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Drylongso + Fragrance

May 6, 2019 7:00pm

Drylongso
Dir. Cauleen Smith
1998, 86min, 16mm
With Toby Smith, April Barnett, Will Power

The remarkable debut feature from multimedia artist Cauleen Smith is a black feminist murder mystery-buddy movie-romance in which a young Oakland photographer sets out to document what she believes to be “America's most endangered species”: the African-American male. A triumph of DIY vision, the long-unavailable, newly restored Drylongso(meaning “ordinary” or “the same old thing”), presents a nuanced reading of gender and friendship within black communities.

Fragrance
Dir. Gay Abel-Bey 
1991, 38min

After he is drafted to fight in Vietnam, a young black man wrestles with what it means to serve a country that has failed him in this complex examination of African-American patriotism and resistance from LA Rebellion filmmaker Gay Abel-Bey.

Run time: 124min
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Harlem Jazz Series - Mike King Trio

May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Virtuosic pianist and Chicagoan native, Michael King began playing drums in his local church band at the early age of 4. This fortuitously melodic schooling nurtured an undeniable affinity to the piano and organ, the very seat that he began to occupy, by ear, at age 14. Mr. King is an alumni of Lincoln Park High School and the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory. He was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute and The Ravinia Jazz Scholars program on merit scholarships. Michael has performed with Bobby Watson, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Liebeman, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Joel Frahm, Rufus Reid, & Antonio Hart, among others. Currently you can catch Mr. King touring internationally with incredible talents such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, Marquis Hill, Theo Croker, Soul Understated, Melissa Aldana, & Marcus Printup.

Michael King Trio: Eric Wheeler - bass, Kush Abadey - bass, and Mike King - piano

1st set: 12pm - 12:45pm (15 min break)
2nd Set: 1pm - 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30 am

Price: $15

Email: info@welcometoharlem.com

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

Eve's Bayou + Dreadlocks and the Three Bears

May 7, 2019 4:30pm

Eve’s Bayou
Dir. Kasi Lemmons
1997, 109min, 35mm
With Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield 

Kasi Lemmons made a splash with one of the most distinctive directorial debuts of the 1990s, a richly atmospheric, Southern Gothic stew of sex, lies, and voodoo in which a young girl witnesses secrets and deceptions tear her wealthy Louisiana family apart. A hothouse blend of Creole folklore, magic, and mysticism, Eve’s Bayou provides a scintillating showcase for a powerhouse ensemble of black actresses.

Dreadlocks and the Three Bears
Dir. Alile Sharon Larkin
1991, 12min 

The classic Goldilocks fairy tale gets an Afrocentric twist in this playfully subversive construction paper cutout animation.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA

This event repeats every week on Tuesday between May 7, 2019 and May 28, 2019, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Bodyroll is a '90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin' moves and bangin' grooves that will get you looking (and feeling) supa dupa fly!

Cost: Free

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Location: Pier 1, Riverside Park South at West 70th Street, New York NY U.S.

Chocolate Babies + Anemone Me

May 7, 2019 7:00pm

Post-screening Q&A with director Stephen Winter

Chocolate Babies
Dir. Stephen Winter
1997, 83min
With Claude E. Sloan, Jon Kit Lee, Dudley Findlay

A band of queer, self-described “raging, atheist, meat-eating, HIV-positive, colored terrorists” fight back against homophobic conservative politicians on the streets of New York in Stephen Winter’s wild guerrilla satire. Calling out government apathy to the AIDS crisis—particularly as it affected communities of color—Chocolate Babies blends exuberant camp and searing political anger into a radical statement of black queer power.

Anemone Me
Dirs. Suzan-Lori Parks & Bruce Hainley
1990, 31min

In a village on the coast of Maine, a fisherman works to provide for his wife and their handsome blind son. One day, a beautiful merman (Peter Hermann) rises out of the sea and develops a strange, magical attraction to the boy.

An Apparatus Production. New 4K Restoration by IndieCollect.

Run time: 114min
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

I Am Easy to Find + Mistaken for Strangers

May 7, 2019 7:00pm

Directed by Mike Mills

BAM presents an advance screening of director Mike Mills’ (Beginners, 20th Century Women) short film I Am Easy to Find starring Academy-Award winning actress Alicia Vikander. Created with Grammy-award winning band The National in collaboration with their new album of the same name releasing later this month, I Am Easy to Find screens with The National meta-documentary Mistaken for Strangers, directed by Tom Berninger, brother of National lead singer Matt Berninger.

I Am Easy to Find
Dir. Mike Mills
2019, 24min

Mistaken for Strangers
Dir. Tom Berninger
2013, 75min, DCP

Run time: 99min
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

May 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. 

  • May 8: 
    Morgan Jerkins is a Harlem-based writer. A former Associate Editor at Catapult, Jerkins is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s MFA Nonfiction program. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone,and ELLE among others.

    This Will Be My Undoing debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List, became a NYT Editors’ Choice pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.
  • September 11:
    Crystal Hana Kim’s  debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by The Washington Post, ALA Booklist, Literary Hub, Cosmopolitan, and others. It was also longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Kim was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, and Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in Elle Magazine, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and an MSEd from Hunter College. She is a Teach For America alum and has taught elementary school, high school, and collegiate writing. She is currently the Director of Writing Instruction for Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America and a contributing editor at Apogee Journal. 

Cost: Free

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Location: Pier 1, Riverside Park South at West 70th Street, New York NY U.S.

Uncovering the Lost Lives of Workers: The Archaeology of Labor

May 8, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The New York we know today was profoundly shaped by workers. Not only did workers build and maintain the physical city, but their struggles over pay, power, and inclusion have made and remade the city many times over and, in the process, left a physical record for archaeologists to uncover. Inspired by our exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York (opens May 1, 2019), join archaeologists Dr. Meta Janowitz, Dr. Jean Howson, and Alanna Warner-Smith as they share their latest findings about New York City’s working and living conditions from the 18th to the early 20th centuries and consider the lasting impact of labor on workers’ bodies, both female and male.

This is our 39th annual program presented in partnership with Professional Archaeologists of New York City.

About the Speakers:
Dr. Jean Howson
has conducted urban archaeological research in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for 35 years. She served as Staff Archaeologist at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Associate Director for Archaeology for the African Burial Ground Project, and currently consults on projects for city and state agencies.

Dr. Meta Janowitz is an archaeologist and ceramic historian, specializing in the study of pottery made in the metropolitan area during the 18th and 19th centuries. Semi-retired from the Cultural Resource Management crew at AECOM, a large engineering firm, she teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Alanna Warner-Smith is a historical bioarchaeologist and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her doctoral research explores citizenship and labor during the 19th century by examining the skeletal remains of Irish immigrants who died in New York City between 1893 and 1921. She has also conducted fieldwork in Turkey, Peru, Guatemala, and throughout the Caribbean.

Price: $15 for Adults | $12 for Seniors, Students, and Educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and PANYC Members

Includes 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

The Watermelon Woman

May 8, 2019 7:00pm

Directed by Cheryl Dunye | 1996

With Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Diana Valarie Walker

Cheryl Dunye’s watershed of 90s New Queer Cinema was one of the first films to speak to both black lesbian identity and the historically stereotyped depiction of black women in Hollywood cinema through the story of a video store clerk (played by the director) who becomes fascinated by an obscure African-American actress from the 1930s known as the Watermelon Woman. With incisive humor, Dunye slyly deconstructs an entire legacy of race and sexuality in the movies.

Run time: 90min
Format: DCP
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Pepperland

May 8-11, 2019 7:30pm

Mark Morris Dance Group

Choreography by Mark Morris

“...a truly joyous, celebratory work of art.”
—The Telegraph (UK)

Exuberant dancemaker Mark Morris continues to redefine the relationship between music and movement with a spirited new evening-length work that pays homage to a monument of 20th-century art: the Beatles’ 1967 revolution in sound, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Commissioned by the City of Liverpool in celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary, Pepperland teases out the album’s colorfully avant-garde heart and omnivorous influences—from Bach to Stockhausen, music hall to raga—straining it through a theremin- and harpsichord-laced score by jazz composer Ethan Iverson, performed live by a remarkable seven-piece music ensemble. Morris’ company transforms the stage into a candy-colored kaleidoscope of modish 60s dance crazes and balletic intricacy that hovers, like its inspiration, between pop pleasure and exhilarating abstraction.

Run time: Approx 1hr
Full price tickets start at $30.

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde + Black Nations/Queer Nations?

May 8, 2019 9:15pm

A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
Dir. Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson
1995, 60min

Self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde speaks about her extraordinary life and career, from her fearless work to advance womanist and civil rights causes to her poetry, which gives voice to society’s most marginalized. As one of the first figures to argue for the importance of intersectional feminism, Lorde was an ahead-of-her-time thinker whose ideas resonate as strongly as ever.

Black Nations/Queer Nations?
Dir. Shari Frilot
1995, 57min

In 1995, a formidable group of queer writers, thinkers, and activists—including Barbara Smith, Samuel Delany, Essex Hemphill, and Jacqui Alexander—assembled for a landmark conference devoted to the issues facing black LGBT people. Capturing the event with propulsive energy, this extraordinary cultural document offers a unique chance to witness brilliant minds expounding on matters of race, sexuality, and their intersection.

Run time: 117min
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

TECHSPO New York 2019

May 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in NYC!

TECHSPO New York 2019 is a two-day technology expo taking place May 9th to 10th, 2019 at the luxurious New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY. TECHSPO New York brings together some of the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. Watch exhibitors showcase the next generation of advances in technology & innovation, including; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.

As part of TECHSPO New York is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon East 2019 Digital Marketing Conference (https://digimarconeast.com). If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place. 

The TECHSPO floor is free to attend if you register TODAY (for a limited time)! For more details, visit https://techsponyc.com.

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Location: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036 US

To Sleep with Anger + When It Rains

May 9, 2019 4:30pm

To Sleep with Anger
Dir. Charles Burnett
1990, 102min, DCP
With Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon

Charles Burnett’s beguiling, poetic realist fable charts the fissures that form within a Los Angeles family when they receive a surprise visit from an old Southern acquaintance (a mesmerizing Danny Glover), who turns out to be the houseguest from hell—perhaps literally. Interweaving strains of black folklore, surrealism, and macabre comedy, Burnett fashions a masterpiece of idiosyncratic genius.

When It Rains
Dir. Charles Burnett
1995, 13min, 35mm

In Burnett’s jazz-inflected reflection on music, black identity, and community, a trumpeter spends New Years Day helping a friend raise money to pay her rent and keep her from being evicted.

Run time: 115min
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

 

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live!

May 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with stories and sing-along on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive. 

This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under! Wear sunscreen or bring shade.

This event repeats every week on Thursday between May 9, 2019 and June 27, 2019.

Cost: Free 

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Location: Locomotive Lawn, Riverside Park South at West Side Hwy btwn 61st and 62nd Sts, New York NY 10023 U.S.

Member Mingle

May 9, 2019 6:30pm

Meet fellow BAM members and the BAM Membership team at a pre-show reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Stop by before a performance or screening (or just join us for a quick drink before dinner in the neighborhood). Open to all BAM members.

Complimentary pre-show reception for BAM members.

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Location: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Essex Hemphill: Remembering and Reimagining

May 9, 2019 7:00pm

Co-presented by BAM and PEN America Part of PEN World Voices Festival

Discussion
With Timothy DuWhite, Michelle Parkerson and Ni’Ja Whitson
In conversation with Darnell L. Moore

Proud, provocative, and uncompromising poet and activist Essex Hemphill gave voice to the experiences of black gay men during the 1980s and 90s. He used verse and performance to inspire a generation of artists, activists, and readers, exploring the interplay of race, identity, and politics during the rise of AIDS. His collaboration with activist and writer Joseph Beam on the 1991 literary anthology Brother to Brother continues to resonate today.

Several of today's leading artists, writers, and poets convene for an evening to pay tribute to Hemphill’s work and influence. First, writer Darnell L. Moore hosts a panel discussion featuring Timothy DuWhite, Michelle Parkerson and Ni’Ja Whitson, reflecting on how Hemphill’s work has reverberated across the decades and how his legacy has influenced activist artists from the 1980s through the present.

After a short break, we present a screening of Black Is…Black Ain’t (1994), a study of the definitions of “blackness” that African-Americans impose on each other, and Anthem (1991), a hip-hop-inflected experimental short. Both films feature Hemphill and were directed by his friend and collaborator Marlon Riggs.

General Admission: $20

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

E-Moves (5/9/19)

May 9, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik’s work has been made possible by Gibney New Voices and Harlem Stage’s Fund For New Work program with support from the Jerome Foundation.

Program B (5/9–5/11)

Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC and pop-up performers Soraya Lundy (5/9), TweetBoogie (5/10 & 5/11)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work! In this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement. Born out of social dance in urban community park cyphers, basement ballrooms and now seen across the globe on esteemed stages and concert halls Hip-Hop dance is a prayer and a roar. Two commissioned choreographers FLUXX and Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik will present a work in progress and a world premiere respectively. E-Moves choreographers also include It’s Showtime NYC, Joseph Webb and Barédu Ahmed aka Long Arms (L.A.) and pop-up performers Sun Kim, Cein Lockefeller, Soraya Lundy and Tweet Boogie. Pop-up performers curated by Adesola Osakalumi.

Tickets: $25

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes

May 9-11, 2019 7:30pm, May 12, 2019 3pm

Choreography by Shamel Pitts

Shamel Pitts (former Batsheva Dance Company member), Mirelle Martins, and Lucca del Carlo present an original multidisciplinary performance work that celebrates the textures, beauty, delicacy, and power within us. In Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes (Audience Choice Award winner, Stockholm Fringe Festival) they share and reflect on blackness—especially in regards to black women—in a context of love, compassion, and camaraderie.

Two bodies, glowing as if made of liquid metal, explore one another’s contours in the darkness. Shaved heads and naked torsos blur the boundaries between masculine and feminine, and the dance shifts from formalized patterns to uncontrolled corporeal explosions. What does it mean to be black today? What do semi-naked bodies signal in an oversexualized society? Can they also be simply beautiful?

Cost - May 9: $65, $40; May 10-12: $50, $20

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Location: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

DigiMarCon East 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition

May 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:30pm

DigiMarCon East 2019 is your chance to ...

- Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.

- Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.

- Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon East 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held from May 9th to 10th, 2019 at the luxurious New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon East 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience. 

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

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Location: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway New York NY 10036 US

Bowery & Newport Folk Presents Mavis Staples

May 9, 2019 8:00pm

MAVIS STAPLES

Mavis Staples is one of our few remaining links to an extraordinary time when the gospel tradition and the fight for social justice were deeply entwined. Join us on May 9, 2019 to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Ticket prices start at $51.

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Location: Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027 US

Harlem Jazz Series - Jason Marshall

May 10, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jason Marshall is a highly sought after and established fixture on the global music landscape.  A rare specimen even among the highly competitive New York City music scene, the Washington D.C. born saxophonist can be seen playing soul music with Aretha Franklin, Latin jazz with Arturo O'Farrill, pop with Desi Di Lauro, avant garde jazz with the Charlie Mingus Big Band, and rock music with the Young Presidents.  In addition, the graduate of the New School and Aaron Copeland School of Music can also be found performing weekly with the iconic NYC hip hop band, Nickle & Dime Ops, and with his own, The Jason Marshall Organ Trio in Harlem. Also a highly sought after composer and arranger, Mr. Marshall wrote and arranged the modern day classic "Miss Garvey, Miss Garvey!!" which was nominated for a Grammy in 2009.  He has also written and arranged music for the Taipei Jazz Orchestra and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.   His work for large ensemble can be heard most regularly performed by his critically acclaimed orchestra, the Jason Marshall Big Band.  The jazz orchestra will release its debut album Order of Magnitude this fall.

Jason Marshall – sax

1st set: 7:00 pm -7:45 pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

House doors open at 6:30 pm

Price: $20

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

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

May 10, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Meet at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!

No registration necessary. In partnership with New York City Audubon. Some binoculars may be available, but please bring your own if you can.

Cost: Free

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Location: Riverside Park - 120th Street and Riverside Drive, 120th Street and Riverside Drive, New York NY 10027 USA

Friday

May 10, 2019 7:00pm

Directed by F. Gary Gray | 1995

With Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long

“Bye, Felicia.” This stoner comedy classic stars Ice Cube (who also co-wrote the script) and Chris Tucker as LA’s most blunted: a pair of South Central potheads whose mellow is harshed by memorably coiffed drug dealer Big Perm, er, Worm, who wants his money—or else. Uproariously rude, crude, and endlessly quotable, Friday offers a goofball rejoinder to the despairing vision of 90s hood dramas.

Run time: 91min
Format: 35mm
General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

E-Moves (5/10/19)

May 10, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik’s work has been made possible by Gibney New Voices and Harlem Stage’s Fund For New Work program with support from the Jerome Foundation.

Program B (5/9–5/11)

Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC and pop-up performers Soraya Lundy (5/9), TweetBoogie (5/10 & 5/11)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work! In this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement. Born out of social dance in urban community park cyphers, basement ballrooms and now seen across the globe on esteemed stages and concert halls Hip-Hop dance is a prayer and a roar. Two commissioned choreographers FLUXX and Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik will present a work in progress and a world premiere respectively. E-Moves choreographers also include It’s Showtime NYC, Joseph Webb and Barédu Ahmed aka Long Arms (L.A.) and pop-up performers Sun Kim, Cein Lockefeller, Soraya Lundy and Tweet Boogie. Pop-up performers curated by Adesola Osakalumi.

Tickets: $25

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

 

Set It Off

May 10, 2019 9:15pm

Directed by F. Gary Gray | 1996

With Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise

Four struggling women—played by the dynamite cast of Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise—stick it to society by pulling a string of bank robberies in this female-powered heist thriller. The action sequences pack an impressive visceral jolt, but Fridaydirector F. Gary Gray adds an incisive layer of social realism by delving into the circumstances that drive each woman to a life of crime.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Glimpse

May 11-12, 2019 10:30am, 3:30pm

Oorkaan

What shape is the sound of a double bass? What does purple sound like? How do you sing a tree? Using responsive technology and colorful live projections, innovative Dutch company Oorkaan presents a visual concert that poetically and playfully imagines what music might look like if we could see it. Young audiences are transported to an enchanted space where music activates a range of possibilities. Featuring Oorkaan’s original jazz-inflected compositions, including vocals, a double bass, and percussion, Glimpse is full of sensory surprises, offering a multitude of ways for children to connect to music.

Run time: 40min
All tickets:  $16

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Location: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Dialogues des Carmélites

May 11, 2019 11:00am, 12pm

Francis Poulenc
Production by John Dexter

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche, and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

GENERAL ADMISSION:  $34 for screening + discussion ($29 for BAM & Met members); $28 for screening only ($23 for BAM & Met members)

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

May 11, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Come see the Billion Oyster Project  on the Baylander’s  Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor! 

Cost: Free

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Location: West Harlem Piers, Henry Hudson Pkwy btwn St. Clair and West 135th St. New York NY 10027 US

Summer on the Hudson: STEAM the Streets

May 11, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come STEAM the Streets with HYPOTHEkids . We're bringing science and engineering exploration to the park! Explore the science happening all around you with the help of expert and entertaining educators.

Cost: Free

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Location: West Harlem Piers, Henry Hudson Pkwy btwn St. Clair and West 135th St. New York NY 10027 US

Story Time - Imagine! Stories and Music with Robin and the RagTag Band

May 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Spend the afternoon in Sugar Hill for Story Time! Immerse yourself in an enchanted, musical world as you listen and play along award winning storyteller Robin Bady, instrument builder Skip LaPlante and violinist Concetta Abbate. Partially inspired by Justin Favela’s ambitious paper mural "Recuérdame" - now on view in the Museum’s Living Room- the show will bring to life fantastical creatures, talking animals, kings and queens! This highly interactive performance will be followed by engaging art-making activities for the entire family.

Email: info@sugarhillmuseum.org
Phone: 2123350004

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Location: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street, New York NY 10032 US

New Jack City

May 11, 2019 7:00pm

Directed by Mario Van Peebles | 1991

With Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne

“Am I my brother’s keeper?” The glowering, gun-toting narcotics tycoon Nino Brown was immortalized by a sensationally malevolent Wesley Snipes in this swaggering thriller’s most iconic scene. Offering a sharp critique of rampant Reagan-era capitalism, this violent Harlem-set showdown pulses with the sounds of New Jack Swing and boasts tremendous supporting turns from director Mario Van Peebles, Ice-T, and a young Chris Rock.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

E-Moves (5/11/19)

May 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik’s work has been made possible by Gibney New Voices and Harlem Stage’s Fund For New Work program with support from the Jerome Foundation.

Program B (5/9–5/11)

Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC and pop-up performers Soraya Lundy (5/9), TweetBoogie (5/10 & 5/11)

E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work! In this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement. Born out of social dance in urban community park cyphers, basement ballrooms and now seen across the globe on esteemed stages and concert halls Hip-Hop dance is a prayer and a roar. Two commissioned choreographers FLUXX and Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik will present a work in progress and a world premiere respectively. E-Moves choreographers also include It’s Showtime NYC, Joseph Webb and Barédu Ahmed aka Long Arms (L.A.) and pop-up performers Sun Kim, Cein Lockefeller, Soraya Lundy and Tweet Boogie. Pop-up performers curated by Adesola Osakalumi.

Tickets: $25

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Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, New York NY 10031 US

Mo'nique's Mother's Day Comedy Special with Tone X

May 11, 2019 8:00pm

THE RE UP ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS

Only NYC area appearance! The multimedia powerhouse, stand-up artist and Oscar-Winning Actress hosts an evening of fun with Tone X & Friends. A star of television's The Parkers, the hit movie Almost Christmas, and the Oscar nominated film Precious, Mo'Nique was the first woman to host NBC's Showtime at the Apollo and was the creator and producer of Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance on the Oxygen network and The Mo'Nique Show on BET, as well numerous other ventures.

Ticket prices start at $68.

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Location: Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027 US

Belly

May 11, 2019 9:30pm

Directed by Hype Williams | 1998

With Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks

“Fuck a book,” says star DMX, and indeed this is post-verbal filmmaking, with vital plot points rendered in Jamaican patois. Belly opens with a blacklight nightclub stickup set to a capella vocal gymnastics, and director Hype Williams (auteur of shiny-suit-era Bad Boy music videos) doesn't allow a routine frame past the velvet rope in his sui generis, Alizé-and-mushrooms swirl of millennial Manhattan and dancehall reggae.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Straight Out of Brooklyn

May 12, 2019 2:00pm

Directed by Matty Rich | 1991

With Larry Gilliard, Jr., George T. Odom, Ann D. Sanders

Matty Rich was just 19 when he directed this raw slice of 90s neorealism, which he financed with credit cards and community donations and which went on to win prizes at Sundance and the Independent Spirit Awards. Drawing on his own experiences growing up in the Red Hook housing projects, Rich fashions an unflinching portrait of a young man determined to pull his family out of poverty—by any means necessary.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Menace II Society

May 12, 2019 4:00pm

Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes | 1993

With Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate

“Went into the store just to get a beer, came out an accessory to murder and armed robbery.”The first feature from wunderkind directors the Hughes brothers is a tour-de-force of visceral, live-wire filmmaking which elevates the tale of a young LA hustler trying to escape the cycle of crime and violence to operatic heights. Charged with a furious fatalism, Menace II Societystands as one of the most shattering cinematic experiences of the 1990s.

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Boyz n the Hood + Why Am I A Threat?

May 12, 2019 6:45pm, 9:30pm
May 13, 2019 4:30pm

Boyz N The Hood
Dir. John Singleton
1991, 112min, DCP
With Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut

The granddaddy of 90s hood dramas charts the diverging fates of three friends—including rapper Ice Cube, making a big impression in his first film—coming of age in the urban warzone of South Central LA. John Singleton became the first black filmmaker ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his still-potent debut, a landmark look at the devastation of gang violence and the young men caught in its cycle.

Why Am I A Threat?
Dir. Jahmani Perry
1993, 4min

Ice Cube issues a stinging spoken word rebuke of white America and the hypocrisy of those who deem him a “threat.”

General Admission: $15

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Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building - BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

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