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TJ’s Bash: A Happening Inspired by James Baldwin’s ”Little Man Little Man” at Sugar Hill

The streets of Harlem are the setting for the tale of a four-year-old boy named TJ in James Baldwin’s ”Little Man Little Man”. The community of Harlem is a point of departure for a daylong celebration of this monumental author and the only children’s book he ever produced. Join us for a colorful day of art-making activities, storytelling, poetry, and music for children ages 3-8.

Program Celebrating James Baldwin 11:00am – 1:00pm: 
11:00am – 11:30am: The ABCs of James B.
11:40am – 12:10pm: Little Poems Little Poems
12:20pm – 12:50pm: The Stoop’s Story

Independent celebration activities from 10:00am – 11:00am + 1:00pm – 5:00pm:
-Art-making activity stations in the Living Room
-Access to the Studio Lab
-Access to the exhibitions
-Access to a series of children’s books in the nooks for independent reading exploring Harlem, Baldwin, and ideas correlating to “Little Man Little Man”
-A loop of Yoran Cazac’s illustrations for the book projected on the Museum’s main screen
-A continuous playlist of jazz fusion and funk specific to the time that the book was produced

Walking Tour: Contemporary Murals of Audubon Birds

Ever wonder about the artists who created the Audubon bird murals on security gates and apartment buildings in Washington Heights? With this two hour tour (starting at John James Audubon’s grave in Trinity Church Cemetery) learn all about the Audubon Murals.

Who are the artists? Where are they from? Why did they paint climate threatened  birds all over Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights? Art historian, tour guide and Northern Manhattan resident Mary-Beth Shine will answer these questions and many more with this fascinating tour of the Audubon Mural Project between 155th & 165th Streets.

And…learn a bit about Northern Manhattan’s culturally diverse and thriving community. Things have changed a bit since John James Audubon lived here.

Meet at Trinity Church Cemetery (155th & Broadway South/East Corner)



Learn more about Mary-Beth:
Mary-Beth Shine of SHINE NYC ART

Open Acting Class – Aug 21 & Aug 28 (Needs an Audience)

For the past eight weeks my acting students have been busy discovering and developing their skills in self-awareness through ‘object exercises’ created by legendary acting teacher Uta Hagen. (Rik Water)

They are now ready for an audience!

Our final two classes — Tuesdays, August 21 and 28 — will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC to observe as auditors, without charge. And we would really love to have to there.

If you’ve ever considered taking an acting class, or wondered what all the fuss is about this particular approach, or are just plain curious about what your Inwood neighbors have been up to these muggy Tuesday nights in Holy Trinity auditorium — then here is your opportunity to get a peak into the process.

Each class starts PROMPTLY at 7:30 pm, so you must arrive no later than 7:15. Though you will be there to SILENTLY OBSERVE the process, there will be some brief explanation of the course work, as well as the opportunity to ask some questions between scene changes.

If you truly are interested in being an auditor for either of these classes, please hit the “Going” option so we have some idea what to expect.

Really looking forward to seeing you there!


Whiskey Tasting: Jack Daniels Sour Mash at Cabrini Wines & Spirits

Jack Daniels is a sour mash Tennessee whiskey that is among the world’s best-selling liquors and is known for its square bottles and black label  Stop by Cabrini Wines & Spirits for a taste Saturday evening.

Jack Daniel’s distinctive character and taste is because they charcoal mellow the whiskey drop by drop, then let it age in their own handcrafted barrels.