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Harlem Is...

Celebrating the rich history of Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black
and Community Works present an exhibition Harlem Is…, which honors 30 individuals, including artists, business people and politicians.

"The exhibition is Harlem’s timeline, featuring personalities that have made Harlem more popular," said Troy Bent of the Schomburg Center.

The photographs, some of which date as far back as the early 1900’s, depict individuals like opera singer Betty Allen, historian Dr. Yosef ben Jachannan, Afro-Latin Jazz musician Joe Cuba, and author Rosa Guy.

The exhibition consists of two parts. The Schomburg Center features ten text panels and photographs. Community Works presents neighborhood maps, writings of young students, sound and video clips, and archival photos which are on display at Aaron Davis Hall at City College.

In addition, Community Works will present performances, workshops, and tours.

The Schomburg exhibition will be on display through August 31. The exhibition at City College will close on April 6.

Past Featured Events


The Twentieth Century Borough
The Lubavitch of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Primitive
Raices: The Roots of Latin Music in New York City


New York Diary
Natural New York
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Horn and Hardart’s Automat
New York Eats Out
The Big Apple Circus

Wild Life
Picture Language of the City
Home of the Free

February 10

The Bush Foreign Policy

Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century will offer a forum with U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks.

34 East 34th Street at Madison Avenue
$7; 7 p.m.
RSVP to [email protected]

Beauty Secrets Revealed
A talk with Deirdre Imus, director of Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology, about the hazards hidden in home and personal care products

City Bakery
3 West 18th Street
$15; 7 p.m.
Reservations required

A Biography in Four Voices
A film and discussion about W.E.B DuBois

Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza
Free; 6 p.m.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, vocalist Alan Bridges will present a program of songs

St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street
Suggested donation $2; 1 p.m.

Medicare Appeals Process
A workshop about  the appeal process for hospital discharge, nursing homes and home health care claims and other issues related to Medicare

105 East 22nd Street
4th floor conference room 4A
Free; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Future of the City
A discussion about the future of New York City from an architectural point of view

New York University Law School
Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Greenberg Lounge
Free; 6:30 p.m.

February 10 – February 11
Westminister Kennel Club

127th annual dog show

Madison Square Garden
Seventh Avenue
, between 32nd and 34th Streets
$41, $26 for children under 12;
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

February 11

Violence Prevention Training and Certification for Educators and School-Based Counselors

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
$70; 5 p.m.

Changing Values: American Painting Between the World Wars
Matthew Baigell, former director of the art-history graduate program at Rutgers University, will discuss the impact of nationalism on American painting.

1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street
$25; 6 p.m.

The Silent Crisis- Seniors, Depression And Mental Health
Lower Manhattan Healthcare Coalition/Manhattan Coalition on Mental Health Issues of the Elderly will offer a forum addressing issues concerning the Asian, South Asian, and Latino populations.

Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street between Willett & Pitt Streets
Abrons Arts Center
, Room G05
8:30 a.m.
212-983-4800 ext 153

A performance by violinists Sabina Racheyeva and Entela Barci

180 Maiden Lane
180 Maiden Lane at Front Street
Free; 12:30 p.m.

20 Years of Frontline
A panel discussion about investigative TV journalism

Museum of Television and Radio
25 West 52nd Street
$15; 6:30 p.m.

Idiosyncratic Stories: Books Made by Self-Taught Artists
Illustrated lecture by Calene Ryan, curatorial assistant at the American Museum of Folk Art

Donnell Library
20 West  53rd Street
Free; 12:30 p.m.

Get Unstuck, Organized, And Out Of Your Own Way
A business seminar about attaining goals through effective time management and organization.

Brooklyn Public Library’s Business Branch
280 Cadman Plaza West
Free; 6 p.m.

February 12

Dr. Andrew Weil Interview
A talk about changes in medicine

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
$15; 6:30 p.m.

Overview of Social Security Benefits and Solvency
A lecture by James W. Green, public affairs specialist at U.S. Social Security Administration

Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
Free; 5: 30 p.m.

Hypnosis: Reaching from the Inside Out
A workshop on self-hypnosis techniques

McBurney YMCA
125 West 14th Street
$20; 7 p.m.

A performance by American Horn Quintet

Manhattan School of Music
Greenfield Hall
120 Claremont Avenue at 122nd Street
Free; 6 p.m.

Nature and Figure Drawing
A drawing lesson for students of all skill levels

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue
Free; 2:30 p.m.

February 13

City and State Budget Developments
Citizens Advice Bureau will offer a forum with Doug Turetsky, communications Director at Independent Budget Office, and Patricia Villasenor, a legislative advocate with United Neighborhood Houses

Citizens Advice Bureau
172nd St bet. Jerome and Townsend Avenues, Bronx
Free; 3 p.m.
718-365-0910 ext. 33

True Education Reform: New York City's Blueprint
Cornell University Institute for Workplace Studies will offer a forum on
school reform

The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues
$45 including dinner; 6:30 p.m.

Relationships Workshop
New York City Male Involvement Consortium will offer a workshop as part of the
Empowerment Workshop Series.

127 West 127th Street, 3rd floor
6:00 p.m.

Giving Back
A forum with representatives of cultural and nonprofit organizations who will detail their volunteer opportunities

New School University
66 West 12th Street
Free; 6 p.m.

Mayor Bloomberg's Housing Vision
Women's City Club of New York will hold a meeting focusing on the details of Mayor's Bloomberg housing plan.

Lincoln Square Synagogue
200 Amsterdam at 69th Street
$10; noon
RSVP at 212-353-8070

Gotham Jazzmen
A performance by New York City jazz artists

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 12:30 p.m.

Keeping Track: The Millennium Edition
Citizens' Committee for Children  will offer a forum with City Council Speaker  Gifford Miller, and Gail B. Nayowith, executive director at Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.

City Hall, Red Room
10:30 a.m.
212-673-1800 ext.10

The Media and the Mayor: Does Spin Make the Man?
A panel discussion with Norman Adler, president of Bolton-St. Johns; Wayne Barrett, senior editor of The Village Voice; Joyce Purnick, columnist for The New York Times; and Michael Wolff, columnist for New York magazine.

New School University
66 West 12th Street, Room 510
Free; 6 p.m.
RSVP to 212-229-5418

February 14

Images of African Americans in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A gallery talk with Hazel Rodriguez

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11 a.m.

A Thriller of a Dinner for Valentine's Day
A three-course dinner and presentation of “The Night of the Hunter” starring Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters and Lillian Gish

Cafe St. Bart's
Park Avenue at 50th Street
$40; 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Reservations recommended

Getting the Job: The Search
A workshop with resume and career consultant Georgia Donati

Washington Heights Library
1000 Nicholas Avenue
Free; 2 p.m.

Valentine Swing
A dance with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz At Lincoln Center
The Supper Club
240 West 47th Street
$35; 9 p.m. dance (8 p.m. dance lesson)

A New Diaspora: Crisis-Induced Emigration
A lecture by Lia L. Friedman, Universidad de Rancagua; and Anahi Viladrich, Columbia University

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
4:30 p.m.

Sing Your Heart Out
A Valentine's Day celebration featuring Karaoke, live song and dance for lovers

Snug Harbor Cultural Center , Staten Island
1000 Richmond Terrace
8 p.m.

February 15

English Festival of English Sword Dancing
A dance performance

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; noon

Louis XV: Rococo and Neoclassical Magnificence
A gallery talk with Ronald Freyberger

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 7 p.m.

Triboro Bridge and Randall’s Island
A walk through three boroughs with Tom McBreen

Meet at NE corner of 1225th Street and Lexington Avenue
$3; 11 a.m.

February 16

The Lubavitch of Brooklyn
A gallery talk with photographer Steve Hoffman about the exhibition

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
2 p.m.
212-534-1672 ext. 206

A performance by Gramercy Ensemble, featuring Beth Anderson (flute), Kathryn Kienke (violin) and Ruth Alperson (piano)

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 2:30 p.m.

Pianist Andrew Tate will perform works by Bach, Stravinsky and Shostakovich

Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street
5 p.m.



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