Black Power Poetry Slam/Open MIC

February 3, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm 

blaack-powerAs a prelude to our upcoming Black Power 50 exhibitions, the Schomburg Center and To Whom We May Concern present a special Black Power Poetry Slam/Open Mic edition of First Fridays. Combining DJ & open mic sets, Dj IRS will provide the soundtrack to this edition of our popular monthly social gathering, where you’ll be able to groove the night away and enjoy our signature drinks.

Plus, Kevin Young, the new director of the Schomburg, will give the opening remarks, so come early!


  • To Whom We May Concern
  • Ras Heru
  • Backdraft
  • Se’lah
  • Bernadette Barnes
  • Brian Pineapple
  • Hapu
  • Shakespeare
  • R.A.P.  Phenomenal
  • Joy F Brown

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street New York NY 10037

18+ to party | 21+ to drink. See you there! RSVP HERE

Cost: FREE. 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.

Contact: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Phone: 917-295-6975

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