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Maysles Cinema Throws First Annual Spring Pong

By admin | April 25, 2012

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What do you get when you mix music and ping pong in the spring? Why, Spring Pong of course! This year, our dear friends at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem are throwing a slamming ping pong party at SPiN New York to raise funds for the Maysles Documentary Center. Some of the hottest DJ’s in NYC, like Sarah Lewitinn, Chairman Mao, Nancy Whang,  and Stormin’ Norman, will be mixing while guest challenge each other to some friendly ping pong matches.

A silent auction will also be held featuring some limited edition Maysles Cinema posters signed by documentary legend Albert Maysles, and even a chance to win a coffee date with him at our very own Red Rooster Harlem. All proceeds will go directly to the cinema and documentary education programs at the Maysles Institute. Read More

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Art Tour and Cooking Demo with Harlem’s Children’s Storefront

By admin | November 29, 2011

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We had many smiling faces at Red Rooster Harlem yesterday as we welcomed the Children’s Storefront 3rd grade class for a special art tour and cooking demonstration. I love teaching the importance of healthy eating to kids and with Philip Maysles’ collection still at Red Rooster, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring in a Harlem school for a tour. Read More

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Red Rooster Hosts Art Luncheon for Philip Maysles

By admin | November 17, 2011

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Yesterday, Red Rooster Harlem hosted an intimate art luncheon in honor of Harlem artist Philip Maysles and his current art collection, “The Comfort of Enlightenment.” We welcomed many esteemed guests like Studio Museum’s Thelma Golden, Veronica Chambers, and other artists like Delphine Diallo, John Ahearn, and Jason Kraus. The intimate luncheon served as an introduction for press and other guests to Philip’s collection currently hanging at Red Rooster. Philip proudly presented his collection inspired by Norman Rockwell’s piece “The Problem We All Live With,” and spoke of the history behind Rockwell’s creation and inspiration.  Read More

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Philip Maysles’ New Art at Red Rooster

By admin | October 20, 2011

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We all witnessed a bit of history pass through Red Rooster’s doors yesterday, as artist Philip Maysles stopped by to install his new exhibit of his work. This new 5-piece collection on Red Rooster Harlem’s walls was inspired by the great American artist Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Problem We All Live With.” As explained by Philip, he had seen Norman’s painting in 2005 at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and noticed a connection between the painting and the school kids that were touring the museum at that time. He wondered “to what degree have we been able to transcend those same racial issues today?” Read More

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