IMAGENATION Film Festival on the 135th Street Lawn

FULL SCHEDULE

Monday, July 12 – Good Hair with performance by Black Sheep
Thursday, July 15* – Still Bill with performance by Jeremy James
Monday, July 19 – Freedom Riders with performance by Nakia Henry
Monday, July 26 – The Spirit of Salsa (NYLIFF screening & HBO) with live salsa! (Raindate August 2)
Wednesday, July 28 – The Other Side of the Water with performance byDJARARA
Thursday, July 29 – The Princess and the Frog
Monday, August 2 – Los Que Se Quedan (Those Who Remain)
Monday, August 9 – Reel Sisters of the Diaspora film screening
Saturday, August 14 – The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang with live tap dancing!
Sunday, August 15 – Soundtrack for A Revolution preceded by a special tribute to Lena Horne
Monday, August 16 – Rise-Up with performance by Judah Tribe

**All screenings take place at the 135th Street Great Lawn with musical acts starting at 7:30PM and movies beginning at 8:30PM.  Rain venues TBA.

Children’s Art Carnival End of Year Exhibit

Dear Friends!

Please join The Children’s Art Carnival students and staff for our 2010 End-of-Year Exhibit and Silent Auction Benefit. The event will showcase works created by the wonderful, young artists participating in our Spring Cycle programs. In addition, Children’s Art Carnival Instructors and creative affiliates will be exhibiting art and other offerings through a Silent Auction; proceeds will benefit The Carnival’s programs.  Please join us in celebrating our awesome students, and support The Carnival by bidding on your favorite items!

We hope to see you there!


Outdoor Art Exhibition in St. Nicholas Park Begins June 16th

IN DIALOGUE

The City College of New York The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc.

Division of Humanities & the Arts www.myharlem.org/ 212-690-0867

www.ccny.cuny.edu/ (212) 650-8836

ANNOUNCEMENT RELEASE

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens– Jimi Hendrix

West Harlem, NY …. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. and The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities and the Arts are hosting a daring exhibition in historic St. Nicholas Park — bringing contemporary art installations by new artists that mix history, community and landscape together for residents and New Yorkers alike. Public viewing begins June 16th.

As apart of the college’s MFA program, a special “studio” was created last fall. Artists Scherezade Garcia and Marcie Revens were chosen from a panel to participate in the exhibition “In Dialogue”.  Historic St. Nicholas Park which slopes below the neo-gothic campus of City College was designed by George Browne Post and overlooks both West and Central Harlem.

The college’s motto: Respice (Past), Adspice (Present), Prospice (Future), suits this exhibition especially well. In result, this collaboration bridges new attitudes and forges bold artistic expressions.

The MFA program at The City College of New York provides an opportunity for students to study studio art in the heart of the art world — New York City. The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities & the Arts insures an intensive professional experience and affords students the opportunity to follow their creative vision in a collaborative environment. The MFA Program offers instruction in the theory, practice, and teaching of the visual arts through a required sequence of courses as well as in-depth training in one or more of the following areas of specialization: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or ceramic design.

The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is a twelve year old, cultural arts and preservation organization. WHAF offers exhibition opportunities for artists and creative professionals wishing to share their talent with residents in Northern Manhattan and around the city. The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. showcases art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to our part of the city; promote historical and cultural heritage; and support community involvement in local development. The organization’s African symbol is the double crocodile from West Africa. Funtunmmireku-Denkyemmirreku means unity in diversity

This exhibition is in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and its Public Art Program administered by the venerable Mr. Jonathan Kuhn and Ms. Jennifer Lantzas. Special thanks are given to Manhattan Community Board 9 and the Friends of St. Nicholas Park for their support.

Friends of St. Nicholas Park Receive Discount on NYC Parks Book

A new book featuring photos of St. Nicholas Park and other NYC parks titled: Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks by Joel Meyerowitz is available from Aperture’s website with a special 50% discount off the retail price of $65. More info below.

Website:

http://www.aperture.org/legacy.html

Use Discount Code: NYCPARK10

Receive 50% off the retail price of $65.

Hope you enjoy the book and the photos of our beloved St. Nicholas Park!

Hey Walkies Dog Park Website Featured in iPhone commercial!

The NYC Parks website called Hey Walkies now has an iPhone app so dog owners can locate a dog run anywhere in the city. It was recently featured in an iPhone commercial. Our very own St. Nick’s Dog Run is on the map within the application. If you have some time, log-in to Hey Walkies and upload photos of your dog at St. Nick’s Dog Run! Show the NYC dog community how great our dog run community in St. Nicholas Park is!

Harlem Wildlife! Including Bald Eagles & Red Tail Hawks

An amazing website called The Origin of Species has chronicled sighting of Bald Eagles in Harlem and have up close-up photos of a Red-Tail Hawk in St. Nicholas Park. These, coupled with the recent sightings of coyotes in Morningside and Central Parks, make for an exciting winter in Harlem.

Below are the links to the these posts.

Bald Eagles recorded in HD along Hudson River near West Harlem Piers.

http://yojimbot.blogspot.com/2010/02/nyc-eagles-in-hd.html

More Bald Eagles in Harlem

http://yojimbot.blogspot.com/2010/02/more-harlem-eagles.html

Bald Eagle in Harlem

http://yojimbot.blogspot.com/2010/02/harlem-eagle.html

Photos of Red Tail Hawk in St. Nicholas Park

http://yojimbot.blogspot.com/2010/01/mystery-of-headless-squirrel.html