Harlem Should Lead Push to End Dirty Heating Oil, Board Says

Harlem Should Lead Push to End Dirty Heating Oil, Board Says

May 6, 2011

With the country’s highest child asthma rates, Harlem schools should be the first to stop using dirty oil, CB 10 said.

Harlem Schools Should Lead Charge to Phase Out Use of Dirty Heating Oil

Black smoke billowing from Harriet Tubman elementary school on West 127th streets between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. (Courtesy Community Board 10)

By Jeff Mays

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HARLEM — With some of the highest asthma rates among children in the country and eight public schools that burn the dirtiest type of heating oil, a city plan to phase out the pollutant should begin in Central Harlem, Community Board 10 said.

“Because of the adverse affects of asthma in Central Harlem we should be first,” said CB 10 chair W. Franc Perry.

Perry cited the black smoke billowing from Harriet Tubman elementary school on West 127th streets between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

“The black smoke comes out first thing in the morning,” said Perry.

Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC, boilers that burn heating oils No.4 and No.6, which emit black soot that increases asthma, heart attacks and premature deaths, would be phased out by 2030.

Boilers using the dirtiest form of oil, No. 6, must switch to a lower sulfur form of No. 4. By 2030, even No. 4 would be phased out in favor of cleaner alternatives.

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Friday, May 6, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Marc Brandenburg: Version Opening Reception
LOCATION: Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East 3rd Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave)
Join us for the opening reception of Marc Brandenburg: Version. This exhibition is the final iteration of OFF/SITE, a collaboration between The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Goethe-Institut New York. The exhibition will be on view at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building from May 6 to June 4, 2011. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-6pm.
OFF/SITE is a collaboration between The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Goethe-Institut New York, comprising two site-specific artist projects and one public program series. Marc Brandenburg: Version is the second artist project to occur at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building in the East Village.
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Friday and Saturday May 6-7, 2011
2:00 – 6:00 PM
Museum Store Trunk Show featuring the Black Cameo Collection by Coreen Simpson

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Head to the Museum Store this Friday and Saturday to shop the latest styles from the Black Cameo Collection, just in time for Mother’s Day!  Launched by designer Coreen Simpson in 1990, The Black Cameo Collection has been a stylish favorite of notable women like Oprah Winfrey, Ruby Dee and Phylicia Rashad.     

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Target Free Sunday, May 9, 2011
1:00 PM
Gallery Tour:
Stephen Burks: Man Made
Stephen Burks: Man Made (installation view), 2011. Photo: Adam Reich
Head to the Museum’s Main Gallery for an informative, participatory tour of Stephen Burks: Man Made, a unique project that furthers industrial designer Stephen Burks’s ongoing exploration of the global economy of artisanal craft. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families, and kids of all ages are welcome!

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Hands On
Woven Paper Placemats
Can ordinary objects be considered art? Is there a difference between art and design? Inspired by Stephen Burks: Man Made, join Museum Educator, Therese Christophe, as she walks us through the art of weaving to make a placemat out of felt and paper.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

7:00 PM

Intersections: Conversations on Art and Culture
A Discussion with Misty Copeland and Raven Wilkinson moderated by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

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Join us for a special discussion about art and dance with Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, and Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American ballerina to become a member of a major ballet company. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, writer, former dancer, and Professor Emerita at Temple University, will moderate the discussion. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and visit the galleries before the discussion. Professor Dixon Gottschild will sign copies of her books from 8:30 till closing.

Admission is FREE. Seating is first come, first served. Please make sure to arrive early as your RSVP does not guarantee you a confirmed seat.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

11:00 AM

Walking Tour
Harlem Architecture with John Reddick


Cheng-Jui Chiang, Junction, 2007

Spring is the perfect time to experience Harlem! Join us for an intimate tour of this rich neighborhood with architectural preservationist and Harlem resident John Reddick. The tour will begin in the Museum’s galleries and continue on to the sidewalks of Harlem, where Reddick will focus on the notable landmarks that make up Harlem’s historical landscape.
$20 (general public) $15 (members, seniors, students)
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