Home to Harlem (275799)
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A new event and gallery space in Harlem aims to pay homage to the neighborhood’s creative roots and African-American culture.

Home to Harlem is a new 6,600 square foot space located inside a renovated brownstone at 246 Malcolm X Blvd. The owners say they want to tell the history of Harlem from its glory days during the Renaissance to its recent revitalization through the artwork and music.

Home to Harlem has partnered with Ernani Silva, founder of Global Visions Artists Coalition, and Minna Dunn owner of Ebony Art and curator for the African-American Museum of Nassau County, to open an art exhibition entitled “Freedom of Expression,” with a reception and musical performances Saturday, Feb. 23, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and closing Friday, March 8.

The exhibition will feature work from local artists such as Michael Escoffery, Fungcap, Carlo Thertus, Gina Sampson, Dudley Vaccianna and Jacques Goode.

Call 516-993-2136 or 516-456-5487 for more information.