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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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“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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Inwood Needs Your Help. Out-of-Scale 27-Story Building Proposed Next to Fort Tryon Park!

The Historic Districts Council chose Inwood as one of the Six to Celebrate neighborhoods in 2011 for its historical, architectural and environmental attributes. Nearly half of the land in Inwood is public park space which preserves natural terrain and geological features of Manhattan, as opposed to the designed landscapes of many parks in New York City. Thus, Inwood’s distinctive development pattern and architecture was created in relation to the

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Harlem River Bridges Access Plan Workshops

Since the spring of 2015, NYC DOT has been leading a community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists travelling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River.  The idea is to identify transportation efforts preferred by the community to create a continuous cross-borough user experience.  The information obtained from the community will then become a part of the Harlem River Bridges Access

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Help Decide How to Spend $1 Million Dollars in Your Community

What is Participatory Budgeting? PB lets the whole community participate in decision-making. It’s a yearlong process of public meetings, to make sure that people have the time and resources to make wise decisions. Community members discuss local needs and develop proposals to meet these needs. Through a public vote, residents then decide which proposals to fund. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly

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West Harlem Development Corporation Community Holiday Celebration

West Harlem Development Corporation cordially invites you to our Third Annual Holiday Community Celebration and Toy Giveaway on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. at Columbia University's Miller Theatre at 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street). West Harlem Development Corporation les invita la tercera celebración comunitaria y entrega de jugeuetes. Para español vea detalles de promoción al final de este mensaje.    The event is FREE and open to the public.

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City College of New York President Coico’s Proposed Project Threatens Architectural Integrity of the Hamilton Heights Historic District. Residents Outraged!

Help Protect the Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Historic Districts.  Join the Historic Preservation Advocacy Committee.  After many years of community advocacy and ongoing efforts to preserve and protect the historical and architectural integrity of the Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Districts, one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods for it's rich housing stock, wide avenues, and quiet, foliaged blocks, City College of New York is about to

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The Frogs Clubhouse: a small,stately memento of Harlem’s lustrous past

Gentleman's clubs were no stranger to New York society of a century ago, but The Frogs in Harlem is largely unfamiliar to most of the city at large. Organized in 1908, The Frogs--whose name derived from the 5th-century BC Greek comedy by Aristophanes--comprised New York City's African-American theater royalty whose original members included Bert Williams, George Walker, James Reese Europe, Alex Rogers, Bob Cole, J. Rosamond Johnson, Jesse Shipp and

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National Trust for Historic Preservation: Preserving African American Historic Places

Preserving African American Historic Places By Brent Leggs, Kerri Rubman, and Byrd Wood.   The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America’s historic places the next generation. We take direct, on-the-ground action when historic buildings and sites are threatened. Our work helps build vibrant, sustainable communities. We advocate with governments to save America’s heritage. We strive to create a cultural legacy that is

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Audubon Park and Beyond: More Superb Riverside Drive Apartments!

  Around 1840, the naturalist John James Audubon, born in 1785, who died in 1851, built Minnie's Land, his estate near the current location of The Riviera Apartments, north of 155th and today’s Riverside Drive. Gradually filling with clapboard villas, becoming known as Audubon Park, this remote local was where Mrs. Clarence Day chose to have her reluctant husband baptized, in secret, as “no one knows us way up there…”  Half a century later,

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