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First-Ever Harlem Arts Stroll Kicks Off Saturday With Free Gallery Tours

 The art stroll will kick off Saturday and run through October.
The art stroll will kick off Saturday and run through October.
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HARLEM — A group of art spaces, galleries and businesses have banded together to launch the first-ever Harlem Arts Stroll, encouraging New Yorkers to explore the neighborhood's offerings through free gallery tours. 

The event — which spans the neighborhood from West 110th to 160th Streets, between Lenox and Amsterdam avenues — aims to “introduce artists to the public [and] encourage the public to come and see art,” its organizers said.

Kicking off on Saturday, June 17, the stroll will feature an array exhibitions at local galleries and runs the third Saturday of every month through October. It was organized by the Calabar Gallery, at 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Other contributing organizations include the LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Harlem Needle Arts, the Neighborhood Women’s Collective, Harlem Pride and the I, Too Arts Collective, among others.

Saturday's kickoff will feature the following free exhibitions, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

► Chief Nike Okundaye: An Odyssey Through the Years

Where: LeRoy Neiman Art Center, 2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

► Sanu Da Zuwa by Musah Swallah, A Solo Exhibition 

Where: Calabar Gallery, 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

►  Deborah Singletary 

Where: 2494 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

► Laura Gadson 

Where: Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th St.

►  La Maison d’Art

Where: 259 West 132nd St.

For more information and to register for the stroll, visit the website.