The ‘Harvest Dome’ is lowered into an inlet at Inwood Park on Saturday after it was taken up the East River by barge. The dome is made from over 400 discarded and defective umbrellas, floating on 128 soda bottles. Via: WSJ New York Photos of the Week, July 27 – August 2 – WSJ.com.
About Let the Spirit Move You: The Documentary Let the Spirit Move You is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship – espiristmo. Because [...]
The story of NYC’s 1970s gang subculture and how it influenced the cultural phenomenon that is hip-hop. A Brief Intro From The Filmmakers From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay an unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace [...]
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the definition, history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an [...]
The Hard Rock Cafe is on the hunt for rock stars on the rise to take the stage and the “HipRocknB” Rebel TESS has answered that call! What’s at stake? The chance of a lifetime, to go on a WORLD TOUR!!!!! TESS has sounded the alarm to ALL NEW YORK CITY REBELS to VOTE. As [...]
A word from Washington Heights’ own Tess: You all know me as Tess…and my twitter blurb describes me best: Singer, Songwriter, Lover of loving, Pisces, Lefty, Only child, Corny at times. As mentioned in my video below, The Name Is Tess EP is my very first professional body of work. As you can imagine, the [...]
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The photographic exhibit Faces of Hope is a series of stark and searing portraits of people that have survived and eventually thrived over tragic circumstances. The man behind the lens is none other than the super talented Jay Franco. In an accompanying book, Ankita T. Pandya and Pie Soto tell the stories of the people [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Flaco Navaja is a problem. Not only is he a damn good actor and a spoken word artist but the man also sings like he is Hector Lavoe reincarnated. To hear Flaco sing classic Salsa tunes is to be transported to the ’70s to a crowded club somewhere in NYC, the [...]
Faces of Hope is a Photography exhibition and book about the power of the Human Spirit. Inspired by individuals who have been faced with illness, physical or sexual abuse, and discrimination, photographer Jay Franco, curator Roger Reeves and writers Ankita T. Pandya and Pie Soto have collaborated to create the Faces of Hope Project. The [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok folks, it is coming down to crunch time. The good people of East WillyB have raised nearly 15K but with only 23 days left to go on their KickStarter campaign they need your help. Remember people, if we don’t support our art, who will? So if you want to see [...]
Dimay Productions in collaboration with Curious Frog Theatre are trying to raise funds to bring to the stage their version of Two Sisters and a Piano by Nilo Cruz. Two Sisters and a Piano is set in Havana, Cuba in the early 1990’s and is a love story as well a tale of censorship, despair [...]
The good folks of East WillyB are in the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign to raise 50k in 50 days. For those that don’t know, East WillyB is about the neighborhood of Bushwick and how it deals with gentrification and its accouterments. The stellar cast includes Danny Hoch, Flaco Navaja, Caridad “La Bruja” De La [...]
That’s right people; Harvest Dome 2.0 will now become a reality. This morning this wonderful and thought-provoking project reached it’s Kickstarter Goal of $7,500. What is Harvest Dome 2.0? Harvest Dome 2.0 will be a floating installation for the Inwood Hill Park Inlet that calls attention to New York City’s waterways and watersheds. Working with [...]