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Children’s Books that are Great for the Entire Family

Author Carmen Rubin has been teaching and telling stories since she can remember. As a child, at the end of a school year, she would ask her teachers for leftover school assignments so that she could spend summer hours playing teacher to neighborhood kids.  It was a game Carmen and her friends found enjoyable. It’s …

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Local Artists Collective Responds to Gender-Based Violence

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the women of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) organized a protest action in front of the New York City Indian consulate on Indian Republic Day, as a “response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women’s bodies everyday around the world.” Eighty people …

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During the Golden Years of the Three NY Teams, there was also the NEW YORK CUBANS

With the baseball season fast approaching, it’s time to turn our attention to the New York teams that have brought us glory throughout history. From 1947 to 1957, the three teams that represented New York City were the Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers. Some of the greatest players came out of this decade. In the …

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Langston Hughes’ Collection of Harlem Rent Party Advertisements

These cards, collected by Langston Hughes and held with his papers in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, advertised “rent parties” to be held in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s. Hosts of these gatherings opened up their apartments for a night, charging a fee to guests in return for live music, dancing, and socializing. …

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Women’s Art Reflections in Fiber: Harlem Memorabilia Exhibit

Here’s a Women’s History Month event that reflects our unifying mantra: “A woman’s work is never done.” A new Uptown visual art exhibition that celebrates women’s fiber artwork especially quilting, is sure to inspire and bring back memories. Harlem Memorabilia: Reflections in Fiber, is set for an opening reception Thursday, March 14, 5pm-7:30pm, Interchurch Center’s Treasure Room Gallery, …

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