INTRODUCING: UMEZ ARTS GRANTS 2018

January 19, 2018

Through grants of up to $10,000, UMEZ Arts Engagement will provide direct funding for arts programs and presentations in Upper Manhattan between July 1st–December 31st, 2018, with the aim of helping artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds and career stages contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. In 2019, UMEZ Arts Engagement will provide direct funding for arts programs and presentations in Upper Manhattan for the full calendar year.

Funding is available for projects in the performing, literary, media and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially-engaged artistic practices, with the requirement that artists and arts organizations applying present work in their home base of Upper Manhattan. 

Proposals that connect audiences to rich arts experiences through concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, readings, screenings, festivals, and more are encouraged. LMCC will present information sessions in January and February 2018 for interested applicants at three different locations in Upper Manhattan: January 23rd, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm at United Palace on 4140 Broadway; February 8th, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at Hi-ARTS at 215 East 99th Street; and February 20th, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Herbert Cave Auditorium at Harlem Hospital, 512 Lenox Avenue. Attendance at an information session is required for all applicants, and Spanish translation will be available at all sessions.  For more information about UMEZ, visit: umez.org

SHOP: NO PROGRESS FOR LE CAMELEON

January 19, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: There was an announcement back in 2016 that Le Caméléon would be opening at 2220 FDB by 119th but that debut might never happen now.  A Bespoke reader just sent in a photo of official paperwork posted on the doorway stating that the property had been seized by the landlord through the city.  The long construction delays probably did not help things out and the French restaurant will most likely not open unless some sort of financial benefactor comes along.  More details on Le Caméléon can be found in our past post: LINK

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SEE: AROUND HARLEM THIS WEEKEND

January 19, 2018

Keep it all uptown and help out Harlem’s great local businesses over the weekend.  Below is the Bespoke list of what is new and notable in the north neighborhoods to try out this upcoming weekend. Tacos and tequila at the new La Diagonal…

EXERCISE: STEEP ROCK BOULDERING

January 18, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: Those who want to experience indoor rock climbing should check out Steep Rock Bouldering which debuted a second uptown location at 3227 Broadway by 129th Street in one of the new Manhattanville Campus buildings.  A day pass is only…

EXERCISE: STEEP ROCK BOULDERING

January 18, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: Those who want to experience indoor rock climbing should check out Steep Rock Bouldering which debuted a second uptown location at 3227 Broadway by 129th Street in one of the new Manhattanville Campus buildings.  A day pass is only…

DWELL: 154 WEST 132ND STREET IN CONTRACT

January 18, 2018

Harlem Bespoke:  The gut renovated townhouse at 154 West 132nd Street between Lenox and 7th Avenue arrived back on the market for $2.65 million at the end of November and now has a contract out.  As previously mentioned, we especially like th…

DWELL: 154 WEST 132ND STREET IN CONTRACT

January 18, 2018

Harlem Bespoke:  The gut renovated townhouse at 154 West 132nd Street between Lenox and 7th Avenue arrived back on the market for $2.65 million at the end of November and now has a contract out.  As previously mentioned, we especially like th…

SEE: THE ORIGINAL SCHOMBURG COLLECTON

January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 24th, 1:00PM, Open Archive at the Schomburg, 515 Lenox by 135th Street. Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists featuring items from the coveted collection of archival materials. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators.

Arturo Alphonso Schomburg was a historian, bibliophile, writer, and activist. Schomburg, a Puerto Rican of African descent dedicated his life to studying African history and collecting black-related materials from the America’s, the Caribbean and Africa. His original collection forms the core of the collection found today at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: LINK

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SEE: THE ORIGINAL SCHOMBURG COLLECTON

January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 24th, 1:00PM, Open Archive at the Schomburg, 515 Lenox by 135th Street. Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists featuring items from the coveted collection of archival materials. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators.

Arturo Alphonso Schomburg was a historian, bibliophile, writer, and activist. Schomburg, a Puerto Rican of African descent dedicated his life to studying African history and collecting black-related materials from the America’s, the Caribbean and Africa. His original collection forms the core of the collection found today at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: LINK

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SHOP: WHAT’S UP WITH ARCHER & GOAT?

January 18, 2018

Harlem Bespoke: It was announced back in 2016 that Archer & Goat would be opening at 187 Lenox Avenue by 119th Street but not much has really changed since then.  The space still has a bunch of permits posted out front so we took a closer look…