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Harlem Black Art & Media Festival

February 22nd - February 27th

ImageNation’s Harlem Black Art & Media Festival (HBAMF) is a FREE festival closing out Black History Month by celebrating Black art and media in Harlem from Feb. 22 - 27th. The 6-day festival will feature a Black art exhibit, award winning film screenings, a community streaming party w/ talk-back feat. Malik Yoba, and after parties w/live music performances.

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DAY 1 - Tuesday 2/22, 6PM (and EVERY TUES. after)

COMMUNITY STREAMING PARTY w/ Talk-back feat. Malik Yoba


Talk-back moderated by HCCI’s President & CEO, Dr. Malcolm A. Punter.


THE REAL ESTATE MIXTAPE is an episodic, docu-series that follows actor, filmmaker and real estate developer, Malik Yoba, as he pursues his first commercial real estate (CRE) deal in New York. As the founder and owner of Yoba Development , Malik , along with a diverse group of young, aspiring professionals interested in learning about the CRE industry, journey through the often opaque world of CRE development. Malik provides them awareness, access and advocacy as he works to navigate and secure his first deal.

Food provided by Jeremy James’s SMOK’D CHICKEN.

Music by DJ T Boogie

VENUE: Street Corner Resources, West 131st St. and Lenox Ave.

In partnership with Street Corner Resources, YOBA Development, HCCI and SMOK’D CHICKEN


DAY 2 - Wednesday 2/23, 6:30PM

Virtual Discussion: BLACK TECH REVOLUTION: Rise of the NFT


Join us for Black History Month as we explore some of today's emerging Black tech and NFT creators, bridging art, culture, and technology. Learn how they are building the future of virtual worlds and digital art marketplaces. We will discuss the history and the fundamentals of Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and the explosion of NFTs. This two-part discussion will introduce emerging creators and innovators in the NFT space as they share insights on collecting, trading, and selling NFTs.  We will also present the Harlemrenz NFT project honoring the Black historical greats of the Harlem Renaissance. Learn how NFT inspired art can illuminate the stories of the Harlem Renaissance greats to a new generation of creators and enthusiasts.

Presented by HarlemRenz in association with HCCI.






DAY 3 - Thursday 2/24, 6PM


Director Q&A moderated by Rev. Alietha Pond


From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical time in our nation’s history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years, following X Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history and set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis and shocking a political system into change.

VENUE: Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 15 Mt Morris Park W (122nd St & Mt. Morris Park W.)

In partnership with Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church

LIVE MUSIC/AFTER PARTY : 9PM Winterfisch Sextet - Latin Jazz & Funk (a six-piece live band)

AFTER PARTY VENUE : Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd




DAY 4 through 6 - 2/25 - 2/27

Exhibit curated by Greg Mills feat. 23 emerging Black artists. 


“As Artist and Art Curator, I am in pursuit of exploring vestiges of the creative
process through the windows of visual curiosity and self-determination all in a quest for art-making as Spirit-driven energy to inspire.” -Greg Mills

VENUE: The Harlem Black Art & Media Festival (HBAMF)W 125th St., 2nd FL.
Fri. 2/25 (4PM), Sat. 2/26 & Sun. 2/27 (2PM) Artist talk & Open Mic all 3-days at 5PM


DAY 4 - Friday 2/25, 6PM


In December 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four Confederate monuments from public grounds. A group of critics protested the decision, and fearing retaliation, no crew would agree to remove the statues.

VENUE: The Harlem State Office Building, 163 W 125th St.,2nd Fl.

In partnership with The Harlem State Office Bldg.’s Black Film Festival and Black Public Media

LIVE MUSIC/AFTER PARTY: 10PM Bruff Da Crowd Pleaser- Rock / R&B / Hip Hop
DaCrowdPleaSeR is here!, if you want entertainment you come to the right place

AFTER PARTY VENUE : Shrine World Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd







DAY 5 - Saturday 2/26, 6PM


w/ an Environment Justice panel discussion


Dir/Writer Damien D. Smith, tells the story of how the United State Military conducted secret chemical testing on citizens of St. Louis's Northside. Told through the eyes of the survivors who bravely share their experiences of being unwitting test subjects. Long before the current scandal of lead poisoning of the water supply of Flint, Michigan, the United States Army conducted secret experiments on unknowing residents of northern St. Louis using toxic chemicals.

VENUE: The Harlem State Office Building, 163 W 125th St.,2nd Fl.
In partnership with The Harlem State Office Bldg.’s Black Film Festival





DAY 6 - Sunday 2/27, 6PM

Film Workshop: MAKING BLACK SHORTS w/ James Prez Carter

Writer/Filmmaker James Prez Carter screens two of his short films LifeTime & Tales From The Gravestones and discusses the challenges of indie filmmaking w/ cast and crew from both films.

VENUE: The Harlem State Office Building, 163 W 125th St.,2nd Fl.

In partnership with The Harlem State Office Bldg.’s Black Film Festival



Health & Safety Requirements for Attending In Person
For the health and safety of you, all Guests, program participants and staff -- everyone entering the any of the HBAMF locations must be vaccinated.



Please be prepared to show proof of your full vaccination status at the door, by presenting:
    •    your vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or vaccination app, with
    •    a photo ID matching the name on the proof of vaccination card/app; and
    •    everyone must wear a HEALTH MASK!

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