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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions. 



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Fri, July 8
@ 9:30 a.m.
Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2016 Day 1
Join the Schomburg Center and the Afr@Latino Project in an enriching daylong event kicking off the 2016 Afro-Latino Festival, highlighted by the Afrolatin@Crowd Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and curated panels, a keynote luncheon, awards presentation, an exclusive film screening screening, a cocktail reception, and musical performances! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 9a-9:15a OPENING PLENARY SPEAKER: Ahmed Reid Springer 9:20a -10:25a PANEL 1 Transnational, Migration, Immigration & Human Rights…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, July 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Black Iris Project: Madiba
Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and black history. Based in New York City, the project hosts a team of predominantly minority artists who deliver cross-discipline, original works. Championing individuality, the collaborative highlights the black community’s incentive to encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Fri, August 5
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
First Friday : House Edition
In honor of the legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our third annual House Edition of First Fridays 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 nightclub Paradise Garage. Levan’s cult followers refer to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music moveme…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults

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