Community Events

Silent Procession
Neo Afro Karibbean Festival
Small Business Saturday
Damaged Virtue

Love It or Hate It: Public Art and Controversy
Love It or Hate It: Public Art and ControversyThursday, November 30 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street

On buildings and sidewalks, in parks and on subways, public art is subject to far more intense popular scrutiny than art in galleries or museums. Join leading scholars and artists to examine how art in public spaces can serve as a flash point for larger social debates.
Day With(out) Art: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS
Ballet Hispánico
8th Annual Harlem Crafts Fair on December 10
Greening the Grid: New York's Energy Future

El Barrio in the ’80s
El Barrio in the '80sTuesday, December 12 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street

When Brooklyn-raised photographer Joseph Rodriguez first debuted his body of work shot in Spanish Harlem in the 1980’s, it truly captured the spirit of the neighborhood. During this era, El Barrio was confronted with some of the city’s most endemic problems including crime, drugs, AIDS, and chronic unemployment. Despite this grim prognosis, the neighborhood still maintained a vibrant community and sense of pride. Now, three decades later, his new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s, revisits this groundbreaking series of photographs – unearthing huge new caches of images and re-framing the project as one that pushed beyond documentary into the realm of fine art. To celebrate the launch of this book, photographer Joseph Rodriguez will discuss his experience photographing the neighborhood and the inspiration behind these images.

House of Duende
Mambo wednesdays

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