By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
This week end is packed to back to back. So I didn't try
to list everything. Just a few things you may have overlooked
You know how we do in NYC, some from Column A, Some from Column B.
There's literally 5 activities every 30 seconds in NYC, so enjoy,
STAY BLESSED &
SATURDAY JULY 10, 2010
1. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
& THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
ECONOMIC POWER FORUM
Small Business Start Up Advice; Community Development and Housing
Initiatives, Fed Resources for Community Development
9A - 5P
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Register online: www.cbcfinc.org or call 877-296-1758
2. Haitian Redevelopment Forum
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Ave.
Saturday, July 10th Salon at the East Harlem Space!
Cool & comforting...Get your CREATIVE on!
Though I can't guarantee you an absolutely luscious, crisp, clear day on July 10th, I can guarantee a cool space inside, great new creations by textile artist Ella Murray and new Mwimbaji Earth Jewelry pieces, as well as hot, sultry sounds by vocalist Joyce Griffen and pianist Yoko Kawaguchi! Your taste buds and your spirit will be re-freshed in this warm-yet-cool environment -- we hope you'll stop by!
EAST HARLEM SALON SPACE:
1441A Fifth Avenue, ground floor
Between 117th/118th Streets (2nd house in from 117th) - terra-cotta brownstones wrap around the block
2, 3 or 6 to 116th Street
Walk to 5th Avenue
North on 5th, cross over 117th St., 2nd house on your right
3. JoyStar (Joyce Griffen)
Come join us at July's Salon!
Saturday, July 10th
1:00PM to 6:00PM
East Harlem Salon Space
July's salon features textile artist Ella Murray (Ella Murray Designs) and Mwimbaji Earth Jewelry designer Barbara Sfraga (please scroll down for details about artists). Refreshments will be served, and musical performance is scheduled for 4-5PM. Come earlier for the hang, to check out our new designs and meet/visit with friends!
Lauded by jazz critic Stanley Crouch, Vocalist-Actress-Songwriter Joyce Griffen started out as an actress early on, acing her audition and joining the Prince Street Players, which led to a featured role in four CBS-TV children’s specials. Joyce performs with Pianist-Composer Yoko Kawaguch.
Featuring the Wearable Art Creations of Ella Murray Designs: a combination of various weaves and patterns applied with textured yarns and an array of colors to create my COUTURE designs. Mixed media art, pins, men’s and women’s fashions. Ms. Murray is recognized by the Smithsonian as Textile Artist/Weaver (African American Archives). Stevie Wonder sports one of Ella Murray’s Kai Mask pins!
Barbara Sfraga's Mwimbaji Earth JewelryDeep root energy bursting through sidewalks, morphing into gnarled and knotty branches winding their way towards the sun...I collect gifts that have fallen from story-telling trees - some seasoned by the sea. http://www.barbarasfraga.com • http://openshoppe.net
646-244-0838 for more info.
4. Book Signing at Sister’s Place
Betty Dopson co-founder of CEMOTAP
“Shared Secrets of Sacred Sisters Who Prove
That Age is Just a Number”
456 Nostrand Ave (at Jefferson)
Brooklyn, NY 718-398-1766
5. Empowerment Hour Online University
EMPOWERING THE WORLD IN 2010 Saturday, July 10th
(6pm EST/5pm CST) program www.kermiteady.com
This week Charles Barron. Councilman Barron, candidate for Governor of the State of New York running against Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The Councilman is also looking to gather 50,000 signatures to create the Freedom Party for the upcoming Gubernatorial election.
Andrew Cuomo does not have any African Americans on his ticket, and it's high time that we had a statewide African American candidate. Councilman Barron is the only politician in the State of NY that represents the African American Community. We need him now more than ever before.
Call In Number 646-716-7472
Callers are invited to call in and let their voices be heard.
Callers can also send e-mails prior to the program to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line
"Empowerment Hour Questions"
7. Party At Creole's 118th & Third Ave. East Harlem
10P - 3A
SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
1. Freedom Party News
Everyone Spread the Word
“Meet the Freedom Party Team”
Sunday July 11th,2010
Siloam Presbyterian Church
260 Jefferson Ave.(Corner of Marcy Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Councilman Charles Barron- Candidate for Governor
Eva M. Doyle- Candidate for Lt. Governor
Roman J. Jimenez- Attorney General
Pick up petitions- get the signatures of registered voters
Help the Freedom Party get on the Ballot
Brooklyn- Sistas Place- 456 Nostrand Ave.(corner of Jefferson Ave.)
Monday- Friday 11am to 8pm Saturday-11am- 3pm
Ask for Joy or Lamont- 347-636-3660
Bronx- Law office of Ramon J. Jimenez
145 E..149th Street (between Grand Concourse and Walton Ave.) 2nd Floor
718-993-3002 Monday- Friday 10am-7:30pm Saturday 12noon- 2pm
2. SummerState Music
Dr. Jimmy Cliff & Trevor Hall
Rumsey Field, Central Park
72nd & 5th Ave
3. CELEBRATE BROOKLYN
Talib Kweli, The Roots
Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
4. JAZZ @ “TWO STEPS DOWN”
Sunday, July 11, 2010
With host and Jazz Vocalist,
6 PM to 7:00 PM
JEFF KING, Saxophonist
7:30 P.M. - 8 PM
OPEN-MIC: 8 to 9
Musicians: Richard Clements, piano;
Eric Lemon, bass; Larry Johnson, drums
Location: 240 DeKalb Ave betw. Vanderbilt/ Clermount Ave's.
Cover: $10.00 - $5.00 performing musicians
www.stevecromity.com, For bookings: (917) 685-3508 or email@example.com
Next performance Dates: AUG 8
Last month Grady Tate performed and Bob Cunningham also showed up. Who knows
who will stop in. It's something good to do on a Sunday evening.
5. I just have to mention this: If you haven't done so already, go see THE KARATE KID, with Jaden Smith (Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's handsome son). In fact take your kid, or somebody else's kid, it doesn't matter. It's a wonderful movie. I got as much value out of it as I did entertainment. It was uplifting, empowering, positive, and shows what happens when you follow your own inner strength, coupled with discipline, tenacity -- all the good stuff we say we want our kids to learn. Not one gun in the whole movie. Not one 4 letter word. There were some tensions initially, but the crux of the whole story is that the little brother hung in. And, yes, not only did Jaden inherit his parents good looks, he is a master actor. And so, by the way is Jackie Chan -- who knew he could be so dramatic? Taraji P. Henson is as usual wonderful in her role as the mother figure trying to make a new life in a different culture/world/environment. You are neither too old or too young to enjoy this. Action for the guys, tenderness for us ladies.
NOTE EVENT ALERT COMING UP:
Next Weekend, JULY 17-18 is the HARLEM BOOK FAIR 135TH STREET BETWEEN MALCOLM X AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS BOULEVARDS
(Lenox and 8th for the uninitiated)
That should keep you busy for a minute.
Stay Blessed &