Community News – 10.03.2012
The Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival
The second annual Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival, the MJM CAFé , will kick off this Sat., Oct. 6th.
This year’s MJM CAFé will seek to feature the diverse and dynamic music, artistry, crafts and cuisine of northern Manhattan.
The CAFé takes place in Roger Morris Park from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and admission is free.
A highlight will be a special dedication ceremony for the newly cultivated colonial revival garden. Emmy Award-winning news anchor Sade Baderinwa, of WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News ABC7, will attend as an honored guest and participate in the ceremony.
Among the performers scheduled are The Harlem Swing Dance Society, Underworld Productions Opera, Singer/Reenactor Rich Bala, Storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, Theater for the New City, Organic Magnetics, Poetess Joy Leftow and DubbleX.
Featured artists are Diaspora Now, Cherrymae Designs and Miranda Nelli.
Restaurants and food vendors will include Bistro Latino and Coogan’s.
The purpose of the festival, explain organizers, is to provide an exciting environment for visitors to experience the rich cultural heritage of the neighborhood and to learn how Morris-Jumel Mansion and this community reflect the story of the American experience from colonial to contemporary times.
United Palace Cathedral celebrates 45th Anniversary
A community celebration is planned to mark the 45th anniversary of United Palace Cathedral throughout the month of October, beginning Sat., Oct. 6th at the Palace, located at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Bridging the G.A.P. (generations as partners)” and will honor the legacy of the Cathedral’s Founder and founding members as well as speak to the various cultures and generations represented in the Cathedral’s spiritual global community.
Confirmed guest speakers and honorees include Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Union Theological Seminary; Dr. Rafael Lantigua, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Mr. Ebenezer Smith, District Manager, Comm Bd. 12, Manhattan; Mr. Humberto de Leon, CEO, Bravo Supermarkets, Washington Heights; Bishop E. Bernard Jordan, Zoe Ministries; Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Union Theological Seminar; Dr. Que English, Senior Pastor, Bronx Christian Fellowship and Rev. Derrick Wells, Christ Universal Temple, Chicago, IL.
All are welcome and invited to join UPC at the anniversary community celebration, which will include a series of events that include concerts, expos and a “Black and White Ball.”
For more information, please call Min. Gilbert James at 212.568.6700 ext. 39.