The Apollo Theater and Afropunk Present: Kamasi Washington in Concert

February 23, 2019 8:00pm 

This concert features the incomparable artist, Kamasi Washington who is considered this generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music. Washington and his 10-piece band, The Next Step, take audiences on adventurous odysseys that cross musical genres from jazz, to hip-hop, classical and R&B music.

Ticket Price: $48 – $83

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

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Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50! Celebrate at the Apollo

February 12 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM 

Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage.

(Grades K-12)

Tickets: $4 (students, teachers, chaperones)

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

 

Apollo Comedy Club

January 10, 2019 10:00pm

Ms. Pretty Ricki, Alex Babbitt, Mark Gregory
Hosted by Jamie Roberts
Music by DJ Qool Marv

The Apollo A-LIST advance price is $15 until midnight January 9.  Please note there is a $10 drink/food minimum. Sign up for the ALIST at apollotheater.org.

Harlem’s Best Kept Secret

The Apollo Comedy Club celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Presented in partnership with the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire), the Apollo Comedy Club features the best up and coming talent in comedy today. The comedy shows precedes the Theater’s weekend music series, Apollo Music Café, extending the Theater’s late night offerings.

Ticket Prices start at just 22.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York NY 10027 US

Langston Hughes Birthday Bash

February 1, 2019 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Langston Hughes’s birthday at the Schomburg Center!

Known for his poetry and role in shaping the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes shared the richness and complexities of African American life with the world.

On Friday, February 1, we’ll celebrate Hughes’s 118th birthday with an exclusive VIP reception and special preview of our latest exhibitions, a performance celebration, a special “Langston Hughes” Birthday Edition of First Fridays, and much more. This is a party you will not want to miss.

Ticket prices include:

    • Langston Hughes 118th Birthday VIP Reception and Exclusive Exhibition Previews- $150 ($125 Schomburg Society Members)
    • Live On Langston: A Performance Celebration, and First Fridays: Langston Hughes Birthday Edition After-Party – $40 ($35 Schomburg Society Members)
    • First Fridays: Langston Hughes Birthday Edition After-Party – $25 ($20 Schomburg Society Members)

Dress Code: Harlem Renaissance Chic

All proceeds will benefit Schomburg Center archives, exhibitions and public programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Price: $25 – $150

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

Roberto Roena

Y Su Apollo Sound
with Sammy González, Tito Cruz, Carlos Santos, and Endel Dueño

January 26, 2019 8:00pm

Roberto Roena is one of the most renowned salsa creators in Puerto Rico and around the world. He is famous for his participation in the Combo of Cortijo, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Fania, Puerto Rico All Stars and Legendary Apollo Sound.

He returns to the Lehman Center to celebrate more than 55 years of splendor, rhythm, and flavor of his musical talent! Special guests and Original Singers will include Sammy González, Tito Cruz and Carlos Santos, the voices behind great hits like Tu Loco, Loco, (his first hit), Mi Desengaño, Lamento de Concepción, Cui Cui, Avísale a Mi Contrario, Marejada Feliz, Peldaño, “Regaño al Corazón, and Progreso, and the legendary Master Timbalero Endel Dueño.

Tickets: VIP $100, $65, $55, $50

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Location
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx NY 10468 US

Ballet Hispánico: New York’s Treasured Ballet Company Returns to Lehman!

January 19, 2019 8:00pm

Ballet Hispánico brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance with an all-Latina choreographer program. This program draws upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world’s premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement.

From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, Ballet Hispánico has grown into a world-class institution. In August 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director. Vilaro’s background in dance education and community outreach allows him to build on the company’s founding values and lead Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future.

Tickets: VIP $75, $55, $45 and $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat

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Location
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx NY 10468 US

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Freelance and Brandee Younger Electric Quintet

January 11, 2019 10:00pm

Produced by Revive Music

Harlem based collective Freelance is a band of independent leaders with an expansive sound and encyclopedic knowledge of musical genres that afford them the ability to cross-pollinate styles and manipulate melody to create an aesthetic signature uniquely their own.  Influenced by the creative footprints of Mint Condition, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Fela Kuti, Radiohead and Robert Glasper, founding leaders, Tim “Smithsoneon” Smith (vocals) and Chad “Ausar the Ambassador” Selph (keyboards) penned the forthcoming full-length debut album, Yes Today.

A fearless and versatile talent, contemporary harpist Brandee Younger defies genres and labels as a classically-trained musician playing in the avant-garde tradition of her sonically forward forebears Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. Ms. Younger delivers a consistently fresh take on the ancient instrument as an educator, curator, performer, and leader of the Brandee Younger Quartet. Ms. Younger has produced an impressive body of work since the 2011 debut of her seminal Prelude EP, including Brandee Younger Live @ The Breeding Ground, a breakthrough performance on Bluenote Records and Revive Music’s 2015 Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1LP, and the more recent release of her critically-acclaimed 2016 Wax & Wane LP.

Ticket Prices start at $22.

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Apollo Music Cafe featuring Mike Yung with Michelle Brooks-Thompson

January 12, 2019 10:00pm

Mike Yung is a 56-year-old singer from Brownsville, NY. As a teenager, he was discovered and signed as an artist to RCA and CBS and eventually landed at T-Electric, the same label held by Etta James and Luther Vandross. Yung was gearing up to be a household name when the label suddenly went bankrupt and his debut album never came out. After being forced to find a way to make a living to support his family, he took his talent underground and began busking in the subway.

For the past 37 years, Yung’s voice has been reverberating throughout the walls of the NYC subway stations. It has become more difficult with the fact that people carry less cash these days. Yung continues to enjoy what he does but hopes one day he will get his chance to show the world his talent, move his family out of the projects and finally at 56 years old, get a chance to put out his long forthcoming debut album.

Ticket Price: $22

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Location
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027 US

Lapidus Center Presents: Teaching Slavery

December 12, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

Join us in conversation with leading scholars and educators Manisha Sinha and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas about how teachers can and should help students understand slavery in U.S. history. Manisha Sinha is Professor of American History at the University of Connecticut and author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture and International Education with the Graduate School of Education at University of Pennsylvania and co-editor of Reading African American Experiences in the Obama Era: Theory, Advocacy, Activism.

Presented in collaboration with the Schomburg Center’s Education department.

FREE.
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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US

First Fridays: Black Tie “Schomburg Angel” Holiday Edition

December 11, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Walter Mosley is the author of more than fifty critically-acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. Mosley will discuss and read from his latest novel John Woman. A book signing will follow.

Read and discuss John Woman with the Schomburg Reading Circle at Countee Culleen Library on December 15.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

FREE

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Location
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US