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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.

A Fitness/Aerobics Intructor in Training, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center!

Tenisha DeWindt, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center, who is training to become a certified fitness and aerobics instructor with the Department of Parks & Recreation, held her first aerobics session at the Hike the Heights event on June 4th at Highbridge Pa

Gospel Choir Joyous Celebration 20th Anniversary Concert!

Dec 6 2016 10:00 pm

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.

An Evening with Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Dec 7 2016 7:00 pm

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.

Party People: A New Theater Experience

Dec 1 2016

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!

Harlem Holiday Windows Tour!

Nov 29 2016

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! 


"The First Noel"– A holiday musical!

Nov 21 2016

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.

Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW), Nov 20-26

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. Take some time this week to learn more about Alzheimer’s and what you can do to help your loved ones who may be dealing with it. Here are some facts and tips that can help!

Sell/Buy/Date: A New Play!

Nov 12 2016 6:00 pm

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!


Harlem Swing Dance Walking Tour and Class

Nov 10 2016

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!

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