Friday, February 24, 2012

☞ SEE: Around Harlem this Weekend

Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM and Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 PM, Black History Month: Swing Dancing at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, between 160th and 161st Street.  Learn about the great tradition of swing dancing and the diverse groups of people that developed, taught and performed in Harlem. Jonathon Gill, the author of the book, Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America, will discuss the history and style of swing dancing.. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212.923.8008. More details at 125th BID site: LINK

Sunday February 26th, 3:00 PM, The Harlem Chamber Players Celebrate Black History Month at St. Mary's Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street. Join The Harlem Players for an afternoon of great music celebrating Black History Month. WQXR Radio's Terrance McKnight will host. The concert includes Daniel Bernard Roumain's String Quartet No. 2 entitled "King" with spoken word delivered by Lindsey Wilson, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Movement for String Trio(dedicated to the late Ken Adams), A Spiritual Medley sung by Soprano Andréa Bradford and Dvořák's Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44 for 10 Winds, Cello and Double Bass conducted by Tali Makell. The concert takes place at St. Mary's Episcopal Church 521 West 126th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam). Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students. Available online or at the door the day of. Go to www.harlemchamberplayers.org for more info.

Sunday, February 26th, 3:00PM - 7:00PM, Sunday Sermon at El Museo's El Café, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. Sundae Sermon is an uplifting free afternoon of dancing to soulful deep house, disco and afro beats with a feel-good vibe. Its mission is to strengthen the Harlem community by providing a platform to promote environmental, educational and recreational activities in a family-friendly environment. El Museo is hosting Sundae Sermon as a satellite extension of their outdoor music and film festival that runs in Harlem's Morningside Park from June through September. This Winter/Spring 2012 Edition will connect families and communities through dance, leisure and artist exhibits. Dj Stormin' Norman, Dj Qool Marv and other guest dj's will be your music maestros with live Painters, and face painting for kids: LINK

Sunday, February 26th, 7:30PM, Comedy Covo at the Covo Lounge, at 701 West 135 Street and 12th Avenue.  The end of the month Sunday Comedy at Covo event will happen this weekend over in Manhattanville's viaduct corridor.  Comedy Covo is hosted by NYC comedian William Mullin alongside comics from Comedy Central, VH1, and HBO. The talent on hand this weekend will include headliner Carolina Hildalgo, Neil Thornton, Myq Kaplan and other.  As usual, a DJ will be providing the music and half priced drinks make the free event pocket friendly. Take the 1 train to 137th Street or 125th Street. www.CovoNy.com

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