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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:

2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

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.

The 3rd Annual Washington Heights Jazz Festival

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.

International Women's Day Run

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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