1. Tonight at Jackie Robinson Park, Don't miss free screening of 'Sing Your Song'

    Tonight at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, there will be a free screening of the documentary Sing Your Song , a tribute to the inspiring life of Harry Belafonte. Come join us early on at 7:30 to hear nothing but the classics being spun by DJ Laylo, followed by an introduction to the film by Gina Belafonte, producer of the film and daughter of Harry Belafonte. So drop by to 148th St. and Bradhurst Ave. to mark the waning days of summer in style.

    Details: 
    Thursday, August 23rd, 7:30pm @  The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell
    (148th St. & Bradhurst Avenue)
    Co-Presented by  Reel Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival
    ***100% Free!***
     
    ***Lawn Chairs Allowed*** 
    7:30pm
    Dj Laylo
    (Strictly the Classics)
    Film Introduced by  Sing Your Song  Producer and Daughter of Harry Belafonte, Gina Belafonte and Director Susanne Rostock 
    8:30pm
    Sing Your Song
    Susanne Rostock, 2011, 104 min.
    With remarkable intimacy, visual style, and musical panache  Sing Your Song , surveys the inspiring life of singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Rostock reveals Belafonte to be a tenacious activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and youth incarceration. Belafonte's beliefs elicited unwarranted invasions by the FBI into both his personal life and career, leading to years of struggle with the powers that be. Nonetheless, an indomitable sense of optimism still motivates Belafonte, as he continues to ask, "What do we do now?"
    Rain Location: Jackie Robinson Park Recreation Center
    (85 Bradhurst Avenue at 146th Street)

     




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