Community Calendar

Friday, November 8th “Love Your Block” Grant: Prepare to Submit by the 11/12 Deadline The Love Your Block grant allows neighborhood groups to transform their communities through local action while leveraging city services. Resident-led volunteer groups each receive a grant of $1,000 and city services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department […]Read More

Cong. John Conyers, Champion of Reparations, Passes at 90

By Katherine Lewin, John Conyers, Jr., who co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus, helped create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and became the longest-serving Black person in Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit, spokeswoman Holly Baird confirmed. He was 90. Conyers’ long political career as a Democrat from Michigan began in 1964 […]Read More

The Shadow King Reading

Broadway, Manhattan, Riese Lounge, 1st floor, 6-8pm, FREE. Maaza Mengiste discusses her novel that’s set in Ethiopia at the start of WWII. It tells the story of an orphaned Hirut, who struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her employer, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s Army, rushes to mobilize his strongest […]Read More

Miles Davis in His Own Words

Tuesday, October 29th Miles Davis in His Own Words Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd St., Manhattan, 7pm, FREE. Actor Kene Holliday invites a New York City audience to witness the birth of a new show depicting the life of Miles Davis. He’ll present an enactment of the life of a man we have all known […]Read More

“Ancestral Memories”

Sunday, October 27th “Ancestral Memories” Opening Reception The Dorsey Art Gallery, 553 Rogers Ave., 3-8pm, FREE. The longstanding Dorsey Art Gallery mounts a show dedicated to some of our great painters, sculptors and printmakers who have passed on. They are James Sepyo, Brent Bailer, Edward Martin and Ellsworth Ausby. The closing event is Sunday, November […]Read More

‘Til Victory is Won

Saturday, October 26th ‘Til Victory is Won Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7pm–midnight, FREE. This feast of fare for the mind is presented over five hours of history and perspective on the future It is inspired by the 1619 observance of 400 years since the start of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Among the […]Read More

Congratulations to Fern Khan

Congratulations to Fern Khan, Bank Street College Dean Emerita, who celebrated her 80th Birthday Anniversary in grand style at her Upper West Side home on September 21 with her favorite guys, hubby Ismail and sons Yussuf, Javaid and Nafees; grandchildren, loving sisters Hope and Philippa.  Fern’s nieces, nephews and her family circle of friends also […]Read More