In May 1991, the General Services Administration unearthed the skeletal remains of nearly 400 individuals of predominantly African ancestry while preparing to erect a building in Lower Manhattan. The building was stopped, but these remains are on view in an interpretative center exploring the history of African-Americans in colonial New York.
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm. Closed federal holidays. The African Burial Ground Visitor Center contains exhibits and replica artifacts, and provides educational programs and interpretation of commemorative art commissioned for the African Burial Ground. Ranger-led tours that describe the unique artifacts and artwork at the African Burial Ground National Monument are scheduled weekdays at 10 am and 2 pm. Groups are urged to make reservations for tours to ensure adequate preparation and staff availability.
This annual festival presents contemporary films that shine a different light on African Diaspora life and culture regardless of the filmmaker‚ race or nationality.
The African Film Festival (AFF) builds an American audience for African film through an annual film festival in New York, a National Traveling Film Series, various panel discussions and a number of educational outreach and community programs.
African Voices sponsors literary readings, art exhibitions and writing workshops. Its annual poetry and musical event, Rhymes, Rhythms & Rituals, is held in New York City parks, including Prospect Park, Bryant Park and Marcus Garvey Park.
At its home in Jamaica, Queens, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a roster of wide-ranging cultural activities of interest to its largely African-American constituents.
The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings, provides support for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra conducted by Arturo O'Farrill and offers education programs to young musicians and new audiences.
The After Dinner Opera Company performs American chamber works for general audiences and introduces young people to music and dance through in-school workshops.
AG Gallery + About Glamour is a unique multi-retail space, which encompasses a vintage shop and gallery space. Its mission is to provide a platform in which emerging creativity from all over the world can exhibit and promote their work.