Announcing: Harlem 100

Celebrating 100 Years of Harlem as the Mecca Of Black Culture

An Initiative Gathering Over 40 of Harlem’s Most Treasured Institutions in an Unprecedented Partnership

Community-wide Events will Take Place Over the Course of the Year

Celebration Launches with Harlem Culture Crawl on February 1st 

HARLEM, NY – (January 24, 2020)Organizers today announced the official launch of the Harlem Renaissance 100, a multi-year celebration and tourism initiative commemorating the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and the artistic brilliance born from that movement. Spearheaded by Harlem One Stop, this unprecedented partnership comprised of over 40 of Harlem’s most esteemed cultural institutions will not only celebrate the centennial and its cultural legacy but also spotlight the vibrancy and creative energy of today’s Harlem seeking to inspire the next generation of artists. 

Consisting of a series of events taking place throughout the year, Harlem Renaissance 100 will kick off in February with a community-wide Harlem Culture Crawl (February 1st) where residents and visitors alike can explore Harlem’s cultural institutions as well as the neighborhood’s exciting culinary scene. Additionally, there will be partner hosted events during Harlem Culture Crawl including the Apollo Theater’s Open House, and an Opening Ceremony featuring talents from Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem Opera Theater, Harlem Chamber Players and more held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Participating partners from Harlem Park to Park will also offer specials for patrons.

Other highlights of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration include: 

  • Between the Lines: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing – A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, a conversation hosted by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s around the legendary writer’s reissued work (February 11th)
  • A Black History Month Reception and Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration presented by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer (February 12th)
  • New York African Chorus Ensemble will present The Gathering XIV Pt. 2 highlighting Africa’s contributions to the Harlem Renaissance (February 22nd)
  • Harlem Opera Theater presents “A Tribute to the Composers of the Harlem Renaissance(February 29th)
  • The Romare Bearden Foundation will present its Cinque Artists Series, a networking event in the spirit of the Cinque Gallery founded by artists Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis and Ernest Crichlow in 1969. Hosted at Harlem School of the Arts (March 17th)
  • The Museum of the City of New York presents 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jeffrey C. Stewart discussing his critically acclaimed biography of Alain Locke, known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance (March 24th)
  • Harlem One Stop presents the inaugural Jazz Icons of Harlem – A Series Celebrating American Cultural Innovators honoring some of Jazz music’s most legendary names including Mary Lou Williams, Philippa Duke Schuyler, George Gershwin and Billy Strayhorn (May -November, 2020)
  • Harlem Stage Presents Harlem Renaissance Live Radio Play: STEW with Tony Award-winning playwright and actor Stew (May 20th)
  • The Harlem Chamber Players will close their 12th Anniversary Season with “The Ordering of Moses,” featuring famed composer, music director and conductor Damien Sneed including a world premiere arrangement of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” (June 4th)

“The purpose of Harlem Renaissance 100 is to inform, educate and re-connect communities to the momentous movement that made Harlem world-renown then and which still resonates today,” said Yuien Chin, Executive Director, Harlem One Stop. “When we started on this journey, I knew we couldn’t do this effectively in a silo. How do you celebrate such a massive and integral period in not only Black culture but really in American history? The answer is that we had to do it together. It is a huge undertaking, but I think each organization brings their unique artistic point of view to the table to ensure that we will have comprehensively encapsulated the brilliance of everything that has, that is and that will come out of Harlem.”

Originally called the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic eruption born in Harlem at the end of World War I and spanning through the mid-1930s. Growing out of the Great Migration – the relocation of millions of African Americans from the South to other parts of the country – and the emergence of Harlem as the premier black metropolis in the United States, the Harlem Renaissance was an unrivaled period of brilliance in both profound intellectual expression and preeminent entertainment that went on to become a global movement. With his seminal essay, “The New Negro,” Alain Locke, considered to be the Father of the Harlem Renaissance, opined that this movement of intellectual liberation would be a precursor to social change, ushering in a new revolution.  Central artistic figures of the Harlem Renaissance include: Locke, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen,  Zora Neale Hurston; Jacob Lawrence , Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and James Weldon Johnson.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE 100 sets a path to bolster Harlem’s legacy for future generations and to draw together historic preservation, cultural identity, and community empowerment as an economic generator of local and visitor engagement.  

For more information, please visit: harlemrenaissance.org

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HARLEM RENAISSANCE 100: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

 

Harlem Culture Crawl: A Celebration of the Harlem Renaissance at 100

Presented by: Harlem Renaissance 100 Partners

Location: Various Locations

Date(s): Saturday, February 1, 2020 

The partners of the Harlem Renaissance 100 will officially launch the celebration on the first day of Black History Month with the Harlem Culture Crawl. Residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to experience Harlem’s most treasured cultural institutions from the legendary Apollo Theater’s Open House to an Opening Ceremony at St. John the Divine to exploring the works of Harlem Renaissance writers at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as well as Harlem’s thriving restaurant and bar scene. Full details available on harlemrenaissance.org

 

March On: A Community Celebration of the Harlem Renaissance at 100 – (Part of Harlem Culture Crawl)

Presented by: Cathedral of St. John Divine | Location: Cathedral of St John the Divine – 1047 Amsterdam Avenue Date(s): Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 2:00 pm

A century ago, the 369th Infantry Regiment, made up of nearly 3,000 African American soldiers, returned to Harlem after the end of World War I kicking off the period that would become known as the Harlem Renaissance. In honor of that milestone and the opening of Children’s Creations of Color: A Celebration of Black History Month, the public is invited to Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a free community celebration of Harlem then, now, and tomorrow!

Representatives from the Harlem Youth Marines will open the event with a presentation of colors. A string quartet from the Harlem Chamber Players will perform works by famed Renaissance composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, the Harlem Opera Theater’s soprano Carami Hilaire will sing accompanied by Artistic Director Gregory Hopkins, and young artists whose works will be a part of Children’s Creations of Color will speak on their pieces.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://stjohndivine.org

Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool – (Part of Harlem Culture Crawl)

Presented by: The Apollo Theater Location: The Apollo Theater | 253 West 125th Street  Date(s): Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 1:00 pm

The Apollo will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool, a free event co-hosted by tour director Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell and Jenna Flanagan, host of MetroFocus, as seen on THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV. Apollo Open House will feature live performances and multi-media presentations looking back on the Apollo’s famed history and forward to the spring season and beyond to the opening of the theaters at the Victoria in the fall of 2020. 

This event will also include a preview of the PBS documentary American Masters – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool before its PBS broadcast premiere on THIRTEEN, followed by a post-film panel with director Stanley Nelson, musician James Mtume and more, moderated by NJTV News Correspondent/Anchor and WBGO reporter Michael Hill. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, outtakes from recording sessions and rare photos, as well as luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter discussing the life and career of a true visionary and originator who defies categorization. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

www.apollotheater.org

Dance Theatre of Harlem Sunday Matinee Series

Presented by: Dance Theatre of Harlem | Location: Dance Theatre of Harlem – 466 West 152nd Street Date(s): Sunday, February 9, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Since its inception 50 years ago, Dance Theatre of Harlem has welcomed neighbors near and far to high-quality performances by special guest artists, students from the school and the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company. Beginning February 9th, patrons will have the opportunity to attend DTH’s Sunday Matinées for the finest in music, dance and drama. Admission includes a Meet-the-Artist reception after every performance. Tickets are $15. For ticket information, please visit: https://www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/outreach/sunday-matinees/

 

Between the Lines: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing – A Zora Neale Hurston Reader

Presented by: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Feminist Press | Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Blvd. Date(s): Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 6:30 pm

Now being reissued forty years after its initial publication, I Love Myself When I Am Laughing is the groundbreaking collection of Zora Neale Hurston’s work born out of editor Alice Walker’s commitment to amplifying Hurston’s literary prowess and reclaiming a legacy shaped by her male contemporaries. In partnership with Feminist Press, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host a conversation about Hurston’s legacy with Jamia Wilson (Feminist Press), Tracy Sherrod (Amistad), and Vanessa De Luca, editor in chief of ZORA magazine. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/between-the-lines-i-love-myself-when-i-am-laughing-a-zora-neale-hurston-reader-tickets-88780339385

Manhattan Borough President’s Black History Month Reception

Presented by: Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer | Location: MIST Harlem – 46 West 116th St. Date(s): Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – 6:00 pm

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and in remembrance of the late Toni Morrison, the Office of the Manhattan Borough President will host its annual Black History Month  event with a spotlight on African-American authors. Local leaders and guests are invited to participate in reading their favorite literary passage from African-American writers, poets, folklorists, and cultural icons of the early 20th Century Harlem Renaissance. Reception to follow program. Space is limited. RSVP online to:

https://blackhistorymonth2020.eventbrite.com

The Schomburg Center presents The Harlem Chamber Players’ 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration 

Presented by: The Harlem Chamber Players and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture |           Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – 515 Malcolm X Blvd. Date(s): Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 6:30pm

 The Schomburg Center presents The Harlem Chamber Players’ 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration. Virtuoso pianist Joseph Joubert and his wife, soprano Renay Peters Joubert, will join in selections by Duke Ellington, Joseph Joubert and Hall Johnson. Terrance McKnight of WQXR will host and perform his arrangement entitled “American Variations,” a juxtaposition of Beethoven’s 7 Variations in D Major “God Save the King” with some of Langston Hughes poetry. Pianist Kyle Walker will accompany Mr. McKnight. Members of The Harlem Chamber Players will perform Florence Price’s String Quartet in G Major and George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1. The quartet players include violinists Ashley Horne and Claire Chan, violist Amadi Azikiwe and cellist Wayne Smith. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-chamber-players-annual-black-history-month-program-tickets-89427685615

The Eleventh Anniversary New York City 2020 Fine Art Show & Sale 

Presented by: Harlem Fine Arts Show | Location: Riverside Church – 490 Riverside Drive Date(s): Thursday, February 13 – Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) celebrates the African Diaspora by bringing together contemporary artists with the growing class of collectors for a weekend of events and activities. The HFAS provides a platform for highlighting advances made in the arts, education, economics, healthcare, and other areas. Additionally, it recognizes and honors those who by working in these various sectors, have dedicated themselves to raising up their communities and those who live in them. The goal of facilitating this coming together is to showcase cultural ideas and raise awareness of this extraordinary body of work created by these international, national and  local artists. For more information, please visit: www.hfas.org

 Three on 3 Music: A Tribute to the Concert Spiritual

Presented by: Three on 3 Music | Location: Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church – 15 Mount Morris Park West Date(s): Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Three on 3 Music will present “The Spiritual as a Solo Art Song” featuring Jasmine Muhammad (Soprano), Patrice P. Eaton (Mezzo-Soprano), George Johnson III (Tenor) and Wayne Arthur Paul (Baritone). Tickets are $20. For ticket information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-on-3-the-concert-solo-spiritual-tickets-85854652577

Made In Harlem: I Remember Harlem

Presented by: Maysles Documentary Center, The Documentary Forum at CCNY, City College Center For The Arts, and Third World Newsreel | Location: Maysles Documentary Center – 343 Malcolm X Blvd.  Date(s): Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Though arguably no other New York City neighborhood has generated as many conflicting representations as Harlem, one singular documentary stands out – I Remember Harlem, directed and produced by legendary filmmaker William Miles. Miles’ epic film lovingly renders the diverse, 350-year history of Harlem as both a living, breathing neighborhood and as the cultural hub of African-American life. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/made-in-harlem-i-remember-harlem-tickets-89624165291

The Gathering XIV Pt. 2: A Spotlight on Africa’s Contributions to the Harlem Renaissance

Presented by: New York African Chorus Ensemble | Location: Our Lady of Lourdes School – 468 W 143rd Street Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 5:00 pm

New York African Chorus Ensemble will present The Gathering XIV Pt. 2 in celebration of Black History Month and highlighting Africa’s contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. The event will begin with a film screening of We Are The Endless Roar followed by live performances from New York City’s all-women drum line Batala NYC and Bokandeye African-American Dance Theater that will showcase some of the African dances and drumming styles that have influenced the African American cultural landscape. Additionally, legendary Broadway performer, composer and pianist Emme Kemp will evoke the jazz greats of the Harlem Renaissance while the New York African Chorus Ensemble will perform African traditional songs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gathering-xiv-pt2-concert-tickets-86702376141

A Tribute to the Composers of the Harlem Renaissance

Presented by: Harlem Opera Theater | Location: Church of the Intercession – 550 West 155 St. Date(s): Saturday, February 29, 2020 – 5:00 pm

In tribute to this flourishing period, Harlem Opera Theater will highlight the stage works of William Grant Still, Harry Lawrence Freeman, Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin. The mission of Harlem Opera Theater is to unite and celebrate underserved performers, composers and audiences. Tickets are $15. For more ticket information, please visit: www.harlemoperatheater.org

SPRING/SUMMER 2020 EVENTS

The Romare Bearden Foundation Cinque Artists Series at the Harlem School of the Arts

Presented by: The Romare Bearden Foundation and Harlem School of the Arts | Location: Harlem School of the Arts Theater – 645 St. Nicholas Avenue Date(s): Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 6:00 pm

In the spirit and legacy of the Cinque Gallery founded by artists Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis and Ernest Crichlow, this contemporary program, presented by The Romare Bearden Foundation, aims to continue the ideal of artists gathering to exchange information and resources. The Cinque Artist Series presents art professionals, practical information, and gives a platform for artists to showcase their work and for adult artists, students and enthusiasts to share in discussions in an intimate setting. Topics include: Global travel, Artist archives, Exhibition spaces, and more. This year will have a focus on the Harlem Renaissance, as part of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://www.beardenfoundation.org

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Presented by: Museum of the City of New York | Location: Museum of the City of New York – 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd St.) Date(s): Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – 6:30 pm

To mark the centennial of the start of the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of creativity that transformed African-American arts and culture in the 1920s and ’30s, Jeffrey C. Stewart discusses The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954), known as the “father” of the Harlem Renaissance. Locke was a renowned academic and queer philosopher whose cultural impact continues to resonate today. Stewart will consider Locke’s tremendous influence on the artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance and his new aesthetic philosophy of urbanism in the black city. Following his presentation, Stewart will be joined in conversation by Harlem style intellectual Lana Turner, co-founder and chair of The Literary Society.

This program is part of MCNY’s annual Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History series. Following the talk, there will be a ticketed reception and book signing. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets start at $15. For more ticket information, please visit: https://www.mcny.org/event/new-negro-life-alain-locke

Teachers College Celebrates Harlem Renaissance 100

Presented by: Teachers College, Columbia University | Location: Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 West 120th Street Date(s): Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 10:00 am

In celebration of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration, the Teacher’s College will host a book talk, a lecture, a teacher workshop, listening salons, and a gallery talk. The day will also include a multimedia exhibition featuring TC alumni Charles Alston, Alma Thomas, Aaron Douglas, Donald Byrd, and Gwendolyn Bennett. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.tc.columbia.edu/

Dance Theatre of Harlem 2020 New York Season 

Presented by: Dance Theatre of Harlem | Location(s): New York City Center – 131 West 55th Street Date(s): Wednesday, April 15 – Saturday, April 18, 2020 

The celebration continues! The late, legendary Arthur Mitchell’s extraordinary vision for ballet in the 21st century is vibrantly alive with performances featuring live music and a new generation of choreographic voices. Fifty years ago, Mitchell and master teacher Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem to challenge perceptions and create new opportunities. The institution continues to build on this important legacy with a stirring look at the future of ballet at New York City Center. Tickets start at $35. For ticket information, please visit: www.dancetheatreofHarlem.org

The Frederick Douglass Continuum 2020

Presented by: Echoes of Our Ancestors African-American History & Song | Location: Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – 140 W. 137th St. Date(s):  Saturday, May 2, 2020 – 5:00 pm

Tami Tyree, founder and curator of Echoes of Our Ancestors African-American History & Song, both coordinates and performs in this community tribute, now in its third year, to iconic abolitionist, statesman, journalist and father of the American Civil Rights movement – Frederick Douglass. The event brings historians and community artists, activists, civil servants, and clergy together in an afternoon of music, oratory, dance, and special tributes with reception following. The festivities occur at the historic Mother A.M.E. Zion Church where Douglass and other abolitionists were members. This program is secular and sponsored in part by Manhattan Community Fund. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://www.echoesofourancestors.com/

Jazz Icons of Harlem – A Series Celebrating American Cultural Innovators

Presented by: Harlem One Stop | Location: Various Date(s):  Saturday, May 8, 2020; August 2, 2020; September 26,2020 and November 29, 2020

The inaugural Jazz Icons of Harlem – A Series Celebrating American Cultural Innovators will honor some of  Jazz music’s most legendary names including Mary Lou Williams, Philippa Duke Schuyler, George  Gershwin and Billy Strayhorn with a special commemorative celebration of their vast contributions to American culture held on each of their respective birthdays – Mary Lou Williams (May 8), Philippa Duke Schuyler (August 2), George Gershwin (September26) and Billy Strayhorn (November 29). For more information and to RSVP, please visit: www.harlemonestop.org

Nightclub at the Museum: Boaters Ball 

Presented by: New-York Historical Society  | Location: New-York Historical Society – 170 Central Park West Date(s):  Thu, May 14, 2020 – 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society presents a celebration of the music and fashion of Harlem in the 1930s with a special edition of its History After Dark Series – Nightclub at the Museum: Boaters Ball. Harkening back to an era when, in mid-May, men switched from their heavier winter hats to their straw boater hats, the evening will be set to the sounds of Dandy Wellington and his jazz band. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Members). For more information, please visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/boaters-ball-dandy-wellington-and-his-band

Harlem Renaissance Live Radio Play: STEW

Presented by: Harlem Stage | Location: Harlem Stage – 150 Convent Avenue (At West 135th Street) Date(s): Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 7:30 pm

Tony award-winning playwright and actor Stew returns to Harlem Stage with a music-centric radio show that will explore contemporary echoes of the Harlem Renaissance via myth and mystery, real and imagined history, masks, and masculinity, along with the challenges of personal and political change and the art that may or may not spark it. Creators: Stew, Davalois Fearon, and Elissa Buxbaum. Tickets are $15. For ticket information, please visit: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/liveradioplay-stew

11th annual NYC Multicultural Festival

Presented by: New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc. | Location(s): St. Nicholas Avenue (Between 141st and 145th Streets) Date(s):  Saturday, May 30, 2020 – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc will present the biggest neighborhood party with the 11th annual NYC Multicultural Festival celebrating cultural diversity as well the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. The Festival will feature music, dance, food, fashion, and arts & crafts representing countries to include Greece, Ireland, Brazil, China, Russia, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Nepal, Italy, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, India, Thailand and many more. This year’s theme will center around Royalty with every performing group incorporating their respective traditional royal institution of their home country. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-nyc-multicultural-festival-tickets-63407153503

The Ordering of Moses featuring Damien Sneed 

Presented by: The Harlem Chamber Players and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | Location(s): Cathedral St John Divine Date(s): Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 7:30 pm. 

The Harlem Chamber Players will close their 12th Anniversary Season with the masterpiece oratorio, “The Ordering of Moses,” by Nathaniel Dett in tribute to the Harlem Renaissance Centennial. This once-in-a-lifetime performance will feature heralded composer, music director and conductor Damien Sneed (including a world premiere arrangement of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”), Met Opera soprano Brandie Sutton, alto Raehann Bryce-Davis, Tenor Issachah Savage, and Met Opera baritone Justin Austin, a 100-piece choir comprising members of Chorale Le Chateau, and an orchestra comprised of members from The Harlem Chamber Players. Tickets start at $25. For ticket information, please visit: http://harlemchamberplayers.org/

Uptown 2020 

Presented by: The Wallach Art Gallery | Location(s): The Wallach Art Gallery – 615 West 129th St. Date(s): June – August, 2020 

In celebration of the Harlem Renaissance centennial, the second iteration of the Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown triennial, Uptown 2020, will present works by contemporary artists who have been inspired by this important expression of modernism. Contemporary works will be exhibited alongside several historical works. Several exemplary objects from the Harlem Renaissance will make up the historical component of the Uptown 2020 exhibition including: Alain Locke’s seminal publication of The New Negro; an early edition of God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson and illustrated by Aaron Douglas; Harlem Hospital WPA murals by Charles Alston, Alfred Crimi, Vertis Hayes, and Georgette Seabrooke; a sculpture by Augusta Savage, and a photograph by James Van Der Zee. The rise of jazz music during the era of the Harlem Renaissance will be explored via a tableau of sound recordings, photographs, and a set model by Joseph Urban for the 1929 Ziegfeld Theatre production of Show Girl featuring Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://wallach.columbia.edu/exhibitions/uptown-2020

Film Works Alfresco: Black and Tan / A Great Day in Harlem

Presented by: Morris-Jumel Mansion | Location(s): Morris-Jumel Mansion – 65 Jumel Terrace Date(s):  Friday, July 17, 2020- 8:30 pm

In partnership with Inwood Art Works, the Morris-Jumel Mansion celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance with an evening screening on the grounds of the oldest house in Manhattan showing a selection of films that honor the musical legacy of the influential artistic movement. In advance of the films, museum educators will provide a selection of engaging hands-on activities for families. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://morrisjumel.org

West Harlem Jazz Fest Community Dance Out 

Presented by: Harlem One Stop in partnership with NYC DOT Weekend Walks | Location(s): Various Date(s): June through September, 2020 

A series of outdoor events in tribute to Harlem’s jazz and dance legacies including family-friendly activities will activate public spaces and streets in Central and West Harlem, June through September, while highlighting local businesses, restaurateurs and artisans. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: www.harlemonestop.org

FALL 2020 EVENTS

Harlem Harvest Festival

Presented by: Harlem Park to Park | Location(s): St. Nicholas Ave (between 117th Street and 118 St.) Date(s): Saturday, October 3, 2020 – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Harlem Park to Park celebrates the Harvest season and provides the opportunity for visitors to explore the Village of Harlem, one of NYC’s most vibrant food and lifestyle hubs. The Harlem Harvest Festival is the one time a year that “city meets country.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://harlemparktopark.org 

Please Note: This schedule is a highlight of events part of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration. Additional events to be announced at a later date. Events listed subject to change.

Partner Organizations

Apollo Theater, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Classical Theater of Harlem, City College Center for the Arts, Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Wallach Art Gallery, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dyckman Farmhouse, Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Office of Councilmember Mark Levine, Echoes of Our Ancestors, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce , Hamilton Grange National Monument, Harlem 2020, Harlem Arts Alliance, Harlem Chamber Players, Harlem One Stop, Harlem Opera Theater, Harlem Park to Park Harlem Pride, Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Harlem Stage, Hostelling International, Jazzmobile, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Morningside Area Alliance, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, Museum of the City of New York, National Jazz Museum, New York-Historical Society, New York African Chorus Ensemble, NYC Parks & Recreation, Summerstage, John Reddick, Revolution Books, Romare Bearden Foundation, Studio Museum in Harlem, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum for the Arts & Storytelling, The BeBop Channel, Three on 3 Presents, West Harlem Development Corporation, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

About the Harlem Renaissance 100

Harlem Renaissance 100 is a community led celebration marking the landmark 100th anniversary of the  Harlem Renaissance. This celebratory community collaborative effort is comprised of over 40 Harlem cultural institutions who will be spearheading the celebration and the launching of an extended series of programs, events and cultural activities. Harlem Renaissance 100 will showcase the artists of today while highlighting the artistic and creative energy and exuberance that became the nexus of African-American cultural identity an made Harlem a world renown community.

The mission of Harlem Renaissance 100 is to celebrate and empower Harlem and its communities. With that in mind, Harlem One Stop, the project convener and manager Harlem Renaissance 100 will, will facilitate and mobilize cultural assets, through strategic Harlem cultural collaborative partnerships, to create and coordinate programming which explores the impact of the Harlem Renaissance.  

Harlem Renaissance 100 sets a path to bolster Harlem’s legacy for future generations and to draw together historic preservation, cultural identity, and community empowerment as a generator of local and visitor engagement. 

About Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop is a 501(c)3 community-based destination marketing organization and tour operator for upper Manhattan–Harlem & Washington Heights-Inwood, committed to the preservation of Harlem’s cultural and historic assets while contributing to the economic development of the area. Founded in 2006, Harlem One Stop’s goal is to identify opportunities for economic equity uptown. By establishing strategic alliances and collaborating with a network of cultural institutions and business organizations, Harlem One Stop presents upper Manhattan as a premier destination to the local, regional, domestic, and international visitor/travel sectors through its diverse marketing initiatives. 

Initially incubated by the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization and funded by a cultural tourism grant from the Arts & Business Council/NYSCA, Harlem One Stop is designed to boost tourism, strengthen Harlem/New York’s ability to draw diverse visitors, give tourists a greater choice of authentic experiences and foster exciting collaborative opportunities to market ethnic and artistic traditions.

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