SIMUL: A Signature Piece for the Viaduct's 125th Street Arch

SIMUL, a signature art installation to be beneath under the Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street, will play as a double metaphor. It’s connecting Harlem to the wider New York, as well as bringing local residents together under the bridge. SIMUL intertwines with the bridge, and at the center is the meeting point of the tubing system, which can be called the nucleus of the piece. The center could be described as an intermingling of tubes, which is meant to represent how, although the people are all different, the city is one interconnected community. Everyone who lives in the city, even short-time visitors, is a New Yorker.

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Dust Specks on the Sea at Hunter College East Harlem Gallery

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is presenting the exhibition, Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti through March 2, 2019.

The French Caribbean is made up of two islands—Guadeloupe and Martinique—and the state of French Guiana, which sits on the northeastern edge of South America. These Overseas Departments are officially governed by, and are politically, economically, and socially connected to, France. In the Greater Antilles, the nation of Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. In 1804, after over a decade of rebellion led by slaves, Haiti gained independence from France and forever changed the history of French sovereignty in the Caribbean.

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Arturo O'Farrill performs at Manhattan School of Music of Music

On March 28th, he will conduct the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra in the renovated Neidorff-Karpati Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Miguel Covarrubias: Mexican Influence on the Harlem Renaissance

Curator and radio host Savona Bailey-McClain will talk with gallerist Spencer Throckmorton and Norberto Rivera on the friendships that Miguel Covarrubias developed with such Harlem luminaries as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ethel Waters and WC Handy. Covarrubias was enthralled with the Harlem scenes and created many caricatures of common people or for books and magazine.

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Savona Bailey-McClain
Hilton Als talks on James Baldwin

Cities across the US are planning events to commemorate the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, a historic movement that fueled the Great Black Migration and also introduced the Jazz Age shortly after WWI.

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