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First Fridays: First Friday: House Edition


August 5, 2016

In honor of the legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our third annual House Edition of First Fridays  will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a pioneer of house music 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 movement.

Attendees are encouraged to sign up for a Schomburg Society membership, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! Our host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali's Closet and Mark Kornegay, who’ll entertain the crowd as our deejays DJ Missy B, Craig Nice, and DJ Frankie Paradise will have you moving your feet in the Langston Hughes Lobby.

Donations are welcome. 

Suggested dress code is FABULOUS!

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18+ to party | 21+ to drink

See you there!

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.


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

Professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.