The Harlem Arts Alliances Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2015

October 4, 2015

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Harlem Arts Advocacy Week is key to the mission of Harlem Arts Alliance. With the leadership of Executive Director, Linda Walton, Harlem-based HAA strives to unify artists and arts organizations, large and small, and to link the arts with other sectors within the community.

The theme this year is Harlem: Legacy. As an international brand, Harlem has drawn visitors, new and traditional residents of the Harlem community, interested in the spectrum of the arts and cultural experiences available via: plays, church experiences, clubs, film, music, food, street festivals and more.

Related: Harlem Arts Alliance’s Executive Director, Linda Walton and Danny Tisdale talk the arts and philanthropy on Harlem World Radio

Here are a few highlights from this year’s campaign:

Monday, OCT 5, 10am – 12 noon


MIST Harlem 46 West 116th Street
Join HAA on Monday October 5th for a special Harlem Arts Advocacy Week meeting

PANEL: The State of Our Theater with Coalition of Theaters of Color principles Voza Rivers-New Heritage Theater Group, Woodie King, Jr.-New Federal Theater, Karen Brown-Negro Ensemble Company

ANNOUNCEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS: Walk Tall Girl Productions, Walker Communications, National Black Theater, New Federal Theater, Ave Maria Cross, Shades of Truth Theatre, Apollo Theater, Jazzmobile.

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Monday. OCT 5, 6:00pm – 8:pm

MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BOARD 10 in Partnership with Renaissance in Motion & BATTERY PARK ENTERTAINMENT The Next Wave !

La Maison d’Art, 259 West 132nd Street

Space is limited, CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Screening: “WASHINGTON HEIGHTS:The City Inside The City…based on a series of truths” Web-to-TV Series Crime Drama Thriller

Set in the Dominican-run streets of Washington Heights, this bilingual crime drama is based on true stories centered around controversial Dominican Drug Kingpin, Albertico “La Magia” (Pablo Gonzalez), his right-hand enforcer, ‘Munchy’ (Gabriel Lopez) and corrupt cop, Ocasio (Alex Jones).
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Tuesday, OCT 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


La Maison D’Art, 259 West 132nd Street

Join Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Arts Festival in a conversation led by JJ El Far (HAF) and Linda Walton (HAA) around the cultural legacy of Harlem and the future of our community as we reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed.
Limited Seating, CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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Wednesday, Oct., 7, 6:00pm – 10:00 pm


515 Malcolm X Blvd at 135th Street

The Schomburg Open House is an opportunity for audiences and patrons to access and engage in the Schomburg’s collections, exhibitions, and programmatic offerings.  This year’s program is titled THE BLACK FANTASTIC and include visual shorts from Black Radical Program, readings from Octavia’s Brood, guided tours of Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination and Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson and performance program with author N.K. Jemisin and sound artist, Val Jeanty.

At 7:00 pm Harlem Arts Alliance and Community Works will present an evening celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the AMERICAN NEGRO THEATER and will augment the BLACK SUBURBIA exhibit with a music presentation throughout the evening.

Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA), 229 W 135th St, Harlem USA 10030, (347) 735-4280,

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