Imhotep's guide to Black entertainment June 20-27, 2013
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 6/20/2013, 3:26 p.m. | Updated on 6/25/2013, 3:27 p.m.
The 2013 Smooth Cruises are coming. Gerald Albright and Alex Bugnon join New York City’s premier summer jazz series on Wednesday, July 3, on the Spirit of New York at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers. For more information, visit www.wbls.com.
“After Earth,” starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith and produced by Will and Jada Smith, is out in theaters everywhere.
The Human Rights Film Festival is running now through June 23 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, located at 144 W. 65th St., and the IFC Center, located at 323 Sixth Ave. at West Third Street. Among the featured films are “The Baobob Tree,” “Deep South,” “Fatal Assistance,” “The New Black” and more. For schedule, information and tickets, visit www.filmlinc.com/films.
The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry invites the community to see a riveting film titled “Magabe: Villan or Hero” on Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. at the Dr. John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Ave., Harlem, New York. Admission is free!
The Metroplitan Museum of Art celebrates the spirit of Juneteenth with its new exhibits, “Photography and the American Civil War” and “The Civil War and American Art.” Open seven days a week, starting July 1, and runs through Sept. 2. All exhibitions are free with admission. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org.
Dr. Yaba Blay, renowned teacher-scholar of Africana studies, will be a guest speaker at the Center for Law & Social Justice on Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. 1534 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. (between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway). For more information, visit www.clsj.org.
It’s Harbor Day! Enjoy free kids’ games, giveaways, performances, food, face painting and more on Saturday, June 22 from 11-4 p.m. at 104th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues. Come see what the harbor has to offer!
Renowned activist and historian Dr. Ronoko Rashidi has traveled the world photographing children of the African Diaspora. As CEMOTAP’s guest on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m., he will provide photographs and a compelling lecture on the roles and responsibilities of children around the globe. Parents, children, guardians, educators and others are urged to attend. CEMOTAP is located at 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., S. Ozone Park, N.Y., one block off the Van Wyck Expressway. Admission is free. For additional information, call 718-322-8454.
Doctor Bob Lee’s Make the Grade Foundation presents its annual golf classic, “Get Tee’d Off for Education” on Wednesday, June 26 at 8 a.m. at the Philip J. Rotella Memorial Golf Course, 200 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road, Thiells, N.Y. For more information, visit www.makethegrade.org.
Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM daily with “Imhotep’s On-Air Guide to Black Events” and “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m., and on WLIB-AM with “The GBE Mind Flight,” Sunday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight. The full show can be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: The “Global Black Experience” and “Global Beat Experience,” Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. We are archived online with both shows at www.wbai.org. To contact us for bookings or to reach us about your event, email firstname.lastname@example.org, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.