Morgan Stanley: 2014 Early Insights Program for Black/Latino Students – Deadline March 9th


Great learning opportunity for Black and Latino college freshmen and sophomores who are interested in finance in a high-powered corporate environment. Morgan Stanley’s 2014 Early Insights Program for Black/Latino Students is currently accepting applications. The deadline is March 9th.

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Festival: AFROPUNK Fest 2013 at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn


Afropunk Fest is back in Brooklyn. The festival will take place on August 24th and 25th at the Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. The festival will exhibit live music, vibrant art, progressive fashion, yoga, food truck eateries and a custom bike show – you name it.

Afropunk Fest has been described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US.”

For more information and a list of performances, click ish.

Kid Friendly: Free Fishing in Harlem


Summer on the Hudson presents River Fish Celebration on Saturday, June 29. Join other families and enjoy a day of beginners fishing, along with fishy arts and crafts. All the equipment is provided, just bring bring your enthusiasm and luck. Day starts at 11am and ends at 3pm. Located at West Harlem Pier Park.

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Music: Free Jazz at Pier 45 Presented by The New School


On Tuesday, June 25, The New School, in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust, presents Stars of Tomorrow at Pier 45. Students from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music will share their talents free of charge. Performances will start at 6:30pm and end at 8pm. No reservations required; first come, first served.

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Family Friendly: The Figment Project at Governors Island


FIGMENT is a grassroots effort that promotes participatory arts and busting creativity. Join thousands of people at Governors Island on June 8 and 9, as they freely express themselves through participatory performances, climb the tree house and test their swing on the mini-golf course. This event is kid friendly and free.

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Theater: Motown Musical


The Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed the sound of music forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.

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Class: Learn a South Indian Dish + Photography


Interested in adding a new dish to your repertoire, join food blogger, Chitra Agrawal, as she teaches you how to make Kosambri for $43.  Kosambri is a traditional salad made in Bangalore homes that consists of fresh veggies, soaked lentils, coconut, lemon and fried spices.  Saturday, June 15, 2 – 4pm in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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Theater: Alvin Ailey Returns to Lincoln Center



For the first time in over a decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at Lincoln Center. Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s mission is to further the pioneering work of Alvin Ailey by establishing an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. Show starts on June 12 and end son June 16.

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Art: 5 Pointz – Long Island City


5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, may be coming to a close. For years, 5 Pointz has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to “legally” express themselves. However, developer/landowner, David Wolkoff, plans to convert the towers into residential buildings.

For more information on the closing and redevelopment, here’s a video. To book a tour, click ish.