Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 10/6-10/12/11
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/10/2011, 11:31 a.m.
- Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "Wynton Marsalis at 50" Oct. 12-15 at the Rose Theatre, Broadway at 60th Street. For more information, call (212) 721-6500 or visit www.jalc.org.
- WBLS-FM and WLIB present the Circle of Sisters, New York's largest expo saluting women of color, Oct. 8-9 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The expo presents a wide variety of star-studded events, celebrity speakers, author seminars and the best of R&B and gospel music entertainment. This year's expo is the biggest ever. For more information and schedules, go to wbls.com or wlib.com.
- The Ausar Auset Society will host "Sankofa Showcase," featuring some of New York City's most conscious artists in a positive, cultural and relaxing environment, Sat., Oct. 15, 8:00 p.m. to midnight. At 626 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 460-3199.
- Celebrate jazz music and culture at the annual "Jazz Treasures: Legacy, Legend and Heritage," Mon., Oct 17 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring jazz legend honoree Randy Weston and more. At the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn. For more information, call (845) 384-6350 or visit www.transartinc.org.
- "Harlem Arts Advocacy Week," nine important days of celebrating arts, culture and history, is still running through Oct. 10. For schedules and more information, call the Harlem Arts Alliance at (347) 735-4280. To RSVP for events, email RSVP@ harlemaa.org.
- Harlem Park to Park presents its second "Harlem Harvest Festival" kicking off Octoberfest, Sat., Oct 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether you're a foodie, yoga enthusiast, budding salsa impresario or family looking for fun activities, the festival has something for you. At Phillip Randolph Square at St Nicholas Avenue between 116th 117th streets. For more information, email Valerie@valincpr.com.
- The fifth annual African Day parade, when Africans in the Diaspora, including all people of African Descent, reconnect to "Mother Africa." The parade will start on 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard and proceed south to 122nd Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. After the parade, there will be a concert in front of the Harlem State Office Building. For more information, visit adelewomen.tripod.com or www.myspace.com/nkwanta.
- The Center For Culture (the Afrikan Poetry Theatre) presents "World of Writing Workshops," featuring Louis Reyes Rivera. Get information on self-publishing your book, signing contracts with publishers (big or small), and ebook, print-on-demand and audio publishers, Sat., Oct. 8 and 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Also presenting "Heritage Sunday," a sacred experience of pan-African theology. Master Teachers presents professor James Small, pan-Afrikanist and historian, speaking on "Afrikan Spirituality: What is it and Why We Should Embrace It?" Sun., Oct. 9. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. At 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 523-3312. Free admission!
- "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes" Sun., Oct. 23 at South Street Seaport and Pier 17 in NYC, Take the first step. Register today. For more information, call (888) DIABETES, Ext 3412 or visit stepout.diabetes.com.
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