The Fabulous First Fridays “Black Tie Edition” At The Schomburg In Harlem

holidayeditio1The Schomburg Center in Harlem is proud to bring back our annual holiday fundraiser, a special “Black Tie Edition” of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering. Continue Reading →

Grammy-Nominated Meshell Ndegeocello Talks Theatrical Work “Can I Get A Witness?” In Harlem

meshell-ndegeocello1Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello will discuss her upcoming multidisciplinary theatrical work “Can I Get A Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin,” on November 29th, 2016 at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Schomburg Harlem Highlights Hip-Hop Archives During National Hip-Hop History Month

schomburg library in harlemIn recognition of National Hip-Hop History Month, the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is highlighting notable items from its Hip-Hop Archive Project Collection, initiated in 1999 to actively collect and preserve materials from hip-hop pioneers. Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events At The Schomburg Center In Harlem

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Just so you can start planning ahead as the holidays approach, check out these Schomburg events for the end of November and early December 2016.

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Cave Canem 20th Anniversary And Black Power 50 Present “Freedom Now!” At The Schomburg (Video)

oct-19-woman-1Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for our year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present  an intergenerational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Senator Espaillat, The NAACP, And TWU Local 100 At the Schomburg Center

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On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Senator Espaillat, the NAACP, and TWU Local 100 came together for a reception honoring great achievements in education:at the Schomburg Center for Research, Harlem, New York.

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Harlem’s Schomburg Kicks Off $22M Overhaul

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The New York Public Library’s Central Branch isn’t the only of the institution’s properties getting a face lift. Today, the library kicked-off a $22 million renovation of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Fall Open House: The Black Fantastic At The Schomburg

FINAL+Fall+open+house+cropThe 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 filled with conversations, performances, films and art.  Continue Reading →