Regarding live jazz in NYC the greatest revelation is that one could start early and end late, checking out 5 or 6 different clubs all over the city and not spend a lot of money. There are great, relatively expensive, world famous clubs like the Village Vanguard, Birdland, Blue Note, Dizzy's, Iridium, Jazz Standard, and now Smoke and Lenox Lounge (on the weekends), which present legendary performers regularly, but that only scratches the surface of what's available in Manhattan alone. Jumping up to Harlem, there is a nice concentration of live jazz venues in the Central Harlem district that made jazz a household word in... (more)
Stage Magazine, 1937 The New York cafe society of the Thirties was well documented by such swells as Cole Porter and the New Yorker cartoons of Peter Arno - not so well-known, however, were the goings-on in the ladies' bathrooms at such swank watering holes as El Morocco, Twenty-One, Kit Kat, Crystal Garden and the famed Stork Club. That is why this one page article is so vital to the march of history - written by a noble scribe who braved the icy waters of Lake Taboo to report on the conversations and the general appearance of each of these "dressing rooms". "The maid at the Kit Kat is obviously a little bored by... (more)
Reprint of Article by Author: Eric GarberUniversity of Virginia, American Studies http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug97/blues/homo.html#More Image: Gladys Bentley, Lesbian Cabaret Performer - circa 1920's At the beginning of the twentieth century, a homosexual subculture, uniquely Afro-American in substance, began to take shape in New York's Harlem. Throughout the so- called Harlem Renaissance period, roughly 1920 to 1935, black lesbians and gay men were meeting each other. street corners, socializing in cabarets and rent parties, and worshiping in church on Sundays, creating a language, a social structure, and a... (more)
"Carla Peterson's Black Gotham presents the best, most detailed portrait of New York City’s nineteenth-century black elite. Using her own search for her family roots as a thread to pull the reader through the narrative, Peterson provides insight into the work lives, political roles, and personal lives of this small but highly influential group of black New Yorkers."—Leslie M. Harris, Emory University
Years before his death, Mayor Edward Koch chose this Trinity Cemetery burial site and had constructed its headstone monument. His gravesite is visable from Amsterdam Avenue near 153rd Street,but if one wishes to visit the cemetery you must enter from 155th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Q: How Did I Do?For visitors to Koch's grave, the late Mayor has provided a bench for the comfort of extended contemplation and rememberance of him and the effect of his tenure, service and personality had on the City of New York. For those of us who remember or knew him, here's the chance to verbalize one's thoughts... (more)
According to the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum will open a storefront in Harlem while its Fifth & 91st Street location is being renovated. (http://www.cooperhewitt.org/visit)
Harlem offers several locations for free computer access. Please call ahead for schedule. Project Enterprise, 144 West 125th Street, 4th Floor, N.Y. 10017212-678-6734www.projectenterprise.org Harlem Congregation for Community Development, 2854 Frederick Douglass Blvd., N.Y. 10039212-281-4887www.HCCI.orgHours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm East Harlem Chamber of Commerce, 164 East 116th Street, N.Y. 10029212-996-2288www.eastharlemchamber.com Operation Hope - Harlem Branch$2/hr2511 Frederick Blvd., N.Y. 10030917-477-2800Hours 9:00 am - 5:45 pm New York Public Library, 9 West 124th Street, N.Y. 10027 Structured Employment Economic... (more)
If you're looking for love, these tips will get you headed in the right direction.by: Dave Singleton | Bette Davis used to say, "Getting older ain't for sissies." Amen! Neither is dating at midlife — especially if you're a gay man. Whether you're single again after the end of a long-term relationship or you've been around the block a few times still on the hunt for Mr. Right, gay dating isn't easy. But don't let that be your excuse for sitting home on Saturday night watching reruns of The Golden Girls. These strategies can help you develop your inner explorer to make dating after 50 a little less daunting: 1.... (more)
A HARLEM treasure that is no more, as a historic building at 169 West 133rd Street is demolished."The night life was fabulous. The corner saloons, back rooms jumped, you know, places Like Hotcha and Mike's and little places that had back rooms. You'd go into Hotcha and Bobby Henderson was playing the piano, Billie Holliday was singing. You'd go across Lenox Avenue to the little bar across from Harlem Hospital and Art Tatum was playing the piano. Ethel Waters was here. The place just jumped. Dickie Well's place on 133rd Street. God, some of the names escape me. Tillie's Chicken Shack. Gladys Bentley's Place. And you sort... (more)
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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has announced the acquisition of Angelou's papers.
More than 300 boxes of Maya Angelou's personal papers, including letters from Malcolm X
and James Baldwin and several scribbled revisions of the poem she wrote to celebrate
President Bill Clinton's inauguration, will be made public at a New York library, the author said.
NOW UNDERWAY! THE RESTORATION OF AN HISTORIC NEW YORK CITY COMMUNITY MURAL... a Project of RESCUE PUBLIC MURALS, a National Initiative Contact: Jane Weissman (212) 989 - 3006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work has begun on the restoration of HOMAGE TO SEURAT: LA GRANDE JATTE IN HARLEM, the 1986 community mural by Eva Cockcroft. Dear Friend, We are working Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays (and some Mondays--including Labor Day--to make up for the recent rain). Do stop by and see our progress. We expect to complete the restoration in early October and hope you will join us Saturday... (more)
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Aloft Harlem is part of the sizzling design-led, tech-savvy Aloft brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® that is shaking up the hospitality industry. With 124 loft like guest rooms, Aloft Harlem offers urban-influenced, modern, open and vibrant design - and a social guest experience with its dynamic re:mix lounge and destination w xyz bar - all at an affordable price point.
FEATURE: Church of the Intercesssion - One of Lower Washington Heights' Hidden Architectural Treasure! Come for a tour of one of the architectural gems of Manhattan, The Church of the Intercession, led by priest-in-charge The Rev. José R. Gándara-Perea, S.T.L. (Fr. Berto). This remarkable church is the work of noted architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue who considered Intercession his masterpiece and chose it as his final resting place. Come and admire the church and the cloister and visit little seen places like the crypt and the rectory. The Church of the Intercession is located on the southeast... (more)
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SOL LA TIS MUSIC TOGETHER Locations in Morningside Heights and Harlem for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and their Caregivers. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. The ONLY music and movement program for early childhood based on research. Very fun and very educational. For Free Trial Classes and Schedule... (more)
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These two long-time friends have created a unique duo. Join them for an unforgettable night of mesmerizing jazz.5/2/2013
- Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
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The Museum for African Art and development partner Brickman will break ground on their mixed use project to include the Museum for African Art and the new residential condominiums at 1280 Fifth. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is designing the building which will be located at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. The first museum building built on New York's Museum Mile since the completion of The Guggenheim in 1959, the Museum for African Art's new building will encompass approximately 80,0000 gross square feet wiith 16,000 gross square feet of soaring exhibition space, including an outdoor and indoor event space,... (more)
Tituss was born and raised in Athens, Georgia where he grew up in the church and sang around the city with his Mama (when he is home, he still does!) As an only child, he entertained himself by banging on the nearest piano; perhaps his passion for music and communication came from his need to fill time. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Music. Until its recently closing in June 2009, he was starring as Nicely Nicely Johnson in the revival of Guys and Dolls on Broadway. Past credits on Broadway: Sebastian the Crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Jersey Boys and Good Vibrations. Regionally he... (more)
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