Author Archive of Westharlem

Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character
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The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference - HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR TICKETS, THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE ARONOW THEATRE ON CAMPUS TO ADEQUATELY ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE. Where: City College of New York - Aronow Theatre located on the first floor in the North Academic Center. (MAP) Entrance is

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Participatory Budgeting

After months of preparation, now is your chance as an Upper Manhattan resident to make your voice heard on how to improve our community with $1,000,000 in public funds. For the third year in a row, my office is offering the community the opportunity to get directly involved through Participatory Budgeting. This year we have an exciting slate of 11 projects, from parks improvements, to school renovations and public housing upgrades. Also, for the

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Coffee with Council Member Mark Levine

Please come out and meet your City Council Member Mark D. Levine in the first of our “Coffee with Levine” series, a monthly meeting between community residents and the Council Member. Our first event will take place in Washington Heights at Carrot Top Pastries on January 29th at 9:30 a.m. Please bring your neighbors and spend some quality time to chat with your Councilman face to face over some delicious coffee and other goodies in the morning.

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Art Makers: A Conversation with Camille A. Brown

Dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown is a four-time Prince Grace Award winner and her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers most recently was nominated for a 2016 Bessie Awards for Outstanding Production for the work BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. She is the 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, 2015 USA Jay Franke & David Herro Fellow, 2015 TED Fellow, and a 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient.

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Post Election Community Conversation

We understand that many local residents are still reeling from the results of this week’s Presidential election. Many in our community are hurt, concerned, and looking for information on what this means for the next four years. In light of this, Council Member Mark Levine is hosting a Community Conversation on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm at the George Bruce Library located on 518 West 125th Street between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway. We ask

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W 150th Block Family Thanksgiving Dinner

W 150th St BLOCK THANKSGIVING November 20th 3pm-5pm (set up and food donations start 12noon) NOTE LOCATION CHANGE New Heights Academy 1818 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10031 (entrance on Amsterdam btw 150/151st) Email us: Learn More: or on Facebook at /unify150

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“Shelter” New Group Exhibition & Artist Talk at HSA

Harlem School of the Arts and the National Association of Women Artists in cooperation with Violence Transformed present "Shelter" a group exhibition representing more than 60 female artists featuring creative works in painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. The exhibition opens at the Harlem School of the Arts, December 1 -January 3, 2017. with  an Artist Talk on Thursday, December 8th from 6pm - 7:30 pm. Opening Reception, December 8th,

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Harlem School of the Arts ArtScape Summer Camp, Ages 4 – 12

The Harlem School of the Arts offers a summer of fun in the arts for children ages 4-12. ARTScape Summer Day Camp is an arts experience like no other. Campers enjoy a variety of classes in 4 different art forms: music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Weekly trips to NYC’s cultural destinations and afternoon swimming highlight the three 2-week sessions. Each session culminates with a performance for campers’ families and friends. Join the fun!

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Hamilton Heights – Sugar Hill Weekend Walks 2016

Hamilton Heights Weekend Walks 2016 - 11x17Cultural Festival & Artisan Row #2 - Saturday, June 11th #3 - Saturday, July 16th 12 Noon - 6PM Hamilton Place, W 144th Street - W 142nd Street Live Performances Family & Kids Activites, DJ Music, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Board games, Swap & Shop, Swing & Salsa Classes, Community Arts Organizations & After-school programming resources Demonstrations and Constests Visit

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NYCGrow Pop+Shop Sweet Spot Festival

Saturday, June 18th, 10am-5pm Opening Day celebration, complete with music, food, farmers, additional craft and food vendors, art making and kid's activities.   Farmers Acevedo's Farm Vegetables from Orange County, NY. A New Farmer Development Project participant. Artisan Oven, Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, NJ Back to the Future Farm/Ole' Mother Hubbert Milk, poulty, eggs, and gelato from Orange County, NY

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