East Harlem Arts & Entertainment

Boys Choir Of Harlem

Address: 2005 Madison Avenue
Phone: 212-289-1815

Harlem is an area rich in history, culture and social resistance, where arts and entertainments have flourished for over a century, creating some of the finest jazz musicians the world has known. Case in point is the internationally-renowned Boys Choir of Harlem. Performing around the world, their audiences tally over 150,000 each year. They have performed at the White House, for Pope John Paul III and Nelson Mandela. Proceeds from their performances fund a free children's school in Harlem specifically geared to gifted and talented children.

El Museo del Barrio

Address: 1230 Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-831-7272
Website: www.elmuseo.org/

New York's leading Latino cultural institution welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America.

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Address: 1 East 104th Street
Phone: 212-996-0370
Website: www.harborconservatory.org/

This non-profit performing arts center offers music lessons, dance classes, and acting classes to children from all five boroughs.

Museum of the City of New York

Address: 1220 Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-534-1672
Website: www.mcny.org/

This lesser-known museum celebrates the city's history with well-curated exhibitions, public programs and a vast collection of photographs and other memorabilia from iconic eras past. Housed in an elegant landmark building on Fifth Avenue across from Central Park Conservatory Gardens, the museum can also host parties, weddings and other private events.

Taller Boricua Galleries at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center

Address: 1680 Lexington Avenue
Phone: 212-831-4333
Website: www.tallerboriqua.org/

Taller Boricua (The name means "Puerto Rican Workshop") has expanded into a multicultural institution by providing a variety of programs that stimulate the social, cultural, and economic development of the community.

Uptown Dance Academy

Address: 167 East 121st Street
Phone: 212-997-5030

This program trains students in several types of dance, including ballet, jazz, modern, acrobatics and hip-hop. They also teach stage performance. They regularly have events open to the public. Most recently they performed an all-black version of "The Nutcracker Suite."