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TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:30 p.m.Harlem on My Plate
Harlem On My Plate is a documentary short film that explores the history of Harlem's food renaissance. The film explores how food has remained at the center of the cultural, social and economic growth of Harlem, and features interviews with Harlem restaurateurs, chefs, politicians, historians, and celebrities. It also examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South to Harlem in the early 1900's, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and 30's, and the preservation of recipes and t…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, February 11, 2016
10:30 a.m.Youth Theater Performance: The Lyin King
Schomburg Education is happy to welcome Changing Perceptions Theater and students from The Eagle Academy for the Young Men of Newark in The Lyin King. The performance, created and performed with youth, asks: What does a boy do when he does not know his dad and has to give a speech about who his father is? He lies and uses his favorite Disney movie for inspiration. This is a great show for children, families and young men who are trying to find their way. Two public performances at the Schombu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Saturday, February 13, 2016
6 p.m.Youth Theater Performance: The Lyin King
Schomburg Education is happy to welcome Changing Perceptions Theater and students from The Eagle Academy for the Young Men of Newark in The Lyin King. The performance, created and performed with youth, asks: What does a boy do when he does not know his dad and has to give a speech about who his father is? He lies and uses his favorite Disney movie for inspiration. This is a great show for children, families and young men who are trying to find their way. Two public performances at the Schombu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2 p.m.Before 5: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde
Interviewed a few months prior to her death, feminist poet, author and activist Audre Lorde commissioned Dr. Gloria Joseph to write The Wind is the Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde. They discussed a comprehensive biography that would tell Lorde’s story in full, revealing her tenacity, complexity and passion. Told Griot style, this combination anthology and biography brings together a wide range of prominent authors and activists, who all submitted essays, reflections, stories, po…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
6:30 p.m.Between the Lines: Michael Eric Dyson
The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America provides a provocative, lively dive into the meaning of America’s first black president and first black presidency, from acclaimed author, radio host and Professor of Sociology Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson will be in conversation with MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid. A book signing will follow. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgLive | #BetweenTheLines FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For free events, we gene…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, February 18, 2016
6:30 p.m. Films at the Schomburg: Afripedia
Afripedia is a docu-series and a visual guide to art, film, photography, fashion, design and music. With Africa and the world constantly evolving, the image of Africa and Africans needs to change too. We will screen two episodes of the docuseries with a talkback to follow. This program is presented through an annual collaboration with the African Film Festival. Watch the trailers from Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, Angola, Ghana. @SchomburgLive | #Afropop FIRST COM…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, February 22, 2016
7 p.m.Theater Talks: HUGHIE
Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan where Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler, is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk with tall tales of his glory days spent with Hughie. Join lead actor Forest Whitaker in his Broadway debut in conversation with director and Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage and other members of the cast and creative team. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgLive | #T…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:30 p.m. Between the Lines: Antonio "L.A." Reid
Sing to Me, a stunning record of Antonio “L.A.” Reid’s life and career, he shares the inspiring story of his struggles and success, and takes readers inside the glamorous and hard-hitting world on which he has left his indomitable stamp. Reid, one of the most accomplished and innovative people working behind the scenes in the music industry, brought us numerous African-American music artists, including Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Rihanna, OutKast, Kanye West and many others. A book signing will fo…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:30 p.m. Talks at the Schomburg: Who is Afraid of Ben Carson?
Historian Leah Wright Rigueur explores the landscape of black conservatism through the prism of Ben Carson with Professor Jelani Cobb. Rigeur’s first book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power,covers more than four decades of American political and social history, and examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials and politicians-from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan’s presidential ascent in 1980. Her work provides…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, February 25, 2016
7 p.m.Dapline! | A Theatrical Premiere
Dapline! is a choreographic collaboration between LaMont Hamilton and André M. Zachery stemming from Hamilton’s project, Five on the Black Hand Side. Both projects are long form meditations on the ritual handshake, "the DAP", a conduit for black identity and solidarity or easily interpreted as an acronym for dignity and pride. The has historic symbolic origins to a state of Black consciousness of the late 1960s among Black G.I.s during the Vietnam War. At a time when the Black Power Mo…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Friday, February 26, 2016
7 p.m.Dapline! | A Theatrical Premiere
Dapline! is a choreographic collaboration between LaMont Hamilton and André M. Zachery stemming from Hamilton’s project, Five on the Black Hand Side. Both projects are long form meditations on the ritual handshake, "the DAP", a conduit for black identity and solidarity or easily interpreted as an acronym for dignity and pride. The has historic symbolic origins to a state of Black consciousness of the late 1960s among Black G.I.s during the Vietnam War. At a time when the Black Power Mo…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, February 29, 2016
6:30 p.m. The Lapidus Center Presents: Slavery and Memory
This enlightening discussion will focus on memory, commemorations, and legacies of the slave trade and slavery, and feature panelists John Cummings and Ibrahima Seck of the Whitney Plantation and Museum; Columbia University professor Saidiya Hartman; architect Rodney Leon; and University of Pennsylvania professor Salamishah Tillett. This program is brought to you by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. @SchomburgLive | #SlaveryandMemory FIRST COME,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:30 a.m.Youth Dance Performance: Dance Theater of Harlem
Schomburg Education presents a special dance theater performance from the Dance Theater of Harlem. Bring your youth to a special Dance Theater of Harlem performance that combines the use of words, music, and dance to bring social change and significant historical events to life. Reserve your seats for the live performance through eventbrite here. Please contact schomburged@nypl.org for more information.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Women in the Black Panther Party
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 2016 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). March 3rd, 2016 | 6 p.m. Women in the Black Panther Party with Robyn Spencer, Ericka Huggins, and Mary Phillips Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Se…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Friday, March 4, 2016
6 p.m.First Fridays: "Very Black 70s" Edition
The Schomburg Center is proud to present a special "Very Black 70s” edition of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering! Commemorating the funkadelic era of the 70s, this event will pay tribute to the sounds, vibes, and fashion of the decade. Mix and mingle in the Langston Hughes Lobby as you enjoy our signature drinks while grooving to beats by DJ Sylk, with your host of the evening Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet. Suggested dress code give is 70s glam! See you there! #FirstFridays…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Monday, March 7, 2016
7 p.m. Women’s Jazz Festival: Sacred Revolution
Sacred Revolution is our kickoff concert to this year's Women's Jazz Festival. Don't miss this dynamic and ecceltic show full of soul, blues and funk as contemporary muscians explore the cross-genre works of Mahalia Jackson, Mavis Staples and Sister Rosetta Thorpe. Join Lakecia Benjamin, Kat Dyson, Marcelle Davies Lashley, Christina Sayles, Shelley Nicole, Jhetti Lashley, Fred Cash and Samuel Guillaume and more as they give praise to those who led the way. The Schomburg Center's W…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, March 14, 2016
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: The Beat in Between
The Beat in Between showcases the relationship between dance, rhythm and music from across the globe and fetures performances by Camille A. Brown, Christelle Durandy,Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Meklit Hadero and Millicent Jhonnie! The Schomburg Center's Women in Jazz Festival 2016 is curated by Toshi Reagon, singer, composer, producer and activist. @SchomburgLive | #WomensJazzFest PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) a…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, March 21, 2016
7 p.m. Women’s Jazz Festival: Alicia Hall Moran & Mal Devisa
Performer and composer, Alicia Hall Moran, presents her project, Black Wall Street, a staged concert depicitng a story about money and the lesser-known tale of Black American finance in New York City - and beyond. This dynamic body of work is a colloboration wtih classical Indian musicians and pulls from the histories of Black Wall Street, the Tulsa Race Riots and so much more. Solo, bass, vocal,soul, loop, Mal Devisa, makes her Shomburg Center Women's Jazz Festival debut. The Schomb…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Monday, March 28, 2016
7 p.m. Women’s Jazz Festival: Bernice Reagon Johnson Compositions
Bernice Reagon Johnson Compositions The Bernice Reagon Johnson Songbook Bernice Reagon Johnson, scholar, singer/songleader, composer, activist for over half a century has been a profound contributor to African American and American culture. Born is Southwest Georgia, her singing style and traditional repertoire is grounded in her experiences in church, school, and political activism. As a composer, she has created a narrative of her social and political activism through her songs and large…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thursday, April 7, 2016
6 p.m. Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - The Church and the Struggle
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 2016 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). April 7th, 2016 | 6 p.m. The Church and the Struggle with Jennifer Scanlon, Genna Rae McNeil, and more Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Series are a…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
6 p.m. Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - The Church and the Struggle
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 2016 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). April 7th, 2016 | 6 P.M. - 8 P.M The Church and the Struggle with Jennifer Scanlon, Genna Rae McNeil, and more Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Serie…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Monday, April 18, 2016
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 CultureAdults,
50+,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Thursday, May 5, 2016
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Educational Injustice and Organizing
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 2016 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). May 5th, 2016 | 6 p.m. Educational Injustice and Organizing with Matt Delmont, Brian Purnell, and Carla Shedd Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Serie…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thursday, June 2, 2016
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Rethinking Black Power 50 Years Later
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 2016 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). June 2nd, 2016 | 6 p.m. Rethinking Black Power 50 Years Later with Aram Goudsouzian Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Series are available for purcha…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers

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