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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Harlem and Beyond

Tour the Morris-Jumel Mansion while learning about the women who have lived and worked in the house—plus more fun things to do this weekend:

Orquesta Broadway: 60 Years of Charanga

Friday, March 24 at 7pm

West Harlem The Marian Anderson Theatre at Aaron Davis Hall, 129 Convent Ave between W 133rd and W 135th Sts

This Grammy-nominated charanga band, joined by flutists Connie Grossman and Karen Joseph, performs Cuban salsa music that will have you dancing in the aisles.

Women in the Heights: Women of Substance, Past, Present, Future

Through June 29; Tuesdays & Saturdays 1pm-5pm

Washington Heights NoMAA Gallery, 4140 Broadway at 176th St, ground floor

Artist Andrea Arroyo has curated this group exhibition featuring the work of more than 50 artists from Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood inspired by the lives of women.

Special Mansion & Grounds Tour: Women of the House

Sunday, March 26 11am-12:30pm

Washington Heights Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace between W 160th and W 162nd Sts

A special Women's History Month tour focusing on the women who have lived and worked in Manhattan’s oldest remaining house, featuring a 45-minute guided tour of the grounds, plus a self-guided tour inside the mansion.

Sugar Hill Salon: Lucille's Harlem Concert

Sunday, March 26 at 4pm

Central Harlem Lucille's Coffee and Cocktails, 26 Macombs Pl and W 150th St

The latest concert from this chamber music group supporting Black and brown musicians and composers features clarinetist Ian Tyson and bassoonist Kika Wright.


In case you missed it:

Simone Saunders: Unearthing Unicorns

Through May 13; Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Central Harlem Claire Oliver Gallery, 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 134th and W 135th Sts

Simone Saunders' debut solo exhibition features large-scale textile works that explore famous art like the Met's Unicorn Tapestries through a contemporary Black feminist lens.

Spring Exhibitions at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

Saturdays & Sundays 10am-3pm, Thursdays 5:30pm-8pm

Sugar Hill Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th St

The museum's spring season includes two new exhibitions—"Caribaby," featuring Bony Ramirez, and "Get That Old Thing Back" with LaKela Brown, Jen Dawson, Esteban Jefferson, Yashua Klos and Nate Lewis. Stop by for storytelling with new guests every Saturday at 11am and 1pm.

"States of Becoming" at The Africa Center is now free.

States of Becoming

Through April 2; Thu-Sun 11am-6pm; FREE

East Harlem The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Ave and E 110th St

Extended through April 2, this second major exhibition in the Africa Center's new space features the work of 17 contemporary African artists who relocated to the U.S. or are first-generation, exploring what it means to become part of the diaspora. Thanks to a recent generous donation, admission is now pay-what-you-can.

Swagger and Tenderness: The South Bronx Portraits by John Ahearn & Rigoberto Torres

Through April 30 Wed-Sun 1pm-6pm FREE

South Bronx The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse between E 165th and E 166th Sts

Spend an afternoon meeting the fine folks of the South Bronx at this exhibit featuring the amazing sculptures of artists John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, who have life-casted their neighbors for over 40 years.

10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Harlem and Beyond
"Swagger and Tenderness" at the Bronx Museum.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial Tours

Fridays-Sundays 10am-noon, 1pm-4pm FREE

Hamilton Heights 414 W 141st St between St. Nicholas and Convent Aves

Go on a 25-minute free tour of founding father Alexander Hamilton's historic uptown home, including a stroll through the parlor, dining room and study.

20 Fun Things to Do Around Harlem This Fourth of July Weekend
Hamilton Grange National Memorial in St. Nicholas Park.

Live Music at Shrine

Weekends until 3:45am

Central Harlem Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

This gem of a live music venue kicks into high gear on the weekends with a mix of jazz, funk, blues, and even comedy—ending with DJ sets that run into the early morning.

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