A Great Day in Harlem

Uptown Grand Central writes:

Greetings, neighbors!

I am writing to invite you to the co-naming the block of 126th Street between Madison & Fifth as “Art Kane: Harlem 1958 Place.”

This is in celebration of the historic jazz photograph that is sometimes called “A Great Day In Harlem” — but is actually called “Harlem 1958” — which was taken in front of the brownstone at 17 East 126th Street.

The naming ceremony will take place on the afternoon of next Thursday, August 12, with a concert by Jazzmobile and short remarks by Jonathan Kane, the son of the original photographer:

Harlem 1958 street co-naming
Corner of 126th & Madison
Thursday, August 12
2 p.m. — Reception
2:45 p.m. — Remarks by Jonathan Kane, moderated by our very own G. Keith Alexander
3 p.m. — Jazzmobile concert
3:30 p.m. — Street sign unveiling

We’d love it if you are able to join us. The two musicians from the photo who are still living (Benny Golson & Sonny Rollins) are unable to attend due to their age, but will be sending written remarks.

If you are able to attend, please respond here on the Eventbrite. (And, if you know of neighbors we missed, please let me know!)

Thanks so much as always,
Carey

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