Riverside Theatre presents: Terry Baker Mulligan
Reading from & Signing Copies of Her New Memoir
Using Harlem’s famous cultural institutions and memorable characters as her backdrop, Terry Baker Mulligan writes joyously about weathering adolescence, while history unfolds around her in the legendary neighborhood called Sugar Hill. Continue reading
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The legendary Willie Mays joined President Obama for the flight out to St. Louis where the President threw the first pitch at the MLB All-Star game.
Have a look at their conversation about how Mays helped lay the groundwork for the Presidents election.
Willie Mays took the megaphone, brought it to his face and admitted that after a long flight from San Francisco the day before, “I’m tired, man.” But he still made it to a schoolyard in Harlem on Sunday morning to watch the 2008 All-Star Youth Stickball Tournament between children from Harlem RBI, a youth development program, the New York Emperors Stickball League and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
“I went to bed at about one and woke up at about three,” Mays said. “I couldn’t sleep, because I knew that if I overslept, the kids that are here would be disappointed.”
They weren’t. The event featured one game, which was a 9-9 tie, but the emphasis was on learning the basics and having fun. Continue reading