El Barrio in the ’80s
Tuesday, December 12 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street
When Brooklyn-raised photographer Joseph Rodriguez first debuted his body of work shot in Spanish Harlem in the 1980’s, it truly captured the spirit of the neighborhood. During this era, El Barrio was confronted with some of the city’s most endemic problems including crime, drugs, AIDS, and chronic unemployment. Despite this grim prognosis, the neighborhood still maintained a vibrant community and sense of pride. Now, three decades later, his new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s, revisits this groundbreaking series of photographs – unearthing huge new caches of images and re-framing the project as one that pushed beyond documentary into the realm of fine art. To celebrate the launch of this book, photographer Joseph Rodriguez will discuss his experience photographing the neighborhood and the inspiration behind these images.
#GodBoxTalk: Embracing Religious & Spiritual Diversity of African People
Thursday, December 14th | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in collaboration with The God Box Foundation presents God Box Talk: Embracing the Religious and Spiritual Diversity of the African People. Join us for a dynamic Interfaith Dialogue between esteemed African and African Diasporan Religious Scholars and Practitioners.
El Museo del Barrio presents the 41st Annual Three Kings Day Parade
January 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
106th Street & Lexington Avenue to 115th Street & Park Avenue
Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing on this magical day. In honor of the 41st anniversary, we celebrate Freedom Fighters who have made significant contributions to the Latino community. The parade route begins on 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends on 115th Street and Park Avenue. Join us!