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Thu, August 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lapidus Center Presents
Dutch New York Histories: Connecting African, Native American and Slavery Heritage
Dutch rule in New Amsterdam and New Netherland (1609-1664) was short in comparison to other colonial empires, but it has had a lasting cultural impact seen in present-day street names, cities monuments, and more. A new book, Dutch New York Histories, authored and presented by members of the Mapping Slavery Project, explores the connections between African, Native American, and Dutch heritage. This eye-opening guide also focuses on traces of the Dutch presence still visible in New York City and…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
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