Morningside Lights and Common Ground Festival

Since 2002, Morningside Heights and West Harlem neighbors create collaborative works culminating in a fantastic outdoor procession of lights and lanterns through Morningside Park.  It is a celebration of art and community. Themes have included nature, the City, poets, and arts. Links/Video:   Morningside Lights is an annual outdoor procession featuring dozens of lanterns built by members of>>>

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Jewish Theological Seminary’s Gerson D. Cohen Memorial Lecture

The Gerson D. Cohen Memorial Lecture offers contemporary insight of Conservative Judaism by renowned academics and spiritual leaders. The 2021 Gerson D. Cohen Memorial Lecture: The annual memorial event was established in 1993, by the Honorable Howard M. Holtzmann, who served as honorary chairman of the JTS Board of Trustees.  The event honors Gerson D. Cohen, a historian, rabbi, educator, and>>>

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Harlem Chamber Players Annual Bach Concert

What better way to spend a fall evening other than listening, and learning about the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach? The Harlem Chamber Players have a concert in November that will allow you to do just that! It’s an invitation for the Harlem community and friends to come together (November) and enjoy great, classical music. Check out the video below to sample the graceful and awesome ways>>>

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Beyond the Bars Conference

Are you interested in doing something about mass incarceration?  Do you think it’s time for you to get involved?  The Beyond the Bars Conference hosted by Center for Justice at Columbia University, is a great place to emerge yourself in the issue and the people who are sensitive to the cause. The Beyond the Bars Conference is an annual student-driven interdisciplinary conference on mass>>>

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A Day to Celebrate! Blessing of the Animals

For 30 years, on the first Sunday in October, the Blessing of the Animals event is held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The event is held around the world in connection with the Feast day of Francis of Assisi.  St Francis of Assisi was known as the patron saint of animals and ecology. During the celebration at St. John Divine, New Yorkers bring pets to services for blessing and pet>>>

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