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3 fun things to do in Harlem and Washington Heights this weekend

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

"We Dreamt Deaf" by Nicholas Galanin

A hidden gallery that opens to the public but twice a year, an emerging uptown jazz fest, and a free 5K run–all this weekend:

American Academy of Arts and Letters, Audubon Terrace, Broadway between 155th and 156th Sts

Thurdays-Sundays 1pm-4pm; through April 5; FREE

It's that special time of year: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the honor society of architects, artists, composers and writers based in Washington Heights, is opening the doors to its impressive Beaux-Arts buildings on Audubon Terrace for its annual invitational. The month-long exhibit features the work of 28 contemporary artists, including the hard-to-miss "We Dreamt Deaf" by Nicholas Galanin, a taxidermied polar bear that's half animal, half rug, plus a video work by Arthur Jafa, winner of the Golden Lion for best artist at the Venice Biennale in 2018.

Various locations

Through Sunday, March 8

Washington Heights restaurants including Le Cheile and Kismat are hosting this jazz fest featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from contemporary Japanese to Latin.

Harlem Fairway, 2328 12th Avenue

Sunday, March 8 at 10am; FREE

Women runners from across the five boroughs are invited to celebrate International Women's Day with this free 5K run and 1.5K run/walk organized by Bronx Femme Run and others. The routes will be shared the day of; there will be a bag check.

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