Rudy’s World: Harlem’s 125th Street – Our Own Champs – Elysees

By Rudy CollinsCross 110th Street – Harlem’s 125th Street, Our own Champs – Elyse, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River, with Grant Houses looming in the background.
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Rudy’s World: The National Black Theater’s Teer Spirit Awards Gala 2017 (Photographs)

By Rudy Collins

On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, the National Black Theater (NBT) “celebrated Black Excellence at the ninth annual Teer Spirit Awards Gala”. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: At The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala 2017 In Harlem (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

What a night of entertainment on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala. Celebrity superstars Ceelo Green, Charlie Wilson, and Sheila E. wowed the packed house with great music led by Ray Chew, Apollo Musical Director.

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Rudy’s World: National Black Theater Is In The Zone In Riveting New Play (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

June 3rd, 2017 was the opening night at the National Black Theater for Playwright James Ijames’s riveting play about the aftereffects of fatal police brutality. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Madison Square Boys and Girls Club Groundbreaking In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On May 25th, 2017, the weather was on our side for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club new Pinkerton Clubhouse at 154th Street at Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Harlem Haberdashery Celebrates The Kentucky Derby In Harlem

Photographs by Rudy Collins

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, hats and the most fashionable patrons crowded the Harlem Haberdashery on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Exclusive Screening Of “In The Morning” At Raw Space In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, I attended a special advance Cocktails & Cinema screening of the film “In The Morning,” to a packed house at ImageNation’s Raw Space in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Olive Gardens Ribbon cutting In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

Olive Garden comes to Harlem. On Monday, December 12th, 2016, the ribbon was cut welcoming the restaurant to 125th Street at Lenox Avenue as the food and drinks were enjoyed by the crowd. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Holiday Performance Of Batoto Yetu At City College In Harlem (photographs)

batoto-yetu1By Rudy Collins

What a moving show. The “Holiday Performance” by the very talented dancers of “Batoto Yetu” on Sunday, December 10th at Aaron Davis Hall, City College in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Prince Inducted In To The Apollo’s “Walk of Fame” In Harlem (Photos)

prince7By Rudy Collins

Today, the genius Prince was inducted onto the Apollo’s “Walk of Fame”. Melissa “Do me baby” Morgan entertained, and the one and only Maceo was one of the speakers. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: A Red Carpet Night At The African Film Festival Opening

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By Rudy Collins

On May 4th, The African Film Festival Opening Night was a proud and pride filled event at The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Band Leader Dannis Winston Visits Harlem

By CC Minton

International Band Leader, Dannis Winston, visited Boys & Girls Harbor to teach the first Master Class ever offered by someone other than a faculty member. The first Master Class of its kind took place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Continue Reading →

The Reel Sisters Film Festival 2015, A Day Of Realness In Harlem

reel sisters1By Rudy Collins

The day long Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Festival Lecture Series 2015 founded by Carolyn Butts on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Imagenations Raw Space in Harlem offered a good learning experience for everyone. Continue Reading →

Join The 46th Annual African American Heritage Day Parade In Harlem

rudy-parade1This years theme of the 46th Annual African-American Heritage Day Parade is ‘We Salute the African-American Business Community’. The event is on Sunday September 20, 2015 at 1 PM in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Photographer Rudy Collins

rudy collinsThe latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Harlem World: Do you have brothers and/or sisters? Where were you born? Are you married or single?

RC: I have four brothers. I was born in Harlem Hospital on Lenox Avenue. I’m single Continue Reading →