Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Public Theater/Public Works presents The Winter's Tale in Central Park!


Catch @rebeldiaz and friends at B.B.KINGS #FreedomRide

Catch Rebel Diaz, YC the Cynic, The Reminders & More!
Wednesday August 27th in Times Square NYC at the legendary B.B. Kings nightclub.


Monday, July 7, 2014

@rebeldiaz and @anatijoux performing Friday, July 11th - Brooklyn!

Friday night in Brooklyn! 
Catch Rebel Diaz and Ana Tijoux.


Catch @ycthecynic at Webster Hall July 12th !

Go check out the homie rocking out at Webster Hall.
@ycthecynic

@Circa95 Bronx Raised: Hip-Hop Series #FREE performances in #Bronx community gardens @NYRP @BronxMuseum

Check out both flyers to find out which Bronx community garden we will be at.
All events are free! 
Come join us and bring some friends. 
It's a wonderful opportunity for artists from the Bronx to get to perform in our own backyard.
We have a terrific line up of artists like Bonafide Rojas, Division X, Flaco Navaja,  Rdacbx, Rebel Diaz and many more surprises. 

Bronx Raised : Hip-Hop Series, free performance for the community presented by NYRP and The Bronx Museum. Experience the best of the Bronx in this live performance series curated by CIRCA '95. Local artists use dance, music and spoken word to deliver rhythm and rhyme that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Text NYRP for more info #22828. 


Let's protect our parks and gardens. 


Peace.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Next Thursday - Generations on the Writers' Bench: Graffiti Then and Now

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Next Thursday - 
Generations on the Writers' Bench
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Graffiti Then & Now
Thursday, July 10th, 7:00pm
The City Lore Gallery will host a discussion Generations on the Writers' Bench about the graffiti scene in New York City from the golden age to the present. 
Participants include: 

Disco Bryso
ClawMoney
Fabel
Part
Snake188

During the golden age of graffiti in New York City in the 70's and 80's, the Writers' Bench was located at 149th Street at the convergence of the 2 and 5 lines. It was a place where graffiti writers gathered to watch the art on the trains as they passed by. This infamous meeting spot served as the unofficial base for founders of a movement that forged the path for hip hop culture in New York City and the world at large. Evoking the same spirit of these underground meetings, City Lore invites panelists to convene and tell their stories of graffiti in NYC amongst Henry Chalfant and Martha Coopers' photographs. Join us in conversation between contemporary graffiti writers facing the challenges of an increasingly policed city and graffiti writers of the golden age whose work influenced an art form that continues to thrive in cities all over the country and the world.
When: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: The City Lore Gallery. 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Admission: Free
For more informationaronner@citylore.org or 212-529-1955 x13

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We got shows... #LinkUP #June21st #KoolHerc #WordUpBookStore #bmhc


First we doing this -------->



BMHC Lab| 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx NY  
Take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus 
 FREE admission; $5 suggested donation.

Join us for the final day of Bronx Summer Fest!




  

4pm - 6:30pm Block Party
Honoring Living Legend DJ Kool Herc
Performing live:
Plus:
7pm - 8pm 
Jamaican Jam with DJ Kool Herc
Join us as DJ Kool Herc takes the turntables!
 @
1303 Louis Niñé Blvd, Bronx NY  
Take the 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street or the Bx19 bus 
 FREE admission; $5 suggested donation. 


Bronx Summer Fest is  part of NYCDOT's Weekend Walks Program. Enjoy face painting, games, free CPR lessons, boxing clinic, arts activities, local food vendors, and artisans on a car-free street!

Summer Fest Sale: Shop at Southern Boulevard stores for a chance to win a flat screen TV! Sale ends at 5pm on June 21. Drawing will take place at 6pm at the BMHC Lab. 
For more information, visit SouthernBoulevard.org!
 

Feature Artist Biography


DJ Kool Herc, A Founding Father of Hip-Hop and 
Influencer of Bronx Music

A Jamaican-born American that immigrated to the Bronx with his family, DJ Kool Herc is credited as one of the originators of Hip Hop. In the early 1970s while attending the Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School in the Bronx, Herc developedhis music style utilizing two turntables to extend "the break," which came to exemplify Hip Hop. In August 1973, Herc put on a legendary concert at 1520 Sedgwick Avenuewhich launched Hip Hop into the world and changed Bronx music forever. 


Then we doing this ------>  



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

@LadiesLoveProj Spring Pop-Up Shop ::: Art & Designer Market - Saturday May 31st 12-8pm, FREE !!!!



Get Ready....
 The Spring Ladies Love Project Pop-Up Shop
ART & DESIGNER MARKET 
is coming soon! 

SATURDAY, MAY 31st 
12-8pm
FREE
Outdoors ! 
273 Bowery 
Right behind the Whole Foods on Houston Street.
Featuring amazing vendors, artists, performers and more! 
Special Performance by Aurora Barnes, Rhyme Factory and Circa '95 
Family Friendly.. ALL ARE WELCOMED.
Tell your Friends.. Share with your peeps! 
It's that time of year to Kick it...
NYC here we go! 



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

@Circa95 is performing @ElMuseo Super Sabado/Super Saturday Block Party- May 17th 12-5pm FREE !!!



Celebrate the return of spring at El Museo’s outdoor block party with performances, music, and art-making with the hip-hop duo, Circa ’95, hosting the main stage. Be sure to grab a map, and check out activities around El Barrio with our amigos and vecinos. 

MUSEUM STARTER KIT: Open With Care and PRESENCIA
11:00am – 6:00pm, Las Galerías

Our current exhibition celebrates our 45th anniversary with an exploration of El Museo’s unusual founding and solicits community participation to invent new museums. Presencia focuses on ideas of presence and absence, based on works from El Museo’s permanent collection. 


¡CUENTAME! TELL ME A STORY
12:00pm – 6:00pm, Cuentame Gallery (1st and 3rd Floors)

Check out our latest exhibition featuring artwork from our ‘Making Connections’ program. 

ArteXplorers Family Corner
12:00pm – 3:00pm, Lobby

Stop by our arteXplorers Family Corner, where you can pick up fun and educational activity cards to help you explore Las Galerías, and others to use at home. 


Art-Making/Taller de Arte
MANOS A LA OBRA
12:00pm – 3:00pm, La Calle (105th St. bet. 5th and Madison Ave) & Las Galerías

What does your barrio look like? Come by and contribute to our community mural! 


COLORIN COLORADO…with The Africa Center
12:00pm, La Calle

Join Michael Manswell and Something Positive Inc., as he takes you through the journey of Rita, a Trinidadian woman who immigrated to the U.S. and returns home to celebrate Carnaval. Presented in partnership with The Africa Center. 

Performance/Actuación
CIRCA ‘95
1:00pm – 2:00pm, La Calle

Bilingual hip-hop duo Patty Dukes and Reph, known as Circa ‘95, bring love, unity and community back to Hip-Hop and onto our main stage. 


Breakdancing Competition/Competencia Breakdance
EL BARRIO’S FRESHEST 2014
2:30pm – 5:00pm, La Calle

Breakdancing lives on in the streets of El Barrio! Come and support your favorite b-boys and b-girls from New York’s top crews as they battle it out to be El Barrio’s Freshest. 


AMIGOS AND VECINOS!
12:00pm – 3:00pm, Various Locations

Our friends in El Barrio will be hosting fun and cultural activities throughout the day! Featuring La Casa Azul Bookstore, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and more! Be sure to stop by and get a map. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

NEW MUSIC VIDEO ::: @RebelDiaz "Gain The World"



Check out the latest video from our brothers @RebelDiaz
To listen to the RADICAL DILEMMA project click HERE 
Keep up the great work fellas! 
Now it's our job to share it with the world.  

Recap @TheArmoryShow #BronxDay with @circa95 @BronxMuseum


Yesterday, @Circa95 was invited to perform for The Armory Show - Bronx Day
 at The Bronx Museum. It was a wonderful evening filled with art, music, jugglers from The Point and Lloyds Cupcakes! We left inspired and motivated to increase the visibility of the Bronx and Uptown as a whole. We are blessed to belong to such a wonderful artistic community. 
You never know what or who you will find! 
Here are some pics from our performance. 
Thank you for inviting us! 

Make sure to sign our mailing list on www.circa95.com to learn about where we will be next.
 Email us at info@circa95.com if you'd like to bring us to your next event! 






Circa '95 (Patty Dukes & Reph) with DJ Polarity 


Bronx Museum of The Arts 

Lloyd's Chocolate Cupcakes 

Art from The Armory Show - Bronx Day 

Catch @circa95 and @rebeldiaz at THE 2ND "NO CENTER, NO PEACE" BENEFIT CONCERT for The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY- 3/8 5-10pm

This event has been postponed! 


THE GUILLERMO MORALES - ASSATA SHAKUR
COMMUNITY & STUDENT CENTER @ CITY COLLEGE of NEW YORK






OPEN MIC: TIME SCHEDULE LINE-UP
05:00pm: Opening Address, Campaign Update & Introduction Of The Event Co-Hosts By Bro. Shep
05:05pm: Break Dance Cypher
05:15pm: "Da Mic Is Open"
06:05pm: Mr. Giggles
06:10pm: Lillo Brancoto
07:00pm: Dinner & Music Video Hour Begins
07:30pm: The Hip Hop Catz Video & Live Performance
07:45pm: Ndigo Washington Live Performance & Keynote Speaker 
                  Councilwoman Inez Barron, NYC Higher Education Chairperson.
08:00pm: Dinner Hour Ends - Video Message From Assata & Guillermo

CONCERT: TIME SCHEDULE LINE-UP
08:00pm: The Sugar Hippo Band
08:15pm: The Black U.N.
08:30pm: Intikana
08:45pm: Maya Azucena
09:00pm: Spirit Child, Prince Akeem & The SSS Band
09:15pm: Bosco
09:20pm: SF
09:25pm: Jay Espy
09:30pm: Miranda Writes
09:45pm: Julio Angel y su Bachata Caliente 
10:00pm: Raffle Drawing & Art Auction Winners
10:15pm: Circa'95 - Featuring Patty Dukes & Reph 
10:30pm: The Collective Flow
10:45pm: The Peace Poets
11:00pm: The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective-BX
11:15pm: ALL PERFORMERS "Hands Off Assata & Guillermo" Song
11:25pm: "THE BENEFIT CONCERT & EVENT PROGRAM ENDS"


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The Campaign To Restore & Defend The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY Presents:

THE 2ND  "NO CENTER, NO PEACE"  BENEFIT CONCERT & OPEN MIC

Saturday, March 8, 2014
5pm-10pm
Our Lady Of Lourdes Gymnasium
469 W.142nd Street
Harlem, New York
(bet. Convent/Amsterdam Ave.)

Student & Advanced Tickets: $10.00
Tickets Sold At The Door: $15.00

 Visit our official website defendmorales-shakur.org/
SIGN OUR PETITION: http://tinyurl.com/savemscc
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/MoralesShakurCenter
Follow us on Twitter @DefendMSCenter  #SaveMSCC #CCNYShutdown #CCNY
Watch us on Youtube @ Morales Shakur Center 
E-mail or CALL:  moralesshakursc@gmail.com  &  (212) 726-2301

NO CENTER, NO PEACE!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

@TheArmoryShow ::: @Circa95 Bronx Day Performance Thurs. March 6th @BronxMuseum




Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries presented by Bronx Arts Alliance opens March 6th 
as part of New York Armory Week and honoring Bronx Day 


Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries is the latest exhibit presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance (BxAA) including over 60 artworks selected by a curatorial committee and featuring Bronx, US and International Artists from over 20 Bronx arts organizations. The exhibit will take place at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and will be installed by independent curator Sarah Corona. The exhibit is being presented in concert with New York Armory Week. The Opening Reception will take place on March 6th, the Armory Show's officially designated Bronx Day. Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries will preview on Wednesday, March 5th and run through Sunday, March 9th. 

Patty Dukes & Reph of Circa '95 


The Opening Reception will take place from 5:30 on March 6th The Bronx Tourism Council will host a roundtrip Trolley leaving at 4pm from Pier 94 in NYC transporting participants to The Bronx Museum of the Arts. 

  •   Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6th from 5-9pm
    Performance by esteemed Bronx Hip-Hop duo Circa '95 at 6:30 pm.
    Cupcakes courtesy of Lloyds Carrot Cake
    One Roundtrip Trolley leaving at 4 pm from Pier 94 in NYC to The Bronx Museum of the Arts

    • This program has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of the Bronx Council on the Arts with funding provided by Bronx Arts Alliance members. 
For additional information on Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries visit, 

Follow  +Circa '95  @Circa95





Saturday, March 1, 2014

@circa95 at @WordUpBooks ::: Sat. March 1st 6-9pm


We will be performing our songs over a live band. 
Come hang out with us at our favorite bookstore. 


Monday, February 17, 2014

Calling all teachers! Educational Performance of Bomba, Plena and Hip-Hop with @Circa95 - 2/28



Los Pleneros de la 21 is proud to present
the 6th annual installment of

BOMBA, PLENA & HIP HOP- LP21's In the House event that explores,
teaches and celebrates Puerto Ricans, and Puerto Rican culture in the Diaspora
featuring the LP21 ensemble and special guest artists, 
dynamic Hip Hop artists:

REPH AND PATTY DUKES of CIRCA '95

FRIDAY, FEB 28, 2014
SESSIONS OPEN FOR 
10 AM & 12 PM

Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
(1680 Lexington Avenue and 106th St. El Barrio, NY)
$5 Admission (per student)
for contact us today for large group rates!

RSVP required (deadline: Wed. Feb 26th 2014)

FOR MORE INFO:
212-427-5221
PLENEROS21@GMAIL.COM

Bomba & Plena In the House is another LP21 signature program that provides interactive and educational performances for NYC schools and students to teach about the cultural practices and musical expressions of Puerto Rico, the Afro Diaspora and their connection to NYC life and communities. Each dynamic performance is hosted in the vibrant neighborhood of EL BARRIO (Spanish Harlem), and celebrates the vitality and history of the neighborhood, the community and the cultural practices heralded throughout the area.

Performances are open and appropriate for all grades and educational practitioners!

Bomba & Plena In the House is a public program made possible in part by support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Offices of Melissa Mark Viverito. 

CAN'T MAKE THE FEBRUARY SESSION? BOOK AHEAD FOR LOS PLENEROS 21 UPCOMING MARCH 14TH SESSION - CELEBRATING WOMEN DRUMMERS, SINGERS AND DANCERS, OUR LEADERS IN THE AFRO-DIASPORA AND CULTURAL ARTS MOVEMENT!