Harlem’s UMEZ Announces Ken Knuckles To Retire After 15 Years Leading The Organization

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) today announced that the organization’s longtime President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenneth J. Knuckles, will step down in June after 15 years of service to begin his retirement. Continue Reading →

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A Final Farewell & Thank You, From Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Dear Neighbors:

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Hurricane Maria Relief: How Harlemites Can Help Puerto Rico And Other Disaster Victims

NY Curbed reports that Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island last week. Continue Reading →

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Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive, And Community Celebration

Join the Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive, And Community Celebration and bring (1) a favorite book in order to #RockThoseReads (carry reading materials publicly to show your reading pride) and (2) a new or like-new children’s book to donate to a homeless shelter in Harlem.

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Free: Dreaming Up North: Children On The Move Across The Americas In Harlem

As part of its month-long programming initiative focused on Migration, El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with Colectiva Infancias, and a network of social anthropologists and photographers present a special panel discussion about the migrant child experience. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Bounce With Hecho en El Barrio At El Museo del Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors are invited to participate in a community weaving and mural project, enjoy an Afro-Cuban movement workshop with Master Instructor Stevie Insua Ruiz, and tour our new summer exhibitions with our Senior Curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Continue Reading →

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Two-Bedroom Walk Up Worth The $389k In Harlem

For his entire life, Reinaldo Cortes has made the most with one arm. The 12-year-old was born premature and his right arm had never completely developed. Continue Reading →

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Beatriz Santiago Muñoz In Conversation With Raphael Montañez Ortíz In Harlem

El Museo del Barrio presents artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in conversation with El Museo’s founder, artist /educator Raphael Montañez Ortíz. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Residents In Nonprofit Blue Hill Troupe Performance Of “City of Angels”

The Blue Hill Troupe, the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, performs “City of Angels,” April 21 – April 29, 2017, at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Continue Reading →

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More Ounce To The #UptownBounce In Harlem

uptown bounce1UptownBounce is back! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for their third annual series of summer block parties. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Awards $225k For East Harlem Community Projects

east-harlem sliderTomorrow, Saturday, June 11, the New York City Health Department, in partnership with New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and Mount Sinai Hospital, will award $225,000 to 9 community-based organizations. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Non-Profits Receive The Northern Manhattan Fellowship

east-harlem1Twenty members of The Northern Manhattan Fellowship, a professional development and networking program for mid-senior level non-profit, faith based, and governmental professionals serving Northern Manhattan Continue Reading →

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Artists And Activists Challenge Social Movement Myths In Harlem

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega & Felipe Luciano

“It is imperative that we continue to destroy and dissect these myths out here…that we do not continue to perpetuate this myth that there’s a disconnection,” 

explained Ademola Olugebefola, Visual Artist, cofounder WEUSI Artists Gallery and Academy, Dwyer Cultural Center & NYNCA, the “The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement.

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When The Young Lords Fought For Social Justice In Uptown

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Not to be missed Paulo Fabre-Pé Direito (Off on the Right Foot) show curated by Luis R. Cancel defining show about the Young Lords. Continue Reading →

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Lincoln Center Local Brings Nights Of Dancing To Harlem

lincoln center silent discoLincoln Center will present five nights of dancing under the stars at outdoor locations in each of the boroughs of New York City starting in Harlem on August 19 through September 3. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights Free Summer Schedule

City Museum and El Museo to Host Free Summer Block PartiesThis summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present the second year of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, a joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, new exhibitions, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors and more. 

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