In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our 6th annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a house music pioneer in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City nightclub Paradise Garage. Levan’s cult followers refer to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music movement.
With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions A Ballad For Harlem , Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr , and Femmetography: The Gaze shifted.
Guests are also encouraged to 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 and Lee Soulja for NYC Black Pride, who’ll entertain the crowd as our deejays DJ Missy B, Craig Nice, and DJ Frankie Paradise will have you moving your feet in the Langston Hughes Lobby and Courtyard.
Donations are welcome!
Suggested dress code is FABULOUS!
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US