Celebrate International African Arts Festival

The 46th Annual International African Arts Festival will return to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...

Writing On It All offers free fun on Governors Island

If you want to leave your mark, it’s time to write on the wall. Writing On It All is a participatory writing project open to all interested members of the public.

Ceramic artist Susan Beecher leads Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts summer workshops

Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts will have a series of workshops during the summer. Sugar Maples is a part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

AENY celebrates anniversary

A day of fun-filled activities for youth and adults is on the agenda for the one-year anniversary celebration of the ARTs East New York community arts center.

Harlem Arts Fest holds annual gala

In the early 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance symbolized the awakening of a modern global consciousness of the African diasporic identity expressed through the arts.

Interesting artistic forms at the Met

The exhibit, “Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms,” now on exhibit at the Met Breuer at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, opens on the fourth floor with a multitude of friendly faces peeking out of a sheet titled “Divisor (Divider).”

‘Paramour’ ends April 16—Go see it!

I’ve told everyone that “Paramour” is a must-see because it is so original and creative, combining circus acrobatics with romance and a star-is-born storyline.

Malpaso Dance Company: Cuban dance comes to Brooklyn

Together Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble’s “Dreaming of Lions” (March 1-4) were a hit! For this debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-founder, artistic director and dancer, Osnel Delgado of Malpaso, ...

ASAP Ferg to donate painting at first A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction

Rapper ASAP Ferg is donating a large scale oil painting that he originally debuted during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 to the A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction that will take place this weekend in New York.

Danny Simmons’ ‘Hoppin the Hoodoo Express’ opens at HSA

March 16 a new art exhibition goes up at the Harlem School of the Arts titled, “Hoppin’ the Hoodåoo Express,” featuring the works of abstract expressionist painter Danny Simmons, curated by Jonathan Patton, HSA Visual Arts Director.

BAM’s celebration of Black women filmmakers closes with rousing reception

Among other things, “Daughters of the Dust” is a film deeply concerned with making sure that history and culture are not lost.

'My Home Is Not Your Backyard’ at Corridor Gallery

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Caribbean Fine Art Fair proudly announced the opening of “My Home Is Not Your Backyard” with an opening reception Feb. 26. Curated by Oshun Layne, the exhibition (which runs locally until March 26) is ...

Apollo, American Son, Brooklyn Is Africa, Black designers

Feb. 25, The Apollo Theater presents “AFROPUNK Unapologetically Black: The African American Songbook Remixed, A Celebration of Black Protest Music” at 7:30 p.m.

Tony winner Tonya Pinkins takes on directing role with one-act play

When you hear the name Tonya Pinkins, you probably think of the TV actress (she’s most well-known for her role on “All My Children”).