Harlem’s Geoffrey Canada Honored At Assoc. of Children’s Museums Showcases

geoffrey-canadaA New England-style town meeting and Ultimate Block Party with Harlem’s Geoffrey Canada from Halrem Chhildrens Zone are among the highlights of the Association of Children’s Museums InterActivity 2016 conference. Continue Reading →

First Lady Obama Celebrates College Signing Day In Harlem

first lady obama in harlem for grads1First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Manhattan Tuesday to celebrate the decision by so many high school students to pursue higher education.
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Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Gala 2016

national museum of jazz in harlemThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) has announced that legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be honored with the Legends of Jazz Award, and President & CEO of The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Kenneth J. Knuckles, Esq with the Jazz and Community Leadership Award at its 2016 Annual Benefit Concert to be held on Tuesday, June 14 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Continue Reading →

De Blasio Used ‘Slush Fund’ To Support Harlem And Other Pre-K Programs

mayorb ill de blasio in harlemMayor Bill de Blasio’s office arranged for a nonprofit fund to loan $130 thousand to West Harlem Community Organization, the funds were part of $1.36 million used for three other private pre-kindergarten programs who did not get city contracts. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Gena Bardwell Touro’s Interim Director Of General Education Program

Gena Bardwell photo in harlem1Harlem’s Gena Bardwell, Assistant Professor of Communications at New York School of Career and Applied Studies, (NYSCAS) a division of Touro College & University System, has been appointed to a new position as Interim Director of General Education. Continue Reading →

First Black Girls Movement Conference Coming To Harlem

girl-smile-Essence Magazine reports that in today’s racially tense climate, sometimes there’s nothing better than having a safe space to hold open and honest conversations.  Continue Reading →

Children’s Museums Honors Harlem Children’s Zone’s Geoffrey Canada

geoffrey-canadaThe Association of Children’s Museums will convene hundreds of leaders from children’s museums and supporting organizations to learn about and advocate for the role of children’s museums in closing the achievement gap, Continue Reading →

Council Member Mark Levine Lauds Expansion Of Bilingual Education

mark levine 2Harlem Council Member Mark Levine states:

“As the world becomes more connected, dual language education programs can powerfully change a young person’s life. Continue Reading →

FDNY Brings High-Rise Fire In Harlem Under Control

high harlem firePX11 reports that the FDNY during the afternoon battled a fire at a residential building at 1980 Park Avenue in Harlem West on Friday, April 1st, 2016. Continue Reading →

Don’t Follow The Crowd, Children’s Book Encourages Just Be You

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By William Campbell

One of life’s biggest lessons is allowing yourself to follow your own path and to recognize what makes you special. The lucky few recognize this as children, but many of us are adults before we realize we don’t have to do what everyone else is doing! Continue Reading →