Imhotep's Guide to Black Events

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 8/2/2018, 11:23 a.m.
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Smokey Robinson, Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, visit

Gladys Knight and the O’Jays, Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South St., New York, N.Y.


Tracy Morgan, Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A- 401, West Nyack, N.Y. For ticket information, visit

Eddie Griffin, Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For ticket information, visit


“Whitney,” an in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. At select theaters. Visit


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announces that a “lost” chapter and manuscript of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” are returning home to Harlem at the Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard), New York, N.Y.  Visit


Second annual “Ode to the Black Fiddler” Music Festival. Free live string music—jazz, alternative, hip-hop, spiritual and classical—performed by professional musicians of color. Food, drinks, vendors, giveaways and more. Suitable for the entire family. Saturday Aug. 4 at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Gallery, 439 W. 127th St. Donations suggested.

Harlem Week 2018—“Women Transforming the World: Past Present and Future.” Subtheme, “The Community Within the Community,” recognizing and celebrating the LGTBQ community.

Economic Development Day. Saluting Women: keynote speaker, White House correspondent April Ryan saluting “Women in Media.” Summer in the City. Family Festival. Uptown Saturday Night. Harlem Havana Kick-off /Afro-Cuban Musical Festival /ImageNation Film Festival. Harlem Summerstage/Jazzmobile. Friday Nights Out/5K Run and Health Walk. Visit

For Harlem is an inclusive annual event that celebrates Harlem’s youth, heritage and community. Monday Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. Marcus Garvey Park and Richard Rodgers Amphitheater. Visit

Tune in to 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly for “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at, and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Archived online at For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere,, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or call 212-592-3279.