In the Path of the Harlem Renaissance, 1925–1950

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Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00
Sun, June 1st, 2014 | 11:00 am

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Explore post-WWI Harlem and visit the haunts of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and painter Romare Bearden, conjuring the era of the Renaissance Ballroom, the Apollo Theater, and jazz icons such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald. Join us to explore the economic and social roots of the Harlem Renaissance and its aftermath. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives.

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From Temple Israel to the Hellfighters: Jewish and Black Harlem, 1900–1924

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Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:00
Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:00 am

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By 1917, Harlem was flourishing, serving as a cultural haven for African Americans and home to the nation’s second-largest Jewish community. Explore the grand synagogues and row houses and trace the mass exodus as the subways brought immigrant Jews from lower Manhattan, and the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South to create the Sugar Hill and Harlem of legend. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives.

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Harlem with Barry Lewis

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Barry Lewis
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 17:00
Sun, March 9th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

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With its rich history in African-American politics, journalism, athletics, and culture, Harlem has evolved into one of the world's most celebrated neighborhoods. In anticipation of the exhibition The Black Fives, join Barry Lewis for a discussion on the neighborhood's enduring architecture, from its classic Victorian brownstones to its renowned ballrooms.

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Neighborhoods

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 11:30
Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Share what you love about your neighborhood after reading El Barrio and learning what makes Spanish Harlem special.

El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Tar Beach Lullabies

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:30
Sun, July 7th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Explore 20th century Harlem with Cassie Louise Lightfoot while she flies through the city and dreams about her family and her future.

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
 

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Harlem: Photographs of Camilo José Vergara, 1970–2009

April 30, 2009
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July 12, 2009

Spanning nearly four decades of physical and social transformation in a neighborhood that is fabled around the world, the exhibition Harlem 1970–2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from April 30 through July 12, 2009.

65 East 125th Street, Harlem, 1980

Spanning nearly four decades of physical and social transformation in a neighborhood that is fabled around the world, the exhibition Harlem 19702009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from April 30 through July 12, 2009.

Known for his long-term documentation of urban landscapes, for which he has been the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," Camilo José Vergara has been returning to the same intersections in Harlem and photographing the changing buildings for 38 years. Harlem 19702009 presents 100 of these images, which together create a composite, time-lapse portrait of one of New York City's most vibrant and distinctive areas.

"This urban documentation project breaks with the ways historians, planners and other scholars traditionally approach urban space," Vergara states. "My method of documentation is based on presenting sequences and networks of images to tell how Harlem evolved and what it gained and lost in the process. The premise behind all the work that I do is that 100 pictures are one hundred times more powerful than one picture. The more you track something, the deeper and more eloquently it speaks."

"Photographs of buildings show how a physical setting can tell the story of the people who live in it. When an area is in such transition as Harlem has been in the end of the twentieth century, having these images also helps us maintain an urban memory that becomes essential to the history of the city," states said Marilyn Kushner, New-York Historical Society Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections. "In Harlem 1970–2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara, we see a comprehensive and permanent record of the visual effect of decades of change in one neighborhood."

Based on photos from the Invincible Cities Web site (http://invinciblecities.camden.rutgers.edu/intro.html), exhibition highlights include a sequence of eight photographs taken between 1977 and 2007 outside of 65 East 125th Street, showing the successive lives of the building: as a local nightclub, a discount variety store, a smoke shop, a clothing boutique, a Sleepy's bedding outlet, and (most recently), a vacant storefront with a "for rent" sign posted on the building.

Harlem 19702009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara is made possible with grant funds from The New York Community Trust.

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