Old School NYC

Opens Friday, September 17th – El Museo Del Barrio 1230 5th Ave @104 St.

For the most part, I thought Latinos were relative newcomers to NYC; the Nueva York (1613-1945) exhibit at El Museo Del Barrio proves otherwise. Presented in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, this intriguing exhibition reveals the powerful role that Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have played across four centuries to help shape New York into the most culturally vibrant city in the world. Art works, documents, printed books, artifacts, an installation by Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell, and a documentary by Ric Burns all serve as testaments to this dynamic history.

For more info: elmuseo.org/

Check out the NY Times Review of the exhibit: Here

The Battle of Harlem Heights

Saturday, September 18th 11AM to 4PM – 65 Jumel Terrace Uptown

Celebrate the first victory of the Revolutionary War. Special guests from Scribble Town, an organization dedicated to helping kids learn through art, will host a crafts table. Participants can create a colonial history scroll, use a quill pen and learn about parchment in colonial times.

For more info: nycgovparks.org/

Check the UC story on the area: Here

Viva Mexico

Sunday, September 19th starts at 11:30AM – Madison Ave from 27th to 39th streets

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence at this daylong festival that attracts crowds of more than 250,000. Catch performances by folk dancers and mariachi bands as the parades of 5,000 marchers go by. The parade coincides with the annual Celebrate Mexico Now festival, now in its seventh season, on September 16-30. Don’t forget New York Authentic Mexican Restaurant Week, which promises Prix fixe dinners, special menus and tequila pairings at several Mexican restaurants around the city. If you are feeling more adventurous you can have a three-course dinner based on worms conceived by visual artist and chef Philip Ross, and paired with mezcal and special salsas. Tomorrow 8PM, Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St., Brooklyn. $40.

For more info: worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/galoscorp.com/

Check the Daily News full list of festivities: Here

Briana E. Heard

Beautification Day

Sunday, September 19th 10:00AM – 2:00PM – Heather Garden Fort Tryon Park

Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust for their September Beautification Day. Help ensure that Fort Tryon Park remains one of the most beautiful green spaces on Manhattan Island.Work gloves and tools will be provided.

For more info: nycgovparks.org/

Park Portfolio – Fort Tryon Park

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Sunday, September 19th 1PM and 5:45PM –  2537 Broadway @ 95th Street

Check out Tamra Davis’ documentary/memoir The Radiant Child, about artist extraordinaire and icon Jean-Michel Basquiat. This is a must see movie that is receiving much critical acclaim.


To purchase tickets: symphonyspace.org/

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