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.
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.
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.
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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