Harlem’s Romare Bearden And Others Auction At Swann Galleries (update)

romare BeardenOn Tuesday, December 15, Swann Galleries’ will offer African-American Fine Art, featuring a newly re-discovered Norman Lewis painting, an important early-career modernist painting by Romare Bearden, and what is believed to be the first painting by Elizabeth Catlett to come to auction. Continue Reading →

1702/1704/1706 Lexington Avenue At 107th Street, Harlem, NY, 1911

1702-1704-1706-lexington-avenue-107th-street-1911-upper-east-side-manhattan-nyc-20Street view photograph taken from across the street looking West at three brownstones at 1702/1704/1706 Lexington Avenue at 107th Street, Harlem, New York, 1911.

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1718 / 1720 Lexington Avenue, Harlem, NY 1911

1718-1720-lexington-avenue-108th-street-1911-upper-east-side-manhattan-nyc-24Street view photograph taken from across the street looking West at retail buildings at 1718 / 1720 Lexington Avenue and 108th Street, Harlem, New York, 1911.

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“Leonard Harper Way” Unveiling In Harlem (video)

Arthur in harlemOn Saturday, October 10, 2015 “Leonard Harper Way” was unveiled on 132nd street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Voza Rivers ‘What Would You Do’ At MIST Harlem

WHAT WOULD YOU DO in harlemVoza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group has added a production of What Would You Do to the bold new voices series at MIST Harlem.  Continue Reading →

The Harlem Swing Dance Society’s Recaptures Event In Harlem

Frankie manning dancer in harlem 1During the 2015 Harlem Celebration of Harlem Week The Harlem Swing Dance Society will examine architecture, dance and nightlife of Harlem: Past, present and future. Continue Reading →

Mlle. La-Pisch Wants You At The Apollo Burlesque In Harlem

Apollo burlesqu with Mille la pischParis in Harlem burlesque show featured Madmoselle La-Pisch at Hurtig & Seamon’s Apollo Burlesque at 253 West 125th Street and 8th Avenue, 1930’s. Continue Reading →

Nora Holt “The Mama That Can’t Behave” In Harlem (warning)

She was satirized under pseudonyms in Harlem Renaissance novels. Throughout that period she was referred to as a bronze venus, dusky diva and outrageous party girl.  Continue Reading →

Michael Henry Adams Saves Harlem Now (audio)

By Albert Trotman

Easter Sunday April 5, 2015. Historian Michael Henry Adams stands across the street from the almost completely demolished Renaissance Ballroom and Casino at West 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Book: ‘O, Write My Name’ : American Portraits, Harlem Heroes By Carl Van Vechten

1985_510‘O, Write My Name’: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes presents us with portraits of fifty extraordinary people who participated in the great cultural movement that was the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →