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Nov21

La Esquina — TROMBEATZ

La Esquina — TROMBEATZ

The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts featured Trombeatz as the headlining artist at its last La Esquina concert on Thursday, November 21. Directed by musician, trombonist, and composer Hommy Ramos, Trombeatz is a forum for a group of musicians who bring a whole new sound that combines rumba, la bomba, plena, salsa, and Latin jazz with rock, hip-hop, funk, and electronic music. 

The performance was held at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box theater (1 E. 104th St.). 

Jul08

Harbor K.I.D.S. Summer Program

Harbor K.I.D.S. Summer Program
There was something for everyone at the 2013 Harbor K.I.D.S. Summer Program. This year, the K.I.D.S. seven-week camp included trips, performing arts classes, a girls’ empowerment group, academic enrichment, and more. We'll see you next year!
Jul08

Harbor T.E.E.N. Summer Program

Harbor T.E.E.N. Summer Program
Our 2013 Harbor T.E.E.N. Summer Program, open to kids ages 12-15, was chockful of fun! Our students experienced classes in digital photography, art, and music, in addition getting homework help and tutoring. They attended Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy and walked with seniors around Central Park.
May15

Salute 2013 Honors Harbor Founder Tony Duke

Salute 2013 Honors Harbor Founder Tony Duke
This year's Salute to Achievement honored Harbor founder and visionary Tony Duke. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter David Ushery from NBC 4 New York, Salute 2013 featured a theatrical production conceived by the renowned faculty of the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Titled Estampas on 6: Postcards from El Barrio, the show served as a tribute to Harlem and a celebration of our founder Tony Duke. Click here to view our photo gallery.
Apr18

La Esquina — Sounds from South America

La Esquina — Sounds from South America

The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts welcomed you to a very special concert celebrating the sounds of South America. Curated by internationally renowned musician Pablo Mayor — the Harbor's Associate Director of Jazz and Colombian Music—this four-part show featured professional instructors playing alongside Harbor students.

The performance were held at 7:30 p.m. in El Cafe at El Museo del Barrio (1 E. 104th St.) and kicked off with pianist and Harbor instructor Nelson Ojeda performing the music of Alberto Ginastera. Next up, the Latin Kids Ensemble, directed by acclaimed musician and Harbor Latin Jazz Program Director Louis Bauzo, showcased their talents. Berklee College student and Harbor alum Angel Echevarria also joined the lineup, followed by Alejandro Florez, a Harbor faculty member, producer, guitarist, and composer who performs at venues throughout New York City. Admission is free!

Click here to learn more about the music and work of Pablo Mayor and Louis Bauzo.

Mar23

Guest Artist Series Welcomes Award-Winning Concerto Soloist

Guest Artist Series Welcomes Award-Winning Concerto Soloist

The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts continued its Guest Artist Series with award-winning pianist Yoshiaki David Ko. Ko is currently enrolled at Columbia University and participating in the prestigious Columbia-Juilliard Exchange. He has performed his music in front of audiences in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the United States. As a PianoArts Fellow, he has helped spearhead a campaign to promote youth classical music appreciation and education.

The Harbor Guest Artist Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Mar13

P.A.C. Special Bake Sale

P.A.C. Special Bake Sale

We hope you joined us in the Heckscher building lobby from 7:45–9:00 a.m. on March 13, 2013, for a special bake sale to raise money for preschool field trips. Patrons could buy a bagel, a croissant, mini muffins and much more for a good cause! Your participation helped pay for buses and field trip expenses, providing our kids with fun educational experiences like:

  • The National Black Theater in Harlem
  • Green Meadows Farm in Floral Park, NY
  • Central Park Zoo in Manhattan

Thanks for supporting our preschool kids!

Mar07

Community Info Session: Proposed Charter School

Do you already bring your kids to Boys & Girls Harbor for outstanding preschool classes, afterschool programs, and instruction in the performing arts? Did you know that Boys & Girls Harbor is helping to propose a new K-8 charter school in East Harlem?

Boys & Girls Harbor hosted a first Community Information Session on March 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 504 to share information and receive feedback about the proposed Tony Duke Academy Charter School.

This info session was an excellent time to share what matters to you as a parent or community member. If you didn't make it to this event, check back on our upcoming events page for future sessions. Come help us make this charter school a reality — a school that will make East Harlem proud! If approved by the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the school will open in September 2014 with grades K-1.

Click here for more information about the first session. You can also write in English or Spanish to charterinfo@theharbor.org or call Danielle at 212.427.1521.

Mar06

Harlem Soul 2012

Harlem Soul 2012

The Harbor celebrated Harlem's rich cultural legacy at our second Harlem Soul Friendraiser. This year's event was held Wednesday, March 6, at Corner Social, 321 Lenox Avenue at 126th Street.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner and a night of jazz performances by Harbor Conservatory student Erica "La Kika" Parra; Pablo Mayor, Conservatory Associate Director of Jazz and Colombian Music; and special guest performer Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz, musical director of Son De Madre.

If you didn't make it to Corner Social, keep an eye open for next year by signing up for our E-Newsletter or following our new blog.

Feb23

World-Renowned Cellist Kicks Off Guest Artist Series

World-Renowned Cellist Kicks Off Guest Artist Series
The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts kicked off its Guest Artist Series with renowned cellist Miho Zaitsu. Miho, a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, performs regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has been heard at Lincoln Center, Carnegie's Stern Auditorium, Symphony Space, and the United Nations. She was the Harbor's first Guest Artist of 2013, performing works from Beethoven, Faure, and Mendelssohn on Saturday, February 23. The Harbor Guest Artist Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Feb13

Forbes, Reuters Cover 2013 Harbor Investment Conference

Forbes, Reuters Cover 2013 Harbor Investment Conference
Were you one of the savvy investors at the 2013 Harbor Investment Conference? Then you got the scoop on the best investment picks from the best minds on Wall Street. Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Reuters, and Forbes had to wait to report what you knew hours before. The Harbor would like to thank all of this year's conference attendees and supporters. And a special thanks to our distinguished co-chairs and speakers.  Click here to check out our press coverage in Forbes, Reuters, and CNBC. 
Nov02

Harbor Faculty Member Performs Tribute to Debussy

Harbor Faculty Member Performs Tribute to Debussy
Pianist Nelson Ojeda Valdés, a member of the Harbor Conservatory faculty, celebrated French composer Claude Debussy's 150th Anniversary during a special recital. Valdés, as well as pianist Christopher Bradshaw, baritone Luis Gonzalez, and flautist Patricia Surman, performed a recital at Symphony Space (Broadway and 95th) that included Images I, L'isle Joyeuse, Petite Suite, Syrinx, selected preludes, and selected songs. To learn more about Valdés, click here.
Oct27

Guest Artist Series: Flora Kirou

Guest Artist Series: Flora Kirou

A former voice and piano student at the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Flora Kirou — now a senior at Mannes College of Music — returned to the Harbor for a special performance as this year's first Harbor Conservatory Guest Artist. Accompanied at the piano by Dr. Martin Soderberg, Kirou performed a program of works by Mozart, Schubert, Faure, Ravel, Gershwin, Berlin, and Weill. This performance was funded as part of a grant awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Oct25

Spanish Heritage Performance

Students from the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts took center stage at the Black Box theater in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event included a night of music, dance, and prose as the Harbor paid tribute to its culturally diverse heritage. 
Oct18

Partners in Education: Parents, Schools, and the Community

Partners in Education: Parents, Schools, and the Community

As part two of our Parent Empowerment Series, the Harbor hosted its inaugural education panel — Partners in Education: Parents, Schools, and the Community. Our roster of education advocates was impressive and included Gonzalo Casals, Director of Education and Public Programs at El Museo del Barrio; education consultant and Harbor Board member Dr. Margaret Harrington; Paula Martin, executive director of Harlem Center for Education; Jeanne Mullgrav, Commissioner of the Department of Youth and Community Development; Harbor parent Kelly Smith; and Lew Smith, founder and director of the National Principals Leadership Institute. Stay tuned for more events as part of our parent series.