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Desert Island Discs with Regina Carter

February 26, 2019 7:00pm

Tickets: $0-$10

Conservatory-trained and bandstand-tested, violinist Regina Carter addresses her instrument, as per her faculty web-page at Manhattan School of Music, “not simply as an improvisational vehicle, but a passport to unexpected realms. . .a Rosetta Stone that unlocks the doors to a myriad of cultures, sounds, and worlds apart.” Carter is the first African-American to play the legendary 1743 Guarneri Del Gesu violin owned by Nicolo Paganini, as documented on her 2003 album Paganini: After a Dream. She’s recorded hardcore jazz with Kenny Barron and fellow Detroit native Barry Harris, and Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri. She’s played “down and dirty fiddle” style on tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s presentation of Blood on the Fields, and done sessions with such pop music icons as Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, and Dolly Parton. On recent albums, Carter has explored traditional African music (Reverse Threads), Americana Roots music (Southern Comfort), and the oeuvre of Ella Fitzgerald (Ella: Accentuate The Positive). In short, Carter refuses to place herself in boxes of any stripe, addressing all the idioms she navigates on their own terms of engagement, telling her stories with deep soul and intelligence.

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Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, New York NY 10027 US

Capital Prep Harlem Open House

February 27, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Experience the nurturing culture of Capital Prep Harlem!

We invite you to attend our Open House Series to learn more about our community and unique approach to childhood education!

We offer 2 Open House events:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

Each event is held from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at:

This is a great opportunity for you to visit our school, meet our staff, and learn about our unique approach to education and development of our children.

RSVP to website link attached! 

Questions? Email Rachelly.Crime@CapitalPrepHarlem.org

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Location: Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, 1 East 104th Street, 4th Floor, New York NY 10029 USA

African American Migration

February 28, 2019 6:00pm

Free Event

This panel discussion features Dr. Florence Taylor, Dr. Deirdre Foreman, Dr. William Seraile, and Ellen Ferebee in conversation about various migrations and the impact of African Americans in America.

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Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 125 West 104th Street, Manhattan NY 10025 USA

The Harlem Chamber Players’ Black History Month Celebration

February 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: Free

The Schomburg Center presents the Harlem Chamber Players 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration will feature two world premieres by the noted African American composer Adolphus Hailstork. Baritone Kenneth Overton, violinists Ashley Horne and Orlando Wells, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellist Seth Woods will perform works, including Hailstork's "Nobody Know" (with text by Herbert Martin), which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the importation of the first black slaves to America, and his Piano Quintet entitled "Detroit." The concert will conclude with Dvořák's String Quartet in F Major "American."

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Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York NY 10037 US

Hudson Rising

March 1, 2019 - August 4, 2019 10:00am

The Hudson River is more than a body of water. For centuries, the river and its environs have provided habitat for both humans and hundreds of species of fish, birds, and plants. Writers and artists have captured the Hudson in paintings, drawings, stories, and photographs, while surveyors and scientists have mapped and measured its every parcel.

Hudson Rising explores two centuries of ecological change, artistic imagination, and environmental thinking along what one writer called, “the most interesting river in America.” This comprehensive exhibition, rich in art, artifacts, and stories, evokes beloved Hudson River landscapes and weaves together 200 years of history. Spanning the industrial era, Hudson Rising presents a compelling account about how the Hudson has been an incubator for our ideas about the environment and our relationships to the natural world. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Jeanne Haffner, associate curator. 

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Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York NY 10024 US


The Robeson Effect: A Documentary Film

March 1, 2019 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Join actors Danny Glover & Ben Guillory for THE ROBESON EFFECT NYC Premiere Screening on Friday, March 1, 2019 

VIP Red Carpet @ 7PM

Screening followed by Q&A @ 8PM 

Actors Danny Glover and Ben Guillory have been friends for over 50 years. They share with the audience the extraordinary story of that friendship, some of their life’s journey, their artistic journey and their shared admiration of Paul Robeson, which led them to the creation of the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California.

Directed by Juney Smith, Documentary, USA, 98mins, 2019.

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Location: Teacher's College - Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Rm# 263 Macy - btwn Amsterdam and Broadway, New York NY 10027 US

First Saturday Jam Session with David Durrah

Jazz For Curious Listeners

$10.00 Suggested Donation

Calling jazz musicians of all ages! Grab your instrument, bring a chart, and build your chops with Harlem icon David Durrah.

Don’t play an instrument? Saturday Sessions are a space for musicians and fans alike to soak up Harlem’s vibrant live music scene.

Saturday Sessions

In keeping with Harlem’s tradition of artist salons and after-hours performances, our monthly Saturday Sessions provide an informal creative space for musicians to connect and play with mentors.

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Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, New York NY 10027 US


3rd Annual Herstory Day

March 3, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join us for an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City with a focus on women working to archive, preserve, and uplift their own communities. 

Registration suggested, but not required.

Price: Free with Museum admission

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Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets, New York NY 10029 US

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