Imhotep's guide to Black events

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 5/23/2013, 2:59 p.m.
Imhotep's Guide to Black events


  • The New York African Film Festival is underway at Columbia University's Institute of African Studies, Maysles Cinema Institute and BAMcinematek. For complete film festival information, visit www.Filmlinc.com.


  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Friday, May 10-Sunday May 12 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall. One Center St., Newark, N.J. Call 1-888-GO-NJPAC or visit www.njpac.org.


  • Community2Community (C2C) launches "Hope and a Future--A Celebration of Hati" on Friday, May 10, at the Christian Cultural Center campus, 1220 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn. The event officially inaugurates Haitian Heritage Month, the world premiere of "The Story of the Water" and C2C's "Ayiti Marche." There is a suggested donation. Sponsored by WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM, the Amsterdam News, Armour Creole, Positive Community and the New York Daily News. For more information, visit events@community2community.info or call 718-393-7740.
  • The Eagle Academy Foundation celebrates Eagle Week now through May 11, bringing together educators, parents, community leaders and elected officials to design programs and strategies to help inner-city youth succeed. Among the events scheduled are:
  • ProfessionalDevelopment Conference Thursday, May 9, 8a.m.-3p.m. Eagle Academy-Bronx 4143 Third Ave., Bronx, N.Y.
  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to keynoteannual"Savingour SonsBreakfast"Friday,May 10,8:30a.m.-11a.m.Yankee Stadium, Legends Suite
  • "All-Male Youth Summit" Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Boys & Girls High School 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. For more info, call 212-477-8370 or visit www.eagleacademyfoundation.com.
  • "African Liberation at Home and Abroad." CEMOTAP will host Harlem Poet Laureate George Edward Tait on Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. 135-05 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y. Admission is free. For more info, call 718-322-8454.
  • Help! Urgent! The Afrikan Poetry Theatre (APT) is in danger of closing its doors due to the cutting of federal arts funds. APT is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of cultural, educational, recreational and social development programs. This is an institution that has served our community for 37 years! APT is depending on your generous support during these trying financial times (all donations are tax deductible). For more info, visit http://afrikanpoetrytheatre.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 to 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 to 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 igbexp@gmail.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.