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Buunni Coffe & Zena Group: Latido Afrolab

BUUNNI COFFEE, in collaboration with ZENA GROUP, presents the band, LATIDO AFROLAB, performing a festive evening of music and dance.  The event will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 24 at 8:00PM (doors open at 7:00) at BUUNNI COFFEE (4961 Broadway btw 207th Street and Isham in Inwood). Beer and wine, and yummy food available!

LATIDO AFROLAB — West African djembe meets multi-faceted piano with Spanish and African vocals and harmonies. Get ready to dance!!! The event will open with a folkloric ballet performance by Elisa Toro Franky.

Jazz Pianist D.D. Jackson: Holy Trinity Church Music Series

Holy Trinity Church Inwood presents the first concert in its 2023-2024 music series.

D.D. Jackson performs jazz piano from 7 – 8 pm, Saturday, June 24 at Holy Trinity, 20 Cumming Street.

After receiving his B.A. in Music with High Distinction in Classical Piano from Indiana University, and his Masters in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music, the multi-Emmy-winning composer D.D. Jackson began his career as a jazz pianist/composer. He went on to record, perform, and tour with some of the most acclaimed names in jazz, including drummer Jack Dejohnette and saxophonists James Carter and David Murray. He has collaborated frequently with Questlove and The Roots, most recently at the theater of Madison Square Garden for the John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert and at Radio City Music Hall.

Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can.

Stay to enjoy light refreshments and meet D.D. Jackson.

Here’s what the jazz community says about D.D. Jackson:

“There’s the kinetic jazz pianist D.D. Jackson, for instance, about whom the drummer complained, ‘I never get to enjoy playing with him because I’m too busy trying to top him. Damn you, D.D., I’m hurting.’”
-Questlove, in the Wall Street Journal (“Questlove Shuffles to Brooklyn”, 4/18/12)

“An extraordinary pianist whose technical bravura is matched by a capacious hunger for adventure.”
-Gary Giddins, the Village Voice

The HTC Music Series celebrates the human spirit through a wide range of styles that connect Uptown audiences to engaging local and world-renowned performers. We nourish vital relationships by investing in musicians and offering a welcoming space to share art.

Learn more. Visit holytrinityinwood.org

Q & T Picnic & Reading: CHEF’S CHOICE by TJ Alexander

Join Q & T Community for the annual Pride Picnic with a special reading of CHEF’S CHOICE by TJ Alexander.

Come and receive a free recipe/character card from Chef’s Choice (while supplies last)!

WHEN: Saturday, June 24 @ 3pm
LOCATIONDongan Lawn in Fort Tryon Park

3pm –  Snacks & Chats
3:30pm – Reading from Chef’s Choice by TJ Alexander
4pm – Picnic and Games

If you have dietary restrictions, questions, comments, or concerns, please email Memphis Washington at qntcommunity@gmail.com.

***This is meant to be an open space for mingling and getting to know more Uptown LGBTQ+ people. This is an explicitly LGBTQ+ space, which means that we expect people to respect each other’s various modes of expression, pronouns, and showing up.


A fake dating arrangement turns to real love in this deliciously delightful queer rom-com from the author of the sweetly satisfying Chef’s Kiss.

When Luna O’Shea is unceremoniously fired from her frustrating office job, she tries to count her blessings: she’s a proud trans woman who has plenty of friends, a wonderful roommate, and a good life in New York City. But blessings don’t pay the bills.

Enter Jean-Pierre, a laissez-faire trans man and the heir to a huge culinary empire—which he’ll only inherit if he can jump through all the hoops his celebrity chef grandfather has placed in his path. First hoop: he needs a girlfriend, a role that Luna is happy to play…for the right price. She’s got rent to pay, after all! Second hoop: they both need to learn how to cook a series of elaborate, world-renowned family recipes to prove that Jean-Pierre is a worthy heir. Admittedly, Luna doesn’t even know how to crack an egg, but she’s not going to let that—or any pesky feelings for Jean-Pierre—stop her.

Another swoon-worthy and heartwarming queer love story from a charming new voice in romance.

TJ Alexander writes about queer love. Originally from Florida, they received their MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. They live in New York City with their wife and various houseplants.

Dyckman Farm: Scouts and Soldiers: Native Americans in the Colonial Militias and Wars (1750-1780s) with Drew Shuptar Rayvis

Join Drew Shuptar Rayvis at the Dyckman Farmhouse museum on June 24th for “Scouts and Soldiers: Native Americans in the Colonial Militias and Wars (1750-1780s)”

Discover the extent of Native American involvement in the military and militia during the colonial wars of the 18th century. Handle crucial woodland and combat tools of the period such as firearms, water carrying devices and pack baskets; test European and Native American fire making techniques and survival methods; and finally explore the networks of alliances between Natives and Europeans and the power of wampum belts to represent those alliances. A practical black powder demonstration with discussion of the importance and technological evolution of firearms is included in this program.

Únete a Drew Shuptar Rayvis en el Museo Dyckman Farmhouse el 24 de junio para “Exploradores y Soldados: Indígenas Americano en las Milicias Coloniales y Guerras (1750-1780s)”.

Descubre el alcance de la participación de los indígenas americanos en el ejército y la milicia durante las guerras coloniales del siglo XVIII. Manejar herramientas forestales y de combate cruciales de la época, como armas de fuego, dispositivos de transporte de agua y cestas de carga; probar técnicas europeas e indígenas americanas para hacer fuego y metodos de supervivencia; y finalmente explorar las redes de alianzas entre los indígenas y europeos y el poder de los cinturones de wampum para representar esas alianzas. En este programa se incluirá una demostración del uso práctico de pólvora negra seguido de una discusión sobre la importancia y evolución tecnológica de las armas de fuego.