Community Calendar: Sept. 12 - Sept. 18

9/12/2019, 4:02 p.m.
Check out what's going on in the city this week!
Mary Wilson

Greetings! September 2019 opens up our GBE “African ReEducation Month,” highlighted by the “African American Day Parade,” “The Annual Sickle Cell Walk,” a NAKO program focusing on “1619 to 2019” and more. (See “COMMUNITY”).

Showtime debuts “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” at the same time that aspiring songwriter Berry Gordy made his U.S. chart debut back in Sept.1957 with his hit song “Reet Petite” for the legendary R&B superstar entertainer, Jackie Wilson,who also recorded several other Gordy hits,including “To Be Loved” (see “TV FILM)


“Ain’t Too Proud” celebrates The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Written by three time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, The Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, Manhattan. For information, call 844-379-0370 or visit:

“Hadestown—Where a Song Can Change Your Fate” From the pen of Anaïs Mitchell. Winner 8 Tony Awards,Tony winner Andre De Shields.Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th St., Manhattan. For more information, visit:

“To Kill A Mockingbird.” The classic Pulitzer book by Harper Lee which became a classic movie, now through Thurs., Sept. 19 onstage at the Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th St, Manhattan. For ticket information, visit:

“The Lion King.” Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., Manhattan. For ticket informaiton, visit:

“Kinky Boots the Musical.” Al Hirschfield Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., Manhattan. For ticket information, visit:


The 2019 season of Capitol One City Parks Foundation “Summer Stage” featuring free and benefit performances from 200 local and global artists in Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks across NYC. Free. For final schedule-location information, visit:

Jazzmobile’s 55th anniversary! The annual free summer mobile concert series is in the parks and streets, in all 5 boroughs! Free. For more info, visit:

Chris Brown—“Indigoat” Tour 2019, Fri. Sept.13 at 6:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ 07102. For more info, visit:

Chris Brown—“Indigoat” Tour 2019, Sat. Sept.14 at 6:30 p.m. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information, visit:

Savion Glover directs “The Tap Dance Kid,” Fri. Sept.13 through Sunday Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102. For more information, visit:

Charlie Wilson, Sat Sept.15 at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn. For information, visit:`

The World Famous Apollo presents “Supreme Glamour: An Evening with Mary Wilson” Sat. Sept. 17. For ticket information, visit:

Sweet Honey in the Rock, Sun. Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m, South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079. For information, visit

Janelle Monae, Wed. Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m., The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South Street, Manhattan. For information, visit


Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix standup special “Sticks and Stones.” Check listings.


“Hitsville: The Making of Motown” A new documentary featuring Motown co founders -legends, Berry Gordy and Smoky Robinson with Motown greats and vintage footage. Showtime. Check listings. Visit: