Community Calendar June 21-June 27

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 6/21/2018, 12:45 p.m.
Gtreetings! This is what's happening for the week of June 21-June 27.
Katt Williams Contributed

Janelle Monae—Dirty Computer Tour, Wednesday, July 18, at 8 p.m., Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information,

Friday, July 20, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., The Smooth Cruise sets sail with Russell Tomkins Jr. and the New Stylistics, along with The Delfonics. Hornblower Infinity Pier 40, West Houston Street at West Side Highway, New York, N.Y. For information, visit

“Hallejulah Disco,” a multimedia event with Harlem Gospel Choir and Melba Moore/The Illustrious Blacks (WBAI), Sunday, June 24. Nicky Siano brings his show “Hallelujah Disco” to SummerStage, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Central Park/Rumsey Playfield, New York, N.Y. Free.


Hip-Hop and You Don’t Stop, in association with the INSITU Dance Festival, June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coffey Park, Verona Street between Richard Street and Dwight Street, Brooklyn.

It’s Showtime NYC/Lil Buck/Passion Fruit Dance Company/Restoration ART Youth Arts Academy/A Lady in the House Co with Guest DJ KS 360. SummerStage. Free.


Katt Williams, Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit


CEMOTAP presents “A Celebration of African Culture,” featuring poet Layding Kaliba and friends with a live jazz band, African cuisine and more. Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. CEMOTAP Center,135-05 Rockaway Blvd. S. Ozone Park, Queens N.Y. Admission is free. For more information, call 718-322-8454.

“Remembering Arthur Miller and Randolph Evans and the Movement That Derived From Their Deaths, Which Impacted the World.” Multiple events taking place at the House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Remembering Soweto South Africa; Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m., the 39th Randolph Evans Award Ceremony and Reception; June 30 to July 4, International Arts Festival; Saturday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the 40th anniversary of the Black United Front. For more information, call (718)596-1991 or contact www.herbertdaughtryglobal or

The 47th annual International African Arts Festival is back! Celebrating Dekawowo (Solidarity) Brooklyn’s most beloved dedication of African culture and family, saluting Winne Mandela, Hugh Masekela, Dara Iman and Dr. Sam., June 30 to July 4, 2018. African marketplace, family friendly African world music from throughout the Diaspora, all day children’s activities and play zone, first annual African World Documentary Film Festival, family friendly live performances and cultural entertainment, youth talent search, poetry, spoken word show, fashion show, African dance workshops, natural Black hair showcase, health fair for all ages, chess tournament, martial arts exhibitions and the annual IAA Festival Community Parade. For general information, for information on how to register as a vendor and for program updates, please email or call 718-638-6701.

Pastor A.R. Bernard/Christian Cultural Center presents a CCC Family Reunion, “SummerFest18.” Tweet your SummerFest plans at cccinforg. Secure your spot at Deadline is closing.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “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.