First Fridays: Langston Hughes Poetry Slam/Open Mic Edition

April 6, 2018 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

It’s time for our annual First Friday’s Open Mic Edition, featuring our coveted Langston Hughes Poetry Slam! Come celebrate and honor the life of the legendary poet in the historic Langston Hughes Lobby, where his ashes are interred. Bring your best poetry to share during our open mic sessions on the cosmogram and dance the night away to curated beats by DJ IRS. Our hosts for the evening will be Marvy Tha Don & Tone Blaze, with special opening remarks by award-winning poet and Schomburg Director, Kevin Young, so arrive early! Open mic sign up will be on site.

Food will be available for purchase in the lower level in the American Negro Theater, and guests are invited to check out our 3 exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink during our extended hours.
First Fridays Open Mic Edition is presented by the Schomburg Center in partnership with To Whom We May Concern.
Suggested Dress Code: Harlem Chic

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

Cost: Free & Paid – Registration Required via

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