In 1950s Harlem on a Sunday afternoon, Alma Carter arrived at the Savoy Ballroom in a mauve-colored strapless ball gown. “I wore a tiara with diamonds,” she said, quickly adding, “Not real diamonds.” Continue Reading →
Love books? Love reading? Love learning? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, the four family-friendly events below–the Bronx Book Fair, Literacy Across Harlem Day, La Casa Azul Bookstore’s three-year anniversary fiesta, and their 3rd Annual Visit Your Harlem Library Day–will bring you great joy. Continue Reading →
CIVITAS invite you to join us at the first community meeting of Phase III of the CIVITAS East River Esplanade initiative. Landscape Architect Signe Nielsen will be discussing potential options for a temporary re-opening of Pier 107.
Startup52 Summer 2015 applications will be closing very soon – dont sleep. Please apply ASAP. Also share with your networks from Harlem to Hollywood. Continue Reading →
Azealia Banks is at it again. Never one to hold her tongue, the femcee took to social media again for her latest rant. This time, Banks went in on the BET Awards best female hip hop artist category, which she was actually nominated for. Continue Reading →
The folks at MTV Hits sent us this very soulful video from Louis York. Mr. York who is new to us is definitely goin’ somewhere big.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 the 13th Annual O’Melveny & Myers LLP New York scholarship ceremony honored an extraordinary group of NYC public high school students with inspiring stories to tell, including three from Harlem’s Thurgood Marshall Academy. Continue Reading →
We’ve heard it time and time again, those worn out and cliché lines about how New York Rap has lost its “essence” or the most famous one, “New York rap is not the same” seem to be brought up in almost every convo relating to the genre. Continue Reading →
What goes into designing and marketing an iconic hip-hop album? The Museum of the City of New York panel of hip-hop insiders will discuss their experiences behind the scenes of the record industry, their work from Harlem style to Hollywood shaping the brands of various major artists, and the all-important relationship between sound, word, image, and design. Continue Reading →
In March, writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (2013 Literature, Theo Westenberger Awardee) took over the former Hotel Theresa space in Harlem to create an installation of works by various artists to honor the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. Continue Reading →
On Thursday, May 28, City Council Member Mark Levine, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and dozens of concerned parents and members of the community rallied at Nasry Michelen Day Care (Nasry) and called on the New York City Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) … Continue Reading →