played by Timothy Brumfield to accompany this year’s screening of the original Phantom of the Opera (1925) and the procession of Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Theater Company’s ghosts and ghouls, Halloween at the Cathedral will be infused with new energy. The full stretch of the nave is at the disposal of Mr. Lee’s fantastic creatures of the night, and visitors are encouraged to brace themselves for increased ghostly mischief and ghoulish tricks. Seats closest to the action are for the bravest at heart, who may find themselves directly confronted with the hooked, expressive nose of a demon, the mossy nails of a witch, or the bulging, flushed cheeks of a ghostly manchild.

Friday, October 28, 7 pm and 10 pm

Tickets are $20

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS call (866) 811-4111 (additional service charges apply).

The Young Regents will be co-hosting a private reception after the 7 pm performance. For more information, and special ticket rates, please contact: Marie Miranda at or call: 212-316-7498.

… may also enjoy our special Halloween Guided Visits

 Crypt Crawls: A Halloween Tour

Shake your spirits loose this Halloween! Creep into the Cathedral’s crypt with Cathedral Guides and learn the origins of Halloween as the Celtic New Year celebration and later transformation into All Hallows Eve. Space is limited and participants must be 12 years of age and older. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 per student/senior. For further information please call the Public Education & Visitor Services Department at (212) 932-7347.

 October 25, 26, 27, 28 or 30

CLICK HERE for tickets or call (866) 811-4111 (additional service charges apply).



Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1st Exhibition of “Cultural Unity Through Arts”

Friday at 3:00pm – October 2 at 8:00pm

Harlem Art – H&M Art and Home Decor

17 East 125th Street

New York, NY


Come, come, whoever you are!

Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn’t matter,

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,

Come, come again, come.

Rumi (Jalal al-Din Rumi)

 HARLEM ART – H&M ART AND HOME DECOR, INC. proudly presents its All-Arts-Inclusive, 1st Annual Exhibition of  “CULTURAL UNITITY THROUGH ARTS”.

Join us for this Major Exhibition, enjoy the artworks of over 45 different visual artists, over 35 performing artists, poets, story tellers and cultural, informative, educational presentations by major speakers including a Columbia University Professor, an Author-Historion, a Cardiologist and other intellectuals.

 Reception on Sept. 23rd. 3pm – 8pm


Gallery Ph#- 212-831-9176




Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Harlem’s Hamilton Grange National Memorial Re-Opening September 17, 2011

via Harlem World

The long anticipated re-opening of Hamilton Grange National Memorial is upon us. This Saturday, September 17 at noon, which is Constitution Day, the National Park Service will open the Grange to the public in Harlem.

With you we will celebrate the opening of Hamilton’s ‘sweet project’ this weekend with music, living history demonstrations with re-enactors, rangers talks and lectures. You can find the full schedule of events on the Hamilton Grange Event Flyer.

The festivities begin with a rededication in the morning and re-open to the public with an afternoon celebration from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. Re-enactors will portray Alexander Hamilton and the ordinary New Yorkers who were his contemporaries. There will be music, games and crafts, and other family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon. The celebration continues Sunday with a lecture series from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ‘new’ Grange in old Harlem!

Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Taste Trolley’ Comes Back to Harlem

via DNAinfo

The East Harlem "Taste Trolley" will shuttle eaters among 10 neighborhood restaurants on Sept. 29. (Raphael Benavides)

HARLEM — Last year’s East Harlem “Taste Trolley” was so delicious, organizers decided to do it twice in 2011.

The first trolley will tour 10 neighborhood restaurants on Sept. 29 and then again on a date to be determined during the holiday season, said organizer Raphael Benavides, owner of the Poets Den Gallery & Theater.  READ MORE >>>

Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Celebrates Legendary Musician Uptown and Downtown

via Jeff Mays at DNAinfo

A performer at at recent Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. (City Parks Foundation)

HARLEM — The two-day Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will be held in Harlem this weekend, where the legendary saxophonist had his famous jam sessions, and in the East Village, the neighborhood he called home.


Now in its 19th consecutive year, the festival kicks off in Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday and will be the largest event the newly renovated Richard Rodgers Amphitheater has hosted.   READ MORE >>>

Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Live Music at Shrine

via Ulysses/Harlem + Bespoke

Shrine World Music Venue at 2271 ACP/7th Avenue and 134th Street is probably the best venue uptown to see a rotating list of new, independent acts so check out this months roster.

 Friday August 19

Loud Apt. (funk/rock)

headlining the World Funk Fest 8pm-12am

NYC based rock band known for it’s exciting live shows that feature the bands danceable grooves, extended improvisations, innovative use of video, and frequent collaborations with guest musicians, vocalists, and dancers.         READ MORE >>> 


Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Huge Hamilton Heights Mural Portrays History of Harlem

via Jeff Mays/DNAinfo  

A portion of the mural "Magic with Logic." (DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

HARLEM — After several weeks of working on the second largest mural in the history of the Creative Arts Workshop for Kids, a group of teenage artists unveiled their massive work, “Magic With Logic,” at P.S. 192 on Wednesday. READ MORE …

Categories: Community, Events & Activities | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harlem Week is uptown pride on display — a full month of fun and celebration

BY Nicole Lyn Pesce


Harlem Week 2011 kicks off today with a month full of dance parties, film festivals, and events. Via Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Everything’s bigger in Harlem.

What started as a single day to inspire neighbors discouraged by the ’70s urban blight quickly grew into a week of musical performances, street fairs and sports expos celebrating uptown’s rich heritage.

That was just the beginning.

Harlem Week 2011 kicks off today with a month full of dance parties, film festivals, restaurant specials, a 5K race, an auto show and more in the blocks and businesses housed above 125th St.

“Only in this community can a ‘week’ be 47 days of activities!” laughs Voza Rivers, a chairman and co-founder of Harlem Week.

It takes a village to organize a gala this ambitious, so the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (where Rivers is vice president) began lining up sponsors (including the New York Daily News) back in January and enlisting local vendors such as celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson from Red Rooster Harlem to join the fete.

“It’s going to be amazing,” crows Samuelsson, who serves free catfish sandwiches in a food truck outside of General Grant National Memorial Park today as part of “A Great Day in Harlem” from noon to 4 p.m.

It’s the new restaurant’s first year joining the party, and they’re eager to make a good impression.

“We are successful because of this community, so just doing something for free and giving back makes me so happy,” Samuelsson says.

The restaurant crafted a three-course Harlem Week menu featuring chicken and waffles and a tomato watermelon soup at Restaurant Week’s $24.07 and $35 prix fixe prices. The “Top Chef” even bought a pair of vintage bicycles that he’s letting customers borrow for free two-hour spins around Harlem.

“I want people to come up, enjoy the neighborhood and learn about it,” he says. “There is so much richness here.”

The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program gets into the swing on the Aug. 21 “Harlem Day” by hosting a community clinic where they are handing out free rackets to the first 50 senior citizens and the first 50 children who arrive at the new Howard Bennett Playground tennis courts.

“Our goal is to give children the opportunity to get a scholarship in a sport that most African Americans don’t play,” says program director Dante Brown. “What better way to make tennis accessible and available to the Harlem community than through Harlem Week?”

Harlem Junior Tennis also hosts a free tri-state tournament Aug. 18-21 at the Fred Johnson Tennis Courts where children ages 12 to 18 compete for scholarships.

Guests enjoy a belly full of free barbecue on Aug. 20.

ImageNation Cinema Foundation showcases local short films including “Rubber Soles,” which was filmed in Harlem, and the James Brown tribute “Say It Loud” in free movie nights on Aug. 20 and 27 that also screen Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” and Lena Horne’s “Stormy Weather” in St. Nicholas Park.

“We also have an Apollo Amateur Night child star, Maurice Johnston, singing on the 27th,” says ImageNation’s Moikgantsi Kgama.

The Apollo Theater gets in on the act by offering Harlem residents half-priced Amateur Night tix for just $9.50-$14.50 (from $19-$29) through Sept. 7. And the New York Road Runners team up with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to host a 5K and family walkathon around the historic parts of the nabe as a tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Japan.

“I’d like to think that we played a role in changing the image of this community,” says Rivers. “We were coordinating these projects at the beginning to highlight Harlem’s assets as opposed to the negative articles about the community, and to bring people back. We’ve made it attractive enough that people from all over the city are coming into Harlem.”


Categories: Community | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: