Porgy and Bess

The Metropolitan Opera is pleased to offer a 15% discount on tickets to PORGY & BESS to Harlem residents.

Please use the code GERSHWIN15 at check out.  Tickets and information can be found here:


The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Don’t miss the return of the Met’s landmark staging of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which won universal acclaim and set box office records in its sensational 2019–20 premiere run. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue headline James Robinson’s production, with choreography by Camille A. Brown, leading an exceptional ensemble cast that also includes soprano Janai Brugger and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as Clara and Jake, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, tenor Frederick Ballentine and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Sportin’ Life and Crown, and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Maria. Maestro David Robertson, hailed by The New York Times for “the finest conducting of Porgy I’ve heard,” returns to lead the timeless score.

As part of our commitment to everyone’s safety, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination and masking policy for all audiences and employees. For more information, visit metopera.org/commitment

MXBB Wants You to Help Beautify the Boulevard

Please consider joining MXBB in prepping the tree beds for winter and planting daffodils for next spring:

Cleaner police garage on 118 St and Park

Inspired by the discussion in HBNA’s September meeting, the folks on the block of 118 Street and Park helped clean up the pile of trash in the police garage under the metro north rail. The trash picked up completely fill one large trash bag. Please help to keep the area clean for our children and residents!

Police garage on 118 Street and Park Avenue - before clean up
Before clean up

Police garage on 118 and Park - after clean up
After clean up

Volunteer Clean-Up in Marcus Garvey Park ~ August 8th

This just in from Gotham to Go:

It’s a day to clean-up, sweep-up, weed and paint! Join your friends & neighbors in a safe and socially distanced park clean-up event on Saturday, August 8th from 9:30am to 11:00am in Marcus Garvey Park. Socially distanced means limited capacity (20 spots left as of this afternoon). Reserve your spot on the Facebook Event Page. All volunteers mush sign in between 9:15 and 9:30am, meeting at the Drummers Circle (Madison Avenue side near 124). Marcus Garvey Park Alliance will provide gloves and tools. Masks are required. (Suggestion ~ bring a bottle of water). Register now and see you there!

See: https://gothamtogo.com/portfolio/volunteer-clean-up-in-marcus-garvey-park-august-8th/