The Lafayette Theatre, Harlem, New York, 1912

The Lafayette Theatre was an entertainment venue located at 132nd Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem, New York that operated from 1912 to 1951.  The Harlem Love connection:

Orson Wells ‘Macbeth’ Lafayette Theater Harlem 1936 (video)

For days, Harlem residents strolling anywhere between Lexington Avenue and Broadway from 125th to 140th Streets had seen the word “Macbeth” for Orson Wells stenciled in glowing paint at every Continue Reading →

VOODOO, a Harlem Renaissance Opera At The Miller Theatre In Harlem

Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players to present a concert of Continue Reading →

Hoofers Club Harlem NY Late 1919

The Hoofers Club was an African-American entertainment establishment and dancers’ club hangout in Harlem, New York, in the early- to mid-twentieth century. The Harlem Love connection:

Maceo Anderson Founder Of Harlem’s “The Four Step Brothers” 1920’s (Video)

Maceo Anderson, September 3, 1910 – July 4, 2001, expressed an interest in dancing at the age of three. As a child, he used to sneak into the Lafayette Theatre Continue Reading →

The Hoofers Club In Harlem, 1930’s

The Hoofers Club was an black entertainment establishment and dancers club hangout in Harlem, NY, in the early to mid twentieth century. The Harlem Love connection:

Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. The Harlem Love connection:

Hubert Harrison, “The Father Of Harlem Radicalism”

Hubert Henry Harrison, April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927, was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York. The Harlem Continue Reading →

‘The Tree Of Hope’ Kids On 131st Street In Harlem NY 1937

A very rare photograph looking north along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (7th Avenue) of Harlem kids surrounding The Tree Of Hope stump at its original location on the boulevard looking north at Continue Reading →

Ubangi Club, Harlem, New York, 1934-1937

Gay Harlem writes that the once known Harlem Club and the Harlem Tavern, the speakeasy re-opened as the Ubangi Club in (April) 1934. It was located on 131st Street and Continue Reading →

Leonard Harper, Harlem, New York 1925

Leonard Harper (born April 9, 1899 in Birmingham, Alabama- died February 4, 1943, Harlem, New York) was a producer /stager/ choreographer in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance in the Continue Reading →

Rhum Boogie Club, Harlem, 1943 (video)

A Gordon Parks photo from 1943 shows an establishment called Rhum Boogie somewhere in Central Harlem but not much has been written about this actual establishment. The Harlem Love connection:

Landmarks Will Consider Designating 4 NYC Buildings, Harlem Historic District

NY Curbed reports that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission moved swiftly on Tuesday to calendar a group of historic structures, and one proposed historic district, allowing for their designation by Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Czech Marionettes in “The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America”

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (czechmarionettes.org/) CAMT has created “The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,” a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (pictured with his family), during Continue Reading →

Hello, Jimi Hendrix London Apartment Opens To Public

Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of Continue Reading →

Harlem History

The original settlers of Harlem were the Wecksquaesgeek Indians, who raised corn and tobacco, and called their land Quinnahung, or Planting Neck. The Weckquaesgeek tribe, was a subset of the Continue Reading →