Around NYC Today (11/6) Carnegie Hall Citywide, A Great Day in Hip Hop


A Great Day In Hip Hop: A Visual History 20 Years Later, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 7pm – 9pm

On September 29, 1998 legendary photographer Gordon Parks gathered over 200 artists from hip-hop in front of a Harlem stoop. The photo would become an epic feat of hip-hop photography. The photo graced the cover of the December 1998 issue of XXL Magazine. It was taken at 17 E 126th Street in Harlem to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the August 1958 “Great Day in Harlem” photograph by Art Kane of fifty seven jazz artists, captured in the same location. The shoot is considered a landmark event not just for the photography legend behind the camera, but also for referencing a prior generation of jazz great who also changed the course of culture. Mark the anniversary of this iconic photo and hear from the editors and artists that made it happen. The program will feature Sheena Lester, Michael Gonzales, Fab 5 Freddy, Vibe Magazine Editor in Chief Datwon Thomas, and Styles P. Filmmaker Nelson George will present a short documentary preview of “Great Day in Hip-Hop.” Donation.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Banda Magda, BRIC, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Banda Magda, a polyglot ensemble that has earned international renown through its performances and collaborations with the likes of Snarky Puppy and Kronos Quartet. Banda Magda will be performing songs from their latest album, Tigre (Verve). Free. RSVP.



Frankie Silver, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Deathrow Tull, Cherch, PowerSnap, Logan X, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Charles Bradley B-Day Celebration w/ The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Daptone DJs, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.



Casual Town Comedy w/ Carmen Lagala, Shane Torres, Andy Haynes, Rebecca O’Neal, Emma Willmann, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

A Touch of Class Comedy Hour w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Moss Perricone, Bassam Shawl, Geoffrey Asmus, Calise Hawkins, The Counting Room, 44 Berry St – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Crime + Punishment, Lang Auditorium, North Building, 4th Floor, Hunter College, 69th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues – UES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Love, Simon, Lycée Français De New York, 505 East 75th St – UES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la liberté), Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, 515 West 116th St – UWS, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, Every weekday until Nov. 30,  10am – 5:30pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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