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January 26, 2015: Due to severe weather, all NYPL locations will close at 5 pm. Today's after-school programming has been canceled.

All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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29 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Monday, January 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.Postponed
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
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6 p.m.Winter 2015 Schomburg Society Exhibition Preview
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director invites you to The Schomburg Society Exhibition Preview Curators' Choice: Black Life Matters Exhibition Hall and Latimer/Edison Gallery Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard For Donors of $50 or more Your invitation admits two only. RSVP: schomburgcenter.org/membersrsvp
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War
Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War, directed by Alfonso Domingo & Jordi Torrent, tells the story of the 85 African Americans who in 1936 joined the International Brigades in support of the Spanish Republic. This is their story, an untold chapter in the history of both the United States and Spain. The adventures of unsung heroes who answered the call of a distant war to fight for their own freedom. A talk-back will following the screening with Dr. David Levering Lewi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X: Malcolm X and Black Radical Women
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). February 5 at 6 p.m. with Rosemari Mealy, The City College of New York; Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College; and Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Activist. Book…
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
Saturday, February 7, 2015
12 noonBlack Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Artist Aaron Douglas (left) and Schomburg Collection curator Arthur A. Schomburg in front of Douglas's painting "Aspects of Negro Life: Song of the Towers". 1934 Have you ever looked at Wikipedia and said to yourself, “something’s missing”? Now is your chance to learn how to edit Wikipedia while improving the website's entries on Black history and culture. With our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event, you will be able to create entries like the "Harlem Book Fair" or add images of Xenobia Bailey’s…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference DivisionAdults
Sunday, February 8, 2015
4 p.m.Studio Salon: Titus Kaphar & Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discuss The New Jim Crow
The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Present Studio Salon: Titus Kaphar and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discuss The New Jim Crow Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites visitors to participate in an ongoing series of talks, book clubs and writing workshops inspired by our exhibitions and aimed at encouraging self-expression and critical dialogue. This special iteration of Studio Salon is presented in partnership with The Schomburg…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.From Dapper to Dope: The Exquisite and Enduring Style of Harlem Men
As a prelude to New York Fashion Week and Black History Month salute, MAD Free & Schomburg Center present a dynamic multi-platform conversation experience celebrating the diversity, creativity, and intelligence of self-expression of black men through style uniquely found on the streets of Harlem. Join Michaela angela Davis, Bevy Smith and special stylish guests for a community discussion on identity, culture, and style. Join the conversation and the expression! Come dressed Harlem Sharp for…
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 Watch live via Livestream. 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. Watch live via Livestream. Presented by the Schomburg Center’s Lapidus Center for…
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
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 " All About That Jazz" 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
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: TBA
The line-up for this installment of Women's Jazz 2015 will be announced shortly. 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. ________________________________________________________ FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats…

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
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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