Jackie Ormes, Creator Of Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem Inducted In Harlem Of Fame

Jackie Ormes, August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985, is known as the first African-American woman cartoonist and creator of the Torchy Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel. Continue Reading →

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City Agencies Unveil “Made In NY Animation Project” At The Harlem NeON

Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin, Probation Commissioner Ana M. Bermúdez, and The Animation Project (TAP) Founder Brian Austin joined animation industry professionals at the Harlem Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeONSM) today to unveil the City’s Made in NY Animation Project. Continue Reading →

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First-Ever CSA Inclusion And Diversity Open Call For Performers With Disabilities

Respectability reported that On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Casting Society of America (CSA) members across the country from Harlem to Hollywood are making themselves available to union and non-union performers with disabilities. Continue Reading →

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Girl Code, The Journey From Average Teens To Powerhouses

Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere from Harlem to Hollis, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. Continue Reading →

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NYC Cultural Affairs Department Grants $40 Million Arts Funding To Harlem Chamber Players And Others

The Daily News has reported that the Department of Cultural Affairs will allocate $40 million to upwards of 900 local arts organizations, putting special emphasis on the mayor’s CreateNYC initiative which seeks to foster diversity in the arts community. Continue Reading →

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Holiday! Festive! Live! Mix ‘n’ Mingle & More At State Office Building In Harlem

Join us and round up your friends, family and associates to do like in the Holiday! Festive! Live! a Mix ‘n’ Mingle & More…Sip. Sit.Chat. Chew. Dance. Continue Reading →

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“Art In The Parks Active Open Space” Program Creates Eight New Public Art From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department, in partnership with NYC Parks, today announced the installation of eight new public artworks in parks in the South Bronx, East Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Arts Stroll Accepting Poster Contest Submissions

Artists living in West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood can now submit poster designers for one of Uptown Manhattan’s premier annual art events. Continue Reading →

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William Henry Johnson’s ‘Moon Over Harlem,’ 1901 – 1970 (Video)

William Henry Johnson, March 18, 1901 – April 13, 1970, was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation To Repeal Cabaret Law From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed a historic piece of legislation into law which will repeal the 91 year-old Cabaret Law. Continue Reading →

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Walk Don’t Crawl To The Harlem Holiday Windows And Tour By ArtCrawl Harlem

Harlem Holiday Windows by ArtCrawl Harlem in partnership with Harlem Tourism Board, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association and Harlem Park to Park in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Closing Of Bearden’s “Recollections” And Others At Essie Green Galleries In Harlem

Recollections is an exhibition recalling some moments Bearden fondly wrote about. He cherished the times he spent on the island St. Maarten, on the beach with the sea and island birds. Continue Reading →

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Claremont Hotel, Riverside Park, Harlem, NY, 1820’s

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This early nineteenth-century structure was located on the high ground overlooking the Hudson River on the line of West 126th Street, just north of Grant’s Tomb. Continue Reading →

A Harlem Marching Band Celebrates Its Roots

Hyper Allergic reports that marching bands are joyous sights to behold, whether while watching them process down a football field or a decked-out street during Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →

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125th Subway, Harlem Details, 2016 (Photograph)

A throwback up-close color photograph taken on a 1870’s built 125th Subway,” Harlem Details, 2016,” by visual artist Danny Tisdale at Tisdale Studio. Continue Reading →

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Harlem School Of the Arts Gala 2017 Raises $1.2 M For Arts Programs (Photographs)

The Harlem School of the Arts recently held its annual Fall Fundraiser 2017, a Masquerade Ball at New York’s Plaza Hotel. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: MvVO ART Announces AD ART SHOW Call For Artists (Updated)

MvVO ART, an innovative art venture dedicated to creating opportunities for artists, announced a Call for Artists submissions to AD ART SHOW – its newest art venture – during a reception at Y&R. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Immigration-Themed Art By Ai Weiwei

An enormous exhibition by the activist artist Ai Weiwei, designed to draw attention to the world’s refugee crisis, is going on view at some 300 sites around New York City. Continue Reading →

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Joint Statement From Tom Finkelpearl And Darren Walker On City Art, Monuments And Markers

Joint statement from Tom Finkelpearl and Darren Walker co-chairs of Bill de Blasio’s Mayorial Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers from Harlem to Hollis, New York: Continue Reading →

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Nigel Freeman Responds To African-American Fine Art Auction At Swann Galleries

Nigel Freeman, Director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Galleries, said, “We were thrilled with the results of the fall sale (on Thursday, October 5, 2017) –a higher sale total with fewer lots than last year. Continue Reading →

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Deborah Jack Artist Talk & Discussion With C. Daniel Dawson In Harlem

The Romare Bearden Foundation partners with the Harlem School of the Arts to present its Cinque Artist Program series at HSA. Continue Reading →

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Gavin Brown’s Enterprise In Harlem Host Fundraiser For Puerto Rico

Artnews reports that the Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York will host a fundraiser organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija to benefit Puerto Rico, which has recently faced mass destruction after two Category Five hurricanes. Continue Reading →

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Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci. Curated by David Hammons At MOMA

The Museum of Modern Art will display two works selected by artist David Hammons—the recently acquired Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man) (1973) and a brush and ink drapery study by Leonardo da Vinci—in Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci. Continue Reading →

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