The West Harlem Art Fund returns to Governors Island in 2019 with a two-part exhibition, public programming and an educational tasting room for the season. Currently on view, the West Harlem Art Fund presents Crossing the Sands, a contemporary art exhibition with artists representing the Caribbean, Africa, and the Americas, spotlighting human migration across Asia and then west from Africa to the Americas.

Crossing the Sands artists include: Jasmin Charles, Chioma Ebinama, Megan Gabrielle, Iliana Garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Juanita Lanzo and Dianne Smith.

Sunday, September 15, 2 PM – Dianne Smith
Gallery walk through, artist talk & fiber demonstration
Mixed media artist Dianne Smith will share her Garifuna heritage (Belize) and how it has impacted her artistic practice today.

Saturday, September 21, 2 PM – Lavada Nahon
Special UN Climate Change Week Talk
Food historian & cooking teacher Lavada Nahon will talk on the culture of rice, its connection to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the impact of climate change.

Saturday, September 28, 2 PM – Queen Esther
Black Americana Music
Queen Esther is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, librettist, playwright, actor and recording artist. She will share songs and play guitar about country, blues and jazz music.

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm