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Community at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Abyssinian has always been a church whose presence extends beyond the church walls out into its Harlem neighborhood and the broader community. "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." – John 13:35

In the Community


MSM Offers New Interpretation of West Side Story Music

West Side Story Revisited: On February 24th,  2017 at 7:30PM–60 years after premiering on Broadway–the genius of Leonard Bernstein’s music for West Side Story will be interpreted as never heard before by the multi-Grammy nominated Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (conducted by Bobby Sanabria) at The Manhattan School of Music (122nd Street & Broadway).

WEST SIDE STORY REVISITED 60th Anniversary Tribute is a FREE event.

August Wilson’s Jitney on Broadway til March 12

Jitney is the last play from August Wilson’s Century Cycle to debut on Broadway. This amazing event runs for a limited engagement, beginning December 28, at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the production features an ensemble of “Wilsonian” actors. Tony Award winning producers, Eric Falkenstein and Ron Simons, along with Grammy Award winner, John Legend, joined forces with MTC to bring this long awaited Broadway debut to fruition.

Tickets: December 28-January 22, tickets are $47 – $77; January 24-March 12 tickets are $47 – $89. Buy tickets via, 212.947.8844.or at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th Street, NYC (Use code: AUGUST). For groups of 10+ contact Marcia Pendelton, 646.467.7393 or


Church Ladies Book CoverChurch Ladies Explores Black History

Their Voices Tell Our Stories: See Abyssinian, Harlem, and Black America through the eyes of women of the black church in CHURCH LADIES: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era by our own, Dr. Martia Goodson. In this book, more than a dozen Abyssinian women talk about their church lives during the 1920-1970 era, and their struggles against Jim Crow alongside their pastor, congressman, and confidant, Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Available in the Abyssinian Lobby Bookstore, and via



Donate Your Airline Miles to the Aby Fund

Donate your points/miles to the Abyssinian Fund.  Your gift will enable the Abyssinian Fund travel to Ethiopia to engage our farmers and bring Ethiopia staff members to New York City to meet Aby Fund supporters and friends.


Salvation Army Seeks Tutors

Tutors Wanted: Two seasoned Tutors are needed immediately for youth (ages 6-14) in The Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children. Pays $15 per hour.

Call Ken Burton, 917-683-4228 for details.

Computer Resources, Training Available

New York City Parks Computer Resource Centers serve over 6,000 New Yorkers per week at 32 locations with over 500 open access hours per week and over 200 creative workshops, classes and certification opportunities at 24 locations! Join a class for free by calling 212.255.3066 or emailing for general senior, adult and youth programming.

Contact for teen programming.



Job Training Program Assists Veterans in Transition

The Community Training & Employment Resources Center (CTER) present a program designed to help veterans, members of the National Guard, and the Reserve transition to civilian employment. This program consists of job training and placement. Trainings take place in lower Manhattan. Qualified individuals are:

  • 19-54 years old who are honorably discharged post – 9/11
  • Available to attend orientation and all classroom-training sessions
  • Willing to conduct a systematic job search after completing training

Contact CTER at 1.800.385.2837 or visit by August 31st to learn more about the program and registration process.


Wheeling Forward Aids Recently Disabled

Wheeling Forward is a non-profit that helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources, to obtain the services they need. Wheeling Forward helps them navigate the health and social service systems on the way to an active life in the community.

For more information about their services, to donate, or volunteer, visit


Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Invitational

The Next Simone Biles? The Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF) presents 4th Annual Harlem Gymnastics Invitational, a USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition on February 19, 2017 at Harlem Child Zone Armory, 40 West 143rd Street (NYC).

Admission is FREE. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4:00PM, spectators will be treated to “Showtime in Harlem,” a performance by all WHGF students. Visit: for information.

Support the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

PUSH Through the Pipeline: Support the Thurgood Marshall Academies PUSH through the Pipeline Scholarship Fund. Give online at or by mail at ADC/PUSH, 131 West 138 St., LL, New York, NY 10030.

AKAs Offer 4 Scholarships for Undergraduates

Support for Scholars: The Pi Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. offers four Scholarships to deserving students Three undergraduate college scholarships will be awarded to African-American or Latino American students who enrolls full-time in accredited four-year colleges or universities commencing in summer or fall of 2017; and, The Jimmia Joy Blakely-Woodyard Memorial Medical Scholarship will be awarded to an African-American or Latino woman pursuing a degree in medicine (i.e. nursing, medicine, pharmacology, etc.).

Deadline: All Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2017 Deadline.

For more information: or to download scholarship applications, visit www.pikappaomega.orgSend questions to

Delta Sigma Theta Offers Scholarship

Scholarships Available: The Scholarship Committee of North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. supports young African-American women in need of financial assistance in their pursuit of a college degree. This four-year scholarship (up to $2,000 per year) is available to eligible female students attending a public high school in Manhattan.

Visit to download application, and for eligibility details.

Send questions to

Blue Nile: Millennial Volunteers Wanted!

Lend a hand: Blue Nile Passage, Inc. (BNP) seeks volunteers!! A new core of volunteers is needed, especially millennials, to support the next generation of youth, ages 11-15, enrolled in BNP. In this age of uncertainty, our youth need community members, more than ever, to step up in the area of providing support, guidance and love. BNP meets every Saturday at Wadleigh Secondary School, 215 West 114th Street between ACP Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd., from 8:30AM-3:00PM.

Volunteers are not expected to attend every Saturday or spend the whole day…whatever time you can offer would be greatly appreciated!! There are various ways to help including: administrative, lunch, communications, accounting, social work, law-enforcement, legal, marketing, strategizing, fund raising, teaching, etc.. No amount of time is too little.

For more information: Following morning Worship Services at Abyssinian, please see a Blue Nile member wearing the Blue Nile sash. Members will be stationed in the Vestry and at the Lobby reception Desk.

ADC YouthBuild:  Workforce Development for those Aged 17-24

ADC YouthBuild: Are you between the ages of 17 and 24?  Do you want your GED? Looking for a career, but need skills? Need help figuring out your next steps? The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s ADC YOUTHBUILD may be just what you are looking for! We offer the opportunity to learn a skilled trade in Construction, Health Care or Customer Service while you study to pass the new GED exam (HSE). Gain experience, improve your outlook on life, make our community a better place, all at NO COST to YOU!

The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Workforce Development programs give Harlem young adults the skills and resources needed to increase their economic self-sufficiency and become competitive applicants in today’s job market.

How to apply:

Walk in: Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or
Thursday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Call: 646-230-0578 or 0579


Abyssinian Development Corp. Seeks Volunteer Social Worker

Part-time Volunteer Social Worker Wanted: The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Senior Services Unit at Abyssinian Towers in Harlem seeks part-time Volunteer Social Worker to be part of Senior Services team. The volunteer social worker must be familiar with developmental psychology; mental health, seniors or geriatric population. Open flexible schedule.

Application Instructions: Direct browser to ADC website, click “Employment” at bottom of page, and click on “Jobs at ADC Corporate”. Find and click position you wish to apply for in list of open positions.