A new national survey of Latinx art, the free online premiere of "Firebird," and more great things to see and do this weekend:
Estamos Bien - La Trienal 20/21
March 13 -September 26; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
East Harlem El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th Sts
The culmination of two years of research and studio visits by the museum's curators, this national survey takes a closer look at the work of 42 Latinx artists and collectives from the United States and Puerto Rico, exploring themes such as identity, structural racism, migration and more. The virtual opening reception on Friday, March 12 at 6:30pm is FREE.
"Firebird" Day at the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Saturday, March 13 beginning at 4pm; FREE
Streaming on YouTube
As part of its virtual dance series, DTH is celebrating Women's History Month with the free online premiere of "Firebird," the 1982 ballet based on the Russian folk tale created exclusively for the company by John Taras. The festivities start at 4pm with conversations (including Misty Copeland!) and reflections, followed by a PBS documentary and the ballet itself (8pm).
In case you missed it:
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 reopening
Central Harlem AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 124th St
Starting March 5, NYC movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity (mask-wearing is mandatory). Current offerings at Harlem's only cineplex include "Judas and the Black Messiah" and "Raya and the Last Dragon."
Made in Harlem film series at the Maysles Documentary Center
March 5-19; FREE
Streaming at Maysles.org
This year's Made in Harlem film series, "(Re)Considering Harlem: Legacies and Futures," explores Harlem's past and present with five documentaries and docudramas, including "From These Roots," an award-winning portrait of the Harlem Renaissance from 1974.
“The Protest and the Recuperation” preview
Through April 4
Manhattanville In the windows of the Forum, Broadway and W 125th St
A preview of "The Protest and the Recuperation," a new exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery opening in June, is now up in the windows of the Forum. Included is “Power Print” by political cartoonist Khalid Albaih, pictured above.
The Museum of the City of New York reopening
East Harlem 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St
After being temporarily closed for repairs, the museum reopens on February 26 with exhibits including "City/Game: Basketball in New York" and "Collecting New York's Stories: From Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious."
Through March 27; Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, by appointment only
Central Harlem Claire Oliver Gallery, 2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 134th and W 135th Sts
This photo exhibit celebrating the culture of Harlem includes the work of local photographers John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker.
Central Harlem Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 137th and W 140th Sts
This Uber Eats-led initiative is highlighting a string of Black-owned businesses—including Ma Smith's Dessert Cafe, Harlem Chocolate Factory and Ruby's Vintage—with custom outdoor dining structures and colorful lights along the boulevard. Don't miss the public art exhibition in the windows at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and W 137th Street featuring the art of Guy Stanley Philoche and others.
• Central Harlem Lasker Rink, entrance at 110th St and Lenox Ave; Mon-Sun
• Hamilton Heights Riverbank State Park Ice Rink, entrance at Riverside Drive and 145th St; Fri-Sun
Both of Harlem's outdoor rinks are open, and each has a new set of Covid guidelines. In other words, plan ahead.
In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy
Central Harlem Jackie Robinson Park, Bradhurst Ave and W 145th St and St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Ave at W 132nd St and W 140th St
Part of the citywide Photoville festival, this free outdoor photo exhibit centers on Black joy and is inspired by the poetry of Ross Gay and the music of Stevie Wonder.
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