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Louis Armstrong Symposium & Continuum Concert

October 10, 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: Free

Columbia University Center For Jazz Studies and The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation present the Louis Armstrong Continuum Symposium that will explore the range of Louis Armstrong's influence in music but also in literature, visual art, and social justice. Panelists include Farah Griffin, Deidra Harris-Kelly, Emily Lordi, Maxine Gordon, Herman Beavers, Brent Edwards, Stefon Harris, Jon Faddis, Herlin Riley, Charenee Wade, David Chevan and 2018 SATCHMO Award recipient Shelia Jordan.

Location: Columbia University - Alfred Lernall Hall, 2920 Broadway, 5th Floor - Room 555, New York, NY 10027

The Ras Moshe Burnett Ensemble

October 9, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $15

Ras Moshe Burnett (Theodore Burnett III) is a Jazz musician, saxophonist, poet, activist, teacher and returning student working toward a music therapy degree in the NY area. He hails from East New York-Brooklyn NY with maternal Grandparents who hail from Harlem NY. His paternal Grandfather Ted Burnett ("Barnett" professionally), played Tenor and Alto Saxophones after his arrival from Jamaica in the early 1930's. Ras' father, Yaakov Levi (Ted Burnett II) played Alto Sax, Flute and Bass Clarinet in the Brooklyn/Harlem area throughout the 70's. Ras himself studied music in the public schools, (mentored in Jazz history by Don Payne in Junior High), and with his father and grandfather, eventually playing in reggae bands in the 80's and early 90's, then leading his own Jazz groups since 1987. Ras is a nine year member of Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble featuring Warren Smith, Joseph Daley, Gerald Veasley, Althea SullyCole and Lisette Santiago. Ras believes in the positive effect that Jazz and New Music can have on personal and socio-political life, and also utilizes Jazz for social movements in the Black community and human rights causes.

Featuring: Ras Moshe - reeds; Lee Odom - reeds; Melanie Dyer - viola; Alex Marcelo - piano; Larry Roland - bass and poetry; and Chuck Fertal - drums

First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 1pm-1:45pm

Location: Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10027

Gold Women's Wellness Business Breakfast

October 11, 2018 | 8:30pm - 10:30am

Cost: $25

Running a business or having a busy career is both tough and challenging for women! Women often times care for children, aging parents, manage finances, and so much more! To find time to take care of your health can seem almost impossible. Many of us put our health and wellness at the bottom of our to-do list and neglect the most vital components of our lives. Other times, our self-care comes after the care of others.

How can we run businesses and prioritize our health and wellness? How do we plan for unexpected major life events like a serious health diagnosis or a disability? Join us while we get together to enlighten, empower, and educate! In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Panel of Experts will share tips and strategies for Self Care, Crisis and Time Management, Cancer Prevention, and more.

We're extending the Early Bird Special! Register as soon as you can before we change the price to $30!

Location: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, 335 Adams Street, Suite 2700, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Harlem Jazz Series - Lil Phillips

October 12, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20

Lil Phillips is a Jazz Vocalist, Producer, and Bandleader. Lil and her trio have worked professionally in the New York metropolitan area and abroad for more than 18 years, and received enthusiastic responses from all types of audiences. Performances include outstanding original materials, as well as jazz and pop standards. She is also the featured vocalist with jazz ensembles, and several big bands. In addition to the refreshingly original songs written by Jim Phillips, Lil is noted for her polished delivery of a wide range of vocal jazz styles. In her debut CD “Pull Out Those Dreams”, Lil sings brilliant music and lyrics by Jim Phillips. “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” (Release Pending), recorded after the death of her husband, is a collection of jazz standards selected to emphasize Lil’s undaunted zest for life and creative expression. Lil was Honoree at the 2013 International Women in Jazz Festival. Most recently, Lil Phillips has distinguished herself by her outstanding performances as Dinah Washington, in Roz Nixon’s “S.S Nirvana: Jazz on the High Seas” and in short version of Robert Frey’s play “An Evening with Dinah Washington”. 

Featuring: Lil Phillips - vocalist

First set: 7pm - 7:45pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8pm - 8:45pm

Location: Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave, New York,  NY 10027

NY African Restaurant Week Food Festival 2018

October 13, 2018 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost:  $12.75 – $50 

TAKE A CULINARY TRIP AROUND AFRICA. Only a metro card required.
The festival line-up:
+ Over 25 restaurants/food vendors representing cuisines from all of Africa - North, South, East and West
+ Local/International/celebrity/emerging chefs
+ Chef demos, and goodie bag giveaways
+ Live DJ performances, special music performances, and an Afrobeats day party
+ Over 30 participating exhibitors and vendors across fashion, beauty, art culture.
RECAP - 2017 African Restaurant Week
Join us on a culinary journey across Africa with 2,000+ foodies and festival goers, a "GastroAfrique Odyssey."

Location: MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd & Fifth Ave. New York NY 10026

Celebrating the Legacy of Nelson Mandela - 4th Annual Madiba Humanitarian Award

October 13, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: $20 – $35

The annual event honors those individuals who exemplify many of the extraordinary principles that the late, former South African President, Nelson Mandela, embodied in his life: his idea of a just society, his exceptional dignity and his unwavering sacrifices toward helping humanity.

Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052

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