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Tue, June 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg
Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity
The resurgence of zines—self-published limited-distribution works—is stemming the tide of erasure, disrupting publishing, and offering creative spaces for diverse voices within marginalized communities. Remembering zines like FIRE!!, created in 1926 and “devoted to the young negro artist,” author Steven G. Fullwood will join in conversation with contemporary zine creators Devin N. Morris (3 Dot Zine), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Nontsi), Kevin Harry (KHzines), and Jermel Moody (maple:koyo) to elaborate…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 6 p.m.
16th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony
The simple phrase “Find the good and praise it,” handed down to Dr. Betty Shabazz from her mother, became the cornerstone of a life lived powerfully, honorably, sincerely, and provided a winning formula that moved her through all of life’s challenges. It is because of that that the Schomburg Center and Women In Islam, Inc. are proud to celebrate Dr. Shabazz's legacy at our annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony, which recognizes women of all backgrounds and faiths who demonstrate unwavering…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, July 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films @ the Schomburg
25th Anniversary Screening of JUICE
Released in 1992, the hip hop-fueled drama Juice stars Omar Epps and presents the acting debut of Tupac Shakur, alongside Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, Khalil Kain, and Samuel L. Jackson. Join us for a screening of this 90s classic and talkback with the film’s director Ernest Dickerson, actors Kahlil Kain ("Raheem") and Jermaine Hopkins ("Steele"), moderated by Fab 5 Freddy on the 25th anniversary of the film. Following the film will be a 90s music-themed after party. Please be advised that this fi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, July 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Adornment as Resistance: The Black Dandy and Street Style
Join us as we celebrate the release of Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style by Shantrelle P. Lewis, a companion to her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, which examines global black dandyism through photography and film. Lewis will be joined in conversation by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, photographer and Creative Director of The Brooklyn Circus Ouigi Theodore, for an exploration of “oppositional fashion” as a mode of self-expression and a catalyst for resistance to my…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, July 13
@ 6 p.m.
Uptown! Triennial Project with Artist Dianne Smith and Curator Souleo
Artist Dianne Smith juxtaposed images of Harlem culled from the Schomburg Center collections with photographs she took of the neighborhood over the past 20 years. The result is a beautiful montage that blends video, visual graphics, and motion pictures that tell the story of Harlem's past, present, and future, its landscape, culture, and people. Smith will join curator Souleo in a conversation around this fascinating exhibition, presented in conjunction with Uptown at The Wallach Art Gallery,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, August 4
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
House Music Edition
In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our fourth annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a pioneer of the genre 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