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Schomburg Society



The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the global Black experience. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center also sponsors a full calendar of programs and events.

The Schomburg is able to fulfill its mission thanks to the Schomburg Society, a membership group that includes supporters from around the country and around the world. Join today and you'll receive exclusive benefits like:

  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Savings in the Schomburg Shop
  • Discounts on select Schomburg and New York Public Library ticketed programs
  • Subscription to a members-only newsletter
  • And more! 

Join the Schomburg Society today and help ensure that the Schomburg Center remains the intellectual and cultural heart of the Black community.

Membership Benefits

Associate ($35) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

  • Year's subscription to the Schomburg Center member newsletter, which includes a calendar of events
  • 20% discount in the Schomburg Shop
  • A personalized membership card
  • Special discounts to LIVE from the NYPL events

Friend ($50) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Associate benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, lectures, and seminars

Supporter ($100 ) | Join • Renew • Monthly Giving • Give the Gift of Membership

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to VIP events

Patron ($250) | Join • Renew • Monthly Giving • Give the Gift of Membership

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary gift from the Schomburg Center

Sustainer ($500) | Join • Renew • Monthly Giving • Give the Gift of Membership

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to a select Schomburg Center concert or performance

Conservator ($1,000) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment in the Schomburg Center newsletter and the Library's Annual Report

Heritage Circle ($2,500) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • A private behind-the-scenes tour led by the Center's Director

Chief's Circle ($5,000) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to an annual luncheon with the Director

Membership gifts may also be mailed to The Schomburg Society, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY  10037-1801. Please make checks payable to Schomburg Center/NYPL.

If you would like to contact the Schomburg Society Membership Office, please email or call 212.491.2252.