Changing Face of Harlem, a documentary about Harlem’s ongoing transformation told from the voices of longtime residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy, is in the home stretch to complete the film. This month they have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $30,000 to meet final post-production costs. Post-production costs cover final sound mixing, edit, color correction, and costs of archival footage, graphics and music.
To help Changing Face of Harlem meet their goal, go here to donate. The campaign runs for the month of March.
Read prior posts here on Changing Face of Harlem.
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Tagged Changing Face of Harlem, documentary, Entertainment, film, Harlem, Shawn Batey
This January 21st, Democracy Prep Public Schools, which operates six charter schools in the Harlem area, will be hosting “Inauguration of a DREAM: a Celebration of Education, Service, and Democracy” from 10 am to 4 pm at the Harlem Armory. This event is free and open to the public. It will feature live music, guest speakers, food, door prizes, and community service opportunities to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This event will coincide with the second Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
If interested in attending this event, please RSVP by January 15 at Eventbrite.com.
Democracy Prep is a growing network of six free, open-enrollment, high-performing no excuses public charter schools committed to preparing scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Teachers and staff currently educate more than 1,500 scholars in grades K-12 at six schools across the Harlem neighborhood. To learn more about Democracy Prep Public Schools, visit their website.
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Tagged 10026, 10027, 10029, Barack Obama, community service opportunities, Democracy Prep. Martin Luther King, education, Harlem, Jr., Kids, Martin Luther King Jr., politics, President Barack Obama, presidential inauguration, public charter schools
Listen up! The Maysles Institute in Harlem will be hosting an exclusive event soon for its members. It’s one you don’t want to miss if you love Cuban history as I do (see blog post on visit to Cuba). And if you’re not a member, you may want to become one to meet fellow members from the Harlem and NYC area.
Maysles Cinema, which is located at 343 Lenox Avenue between 127th and 128 Street, is having a reception for members only on Monday, October 15 at 6:30 pm. After the reception, Maysles Cinema will be screening the film titled Cuba: An African Odyssey at 7:30 pm. “Cuba: An African Odyssey explores the 300,000 Cubans who fought alongside African revolutionaries: from Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa. Cuba, an African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.” Click here to watch a trailer of the film.
As mentioned, this event is exclusive to Maysles cinema members and requires a reservation to attend. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org and to become a member go to mayslesinstitute.org/membership.
Hope to see you there!
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Tagged 10027, 343 Lenox Avenue, Albert Maysles, Cuba, Cuban History, Entertainment, Harlem, history, Maysles Cinema, poltics, travel
On June 19th, Harlem4Obama will host the State of Women in Politics: Emerging Women Speak Forum at the Apollo Soundstage from 6:30-9:00pm. The purpose of this event is to engage women in the private and public sectors, who have not previously considered public office and to address the overall political landscape as it applies to women nationally, in New York City and in Harlem.
Emerging Women Speak is part of an ongoing movement to ensure that young women step forward to shape and advance progressive policies and politics in our changing community and nation.
Tickets are $25. Register at Eventbrite.com to attend.
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Tagged Harlem, Harlem4Obama, politics, public sectors, women
I had the privilege and delight of attending a fundraiser to re-elect President Obama at Harlem’s Apollo Theater (read actual tweets here). The event was filled with great entertainment from Lin-Manuel Miranda MCing, to India Arie performing, to the Rev. Al Green blessing us with his singing sermon. And yes, POTUS Obama sang too, i.e. Let’s Stay Together. Here are a few photos from the Jan. 19 event at the Apollo. Hope you like them! Enjoy!
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Tagged 125th street, Al Green, Harlem, Harlem4Obama, India Arie, Lin-Manuel Miranda, President Barack Obama, The Apollo Theater.
The Changing Face of Harlem documentary, which is capturing Harlem’s rebirth of the last decade needs our help. The director of Changing Face of Harlem is looking to use photos-and maybe film footage-of an artist/performer who performed in Harlem during the 1930s or 1940s. If you know of someone who has photos of a Harlem artist from that time period, please go to the Changing Face of Harlem Facebook page or contact the director at email@example.com. Another option is to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and HarlemGal Inc. will make sure it get’s passed on to the director.
The second option is to find the family of a Harlem artist/musician/dancer/singer etc. Maybe this amazing person who performed in Harlem back in the day continued their personal legacy through family? If you know of someone who had a mother or father that performed in Harlem the 30s or 40s, the director is looking to use those photos and film footage for her documentary. Again, if you know of someone, use the contact information above.
And last, if you’re wondering why the Changing Face of Harlem director is looking for these photos and film footage, she is working on strengthening the history section of Harlem in her film.
Hope we can help! Have a wonderful day Harlem!
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Tagged art and culture, Changing Face of Harlem, Films, Harlem, history, Shawn Batey
For those interested in voicing their concerns or have questions about Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights, there is a town hall meeting this Thursday, July 21, with elected officials and government agencies at The Church of the Ascension, located at 221 West 107th Street. Start time is 6:00 p.m. See details below to RSVP!
Posted in Community, education, Events, Free!, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC, politics
Tagged Harlem, Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, Scott Stringer, town hall
According to The New York Observer, Harlem is getting a “secret agent.” Well, actually Fifth on the Park is. Apparently, Glen Sergeon Jr., who got him dubbed the “Secret Agent” by Forbes magazine back in May has said goodbye to his Greenwich Village penthouse for a three-bedroom apartment in the condo tower Fifth on the Park. Records show that the Secret Agent himself paid $1.42 million for his new place on the 20th floor of the 28-story building located near Marcus Garvey Park at 120th Street.
The article mentions that Fifth on the Park is the tallest apartment building in Harlem and the Secret Agent’s “new 1,884-square-foot home offers all the modern amenities, such as state of the art kitchens with granite counter tops, washer/dryers, central air conditioner and heating systems, cherry wood floors, oversized windows, 9 – 10′ ceiling heights, marble baths with soaking tubs and custom closets.” And the Secret Agent is getting a deal. There are almost no taxes to pay, due to the 421-a program.
Hope the residents at Fifth on the Park are excited about having a “secret agent” living in their building. Maybe they will dub him the James Bond of Harlem?
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Tagged Fifth on the Park, Glen sergeon Jr., Harlem, Marcus Garvey Park, politics, real estate, secret agent, the new York observer
The director of Changing Face of Harlem has informed us that there is an interesting film playing tonight at the Maysles Cinema, located at 343 Lenox Avenue. For one night only, see award-winning Freeing Silvia Baraldini tonight, July 6th, at 7 p.m.
The film is about an Italian national who was arrested in the 80′s and sentenced to 43 years in prison in part for her participation in helping to free a Black Panther from prison.
To read more about the film and purchase tickets, go to Maysles Cinema.
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Tagged documentary, film, Freeing Silvia Baraldini, Harlem, Lenox Avenue, Lisa Thomas, Margo Pelletier, Maysles Cinema
Jun 13, 2011 @ 7:00
If you’re not on Flipboard, Taptu or Pulse on your Ipad, get there soon. I am finding a load of information about Harlem on these app tools, such as Gadling, which has a profile of Harlem up on their site. Gadling is an AOL travel blog.
In their profile on Harlem, they list different things to do than The Boston Globe or The Financial Times. They tell their readers to check out places in Harlem, such as the Jazz Museum, Hip Hop Culture Center, Patsy’s in Spanish Harlem, WYZ Bar at the Aloft Hotel and more. Check out the complete story yourself by clicking here!
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