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Event Spaces at the Schomburg Center

The Schomburg Center complex, a 75,000 square foot, three-building facility is located at Harlem's historic crossroads - 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard (formerly Lenox Avenue). In addition to state-of-the-art study and storage facilities for the five collection divisions, the facility houses a 75-seat multi-purpose room and a 340-seat professional theatre.

For rates and other information regarding Schomburg Center space rentals, please call 212.491.2257 or email schomburgcenterevents@nypl.org.

The following rooms and spaces are available for events of various sizes:

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Langston Hughes Auditorium

Configuration Capacity
Auditorium 340 Seats

Langston Hughes Lobby

Configuration Capacity
Lobby 250 guests, 1,150 square feet

American Negro Theatre

Configuration Capacity
Meetings/Forums 75, stage 195.5 square feet
Receptions 125, 703.5 square feet

Schomburg Courtyard

Configuration Capacity
Courtyard 100