The Music of Patrick Adams
An all-star band celebrates a living legend of disco, soul, and boogie
with Todd Simon (musical director), Patrick Adams, Leroy Burgess, Donna McGhee, Christine Wiltshire, Fonda Rae, James Calloway and more
Thursday, May 11th
7PM // 21+ for entry
The Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. #3
New York NY 10027
Songwriter, arranger, producer and engineer Patrick Adams has applied a magic touch to more than four decades of music, earning thousands of credits for contributions to disco, boogie, soul and hip-hop releases both genre-defining and criminally underrated. In addition to mentoring Leroy Burgess and his seminal soul group Black Ivory, Adams, a Harlem native, was a key contributor to innumerable disco LPs and hits like Musique’s “In The Bush,” Cloud One’s “Atmosphere Strut,” Phreek’s “Weekend” and Inner Life’s “I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair).” His agnostic approach to arrangement enabled Adams to jump between genres and generations, pivoting away from the well-earned “Prince of Soft Soul” nickname to work with Eric B. & Rakim on their classic albums Paid in Full and Follow The Leader. This concert at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom will celebrate the hometown hero’s illustrious career, with an all-star band of original vocalists and members of the P.A. System (including Donna McGhee, Leroy Burgess, Christine Wiltshire and Patrick Adams himself) – as well as full string and bass quartets – performing highlights from Adams’ catalog like you’ve never heard them before.
HSA’s Spring Benefit is an annual fundraiser that engages young to mid-career professionals across New York City, arts industry professionals, HSA parents, and Harlem neighbors. Featuring performances by dance and music students, as well as a live DJ, the Spring Benefit infuses a warm spring evening with arts and culture. This year’s theme is Caribbean Carnival, in celebration of Harlem’s diverse cultural heritage.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
THE HERB ALPERT CENTER
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
A/B/C/D to 145th Street
Michelle Fizer-Peterson, Co-Chair, HSA Board Member
Julie Rose, Co-Chair, HSA Board Member
Janice Savin Williams, HSA Board Vice Chair and Secretary
Alison Mandelker Burnett
Chavon T. Sutton
Christopher P. Williams
Jillian F. Williams
$150 general admission (advance)
Sponsorship package available upon request
Tickets are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Enjoy complimentary red wine and receive a tutorial on pairing with high quality chocolates. The Maloney Brothers, Harlemites, will be on hand to talk, nibble and sip with our guests.
Thursday, April 20th at 6:30PM
The Third Annual Bradhurst Merchants Association, Inc Awards & Summer Cocktail Reception is scheduled to take place, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street.
This special event will celebrate the accomplishments of the association and honor members and supporters who have been instrumental in driving the vision of the Bradhurst Merchants Association.
Purchase your tickets
Bradhurst Merchants Association, Inc was established in 2009 to support local businesses in the Bradhurst District to cultivate relationships with the residential community, expand the commercial corridor and develop a Business Improvement District along 145th Street.
We look forward to your attendance and partnership in our second annual event. Click here to purchase your tickets and/or become an event sponsor.
Looking for free business advice?
Growth Path is a new business advisory service by the Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund designed to grow minority and women-owned businesses.
The program is FREE, and business owners interested in applying to the program may choose from any one of the following three areas:
- Human Capital to improve your human resource practices.
- Marketing to effectively engage and gain new customers.
- Financial Management to increase revenue and reduce costs.
We are also offering grants to help implement business strategies. Grant award amounts to be disclosed only to accepted firms.
To qualify, a business must be minority or women-owned, operating for at least one year in Harlem, and have at least one employee.
Apply before Friday, April 28, 2017!
For More Information
Meet and talk with Teri Johnson about the inspiration behind the Harlem Candle Company brand and it’s luxury candles. Teri Johnson is also the creator, host, and executive producer of Travelista TV, an online video network with a focus on travel, culture, lifestyle and entertainment http://travelistateri.com/ Bring your friends and enjoy after work wine, snacks and great music.