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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, September 23
@ 11 a.m.
But Then You Read: Baldwin
The Schomburg Center will present a range of artists, cultural producers, and scholars to deliver a daylong read of James Baldwin. The Schomburg’s recent acquisition of Baldwin’s personal papers includes biographical sketches, correspondence, interviews, awards, travel records, and fan mail. These items, alongside his published writings and novels, provide a storehouse of material that celebrate the brilliance and beauty of Baldwin. Presented in collaboration with TimesTalks. Watch on lives…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Artist and the Archive
Deconstructing Racial Imagination
Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII) is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 1 p.m.
Open Archive
Sonny Rollins Collection
Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists as they unveil the the first public display of selected items from our coveted collection of materials highlighting the life and career of legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Get up close and personal with the selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 4 p.m.
Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division Unveiling
Opening celebration of the newly renovated Schomburg Center research division Moving Image and Recorded Sound (MIRS). The division is home to the Sonny Rollins collection, which includes audio recordings and more. Join the staff of MIRS for a tour of the division. @SchomburgCenter #MIRSUnveiling First come, first seated For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. G…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound DivisionAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Our Man In Jazz: Sonny Rollins Tribute
Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins is a living icon and one of jazz’s most influential tenor saxophonists. In celebration of our recent acquisition of the Sonny Rollins archive, filled with correspondence, notes, photographs, and more, this evening program will pay musical tribute to the icon and include highlights from his archive. Pop-up exhibition available throughout the evening Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first se…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Fri, October 6
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Masquerade Edition
In celebration of iconic black horror films, the Schomburg Center is thrilled to presentthe second annual First Fridays: Masquerade Edition! Our monthly dance social will transform into a Halloween pageant where attendees are encouraged to come as their favorite horror icons. There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress! Admission: Free General Admission $10 Admission will include 2 complimentary drink tickets Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Po…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults