Spirit & Mind

Harlem Word: Dr. Alondra Nelson talks about the importance of genetic ancestry testing in the African American community

Dr. Alondra Nelson is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and awarding winning author who has published numerous books such as “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.” Through her work, Dr. Nelson looks at the ways ancestry, race, and DNA come together in American society.

A Fitness/Aerobics Intructor in Training, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center!

Tenisha DeWindt, from the Harlem Health Promotion Center, who is training to become a certified fitness and aerobics instructor with the Department of Parks & Recreation, held her first aerobics session at the Hike the Heights event on June 4th at Highbridge Pa

#BlackGirlMagic: The Complexity of Your Spell

Mar 31 2017 7:30 pm

Join the National Black Theater for a celebration of Black Girl Magic—of everything that makes black women and girls so incredible. This will be a show to remember!


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Black Athletes and the Freedom Struggle

Mar 23 2017

Champion athletes and the fight for social justice go hand in hand. The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture is hosting an event to discuss great black athletes and the ways they fought to make America a better and more just place.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Harlem!

The leader of our neighbor to the North paid a visit to Harlem last week! Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was in town to watch Come From Away, a brand new Broadway show. The show tells the true story of Gander, Newfoundland, a town that came together to help Americans who were unexpectedly stuck there when their flights were grounded on 9/11.

The Benefits of Art: The BeWell Youth Board Visits the Whitney Museum

Jul 29 2016 2:00 pm

Did you know art can help you to decrease stress, increase positive emotions, and clear your mind? And you do not even have to be an amazing artist to benefit from it!

Science and Health: Columbia teams up with famed artist for research into the science of creativity

What makes the mind of an artist tick? Where do their ideas come from? That’s what researchers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute wanted to find out.

Our Rights, Our Identities, Our Communities: Forum on Women's Issues

Mar 9 2017 9:00 am
Mar 9 2017 1:00 pm

There are many issues that women living in NYC face. But you don't have to face them alone. The NYC commission on Human Rights is hosting a forum on women's issues at John Jay College, so that you can have the opportunity to discuss these issues and learn. There will be a pair of panels, one on community building and one on combatting sexual harassment.

In the News: Celebrate Black History Month right here in Harlem

February is Black History Month—a time to reflect on the rich and proud history of African-Americans. In honor of this month, Congressman José E. Serrano and State Senator José M. Serrano are holding a Black History Month Celebration of President Obama’s work and legacy. The celebration will take place on Monday, February 27th, from 10am-1pm.

I Am Not Your Negro: A New Film on James Baldwin

James Baldwin, a writer and scholar, was one of the 20th century's greatest experts on racism and the treatment of black people in America—and a resident of Harlem. A new film, I Am Not Your Negro, presents Baldwin's thoughts on race and on the great civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, both of whom he knew personally.

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