Special Events



Governors Island
Saturdays and Sundays
August 24th — October 27th, 2019
12 pm — 5 pm

The West Harlem Art Fund is pleased to present Crossing the Sands, a contemporary art exhibition with artists representing the Caribbean, Africa, and the Americas. Located in the historic district of Nolan Park on Governors Island, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy both works of art and the venue which is an old military home completed in 1878.

Artists include: Jasmin Charles, Chioma Ebinama, Megan Gabrielle, Iliana Garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Juanita Lanzo and Dianne Smith.

This show is curated by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director & Chief Curator of the West Harlem Art Fund.














Upcoming LIVE Talks & Podcasts


Sunday, September 8th – Juanita Lanzo

Back to Nature with Home Remedies

  • A wellness chat on the plant materials used across the African Diaspora to heal and comfort. This event is in collaboration with Pioneer Works and Second Sundays.





.Saturday, September 21st – Lavada Nahon

Special UN Climate Change Week Talk

  • Food historian & cooking teacher Lavada Nahon will talk on the culture of rice, its connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the impact of climate change. Rice tasting will be offered by Dominican chef Ana Ofelia Rodriguez
  • 2 pm

Saturday, September 28th – Queen Esther

Black Americana Music

  • Queen Esther is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, librettist, playwright, actor and recording artist. She will share songs and play guitar about country, blues and jazz music.
  • 2 pm


Recent podcast

Past Exhibition — Traces






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