CCCADI GRAND OPENING WEEKEND | HOME! NUESTRO HOGAR!


DATES

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 | 11AM - 4PM

 


GRAND OPENING EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE | OPENING EXHIBITIONS

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

 

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

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

Admission: FREE 

 

OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK FESTIVAL “HARLEM’S CULTURAL HISTORY-UNITING COMMUNITIES - CULTURAL SPACES

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 BlondetHenry MedinaRalph 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:  11:30am – 1:00pm | 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

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

 

CCCADI Grand Opening Concert Part I: Street Libation

A traditional opening honoring ancestors and sacred forces with libation by traditional leaders Babalorisha John Mason, Iyalorisha Angela Fontanez, and Babalorisha Paulo Bispo. Performances by Amma McKen with Roman Diaz and Cimarron, Something Positive, Trinidad.

Time: 12:30PM - 2:30PM

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

Admission: Free 

 

CCCADI Grand Opening Concert Part II  

Street Party celebrating our New Home: Los Pleneros de la 21 and Battle of the Dj’s

When: 4:00PM - 7:00PM

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

Admission: Free

 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

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

 

When: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

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

Admission: FREE 

 

OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK FESTIVAL “HARLEM’S CULTURAL HISTORY-UNITING COMMUNITIES - CULTURAL SPACES

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 BlondetHenry MedinaRalph 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:  11:00PM - 4:00PM

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

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


Grand Opening Partners