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16 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
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 who 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. Learn more about th…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6 p.m. Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Race and the Criminal Justice System: Political Prisoners, Resistance, and Mass Incarceration Part I
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). March 5 at 6 p.m. with Bryan Stevenson, New York University; Dan Berger, University of Washington; and Victoria Law, Activist/Writer Books for the Conversations i…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Friday, March 6, 2015
6 p.m.First Fridays:Blue Note Edition
Journey to musical nirvana with live jazz, R&B and funk at a special Blue Note Edition of our popular monthly social gathering, First Friday! Groove to the music of the Yaz Band as you enjoy signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries. Explore our two new Exhibitions, Curators Choice: Black Life Matters and Coming Home: Remembering. Sahara FM Radio’s Humble Prince Olu will host the event. The Yaz band, led by Yasuyuki, will be playing jazz, R&B, and funk in our Langston…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
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. Click here for more information.…

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: Terri Lyne Carrington's Money Jungle
Terri Lyne Carrington presents her Grammy award winning project that reimagined Duke Ellington's critically acclaimed album, Money Jungle. Click here for more information. 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 Schom…

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. Click here for more information. Tickets: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members. For ticket charge, visit schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com Toshi Reagon, singer/composer/producer/activist returns for the fo…

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
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Race and the Criminal Justice System: Political Prisoners, Resistance, and Mass Incarceration Part II
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). April 2 at 6 p.m. with Laura Whitehorn, Activist; Ruth Gilmore, The Graduate Center, CUNY; and Arun Kundnani, New York University. Books for the Conversations in…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Friday, April 3, 2015
6 p.m.First Fridays: 80's Edition
Join us at our popular monthly social gathering, which features music, drinks, and extended exhibition hours. ________________________________________________________ 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, Exhibition HallAdults
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
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Black and Brown Coalitions
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). May 7 at 6 p.m. with Sonia Song-Ha Lee; Washington University in St. Louis; Alejandra Marchevsky, California State University, Los Angeles; and Johanna Fernandez, B…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
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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