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21 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10 a.m.3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival
The Schomburg Center’s 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a full day event featuring panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival is presented by the Junior Scholars Program in collaboration with Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz) and John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo/Black Kirby). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or visit www.schomb…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Vintage Black Glamour
Vintage Black Glamour is a visually stunning addition to Black history archives. Alongside profiles and photographs of world-renowned Black stars such as Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge and Diana Ross are biographies and images of less-known but hugely influential artists including the author’s aunt, opera singer Margaret Tynes, Cotton Club star Margot Webb, and pioneering model Ophelia De Vore and many, many more. Author Nichelle Gainer will be in conversation with journalist, A’Lelia Bundle…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, January 22, 2015
7 p.m.Carnegie Neighborhood Concert: Gospel According to Gregoire Maret
Geneva-born Gregoire Maret’s virtuoso harmonica playing is sophisticated and soulful, and his innovative compositions embrace both traditional jazz and world music styles. Maret, a musician NPR says “redefined the role of harmonica in modern jazz,” returns to the Neighborhood Concert series with a small choir in a program based on Gospel music. Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series is a program of the Weill Music Institute and is sponsored by Target. __________________________________…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, January 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.Through a Lens Darkly: Screening and Talkback
Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris casts a broad net with Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and begins with his family album. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens. A conversation m…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:30 p.m. American Policing: Lessons on Resistance
Hear from young writers and activists about the socio-political climate of American policing. @SCHOMBURGLIVE | #AMERICANPOLICING Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings ________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: An African City
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and African Film Festival, Inc. are proud to present a special screening of the popular web series, An African City. The screening will be followed by an insightful panel discussion with the executive producer, Millie Monyo, and lead actresses from the series. An innovative portrayal of the African woman, this series depicts five beautiful, successful African females who return to their home continent and confide in one another about love and life…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Eric Foner and Leslie Harris
Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize winner Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will be in conversation with Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of History at Emory University. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, Foner’s forthcoming book about runaways and antislavery activists in New York, will be the topic of their enlightening discussion. Presented by the Schomburg Center’s Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
2 p.m. Before 5: August Wilson, The Ground On Which I Stand
An afternoon screening of, August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand. The film is a 90-minute television documentary and the first in-depth exploration of the life, work and cultural impact of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning African American playwright and Pittsburgh native, August Wilson (1945 – 2005). The program will be a co-production of WQED and the PBS series American Masters. @SCHOMBURGLIVE | #BEFORE5 #AUGUSTWILSON Before 5 is a series featuring premiere afternoon events f…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: Weary Blues
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the poem, The Weary Blues, join guest speakers for a discussion on the life, legacy, timelessness of Langston Hughes and his work. #WEARYBLUES ________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, February 27, 2015
6:30 p.m.Harlem Opera Theater: Slaute to Black History Month
Harlem Opera Theater will salute Black History Month with songs of praise and protest in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery and the 20th Million Man March, Washington DC. The operatic voices of emerging and professional singers will bring the spirit of our history through music and verse. 6PM - Reception and Concert | $40 7:30PM - Concert (Only) | $25 Purchase your ticket online at www.harlemoperatheatre.org or call 212-592-0780 ____________…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Vow of Silence
Catch the New York premiere of B. Steady’s, Vow of Silence (runtime, 28 minutes) followed by a talk-back with cast members Tattiana Aqueel (Jade) and dappho/solsis (Jaxson). Vow of Silence tells the story of Jade, a heartbroken composer takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of Isis, her true love. In her struggle to reconnect with Isis, she meets Jaxson- an outgoing musician. Utilizing music, magic and silence-Jade finds her voice in the place she least expects it. #VOWOFSILENCE…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, March 9, 2015
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: Tribute to Nona Hendryx
Join various artists as they pay homage to Nona Hendryx with a special performance by the groundbreaking artist herself. Nona Hendryx has always been on the cutting edge of music, from her beginnings with Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles to LaBelle, the groundbreaking rock funk band of the 70s. Her artistry is unmatched with a stunning solo career and induction into The Rhythm & Blues Foundations’ Hall of Fame in 1999. Tickets: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members For ticket charge, visit sc…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Mary Helen Washington and Farah Jasmine Griffin
The Other Blacklist explores the impact of the Left, the Communist Party, and the U.S. government spying operations on African American literature and culture during the Cold War. Focused on six major African American writers and artists of the 1950s, this study shows how their Left affiliations enabled them to shape an aesthetic that maintained traditions of race radicalism and literary experimentation. Author Mary Helen Washington will be in conversation with Historian, Farah Jasmine Griffin.…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: Carole Byard, the Rent Series, and Beyond
The Schomburg celebrates the work of visual artist, Carol Byard, with a conversation addressing the “Rent Series”. The program will center on Byard’s discovery--after her father’s death--of a cache of rent receipts he’d kept in his life-long efforts to provide housing for their family, always struggling to do so. In the early 1980s, Byard set about to reimagine her father efforts in a series of images which she titled “Rent.” Join Byard’s peers for a conversation and showcase of her work. Guest…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, March 16, 2015
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: SOMI
Somi was born in Illinois to parents from Rwanda and Uganda. African and Jazz legacies are crucial to her sound. In late 2011, Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The result: a new album she calls The Lagos Music Salon released summer 2014. The album which features special guests Angelique Kidjo and Common draws it material from the tropical city's boastful cosmopolitanism, urgent inspiration, and giant spirit - straddling the wor…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Renee Watson and Jacqueline Woodson
In her inspired Young Adult debut, This Side of Home, Renée Watson explores the experience of young African-American women navigating the traditions and expectations of their culture. Watson author of Harlem’s Little Black Bird: The Story of Florence Mills, will be in conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. ________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, March 23, 2015
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: Celebrate The Great Women of Blues and Jazz
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Schomburg's annual Women's Jazz Festival. Some of New York's best female performers come together to give praise to those who led the way. Featuring msical director Toshi Reagon. Tickets: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members. For ticket charge, visit schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com Toshi Reagon, singer/composer/producer/activist returns for the fourth year as Curator for the Schomburg Center's Women's Jazz Festival. _______________________________…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2 p.m. Before 5: Gallery Talk with Schomburg Curators
Join the curators of Black Life Matters for a walk-through and q&a about rare collections items on display. @SCHOMBURGLIVE | #BEFORE5 Before 5 is a series featuring premiere afternoon events for our daytime audience. This series is funded in part by the Manahatten Community Grant Program. ________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 t…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, March 30, 2015
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: Catherine Russell & Lakecia Benjamin
Jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell, a native of New York City, was born with distinctive bloodlines. Her father was Luis Russell, the renowned big-band leader who was born in Panama, and lived in New Orleans and New York City. He was a groundbreaking vintage jazzman -- a pianist, composer/arranger, and most prominently, the music director for Louis Armstrong in the mid-'40s. Her mother is Carline Ray, a veteran jazz bassist, vocalist, graduate of the Julliard and Manhattan Schools of Musi…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
2 p.m.Before 5: The American Negro Theatre
For its 75th anniversary, join Michael Dinwiddie for an afternoon commemoration of the American Negro Theatre. #BEFORE5 Before 5 is a series featuring premiere afternoon events for our daytime audience. This series is funded in part by the Manahatten Community Grant Program. ________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6 p.m.Estate and Gift Planning Seminar
Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them? How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it? Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes? Most importantly, what will be your legacy? We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-und…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults

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