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Friday, August 7, 2015
6 p.m.First Fridays: House Edition
In honor of trailblazer Larry Levan, August First Fridays at the Schomburg will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a pioneer of house music in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City night club, Paradise Garage. With sets referred to by his cult following as “Saturday Mass,” Levan experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, ushering in an electronic, post-disco sound that jumpstarted the house music movement. First Fridays at…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: ALTHEA
Discover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Bringing a fierce athleticism to the game, she was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals(precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe. Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports, and are part of African-American history. The documentary explores Gibson’s roots as…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Friday, September 4, 2015
6 p.m. First Fridays: Labor Day “West Indian Day Edition
The Schomburg Center has played a pivotal role within Caribbean communities and thrives off the support we’ve received throughout our 90-year history. That’s why we are thrilled to present First Friday: “West Indian Day” Edition! Back by popular demand, our annual celebration returns with a fun-filled event where attendees are invited to rep their country with paraphernalia and flags. First Fridays attendees are encouraged to check out our wonderful exhibitions, “Curators’ Choice: Black Li…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults

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