June 27, 2015 • 11:30 am 0
June 27, 2015 • 11:15 am 0
Bronx artists no longer have to go to Manhattan to get their art supplies.Artist & Craftsman Supply, a worker owned supply shop with thousands of items has opened its first Bronx store. The 8,000+ square foot store offers everything you’d expect from downtown stores from canvases, yarn, spray paint, and markers, to chalk, watercolors, brushes, sketch books and more. The company was founded in Maine 30 years ago and now boasts over 20 stores across the country.All stores hire locally and reinvest in their employees by giving them stock thus making them part owners.
The store is open 7 days a week as follows:
|Monday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Sunday||11:00am – 6:00pm|
June 26, 2015 • 3:09 pm 0
June 28 & August 9, 1:00-7:00pm
St. Nicholas Park
More info www.sundaesermon.com
The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents The Temptest
July 3 – July 26, 8:00pm
Marcus Garvey Park
More info http://www.cthnyc.org/the-tempest/
Imagenation Film Festival
Season kicks off July 6
More info http://imagenation.us/
July 17, July 31, August 21
Studio Museum in Harlem
More info www.StudioMuseum.org
Harlem Book Fair: New Voices, New Visions
July 19, 11:00am – 6:00pm
More info http://www.qbr.com/harlem-book-fair.aspx
Summer Sizzles on Lenox
July 21, 6:00-10:00pm
More info: http://experienceharlem.com/event/summer-sizzles-on-lenox-2015/
July 26 – August 22
More info www.harlemweek.com
Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festival
Mobile Mondays! Live with Roy Ayers
August 12, 7:00-9:00pm
Marcus Garvey Park
More info: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-with-roy-ayers-radhamusprime-with-dj-jahmedicine/
August 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Marcus Garvey Park
More info http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/summerstage-the-wiz-a-celebration-in-dance-and-music-master-class-darrin-henson-2/
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
August 21, 6:00-9:00pm
Marcus Garvey Park
More info http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/summerstage-oliver-lake-big-band-the-king-solomon-hicks-trio-michela-taps-bird-lives/
June 26, 2015 • 12:37 pm 0
New York is a fascinating place. But you already know that. And you know you can capture parts of it forever by taking photographs. The salsa though is what you see and what you uncapture. Your not capturing spirits. Your releasing energy like words jumping off a page. Welcome to Community Green’s Community Uncaptured.
June 25, 2015 • 7:02 pm 0
“History does not refer merely or even principally to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, that we are unconsciously controlled by it, and that history is literally present in everything we do.” – James Baldwin, Dedicated Citizen and Novelist/Playwright/Cultural Critic
April 2013 marked the culmination of 10 years of research, writing, publishing and programming on the Bronx River’s African American heritage. Here is a list of blogs, videos and more from that journey and related work. Enjoy!
Bronx River Sankofa power point tour with 100 annotated pictures:
NYC as free open air museum 24/7 Interview (2/15/13):
Extra! Extra! Read all about it:
Interview video (books): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RbkkOIoWv8
Interview video (architecture & public art):
Video from the inaugural walk on March 12, 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMMoja-havg
Captioned still pictures from the inaugural tour taken by Chuck Vasser are at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/czv/sets/72157626154477125/
Complete virtual tour of March 2011 North Bronx route courtesy of Trent Love:
Complete video tour of April 2012 Central Bronx route courtesy of Bronxnet TV: http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/1993/bronx-currents/bronx-currents–bronx-tour-2012
3 blog posts on the Bronx River’s social history:
a) The first park to be built on the Bronx River south of the Bronx Zoo after earth day!
b) Bronx River Hike logs with travel and snacking tips to the origins of the river.
c) Almost 400 years of NYC African American history in a Bronx River park!
On ethnicity and open space: http://thebronxfreepress.com/archives/2011/1109/feature_story_3.html
The word Sankofa comes from the Akan language of Ghana that translates in English to “go back and get it.” Many groups of African descent use this word and symbol to describe the journey of drawing strength and wisdom from the past in order to move forward.
This list is a Memorial to Morgan Powell. It is a Work In Progress. It will change and, with your help, get better. If you have a photo, link, info or anecdote you would like to add about our dear friend Morgan, please send it along. Thank you.
June 23, 2015 • 9:50 pm 0
June 23, 2015 3 minute read by Jonathan Jackson
In Health, Life Style
Because CNN, Fox News, and most other other media outlets want us to be everything we’re not, here’s a list of things we need to hear more of.
1. I love you bro. We don’t tell each other as men how much we mean to each other. There is no weakness in that. Only strength, solidarity, and power.
2. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to commit to getting better.
3. Someone is depending on you, to be exactly who you are.
4. Read more. You have time to read 12 books a year (which is more than the average American). We also aren’t average.
5. Showing and sharing your emotions isn’t a sign of weakness. Paying attention to how we feel helps us become more in tune with what’s actually going on.
6. Your mental health matters. You can’t “work yourself” out of your mind. Emotional trauma is very real and worthy of our time. We’ve been through a lot recently.
7. Living is an act of resistance. You are going to live, get out all these dreams, and thrive – despite the odds.
8. You are a descendant of kings. Seriously, don’t bow your head to life. You were built for this.
9. Their opinion won’t pay your bills, or build your dreams. They won’t always see your vision. Not everyone is supposed to.
10. Failure isn’t a tattoo. Learn how to take the Ls and move on. Adapt and overcome. Read the rest of this entry »
June 23, 2015 • 2:46 pm 0
The City of New York has launched a program that allows the public to submit still images and/or audio/video files of select conditions that occur in the City, by calling 311 or by visiting NYC.gov. See list of picture/video submission types below:
NYC.gov Picture/Video Program – to report a problem online, click on the appropriate form below, fill out the form, upload your pictures or video files and submit.
- Report a pothole
- Report street, highway & sidewalk construction complaint
- Report graffiti in City Parks
- Report ADA complaint in Parks
- Report dirty vacant lots
- Report broken/defaced public pay phones
- Report missing/damaged street sign
311 Picture/Video Program – to report a problem by phone, dial 311 to open a service request (SR), and provide your email address to receive the upload link. You can add pictures to the following types of 311 service requests:
- Street and Sidewalk conditions such as potholes, parking meter problems, and damaged bus stop shelters.
- Public park conditions, such as animals, maintenance or facility issues, and rules violation.
- Consumer complaints, such as damaged/defective goods, false advertising, and prices/rates not posted.
- Cable and public pay telephone complaints.
- Health department conditions including food establishment complaints.
- Public school maintenance issues.
- Taxi complaints.
Share your thoughts about other helpful uses of this service.
June 22, 2015 • 7:07 pm 0
June 21, 2015 • 6:38 pm 0
This home-made chicken soup takes a little over five hours to cook but it’s easy, and it doesn’t require many ingredients. It will probably last you through a couple of meals. Cooking is something you can sometimes multitask. When making breakfast or lunch, you can easily get this started and enjoy it later in the day. It’s great a filling the house with a delicious aroma you’ll appreciate all day.
1 whole chicken
4-5 stalks celery, chopped
Baby carrots, about half a bag, chopped
1 large white or yellow onion, chopped
- Rinse the chicken and remove the giblets if necessary. Place the chicken in a large pot, and fill with water to cover.
Bring water to a boil. (You’ll notice the water gets foamy at the top; that’s normal!)
- Once water is boiling, pour out the water and refill again to cover the chicken. Note: It’s OK if you can’t get all of the water out since the chicken is still in the pot, which makes the water tough to pour.
- Add seasonings: Several shakes of basil and oregano, about 1 teaspoon of thyme and sage, 2-3 bay leaves, and about 3 teaspoons of salt and pepper.
- Set heat at about medium. Simmer uncovered for 2 hours.
- In the meantime, chop celery, carrots, and onion into small pieces.
- After simmering for two hours, remove the chicken and set it aside to cool. To speed up the cooling process, remove the skin and cut into the chicken. Then put the vegetables into the broth to start cooking them.
- Once the chicken is cool enough to touch, break apart the meat into bite-size piece and put into the pot.
- Simmer gently for at least 2 more hours (or until the veggies are soft). Stir frequently throughout.