Brooklyn Community Newspapers | March 4, 2021

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HARLEM CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS March 4 6:30-8:00pm Black Women in History and Struggle Scholarship on Black women’s histories is transforming our understanding of U.S. political, social, and economic development. New researchers are writing Black women back into narratives where they have been erased. When Black women such as Rosa Parks have been lifted up, our understanding of their real ideas and contributions has too often been shallow. Join this conversation to uncover the long history of Black women in U.S. history, and a deeper understanding of one of the most celebrated Black American women, Rosa Parks. Join online at FREE.

Harlem Community Newspapers | March 4. 2021

March 4 6:00pm Holding (Space for) Nippy As an extension of their study exploring the Black diva as a historical figure, vocation, and archetype, 2019–20 artist in residence E. Jane  invites filmmaker  Ja’Tovia Gary  and  scholar Claudrena Harold to consider the interior world of Whitney Houston. Together, they will offer alternative ways of understanding the late music icon as a gesture rooted in healing and repair. Join online for FREE at


March 4 7:00-8:00pm Zumbi Series: Shorts I, A Black Woman Resist and Um Jantar This program will feature two short films, UM

Jantar –The Dinner and I, A, Woman, Resist, and a panel discussion with Sharrell Barber and Rachel E. Harding. The discussion will share the story of Marielle Franco - the Afro-Brazilian political leader who was assassinated by police in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the conversation will address the idea of African descendant women at the margins of society fighting for equality as warriors and healers. Be sure to tune in on the CCCADI Center’s YouTube Live! March 5-19 All Day (Re)Considering Harlem: Legacies and Futures This fourth iteration of the “Made In Harlem” film series explores how the mythologies of Harlem reconcile (or do not) with its realities, how the ghosts of Harlem’s storied past find their way into its present. The aim of the series is to consider (and reconsider) Harlem, its visuals, its narratives, its legacies, and its futures. Watch online at maysles. org FREE. March 6 1:00-2:15pm Grow it Live! With Mehmet Dede of Drom A companion to the “Make it Live! A Practical Approach to Getting Gigs in NYC” workshop, this session will cover marketing concerts, identifying your fanbase and grassroots promotion tools. Led by the talent buyer for one of NYC’s top live performance venues. Join online at FREE.

reconsidering harlem (Mar 5-19)

March 6 1:00-2:00pm Elliot Reed Duets Duets is a series of four improvised performances by Elliot Reed, the score for which calls Reed to invite a single guest for a unique hour-long encounter. Reinterpreting COVID-19 precautions as a formal challenge, Reed and his guests occupy an audience-less physical space at a distance from one another, navigating institutional public health guidelines. Online at the March 7 2:00pm Your Hometown Virtual Conversation with Playwright Lynn Nottage Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage talks to “Your Hometown” host Kevin Burke about growing up in Brooklyn in the late 1960s and ‘70s. Register online at Donation based. March 8 6:00-7:00pm The Final Touches: Editing, Mixing & Making Your Podcast Sing What audio editing software should you use for your podcast? And what are the best practices for editing sound? In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics on how to edit, mix and export your audio and ultimately bring life to your podcast. This workshop will be taught by Jeremy S. RSVP for FREE at March 9 8:00pm The Ultimate (Virtual) NYC Trivia Night Join the Museum of

Lynn Nottage - Your Hometown (Mar 7)

apollo women performance and activism (Mar 10) the City of New York and the Gotham Center for New York City History for virtual trivia, inspired by the city we know best. From architecture and theater to transportation and pop culture, put your

Holding space for Nippy (Mar 4)

Zumbi Series Shorts (Mar 4)

knowledge of NYC to the test in categories spanning the city’s epic 400year history. Hosted by the Gotham Center’s Katie Uva! Register online at to participate. Donation based. March 10 6:30-7:30pm Creating Electronic Music with Everyday Sounds In this introductory hands-on workshop with instructor Izzi Ramkissoon, Electronic Music Program at the College of Staten Island, participants will learn about how to create music using everyday sound in the style of musique concrete. In the workshop attendees will learn about this history of musique concrete, listen to examples, record sounds using a computer or phone, edit and process sounds using FREE

software (audacity), create a piece of music that can be shared after the workshop. Join online at FREE. March 10 4:00-5:30pm Apollo Women: Performance and Activism Be inspired by legendary Apollo women who used their musical talents for activism. Explore their music, environment, and challenges they faced to understand what impact these trailblazers made on entertainment history. Most importantly, discover why this is important for students to understand and how to implement the Apollo Theater and activist art into your curricula. Professional learning workshop. $10

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