Join us in conversation with Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega on April 14.
Head Start Center – Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church , 15 Mt. Morris Park West, NY, NY.
Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega established the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in 1976, inspired by a vision to create an international organization to promote and link communities of African. She has guided the capital campaign for the renovation of the landmark firehouse at 120 East 125th Street that will be the Center’s new home. Dr. Moreno Vega has been an advocate for cultural equity cultural studies and education. As the second director of El Museo del Barrio, one of the founders of the Association of Hispanic Arts, Network of Centers of Color and the Roundtable of Institutions of Colors Dr. Moreno Vega has contributed to assuring that the contributions of African and African descendants are integral to the lives of civil society in the Americas. She has conducted research in Yoruba belief systems in the African Diaspora and has organized international conferences uniting scholars and leading traditional experts focused on expanding the knowledge and importance of sacred African Diaspora traditions. Moreno Vega is co-founder of the Global Afro Latino and Caribbean Initiative (GALCI), a former program of Hunter College/Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. She is chief editor ofWomen Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora (Arte Publico Press) and author of The Altar of My Soul (One World/Ballantine, 2001). She is director and co-producer of the documentary When the Spirits D.
Chai Wali Restaurant
274 Lenox Avenue/West 124th Street
Current Members are FREE. Please RSVP.
Pay your $50 MMPCIA Membership via this link by December 12th
Anyone paying after December 12th will pay an additional $20 ($70)
All after-cost funds will be allocated to
our Harlem area High School Student Scholarship Fund
Silent Auction | Community Awards | Holiday Cheer
Please, also bring one unwrapped gift for a child (toddler to teen).
Contact us at 212-350-8548 or firstname.lastname@example.org or mmpcia.org for more information.
Graciously co-hosted by:
Todd Stevens, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman
Dianne Howard, Licensed Real Estate Broker, The Corcoran Group
The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association has some old-fashioned Halloween Fun planned for the neighborhood kids — and the young at heart!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Parade, Costume Contest, Music Games, Treats in Marcus Garvey Park 2:30-5 PM:
Make Some Noise Costume Parade begins in front of the Marcus Garvey Park Toddler Playground at W124 Street. Bring your instruments and noise makers and join in the show! Be sure to bring your noise makers, drums, rattles and whistles! Costume Contest. Categories include Babies, Children, Adults — and back by popular request — Pets*! Music, Games, Treats for ghosts of all ages.
Trick or Treating 5-7 PM:
Trick-or-Treating Around Mount Morris Park Neighborhood! The kids will enjoy going from stoop to stoop to fill their loot bags.
Here is the list of Trick-or-Treat Friendly houses in the neighborhood. They are also marked with a balloon!
We need volunteers: How about giving us a few much needed
volunteer hours? It’s fun, rewarding — and good community service
for the older kids. Send us your contact information today at email@example.com!
What is Summer without a Picnic!!
A Midsummer Night’s Community Potluck Picnic hosted by MMPCIA,
Thursday, August 6, from 6:00–8:00 pm.
It’s our way of saying thanks! We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate summer with friends and neighbors and acknowledge all of you who have helped and supported the efforts of MMPCIA by joining the team and bringing energy and enthusiasm to the organization and the community.
Our theme this year is Old Places, New Spaces. Since the first house tour some 25+ years ago, Harlem in general and the Mount Morris Park area in particular have seen both thoughtful new builds and the restoration of iconic neighborhood treasures. This tour will take you inside some of each − from cutting-edge contemporaries and creative updates to classic elegance that retains the glamour of a bygone era and eclectic combinations that meld bits of all the best. In short, the places and spaces that we call home.
11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the “Old Places, New Spaces” Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Visit more than 10 venues including a marvelous mansion in mid-restoration, brownstone homes in a range of styles with period details, live-work spaces, a luxury high garden, home as gallery showcasing how culture and neighborhood resonate, inside-the-walls peeks at works in progress, and opportunities to talk with small business owners who have turned their spaces into unique environments reflecting their own history and their embrace of Harlem.
11 AM and 3 PM: Join renowned historian Michael Henry Adams on a Restaurant Stroll down Lenox Ave for a guided tour and tasting of Historic Harlem at five great Mount Morris Park restaurants. You’ll be introduced to restaurant proprietors and chefs and you’ll sample a feast of food and drinks selected especially for you! Stops include Harlem Shake, Boulevard Bistro, Cheri, Barawine and Settepani. Spots are limited. Price includes ticket to self-guided house tour.
12:30 PM and 4 PM : Join John Reddick, Harlem historian and Columbia University Community Scholar for a tour exploring Harlem’s Black & Jewish Music Culture 1890-1930. The neighborhood of Mt Morris Park and the theaters of 125th Street served as home and training ground to Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker and many others. Come see where they lived, performed, prayed and played!! The tour also includes a viewing with Mr Reddick of his exhibition of historic Black and Jewish sheet music and memorabilia at Settepani Restaurant along with a 25% coupon discount for tour participants to dine at Settepani that day or on a return visit. Spots are limited. Price does not include ticket to self-guided house tour.
2 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Fire Watchtower Walking Tour and follow preservation architect Angel Ayón to the top of the acropolis. Learn about the current restoration of the 158-year old cast iron tower and future plans for this beloved mountaintop location. A neighborhood grassroots campaign led by MMPCIA and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance helped secure funding for the watchtower’s restoration and continues with community visioning sessions for revitalizing the acropolis. This tour is included in the Self-Guided Tour ticket.
Shine or Rain—Everything begins at the Tour Start:
The Pelham Fritz Community Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West (aka Fifth Avenue) and West 122 Street.
Here you can buy tickets, pick up tickets reserved in advance, check out the souvenirs, and meet the the Walking Tour Guides.
WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE AFTERNOON. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
How to get here: Subways: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, and 4, 5, & 6 to 125th Street. Buses: M1, M7 and M102.