WHAT’S UP(TOWN) – MOVEMENT EDITION
By: Adrian Thompkins & Shebrelle Hunter-Green
Welcome to the latest What’s Uptown blog post about neighborhood happenings in Harlem and surrounding Upper Manhattan areas for the upcoming weekend of October 3, 2014.
What: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents Fall Open House & First Fridays: Black Mecca, Collective Memory, “an opportunity to sample some of the exciting programs taking place at the Schomburg from guided tours and talks, to performances, live music and extended hours in our galleries, plus explore two new exhibitions. In addition, a special Fall Open House talk will feature Jessica Care More, executive producer of Black WOMEN Rock who will speak on her experiences growing up in another black mecca, Detroit “Motor City” Michigan. Click here to RSVP in advance online.
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd New York, NY 10030
When: Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6:00-10 PM
What: “Gallery Tour Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989” Once again Target Free Sunday and the Studio Museum of Harlem offer children and adults alike an opportunity to learn about contemporary art in this first museum survey of Los Angeles-based conceptual artist, Charles Gaines’s early work. The exhibition will feature seventy-five works of art from the beginning of a career that now spans four decades. RSVP online in advance here.
Where: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027144
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00pm.
What: “Hands On: Art-making with The Laundromat Project,”a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to making art more accessible. Inspired by Charles Gaines’s collaborative Motion: Trisha Brown Dance (1980–81), this week’s program reminds us that sometimes, we are the art, both canvas and paint brush. Teaching artist Sydnie Mosley will assist in choreographing a short dance sequence!
Where: The Studio Museum in Harlem, Workshop A, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027144
When: Sunday October 5, 2014 from 2:00 -4:00pm
What: As a yoga student for over 15 years now, I also recommend Parish Life Yoga Classes.
Where:The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
When: Saturday October 4, 2014 from 8:30 – 9:30am and a beginner’s class from 10:15am – 11:15am
Adrian’s Pick of the Week: Okay, I’m biased since I am the proud papa of a Yorkie-Poo!
What: Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals. This signature service, “the Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass) composed by Paul Winter and Paul Halley, brings together a massed choir of hundreds of voices, a dance performance by Forces of Nature, and musical performances by the Paul Winter Consort, all in celebration of the beauty of the animal kingdom. The event concludes with the Procession of the Animals, a silent parade of creatures great and small down the Nave of the Cathedral followed by an outdoor fair with information on socially conscious organizations, vegetarian-friendly food trucks, face painting, animal companion blessings and more musical performances the Mettawee River Theatre Company.
Where: The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York, NY
When: Sunday October 5, 2014 from 11am - 4pm.
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Thoughts and of What’s Up (Town) are those of Adrian Thompkins and Shebrelle Hunter-Green and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC