imhotep's guide to black events 7/26/12-8-1/12

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/1/2012, 5:05 p.m.
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  • "A Celebration of Our Sons through Words and Images" is a group art exhibition by 10 visual artists at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. art gallery located on the second floor at 163 W. 125th St., east of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. The exhibition is free and on view now through Aug. 8 by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the curator, Gregory Mills, at (212) 749-5298.
  • "Great Day in Harlem," the daylong family-oriented event, is kicking off Harlem Week 2012 on Sun., July 29. Participants will enjoy an outdoor festival, picnic, fashion show and concerts saluting gospel, dance, theater, Latin, R&B and jazz. There will also be arts and crafts, food from around the world, vendors, exhibitions, corporate exhibits, career recruitment and much more! The theme for the day is dedicated to the late, great Hal Jackson's "Sunday Classics." For a full schedule of the day, an overview of Harlem Week 2012 and vendor information, visit
  • "Arts and Activism (Originality in Hip Hop)" is a candid conversation taking place Sun., July 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, with world-renowned artists and thinkers who are trailblazers in the world of hip-hop. Led by April R. Silver of Akila Worksongs Inc. the roundtable discussion will include Toni Blackman (MC, pioneer in hip-hop education and founder of I Rhyme Like a Girl); Joan Morgan (award-winning journalist, author and provocative cultural critic); Adesola Osakalumi (actor, choreographer, dancer, co-creator of the off-Broadway classic "Jam on the Groove" who is currently starring in the title role in "Fela!" on Broadway). Free and open to the public! For more information, call (718) 756-8501 or email
  • Legendary broadcaster Bob Law invites the public to a Namaskar Legacy Auction featuring art by renowned artists like the legendary Tom Feelings and Leroy Cambell, rare recordings by great Black musicians and more. Sun.,July 29 from 3-5 p.m. at Namaskar, Law's health and wellness shop, 643 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 636-1967.

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