Spirit & Mind
Harlem Word: Dr. Alondra Nelson talks about the importance of genetic ancestry testing in the African American community
Dr. Alondra Nelson is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and awarding winning author who has published numerous books such as “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.” Through her work, Dr. Nelson looks at the ways ancestry, race, and DNA come together in American society.
The most beloved gospel ensemble from South Africa, Joyous Celebration is making their way to Harlem to celebrate their 20th anniversary! Their magnificent, powerful music is a can't-miss experience.
Come join the Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theater Group and the Harlem Arts Alliance for an evening with Broadway actor/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson! The celebration will feature thrilling performances, including those by the Brodway casts of The Color Purple and Jitney, Santiago-Hudson's new show.
Come and see a thrilling and important new show! Universes, an ensemble that blends theater with jazz, hip-hop, and the blues, presents Party People, a show about the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Party. The show explores the history of both parties, and how their work is still felt today. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see a brilliant show!
The Holiday Season has come to Harlem! Celebrate by taking a tour of Harlem's Holiday Windows, festive displays featuring scenes from the Harlem Renaissance. After the tour, enjoy fun, family-friendly events such as a musical performance or a visit to the Harlem Holiday Expo (activities vary by date). The tours on 11/30 and 12/3 are free!
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season by seeing a play at the legendary Apollo Theater! The First Noel, presented by the Classical Theater of Harlem, is a heartwarming and emotional holiday musical set in Harlem, incorporating the neighborhood's musical traditions.
Are you interested in seeing an exciting new play? Sell/Buy/Date, by Sarah Jones, is for you! The play, which features Jones playing multiple roles, gives a look into the lives of people impacted by the sex trade. Come and see this exciting, emotionally powerful play!
Get moving and while you learn! This walking tour, presented by Harlem One Stop Cultural Heritage tours, will show you the history of music and dance, and big bands in Harlem and it finishes with a swing dancing class! See the history of Harlem dance, and then do some dancing yourself!