Janet Collins The First African-American Prima Ballerina At 100, A Special Celebration

Join a special 100th birthday celebration of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m at Rizzoli Bookstore.
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Arthur Mitchell And Friends Film At Columbia U, Harlem

16MITCHELL1-master675Join the conversation and film screening on the leader, legend and trailblazer Harlem-born Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American star of New York City Ballet. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Greene Space Presents “The Breakthrough” With Misty Copeland

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandThis season, dance prodigy Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black ballerina to star in ABT’s Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →