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April 26, 2018

• Hillary Clinton stopped by the "Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics" show at the Museum of the City of New York–and got to see her own Oscar de la Renta pantsuit that she wore when she was sworn in as New York's junior senator. [Museum...

March 27, 2018

You could easily spend a few days making your way through the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Smithsonian museum that opened in Washington, D.C. in late 2016.

There is so much absorbing history to cover, from the barbaric years of th...

March 27, 2018

If you're an art lover, no visit to Washington, D.C. is now complete without a visit to see the utterly original Obama portraits, unveiled earlier this year at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

And if you're a fan of the Studio Museum in Harlem, uptown's muse...

March 19, 2018

Now that three of uptown's five biggest museums have closed their galleries for renovations, it's a good time to go further afield looking for great art. Perfect in size–neither too big nor too small–and always free is the Bronx Museum.

Currently there's...

March 13, 2018

While the astounding changes to Harlem's main street continue apace, the truth is that many of these much-hyped projects will take years to reach fruition–just look at the Whole Foods, which took half a decade to go from rumor to reality.

A recent walk down 12...

March 2, 2018

Harlem's legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem spends a lot of time on tour, so if you want to see them perform in New York, now's your chance: The dance troupe will be at City Center for four shows only, from April 4 to 7.

And this year is special: until Mar...

February 15, 2018

• Boxing trainer Reese Scott just opened Women's World of Boxing, New York's first all-women's boxing gym, and it's in East Harlem. "It's daunting going into a boxing gym," Scott told Eyewitness News. "They don't feel comfortable. If I don't feel comfort...

January 19, 2018

It's resistance time! The Women's March on New York City is tomorrow, January 20, and if you haven't registered, you can still do so here. Now in its second year, the event's start has moved to the Upper West Side and will begin with a rally at 11am....

January 18, 2018

• A workshop to plan the future of Hamilton Theater will take place this Saturday, January 20 from 10am-1pm–ideas include a community space for the arts, retail and housing. Due to the high number of people who have already signed up, the location has changed from the...

January 18, 2018

You could say it's becoming a bit of a challenge to be a museum lover uptown.

On Monday, The Studio Museum of Harlem joined El Museo del Barrio and The Hispanic Society of America in closing the doors to its galleries while it undergoes big changes. That...

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