6TH ANNUAL MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS

                                    The 6th annual MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, kicked off on Saturday, September 16 with the theme The Secret Gardens, inspired by Harlem's many community green spaces. Free lantern-building workshops were [...]

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LIAM YOUNG: NEW ROMANCE

The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP) presents Liam Young: New Romance, the first U.S. solo exhibition of speculative architect, artist, and filmmaker Liam Young. Presenting three new short fiction films—In the Robot Skies (2016), Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut [...]

195th BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION OF PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT

GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL MEMORIAL The 195th birthday commemoration of President Ulysses S. Grant was held along Riverside Park at Grant's Tomb in the West Harlem neighborhood of Morningside Heights. This year's Mistress of Ceremony was Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund and Radio Host for State of the Arts NYC heard [...]

FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

Half the world's population is made up of women, yet very few of their stories make it onto the screen. The Athena Film Festival challenges that dynamic by showcasing women stories by other women and directed by women. Many are true stories where women stand up to unfairness. Others fictionalize real life situations to encourage [...]

AND THE WINNER IS…..

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER Melissa Silverstein is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, which educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.  Women and Hollywood is one of the most respected sites focused on women's issues and popular culture Silverstein has been recognized as one of the foremost [...]