Free jazz in the park, a fashion exhibition at the Schomburg, a survey of Latinx art at El Museo (closing this Sunday!), and more fun things to see and do this weekend:
Now through September 26; Fri-Sun 11am-5pm
East Harlem El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave between E 104th and E 105th Sts
It's the last weekend to see this national survey that 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, migration and more.
Now through Sept 30; Mon-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm; FREE
Central Harlem Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd and W 135th St
This pop-up exhibition about the legendary Harlem Institute of Fashion—featuring costumes and videos from its fashion shows—has been extended though the end of the month.
Now through Dec 1; FREE
Central Harlem St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Ave between 132nd and 139th Sts
Portraits by Harlem-based studio photographer Austin Hansen are juxtaposed with images by six contemporary Black photographers in this new outdoor photo exhibition.
Friday, Sept 24 at 7pm
Morningside Heights Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 W 114th St and Broadway
This diverse collective's season opener features chamber music by Nkeiru Okoye, Chen Yi, Francis Poulenc, and Adolphus Hailstork.
Saturday, Sept 25 at 2pm; FREE
Sugar Hill Highbridge Park, Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn, Edgecombe Ave and W 155th St
Bring a blanket or a chair to this concert celebrating the music of Harlem, including a special tribute to the Mizell Brothers and Gil Scott-Heron.
Sunday, Sept 26 1pm-7pm
Central Harlem Calabar Gallery, 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 134th St
A mix of small makers are selling everything from luxury accessories to handcrafted ceramics at this one-day pop-up.
Sunday, Sept 26 1pm-6pm; FREE
Central Harlem St. Nicholas Park, James Baldwin Lawn, W 135th St and St. Nicholas Ave
Faculty and students from the neighboring City College Jazz Studies Program perform for an afternoon of live music on the lawn.
Stoop Sessions: Freedom Song
Sunday, Sept 26 at 6:30pm; FREE
Central Harlem SW corner of Lenox Ave and W 120th St
Live music, dance and spoken word return to this stoop on historic Lenox Avenue.
In case you missed it:
Through October 31; FREE
Central Harlem Morningside Park, Manhattan Ave and W 112th St
One hundred portraits of Harlemites are spread across four Harlem parks—Morningside, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson and Rucker—in this outdoor photography exhibit co-curated by Harlem's own Sade Boyewa El.
Through December 31; Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm; FREE
Central Harlem Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd and W 135th St
You can now visit the Schomburg without an appointment and see its two current exhibitions, including a show exploring a century of "traveling while Black."
Through Sept 30; Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat noon-10pm, Sun noon-9pm
Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 111th to W 120th Sts
Nine blocks of Frederick Douglass Boulevard are closed to traffic on the weekends through September. The stretch includes a long list of restaurants with expanded outdoor seating, including Melba's, BLVD Bistro, Lido, Vinateria, and more.
Through April 2022
Central Harlem Morningside Park, Morningside Ave and 120th St
Take a selfie with artist Zaq Landsberg's 25-foot-long sculpture, "Reclining Liberty," right above the entrance to the park at 120th Street.
Saturdays through October
Central Harlem 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134th St between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvds
Free workshops for children on farming (sample themes: pollinators, leafy greens, edible flowers) on Harlem Grown's urban farm. Registration is mandatory.