If you are spending the holidays in New York there are some wonderful events to help us celebrate the our achievement this year. So be inspired and enjoy.
Catch Kiki Palmer and Nene Leakes performing on Broadway in Rodgers and Hamerstein's Cinderella. Kiki Palmer plays Cinderella and Nene Leakes plays the Wicked Queen at Broadway Theatre - 1641 Broadway at 53 rd St.
Young people get jazzed at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan! Find your own beat as you tap, snap, clap and stomp your way through. Live music, hands-on art workshops and an immersive environment celebrates the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz in America. This interactive exhibition and program series features rarely seen images, archival footage, and original jazz artifacts. Visit the Children's Museum of Manhattan - The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024. Call 212-721-1223. Catch the exhibit before it closes on December 31, 2014.
Many of us remember when the only few positive images of African American people came from the pages of Ebony and Jet. Now a younger generation can discover the history and social role these publications played in African American lives. Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways contemporary artists use Ebony as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. The first exhibition devoted to this topic, Speaking of People features over thirty works by a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group of sixteen artists. The Studio Museum in Harlem is located in Manhattan at 144 West 125th Street between Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard) and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (7th Avenue).