Posts tagged as: Art

“Franco the Great” Paints Christmas in Harlem

“Franco the Great” Paints Christmas in Harlem

As the holidays arrive, street artist Franco Gaskin is out in the cold making Harlem more festive.

Hispanic Society Appeals for Renovation Money

Hispanic Society Appeals for Renovation Money

The Hispanic Society of America, which houses the world’s largest collection of Hispanic art, plans massive renovations.

Dominican, Jewish Youth Unite to Perform

Dominican, Jewish Youth Unite to Perform

The YM/YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood will present a musical about Jewish refugees escaping Hitler and taking refuge in the Dominican Republic in the 1930s.

Budget Cuts Threaten Uptown Arts Organizations

Budget Cuts Threaten Uptown Arts Organizations

After Gov. Paterson vetoed state grants for community organizations, many prominent uptown arts associations have been struggling to raise money.

Dominican Artists Find a Place of Their Own

Dominican Artists Find a Place of Their Own

A new exhibition and gallery space at City College offers Dominican-American artists a chance to express themselves.

Financial Struggles Force Famed Harlem Music School to Cut Classes and Students

Financial Struggles Force Famed Harlem Music School to Cut Classes and Students

Harlem’s most famous music school was forced to cut enrollment and curriculum this fall.

Art Invades Uptown Laundromats

Art Invades Uptown Laundromats

As the Laundromat Project moves uptown, Harlem residents will see art crop up by the washers.

Mi Casa, Su Galería: Brownstoner Showcases Harlem Artists

Mi Casa, Su Galería: Brownstoner Showcases Harlem Artists

Lawrence Rodriguez is the owner, founder and curator of Casa Frela Gallery, in the heart of Harlem at 47 West 119th Street. He lives upstairs.

Harlem Rokku Mi Rokka: One Block, A West African Music Trove

Harlem Rokku Mi Rokka: One Block, A West African Music Trove

African music has percolated into indie rock; three stores on W. 116th Street spread the sound.

A Scene Change Uptown: Albert Maysles Gives Documentaries A New Voice

A Scene Change Uptown: Albert Maysles Gives Documentaries A New Voice

Albert Maysles, legendary documentarian with more than 45 years of filmmaking experience, lived at the Dakota for decades with the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. In 2005, he moved uptown, started a cinema, opened a film school, and completely changed the meaning “a night at the movies” in Harlem.

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