Hip Hop In The Park

Queens, NY Sets The Stage For Local Hip Hop Heroes.
  Images and video of Hip Hop In The Park By Ralph McDaniels provided by NYC-ASE Urban Art Correspondent, Nitro Nuri Shakoor, independent photojournalist for

Hip Hop In the park was made possible by Socrates Sculpture Park Director of Public Programs Audrey Dimola and was free to the public.

Saturday July 13th, 2019
Astoria, Queens, NY
Socrates Park, Vernon Blvd.
Event: Hip Hop In The Park

From the event's press release:

'Presented by Ralph McDaniels. Produced in collaboration with LionFox Events and Post No Bills. A community-oriented day of DJs and emceeing, dance performances, food, art-making, and local legends! For the second summer in a row, Socrates partners with pioneering VJ/DJ Ralph McDaniels, founder and host of Video Music Box and Hip Hop Coordinator at the Queens Public Library, to celebrate the impact and positive evolution of hip hop culture with a day in the Park. Local legends The Disco Twins …

USWNT Ticker Tape Parade in Manhattan

USWNT Ticker Tape Parade in Manhattan

The US Women's National Team was greeted in lower Manhattan this morning with a ticker tape parade on the "Canyon of Heroes" to celebrate their championship win in the 2019 Women's World Cup.
As the parade floats made their way up Broadway, thousands of devoted fans chanted "USA!! equal pay" in support of their world champion athletes.

Images and video provided by UABN Photography.

A Glimpse of the Macy's Fourth Of July Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Opera Italiana Symphony Orchestra In Central Park

Opera Italiana Symphony Orchestra (OISO)

Video clips from the OISO performance in Central Park.
Photos and video provided by M. Nuri Shakoor, photojournalist for USPA-News, from Urban Art Photography New York.

Conductor: Alvise Casellati
Soprano: Maria Mudryak
Tenor: Antonio Poli

The concert opened with Paloma Dineli Chesky, eleven years old of Brazilian origin, who was chosen from the Very Young Composer's Program of the New York Phiharmonic to perform her own composition "Rising" was one of the featured program performances.

The event held at the Noumburg Bandshell in Central Park sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo, Alexander Bodini Foundation, Bel Real Estate Group, Brooks Brotherss, ENI, FIAC, ACP Group.

Never Before Seen Images of The Coney Island Mermaid Parade By Featured Photographer Ktodoma

Images By NYC-ASE Featured Photographer
Ktodoma Igor

Event: Coney Island Mermaid Parade Location: Brooklyn, NY

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2019 Tags: #mermaidparade  #mermaidparade2019

Date: June 22, 2019
Location: Coney Island Brooklyn, NY
Images by 'Nitro' Nuri Shakoor, Urban Art photojournalist  for NYC-ASE.

  Surf Avenue set the stage for one of New York's City's most creative, eclectic, and vibrant parades  yesterday at Brooklyn's iconic Coney Island for the 37th annual Mermaid Parade 2019. With over 800,000 in attendance, The Mermaid Parade celebrates the beginning of summer in New York City with some of the most vibrant and creative parade pageantry.

Excerpt from the official Mermaid Parade website:

A completely original creation of Coney Island USA (the not for profit arts organization at 1208 Surf Avenue), the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.

A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs…

The Kavadlo Brother's Bootcamp and Book Signing in Tompkins Square Park

NEXT LEVEL STRENGTH Date: June 15th, 2019

Location: Tompkins Square Park, East Village, Manhattan.
Photographer: M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist | Press Photographer

    Al and Danny Kavadlo hosted a calisthenics bootcamp  and book signing for their latest book Next Level Strength in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan.

Some video clips from the event can be seen here. As well as a full stills photo database on the Urban Art By Nuri  Photography website at

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