Talks at the Schomburg: Motown + Fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join designer Emilio Sosa (ESosa), writer and fashion expert Michaela Angela Davis, and other guests in conversation about Motown’s impact and legacy in the world of fashion. Michael Dinwiddie, associate professor, Gallatin School and current president of the Black Theatre Network, will moderate.

For more information, view the event on the Schomburg's website

Harlem CDC and Chase 2014 First-Time Home Buyer and Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

THE SEMINARS OFFERED IN THIS FREE WORKSHOP SERIES WILL HELP PARTICIPANTS TO UNDERSTAND
HOME OWNERSHIP IN THE BROADER CONTEXT OF BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL PLANNING.
THIS SERIES OF HOME BUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED THREE TIMES IN 2014.

WORKSHOP SERIES I
DATES:

Thursday, April 10 2014 - The Home Buying Process (Part 1)
UNDERSTANDING AFFORDABILITY AND QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE LOAN

Crafting Creativity Workshop

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday April 19th 1-3pm

Come join Tara Tonini in a workshop to unlock your creative energy!  This workshop will begin with an asana, meditation and mantra practice dedicated to Saraswati the goddess of the arts.  Tara will lead the class using key asana poses to unlock the creative juices before moving into a sewing workshop.
Students will learn the basic function of the sewing machine as well as how to cut and sew their very own yoga mat bag.  The sewing project will be completed in the workshop for each student to take home.

Ayurvedic Wellness Consultation

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Ayurveda translates from Sanskrit as “Knowledge of life.” Like the natural world, we are also made up of the elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth; and we can choose those foods, activities and thoughts that keep our elemental constitution in balance. Come learn how your Prakriti (elemental constitution) can best be nurtured to create robust health and a deep sense of well being.

Keith Faison Presents an Easter Show

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm

Featuring: The Drifters

Gallery Tour: Draped Down

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Draped Down, led by a knowledgeable museum educator.

In 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. The term seems as prescient today as it did when Hurston first recorded it. Draped Down highlights the ways in which feminine beauty is constructed, traced and interpreted in painting and photography.

Target Free Sunday- Hands On: Dressed to Impress

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fashion is a powerful tool that conveys message without words! Join this workshop for an opportunity to become a fashion designer and learn how to create fashion drawings based on works in Draped Down.

View the Studio Museum in Harlem's full Events Calendar

Powdered Feet Run Club at HYS

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Powdered Feet Run Club at HYS - Mondays 6PM

Arts & Minds Series B

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Join us for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions during a guided tour and art-making workshop. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being.

*Arts & Minds is free but reservations are required. Call 646-755-3726 to reserve your place. Participants may only sign up for Series A or Series B. Series B will be a repeat of Series A from the previous week.

Before 5: Marjorie Eliot

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Marjorie Eliot, the woman behind the legendary Harlem parlor concerts. The performance will be followed by a conversation with Eliot.

Before 5 is a Schomburg series that features premiere afternoon events for our daytime audience.

Amateur Night: Show Off

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:30pm

The winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000!

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.  Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booed off stage.  At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

Uptown Open

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

Our monthly open mic series, presented in partnership with Urban Word NYC is a safe, uncensored space for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Uptown Open is run for youth by youth, with youth DJ’s, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

View Harlem Stage's full events calendar

Visually Speaking: A Worldview from Guyana

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Many contemporary depictions of Guyana and its people—whether via the image or the written word—continue to center on the exotic, the colonial, and the touristic. Award-winning photographers Nikki Kahn and Keisha Scarville will share their artistic visions and portfolios and explore their ongoing work to tell Guyana’s stories and to counter historic and contemporary stereotypes about the former British colony and its wide-reaching Diaspora.

The Singers Lounge

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Ayurvedic Wellness Consultation

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Ayurveda translates from Sanskrit as “Knowledge of life.” Like the natural world, we are also made up of the elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth; and we can choose those foods, activities and thoughts that keep our elemental constitution in balance. Come learn how your Prakriti (elemental constitution) can best be nurtured to create robust health and a deep sense of well being.

Gallery Tour- Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series, led by a museum educator.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series presents an intimate look at an ongoing series that Weems began in 2006. The artist stands, with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. The resulting images act as ruminations on the collecting and exhibiting practices of these sites.

The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome!

Target Free Sunday- Hands On: My Museum, Inside Out

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

In Carrie Mae Weems: Museum Series, she stands with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. What would be on the inside of your very own museum?  In this workshop participants will create a museum of their own through mixed-media collage, integrating images of some of the same locations Weems visited for her series.

Family Programs are funded in part, by Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th Council District, Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council.

Powdered Feet Run Club at HYS

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Powdered Feet Run Club at HYS - Mondays 6PM

Arts & Minds Series A

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Join us for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions during a guided tour and art-making workshop. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being.

*Arts & Minds is free but reservations are required. Call 646-755-3726 to reserve your place. Participants may only sign up for Series A or Series B. Series B will be a repeat of Series A from the previous week.

Estate and Gift Planning Seminar

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them?  How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities?  Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it?  Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes?  Most importantly, what will be your legacy?

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