REMEMBER: LAST OF THE GREAT JAZZ CLUBS

April 24, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: Walking by the corner of 135th Street and 7th Avenue this weekend, we were reminded that what is left of one of Harlem’s greatest jazz club is still intact in plain site.  Lenox Lounge, St. Nick’s Pub, The Nest and many others have…

E-Moves 19

April 24, 2018

May 2 – 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 4 Contemporary African choreographers have been commissioned to create, or re-imagine, new work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. The emergence of artists from the continent of Africa who are first or second generation American or transnational is expanding the field of modern dance. … Continue reading

SEE: THE BOOM IS REAL AT MAYSLES CINEMA

April 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:30PM-10:00PM, The Boom is Real at Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue by 127th Street.  Using unique archive footage, interviews with insiders and an exceptional soundtrack that tells a story all its own, Boom for Real outlines how the effervescent scene in 1970s and 1980s New York contributed to the formation of young, enigmatic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The insiders include big names such as filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Hip Hop impresario Fab 5 Freddy, and graffiti artist Lee Quiñones. They relate how Basquiat built a bridge between the era of Andy Warhol and art forms such as graffiti, hip hop, rap, breakdance and punk rock that were emerging in run-down, drug-infested New York—in particular in the artistic enclave around SoHo.  More details and online tickets at the Maysles site: LINK

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RENT: TWO BEDROOMS AT 156TH STREET

April 24, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: The rent pick of the week is a two bedroom at 605 West 156th Street by Broadway going for $1,995 a month.  This apartment is also in a prewar elevator building that is only a block away from the 1 train station at 157th Street. &nb…

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April 24, 2018

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LOTTERY: ACACIA GARDENS IN EAST HARLEM

April 23, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: Acacia Gardens on 1st Avenue at the corner of East 120th Street is finishing up and the low-income housing has an application deadline of May 29th.  This massive development has 179 units all together.  Studios going for $822 …

East Harlem Street Games 2018

April 23, 2018

April 28, 2018 | 11:00am – 3:00pm NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 11th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem! Street Games re-introduces classic, low-tech games played in the city in the ’60s and ’70s to a new generation of kids. The event is open to all ages … Continue reading

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Abolitionism and Slave Resistance

April 23, 2018

May 3, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm Resistance to slavery was the cutting edge of the Age of Revolution. These scholars are rewriting that history, from slave resistance at sea to Jamaican women’s self-emancipation and international abolitionism.   Sowande’ Mustakeem is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African and African American … Continue reading

READ: THE CENTRAL HARLEM HISTORIC DISTRICT

April 23, 2018

Harlem Bespoke:  Central Harlem north of 125th Street will finally be getting a historic district.  The Landmarks Preservations Commission has finally put the matter on calendar and the blocks between Lenox and 7th Avenue from 130th to 132nd …

SEE: ALIENS AT UNITED PALACE

April 23, 2018

Sunday, May 6th, 5:00PM, Aliens (1986) screening at United Palace, 4150 Broadway by 175th Street. Celebrate mom with a pre-Mother’s Day screening of the sci-fi masterpiece Aliens, starring Sigourney Weaver as the virtuous heroine Ellen Ripl…