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Show Me The Money! Access to Capital + Building Business Credit

Are you operating a small business?

Join us at our event on Tuesday, October 30th focused on helping you gain access to capital and build your business credit.

This event is the place to be for business owners ready to grow or scale their business.

Attendees can also meet one-on-one with advisors and learn about the many ways the Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund supports entrepreneurs. All participants pre-qualify for a Credit Builder Loan up to $5,000 from HEF. (Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund)

Get the inside perspective from experts and lenders on:

Which types of financing options are most appropriate for you

What lenders look for in potential borrowers

Tools to help build and manage your credit

We are pleased to announce that this special event is sponsored by Capital One Bank Investing for Good and that all attendees will receive a manual on establishing business credit.

Register today for essential strategies for raising capital and building business credit.

Refreshments will be served and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

QUESTIONS? Call the Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund at (212) 749-0900 ext.122 or email hef@harlemcommonwealth.org.

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Comedian Michael Blackson and Friends at the Apollo

Michael Blackson and Friends at the Apollo – Comedy Show Live Performance

Door Time: 6:00pm

Lineup Includes

Michael Blackson

Gerald Kelly

Carl Payne

Stephanie McRae

Accessible Tickets

To better accommodate your needs, Apollo Theater has requested that all special seating accommodations be solicited only through their representatives. Please contact a Apollo Theater representative for further help with your ticket purchase.* Advance ticket purchase may be required.

* Box office information is subject to change.

Telephone Number(s):Box Office: (212) 531-5305

Service Hours:

Monday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am-8:30pm

Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 12 Noon-5:00pm

Sunday: n/a

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Comedy In Harlem: Stand-Up Showcase

Long Island native Jamie Roberts grabs the mic at National Black Theatre, where he’ll host Comedy In Harlem, a showcase of some of New York’s hottest stand-up comedians. Here’s your chance to get a live taste of local talents who’ve made a splash on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and MTV.

Enjoy a great night of comedy with two shows from some of the best up and coming comedians in and around New York City. Each show features comedians who have the star power looking to break into the New York comedy scene. Jamie Roberts will be host for this night at the historical National Black Theater in Harlem USA. A Long Island native, Roberts’ personality and style help warm up any room, and he has a history of hosting great events from benefits to comedy tours. Performing alongside Jamie are comics that you may have seen on Comedy Central, Tru TV, HBO, BET and MTV for a fun night of laughs.

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Comedy In Harlem: Stand-Up Showcase

Long Island native Jamie Roberts grabs the mic at National Black Theatre, where he’ll host Comedy In Harlem, a showcase of some of New York’s hottest stand-up comedians. Here’s your chance to get a live taste of local talents who’ve made a splash on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and MTV.

Enjoy a great night of comedy with two shows from some of the best up and coming comedians in and around New York City. Each show features comedians who have the star power looking to break into the New York comedy scene. Jamie Roberts will be host for this night at the historical National Black Theater in Harlem USA. A Long Island native, Roberts’ personality and style help warm up any room, and he has a history of hosting great events from benefits to comedy tours. Performing alongside Jamie are comics that you may have seen on Comedy Central, Tru TV, HBO, BET and MTV for a fun night of laughs.

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J-Bird Music For The Arts Annual Benefit Gala

New York nonprofit J-Bird Music for The Arts is pleased to announce its First Annual Benefit Gala on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7-9 PM in New York City! JBMFTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides services that nurture a community supporting performing arts and music in education for youths throughout New York State. The Benefit Gala will take place in the historic ArtSpace Building / PS109 located at 215 E. 99th Street in upper Manhattan. Proceeds from the event will go towards the organization’s mission of supporting performing arts in New York education.

The event will be hosted by the organization’s Founding Executive Director, Joanne J-Bird Phillips, who is a Bronx native and a long-time resident of Long Beach, NY. Having enjoyed and performed music most of her life, learning drums at age seven, Joanne is a Hartke endorsed bass guitarist and hand-percussionist. Phillips founded J-Bird Music for The Arts six years ago in order to help keep the performing arts alive and accessible to all. Through special events and collaborations, JBMFTA provides resources, musical instruments and necessary equipment so that all young people may experience the joy and excitement of learning, performing and/or appreciating the performing arts.

The Benefit on Oct. 3rd will feature special performances by two young musicians from Goshen Central High School in Orange County, NY, where JBMFTA provided a flute in a hard shell case and a new acoustic guitar for their music program. In addition, Lexy Cassell, student at New York’s prestigious Long Island High School of the Arts and the first Youth Ambassador for J-Bird Music for The Arts will be performing as well as, NYC singer-songwriter, Jordan Siwek who will bring his energetic live performance of his original songs from his new album, Sun Inside You.

The event is sponsored by Celebrity Fashion Eyewear Designer Corey Woods,  who will be giving one free pair of his designer sunglasses to each person attending the event. Private Chef, Chris LaVecchia, will dazzle the crowd with his delicious lite bites during the evening. In keeping with the nonprofit’s mission in supporting music and other performing arts, Samsung will be providing a “music composition station” equipped with four Tab S4 tablets. They will also provide a Note 9 “selfie station” and the Gear 360 Camera to livestream the event on the JBMFTA Facebook page!

Other in-kind sponsors who will provide free goodies to the crowd include:
REDD Bars
Aloe Gloe
Vegan Rob’s
Essentia Water

Tickets for the event are only $20, which is tax deductible and includes complimentary food, beverages, live entertainment and gift bags. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance at the button below. Space is limited!

Event Details

WHAT: First Annual Fundraising Event for the nonprofit
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 7-9 PM
WHERE: ArtSpace at PS109 @ 215 E. 99th Street, New York, NY in the lower level (El Taller Latino Americano gallery)
WHY: To take advantage of the JBMFTA Founding Executive Director Joanne Phillip’s broad network in the music & arts community throughout NY state to raise funds to support the nonprofit and its mission to nurture performing arts in education

JOANNE J- BIRD PHILLIPS
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

In 2012, Joanne founded J-Bird Music for The Arts, Inc. with the vision of reviving arts programs by providing much needed equipment, instruments and resources in order to enrich the lives of youths through arts education. She wanted to bring that same joy, excitement and creativity to youths everywhere, especially in areas that are under-served or underfunded.

Through J-Bird Music for The Arts, Joanne brings her vision alive. From her tireless efforts as a brain tumor survivor with a second chance to live and continue on this mission, she has provided much needed equipment and support to music and arts programs throughout New York State including Still Waters In A Storm in Brooklyn, Long Beach High School in Long Island and Goshen Central High School in Orange County, NY.

CHEF CHRIS LAVECCHIA
Chris LaVecchia has been a professional Chef for 13 years, and has worked under some of the best Executive Chefs, inside some of the best Restaurants, Catering Halls & Catering Companies in New York. Now, With over a decade in the Culinary Industry, he is bringing his experience & passion for cooking into your home as a Personal Chef. Chef Chris specializes in: Date Night, Anniversaries & Special Occasions. You can enjoy private dinners for two or more people. He will customize the perfect 4 course dinner to suit your likes & needs. Enjoy fine dining & five star service in the comfort of your own home.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:

SYDNEY JESSUP
Goshen Central High School Junior
Sydney, a NYSSMA Award winning music student, has aspirations to attend a liberal arts college wher…
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Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018

The Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Culture, Education and trade initiatives for Africa) in conjunction with in conjunction with Go Africa LLC, Go Africa Health, LLC, Go Caribbean Inc, Go Africa News, LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., The NYS African Chamber of Commerce & The African Union Expo, LLC. is hosting a 1 day street festival within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue) on 116 street on July 14th 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.

This program is supported, in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Parameters and Scope
The Street festival among other things be a celebration of the city’s African diversity with excellent displays of the unique goods and services provided by African & Caribbean merchants on 116th street and throughout the NYC metro area.

There will be two (2) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs and NY Region.

Event Location, Time, and Duration
The street festival will take within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116 street on July 14th in the year 2018 between the hours of 10am – 6pm.

Benefits
The Street festival is designed to promote socio-economic development, cultural awareness in the community and throughout the City of New York for the African and Caribbean local and diaspora communities, African-American, and the local community.

Music and related Festivities
There will be two (2) stages showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean will be hosted by the incomparable Sekouba Diakite, Senior Artistic Director, Go Africa Network Inc and his ensemble of Talented African & Caribbean Artists from throughout Africa and the U.S.

The artists scheduled to be performing are:

Sekouba Bolomba

Gle Tchefary

Afrikan Kartel

chigbo (Linda Obasi)

Ashe’ Jam Band

Noli Spy Ypsilon

DJ Birane

Supporters & Sponsors
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2018 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:

Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
The office of Manhattan Borough President
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat
NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo
NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie (Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2017 Street Festival)
The Honorable Assemblywomen Inez Dickens – Assembly District 70 (District where the events will take place)
Manhattan Community Board 10
The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
Ambassador of Guinea, & the Consulate General Guinea
The office of Bronx Borough President
The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
Honorable W. Franc Perry, Judge of Civil Court of the City of New York;
Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force
The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79

Corporate Sponsors:

MoneyGram

HealthFirst

Grand Marshall & Honorary Chairman

We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2018 to announce the Following:

The Honorable Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer will be returning to serve as Grand Marshall for the Street Festival again this year.

We are also pleased to announce that the NYS assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival.

Special Honorees from the Community
We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African, Caribbean, African & Caribbean Diaspora and African-American communities throughout the years:

TBA
Presenting the Go Africa Master Chefs!
In partnership with Go Caribbean, Go Africa Health & Go Africa News:

We are proud to present the Go Africa Master Chefs for the street festival on 7/14 & 7/15/2018!

The Go Africa Master Chefs will be on 8 grills cooking up African, Caribbean, and American specialties for the duration of the street festival.

The Go Africa Master Chefs will be cooking it up in addition to the other featured food merchants at the street Festival to increase your food choices and eating pleasures.

There will be no cooking contests, samplings, tastings, etc. Just cooking for your eating pleasure and enjoyment.

Live cooking with start promptly at 10am on 7/14 /2018

You can ready your appetite and forks for the following menu items and more on 7/15/2017!

African Goat

Jamaican Jerk Goat

Jerk Pork

Grilled Chi…
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2018 Game Devs of Color Expo https://buff.ly/2N0l0Ud

Join us for the 3rd annual Game Devs of Color Expo – an inclusive games expo and conference that features creators from across a spectrum of backgrounds showing off their games, building culture, and pushing games forward as an artform. #GDoCExpo

GAMES EXPO
Featuring up to 30 games from around the world playable in the Lobby, Mezzanine, and Theater of the Schomburg Center.
List of games: https://buff.ly/2z742S0

CONFERENCE
Featuring a full conference track with microtalks and panels, with realtime captioning.
Schedule and speakers: https://buff.ly/2KjvCRd

All are welcome.
The 2018 Game Devs of Color Expo is open to people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations.

Get your tickets!


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ForHarlem Community Celebration

One of New York’s most engaging summer celebrations is ForHarlem.
ForHarlem started as a 3×3 basketball tournament & back to school drive in 2017. ForHarlem has transformed into a full-on community celebration through sport, music, & culture. ForHarlem was created to address issues that directly affect Harlem and create a focal point for positive action while showcasing local talent, businesses, & partners.

As an all-inclusive annual event, ForHarlem encourages Harlem’s community & partners to get involved. Harlem families, youth, seniors, city officials, influencers, business owners, & friends will have a chance to share entertainment & community.

Harlem’s own Jaywest brings Marcus Garvey Court to life with his creative touch. Harlem b-ball legend Steven “Abby” Ruple returns with squad in hand to defend their throne on the court, while Thomas Hill aka DJ Fabb, will curate the vibes & entertainment ForHarlem. The renowned photographer John Trends will capture the essence & beauty of Harlem N.Y.

Come celebrate & partner with us!

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents “ANTIGONE”

FREE in Marcus Garvey Park

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) presents “Antigone,” a modern, Afropunk inspired version of Sophocles classic Greek tragedy. Back for its sixth season of FREE theater performances in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park the company presents a work that showcases the strength and voices of audacious women responding to rigid societal inequities. This updated work showcases ancient ideas that have taken center stage in the current climate: order, law, justice and marginalized voices confronting power and patriarchy.

Calling on the cultural landscape of African-American traditions and inspired by the Afropunk movement, while also adhering to the Greek tragic form; this fresh reimagining of the classic story will captivate, stun and inspire audiences from all backgrounds.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Uptown Shakespeare in the Park production of “Antigone” runs July 5-29, 2018. Tuesday – Sunday at 8:30pm
Previews: July 5-7, 2018
Opening Night: July 8, 2018
Closing Night: July 29, 2018

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents “Antigone,” inspired by Paul Roche’s adaptation from the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Back for its sixth season of free theater performances and affectionately known as the Uptown Shakespeare in the Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is thrilled to return to Marcus Garvey Park this summer, presenting a work that showcases the strength and voices of audacious women responding to rigid societal inequities.

CTH’s offering of ANTIGONE is inspired by the Paul Roche adaptation which accomplishes a fidelity to the original while giving CTH the flexibility to showcase ancient ideas that have taken center stage in the current climate: order, law, justice and marginalized voices confronting power and patriarchy.

Set in the city of Thebes in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other a usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But when the sister of the slain Young Brothers protests the edict, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost.

“Antigone” captures the resoluteness of a woman who refuses to back down, despite what is at stake in a patriarchal society. CTH’s fast-moving and provocative drama featuring the company’s signature uptown style, passionately speaks to the fraught historical moment we find ourselves in today.

Calling on the cultural landscape of African-American traditions, while adhering to the Greek tragic form; this fresh reimagining of the classic story will captivate, stun and inspire audiences from all backgrounds.

The company of “Antigone” includes: Obie Award winner Ty Jones (as Creon; POWER, Julius Caesar), Kahlil X. Daniel (as Teiresias), Carl Louis (as Haemon), Ava McCoy (as Ismene), Adaku Okpi (as Eurydice) and Toya Turner (as Antigone). The ensemble features Ryan Alvarado, Samantha Barriento, Denzel Fields, Daniela Funicello, Avon Haughton, Brynlie Helmich, Anthony V. Merchant, JoVonna Parks, Nedra Snipes and Thomas Varvaro.

“Our Antigone is inspired by a counter-culture movement known as Afropunk, which will be juxtaposed with the themes of tradition and order. The current political climate is ripe for this story. Women across the world are finding their voices and confronting powerful men, institutions and organizations. This timely ancient text is still clearly relevant today,” said Carl Cofield, Director of “Antigone.”

“Though we call our summer season ‘Uptown’ Shakespeare in the Park,’ we took a detour this summer to present ‘Antigone’ for one simple reason – greek plays are unafraid to question everything we value – including life. ‘Antigone’ is a story where the people, who assert they are right, clash with a system, whose leaders have the same assertion. After 2500 years, ‘Antigone’ still asks of us – are we all players on an odyssey to find our shared humanity or are we in a perpetual state of ideological warfare that will always end in inhumane violence?” – Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director of The Classical Theatre of Harlem.

CREDITS
Inspired by Paul Roche’s Adaptation of “Antigone” by Sophocles
Director: Carl Cofield
Choreographer: Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Costume Designer: Lex Liang
Lighting Designer: Alan Reynolds
Set Designer: Christopher & Justin Swader
Sound Designer: Curtis Craig
Production Stage Manager: Megan Sprowls
Projections: Kate Freer
Props: Samantha Shoffner

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Harlem Week – Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk

Last Updated: Saturday, June 2, 2018

 

A 5k run & walk through historic Harlem to bring us all together in our communities. After the run & walk everyone is invited to join us in St. Nicholas park for a community celebration featuring multiple DJs’ saluting our musical icons plus family-oriented performances produced in conjunction with the hip hop hall of fame & museum.
Event Registration: 6:00 AM / RUN & WALK START TIME: 8:30 AM
Community Celebration: 12:00 PM
Location: 135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue

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