Stars Come Out For Harlem’s National Dance Institute 2017 Red Carpet Gala

National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, hosted its 41st Annual Gala at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Continue Reading →

National Dance Institute (NDI) Announce Traci Lester As New Executive Director

new-director-in-harlem1National Dance Institute (NDI),  the non-profit organization that has been using the pathways of the arts to motivate children toward excellence since its founding 40 years ago by legendary ballet dancer, Jacques d’Amboise, announced, that Traci Lester joined the organization as Executive Director.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The 1st Annual Harlem Eat Up Festival

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By Lil Nickelson

Executive Chef/Owner Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie (pictured above with his wife model Maya Haile) came up with the idea for a festival to celebrate and showcase the diversity of Harlem’s food, culture and spirit.  Continue Reading →