Artist and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination

destructioinSeptember 26, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Founded by poet and McArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII) is an interdisciplinary cultural laboratory of writers, activists, scholars, and artists, dedicated to the work of engaging the concept of the racial imagination, specifically critiquing the costs and means by which whiteness and institutional racism have shaped cultural production, politics, and memory. This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and scholars, artists, and writers on art, activism and the archives. They will also explore how TRII’s new online archive will be used by artists and writers seeking to examine important conversations on race in the U.S. and across the globe through artistic practice. 

Cost: FREE.

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

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Reach Week in NYC 2017 – 10th Anniversary and CD Releases

September 24, 2017 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy & New Hope for the World Ministries (NHWM) celebrates Reach Week in NYC 10th Anniversary with a power-packed concert & release of his brand new CD at the World Famous Apollo Theater. The music is fresh, progressive, soulful, and sure to make you want to clap, shout, and wave your hands. Further, the concert/CD will feature National Recording Artist Pastor Beverly Crawford as special guest. Get ready as she leads the choir in “Ya Gotta’ Know Jesus!” With an international choir, & full band consisting of the Hammond B3, drums, horn section, keyboards, bass and lead guitars, this group is ready to raise the roof. YOU won’t be disappointed!

Reach Week commemorates 10 years of outreach.  With Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy at the helm, NHWM leads the fight against HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and the many health disparities that plague our communities. Your presence will be a win-win!

Cost: $40.

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

Schomburg Teach-in with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

muhammadSeptember 20, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

In the spirit of teach-ins developed to advance social movements and societal transformation, we invite you to join this conversation with leading academic and community experts at the Schomburg to understand today’s policy issues and local impact. Dr. Muhammad will facilitate an interactive discussion on education policy with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, author of the forthcoming book Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education.

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. Guests, please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Cost: FREE.

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

Prophets of Rage

September 12, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. So it’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets of Rage to combat the coming storm, whatever it may be.

While the fierce independence and enduring influence of their collective lineage is nearly impossible to overstate, these creative kindred spirits knew immediately this was a different beast. Set for release in September of 2017, Prophets of Rage, their explosive, self-titled debut LP, exemplifies the band’s commitment to creating a more decent and humane world.

Cost: $39.50 to $511.00 per ticket.

 Location

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

Between the Lines: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

National Book Award winner, Jesmyn Ward will discuss her new novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing.” Ward grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, and the power and limitations of the bonds of family. Ward will be joined in conversation by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. A book signing will follow. @SchomburgCenter #SingUnburiedSing.

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. Guests, please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Cost: FREE. Registration via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
RSVP.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street

New York, New York

More Info: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/09/06/sing-unburied-sing-jesmyn-ward

 

The Fits – Black Girl Magic!

September 9, 2017 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows An 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team. Black Girl Magic! Celebrating the Superflyness of Black Women & Girls Music: DJ Natasha Diggs + live Black Girl Magic tribute curated by InJoy Enterprises.

FREE!

Music begins at 6:00PM; Films at 8:00PM or sundown.

Marcus Garvey Park – 18 Mount Morris Park West – enter park at 124th St and Fifth Avenue New York NY 10027 US http://mvnt.us/m349450

First Fridays: Labor Day “Carnival” Edition

carnival_edition_2017September 1, 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm

For more than 92 years, since it was first founded, the Schomburg Center has been passionate about representing Caribbean communities and people across the African Diaspora. That’s why we are thrilled to present our third annual First Fridays: “Carnival” Edition! “Celebrating 70 years of Caribbean Culture and History with WIADCA.” Back by popular demand, one of our most popular First Fridays events returns with steel pan drummers, stilt walkers, mass camp, and sponsored tables. Come ready to proudly rep your countries with paraphernalia and flags!

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey is proud to power First Fridays hosted by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The popular monthly social gathering celebrates culturally relevant occasions through local talent and Jack Daniel’s is honored to be a partner to amplify this mission. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

First Fridays guests are invited to check out our wonderful pop-up display, “Caribean History,” featuring items from the Schomburg Center collections, sign up for a Schomburg Society membership, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! Our host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet, who along with our deejays, DJ Slyk and DJ JP, and live performers will there to bring down the house in celebrationof Carnival!  See you there! Age limit: 21+. #FirstFridays

Cost: FREE – Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com

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

Little Dragon

Little dragon.pngAugust 31, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm  

Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic music band, Little Dragon is taking the stage at the Apollo. The band will be playing music from its long-awaited album, Season High, the first new music since the group’s acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband.

Cost: $74 to $267  per person.

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York NY 10027

Jazzmobile – Sonny Fortune Quartet – SummerFest Closing Concert

Sonny_Fortune_Quartet_-_Jazzmobile_-_August_30_2017August 30, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm

When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins, and Parker are mentioned. Quite a legacy – but well-deserved – for Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. Lucky for us, Sonny is still here and blowing hard. “Of all of Trane’s lasting contributions, perhaps the greatest to the future of improvised music was his example of spiritual integrity and physical drive. Sonny blows with both.” – Howard Mandel

Cost: FREE!

Grant’s Tomb – General Grant National Memorial
Riverside Drive and 122nd Street New York NY 10027 US

Great Jazz on the Great Hill 2017

August 5, 2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Bring a picnic, blanket, and dancing shoes for the 10th rendition of this fun event! Co-presented with Jazzmobile, Great Jazz on the Great Hill features live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting. This event is free. Tickets are not required.

Performances by:

The Jimmy Heath Big Band
Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath takes the stage with his 14-piece swinging big band. Heath is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.

The Allan Harris Band
International award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Allan Harris has been described as having a “formidable baritone [voice] with… husky edges and
deep resonant low notes.” His performances cover ballads reminiscent of Nat King Cole and swinging Frank Sinatra standards.

Matthew Whitaker Trio
A 16-year-old organist and pianist, Matthew Whitaker first began playing music at the age of three, taught himself the Hammond B3 organ at the age of nine, and four years later became the youngest artist endorsed by Hammond. His artistic resume is outstanding for any young musician; for a blind musician, it is even more impressive.

…and other special guests

Location Details
Great Hill – Central Park

West 106th Street and Central Park West
New York NY 10025 US

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