Festival Highlights
Community Festival
Community Festival

Festival Highlights
The Community Festival jazz concert featured Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Taj Mahal Trio, and Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II. More


A children's carnival on 116th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside offered our younger neighbors inflatables, face painting, games, a robot-building demonstration, and other kinds of fun.

Dance performance and instruction on the Barnard campus. Mary Cochran—formerly principal dancer with the renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company and chair of the Barnard dance department—led student dancers in an improvisational performance. Maguette Camara, the brilliant African dancer and member of the Barnard dance faculty, led a master class in African dance techniques with members of Jamal Joseph's Impact Theater of Harlem.

Science and cultural exhibits featured environmental issues and earth science (recycling, earthquake risk), the Community Festival poster competition finalists, community artists, childrens' art, and interactive exhibitions on Columbia's New Yorkers and Harlem's history, and Columbians Ahead of Their Time.

An exhibition featuring leading artists working in Harlem, East Harlem, and Washington Heights, curated by Ademola Olugebefola. About the curator

Sports clinics offered a chance to work with Columbia and community coaches on basketball and fencing skills.

A health fair provided a number of resources, including health screenings, a healthful cooking demonstration, CPR demonstration, a dental-hygiene van, and information on a range of medical issues, including asthma, diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, and smoking cessation.

Visitors took guided tours of the campus and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

New York City Council members joined public-school students for a simulated New York City Council meeting.

Film screenings included a short version of Columbia University: A Celebration, a film by Columbia alumnus Ric Burns, and Columbia University Studios: The Dream Factory, a mockumentary produced for Columbia 250 by Columbia film-division student Ben Odell.

Also, Barnard hosted a screening of Try to Remember: The Fantasticks, a documentary film made on the eve of the final performance at the Sullivan Street Theatre of the longest-running musical in history, which premiered on the Barnard campus in 1959.

Community Festival Celebrating with Our New York Neighbors.
In Concert Jazz and blues greats come to Columbia.
ADDICTS REHABILITATION CENTER GOSPEL CHOIR Since its inception in 1975, the ARC Gospel Choir’s dedication and commitment to fight against drugs through a cappella gospel singing has earned respect.
Harlem History Archival treasures and interviews tell the story of one of the world's great neighborhoods.

Ahead of their Time The Clarks, the Delaney Sisters, and other great New Yorkers who attended Columbia.
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