CCCADI GRAND OPENING weekend | HOME! NUESTRO HOGAR!

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute #CCCADI is opening its doors to the public on October 15th with a weekend packed of activities celebrating our new home. Make history with us as we establish the Center in the international African Diaspora community of El Barrio/East Harlem, the historical home of artistic brilliance and creation.

Check back regularly for more information.

Program Subject to Change. 

 

dates

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 | 11AM - 7PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 | 11AM - 4PM

 

grand opening events

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

 

HOME, MEMORY AND FUTURE | 3 Part Exhibition | Self Guided Tours | 11AM - 4PM

Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultrón Bengoa in curating a 3-part exhibit centered on the theme on HOME. A variety of artists and mediums, including the latest in augmented reality, explore home in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing.

Together, the exhibitions chronicle East and West Harlem as far back as the 1970s, exploring the many meanings of home and the similar interpretations for artists of different regions. All demonstrate how individual and collective memories provide a powerful tool for recreating, imagining, and reconstructing cultural traditions to establish a “home” away from home. 

For more information and a breakdown of each exhibit part click here

 

Where: CCCADI at 120 East 125th Street Between Lexington and Park Avenues

Admission: FREE | Ticket is not required but the tours are timed, more information to come

 

Open House New York at CCCADI | Uniting Community - Cultural Spaces | 2 Panels

From East to West, the heartbeat of Harlem--125th Street--once bustled with theaters, clubs and other music venues that embraced African American and Latino artists and audiences. As part of the Open House New York Weekend, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Apollo Theater explore West Harlem’s rich musical and cultural history. 

Experts Richard Blondet, Henry Medina, Ralph Mendez, and John T. Reddick take us on an audio and video tour exploring how African aesthetic transformed West and East Harlem into a vibrant cultural and musical epicenter, one that continues to vibrate in the nation today.

Time:  (Panel 1) 11:30am – 1:00pm |  (Panel 2) 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Where: Postive Workforce | 109 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

Speakers: Historians Richard Blondet, Henry Medina,  Ralph Mendez, and John Reddick

Admission: FREE | RSVP suggested | Link will become available soon

 

Calle Bembé: Neighborhood Block Party | 11AM to 7PM

Children's Art Village| 11AM to 3:30PM

Families, Fun, & Fanga! Come celebrate CCCADI’s grand opening with your whole family through storytelling, dance workshops, face painting, and fun drop-in art activities

Libation | 12:30PM to 1PM

A traditional opening honoring ancestors and sacred forces with libation by traditional leaders Babalorisha John Mason, Manbo Dowoti Desir, and Babalorisha Paulo Bispo. 

Grand Opening Concert 1 | 1:15PM to 2:30PM

Performances by Amma McKen with Roman Diaz and Cimarron, and Something Positive.

Grand Opening Opening 2 | 4PM to 5PM

Performance by Los Pleneros de la 21

Battle of the DJ’s | 5PM to 7PM

DJ Sabine and DJ Bjoyce

 

Where: Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation Parking Lot | 125th BTW Lexington and Park Avenues

Admission: FREE



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

 

HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE | OPENING EXHIBITIONS | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultrón Bengoa in curating a 3-part exhibit centered on the theme on HOME. A variety of artists and mediums, including the latest in augmented reality, explore home in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing.

Together, the exhibitions chronicle East and West Harlem as far back as the 1970s, exploring the many meanings of home and the similar interpretations for artists of different regions. All demonstrate how individual and collective memories provide a powerful tool for recreating, imagining, and reconstructing cultural traditions to establish a “home” away from home.  

For more information and a breakdown of each exhibit part click here

Where: CCCADI at 120 East 125th Street Between Lexington and Park Avenues

Admission: FREE | Ticket is not required but the tours are timed, more information to come 

 

HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE |  Mi Querido Barrio Tours

11AM-12PM | Tour 1

Part III of Home, Memory, and Future - Mi Querido Barrio Tour with Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez

 

2:30PM-3:30PM |  Tour 2

Part III of Home, Memory, and Future - Mi Querido Barrio Tour with Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez

dmission: FREE| Limited tickets available for pick up at 10:30am and 2:00pm

 

Open House New York at CCCADI | Uniting Community - Cultural Spaces | 2 Panels

From East to West, Harlem’s fabled 125th Street once bustled with theaters, clubs and other music venues that embraced African American and Latino artists. As part of the Open House New York Weekend, the Apollo Theater and Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute explore the rich musical and cultural history nurtured in West Harlem in venues like the Apollo and numerous other locations along 125th Street to El Barrio/East Harlem. 

Experts Richard Blondet, Henry Medina, Ralph Mendez, and John T. Reddick take us on an audio and video tour exploring how African aesthetic transformed West and East Harlem into a vibrant cultural and musical epicenter, one that continues to vibrate in the nation today. 

Time:  (Panel 1) 11:30am – 1:00pm |  (Panel 2) 2:00pm - 3:30pm 

Where: Apollo Theatre at 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 

Admission: FREE | RSVP suggested | Link will become available soon

 

 

Calle Bembé: Neighborhood Block Party | 11AM to 4PM

Children's Art Village| 11AM to 3:30PM

Families, Fun, & Fanga! Come celebrate CCCADI’s grand opening with your whole family through storytelling, dance workshops, face painting, and fun drop-in art activities

Grand Opening Concert 3 | 2PM to 3PM

Performance by DelSonido

Where: Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation Parking Lot | 125th BTW Lexington and Park Avenues

Admission: FREE

Dj Dance Party |  3PM to 4PM

DJ Beto of IBomba 

 


GRAND OPENING funders & SPONSORS

 

GRAND OPENING COMMUNITY PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS

MEDIA SPONSORS