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An uptown arts stroll spanning 85 blocks, and more fun things to do this weekend

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

17 E 126th Street, the brownstone where "A Great Day in Harlem" was taken

A free talk by the son of legendary lensman Art Kane of "Harlem 1958" fame, a season-closing classical music concert, and a monthlong celebration of the arts uptown.

Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Ave near W 141st St

Fri, May 31 6pm-8pm

In 1958 photographer Art Kane took a photo of New York's jazz community–including Thelonius Monk and Dizzy Gillespie–standing in front of a Harlem brownstone. That legendary image, also known as "A Great Day in Harlem," recently inspired a book–the subject of this free talk by the photographer's son, Jonathan Kane.

Miller Theater at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th St

Fri, May 31 at 7pm

This beloved uptown classical music group is closing out the season with a concert featuring music by contemporary composer Adolphus Hailstork, Jean Sibelius, and more.

Various locations from W 135th to W 220th Sts

Now through Sun, June 30

A monthlong celebration of the arts in northern Manhattan, the 17th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll is here–and it's vast, stretching across 85 city blocks. From free rooftop jazz to a new outdoor painting event, there's something to see or do every day in June. Be sure to bookmark the Stroll's calendar, which expands to show the activities for each day–some have as many as 16–then check back regularly.

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