Walter’s World: Home- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

By Walter Rutledge On Thursday December 1st the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented the world premiere of Home by choreographer Rennie Harris. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with…

Walter’s World: Pre- Holiday Week of Events

By Walter Rutledge After an extended weekend of Thanksgiving dinners and robust shopping this week promises to be an eventful prelude to the holiday season. Dance, Opera and Theater abound throughout the city with many outstanding productions taking place in Harlem. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son…

The Hamilton Bank, The First Bank In Harlem

The Hamilton Bank in Harlem at 1707 and 1709 Amsterdam Avenue (Between 144th & 145th St.), was founded on April 7th, 1899. The bank was the first in Harlem above 125th Street at the time. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil…

Harlem’s Holcombe Rucker

Holcombe Rucker was born on March 2, in 1926, in Harlem, NY at 141st Street & Bradhurst Avenue by his grandmother, Rosa Deniston. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with…

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Music and Art

By Walter Rutledge The Bearden Project In honor of the centennial celebration of Romare Bearden‘s birth, the Studio Museum in Harlem is inviting one hundred artists to create new works of art inspired, influenced, or informed by the life, work, and legacy of one of the most important artists of the twentieth Century. VIDEO “Dr.…