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Harlem, New York: Growing up in Harlem

  • National Black Theatre 2031 5th Ave New York, NY, 10035 United States (map)

Join us to explore Harlem. We will start at the National Black Theatre, walk along 5th avenue, past the old Liberation Book Store on 131st street, and head north on 7th avenue, walking by a mural and ending at Shrine.
This walk is part of a new play called “Gutting,” written by Jeremy Kamps, being produced in Harlem by Company Cypher at the National Black Theatre, September 24 - October 3. “Gutting” is set three years after Hurricane Katrina and follows 14-year-old runaway Kali and the people around her who struggle to keep their homes in the Lower 9th Ward from being gutted. As part of the production and the ten-year-anniversary of the Hurricane, we are hosting various Jane Jacobs Walks in Harlem, so audiences can see the real impact of urban development and displacement, and have discussions about gentrification, displacement, and race issues that affect us here in Harlem. For more information, go to or check it out on Facebook:

Date:  Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Event Start/End: 
BEGIN: National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Ave, NYC 10035 (btwn 125th & 126th streets)
END: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, NYC 10030 (btwn 133rd & 134th streets)

Host: Members of "Gutting," a new play at the National Black Theatre

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to children and strollers.

Registration: No, all are welcome.