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Nearby Subway Stops
2, 3 at 116th St.; 6 at 116th St.
- On Premise Parking
- Street Parking
Quik Park garage has a location within the building. Entrance is on 115th Street.
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The MIST Harlem cultural center opened in 2013 with plans to serve as “Harlem’s living room.” Thanks to financing from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, MIST aims to promote the culture and creative endeavors of the African and Latino diaspora. The airy, high-ceilinged lobby is painted the colors of a happy schoolhouse; the red-and-Kelly-green columns would be almost whimsical if they weren’t muted by beige walls with a pattern of undulating ridges. MIST houses three theaters with digital projectors, stadium seating, and lush velvet curtains across flat hardwood stages. These rooms are sleek and modern, and with some easy seat swiveling, the soundproof walls come down, and the three modestly sized spaces can be combined into one large amphitheater. MIST screens films pulled from festivals around the world that either star or are directed by African-Americans or Latinos. Meanwhile, its adults-only comedy series, Uptown Thursday Nights, features new performers each week, many of them Harlem-based. Other programming includes dance, music, and theatrical performances that range from traditional to experimental and innovative.