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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following rooms and spaces are available for events of various sizes:
Langston Hughes Lobby, approximately 1,150 square feet, is an elegant, glass-enclosed atrium overlooking the Schomburg Center’s outdoor courtyard.
Featuring high ceilings and an abundance of natural light, the lobby is also home to Rivers, a site-specific public art installation and peace memorial in honor of Langston Hughes and Arturo A. Schomburg. The terrazzo floor is marked by a brass cosmogram bearing song lines, texts, and literary signs paying ancestral tribute in the tradition of African ritual ground markings, weaving a web of connections between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, the past and the present.
|Lobby||250 guests, 1,150 square feet|
|Meetings/Forums||75, stage 195.5 square feet|
|Receptions||125, 703.5 square feet|
The Schomburg Center's outdoor courtyard, bordered by the spectacular atrium windows of the Langston Hughes Lobby and the interior walls of the landmark building, is an ideal locale for open-air gatherings. This invigorating outdoor space also features a Shona sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Tapfuma Gutsa, on exhibit from the collection of Julie Belafonte.