Date and Time
October 7, 2015
Event Details


The Schomburg Center's annual Fall Open House is an opportunity for our audiences and patrons to access and engage with our collections, exhibitions, and programmatic offerings in an evening full of talks, performances, films and art.

This year’s program is titled, The Black Fantastic, with a focus on the following themes: radical storytelling and black speculative fiction; Black futurism; protest; and black survival. Meet our librarians, archivists and curators as you take a fantastic journey through the Schomburg's collection of manuscripts, visual art, photographs and moving images.

@SchomburgLive | #BLACK FANTASTIC


Evening Schedule
6 -8PM:

  • Black Radical Imagination | Film program and conversation with Erin Christovale and AMir George
  • Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Movements | A reading and Q&A Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Jelani Wilson, Vagabond, Alixa Garcia and co-editor, Adrienne Maree Brown
  • Confuserella | A performance by Ariel Jackson's alter ego 
  • Harlem is... Theater | Mix, mingle and discuss the legacy of the American Negro Theatre with the Harlem Arts Alliance & Community Works
  • Langston Cosmogram Remix | A digital media display of our cosmogram by Nettrice Gaskins 

8-910 PM

  • Performance with author N.K. Jemisin and sound artist, Val Jeanty; & visual recording artist, Storyboard P!




Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Adenike Olanreqaju at adenikeolanrewaju@nypl.org.