Bill “Bojangles” Robinson At Ticket Campaign In Harlem 1939

Robinson Bill - At ticket campaign with crowd in HarlemBill “Bojangles” Robinson is all kisses at a Ticket Campaign for the New York Worlds Fair, on 132nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Central Harlem, NY 1939 Continue Reading →

NY Library’s And ASPCA Team Teach Kids Writing in Harlem

literacy in the librariesThe New York Public Library’s Literacy Leaders program is teaming up with the ASPCA to help teach kids about persuasive writing. Continue Reading →

Freedom Summer At The Schomburg In Harlem

schomburg in harlemVeteran Director Stanley Nelson captures the volatile months of the 1964 Freedom Summer through remarkable period footage and the firsthand testimonies of volunteers who were transformed by their time in Mississippi. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Breaking The Line’ At The Schomburg

harlem fillmBreaking the Line brings to life the historic saga of the battle for the 1967 black college championship, culminating in a riveting, excruciatingly close contest. Continue Reading →

LGBTQ Cultures in Photography At The Schomburg

June-9-Visually-Speaking-Gerad-Gaskin-image Join the Schomburg as we celebrate LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning) culture through the images of photographers Gerad Gaskin and Samantha Box. Continue Reading →

No Longer Empty’s Show “If You Build It” In Harlem

art in harlemOn our 5-year anniversary of presenting site-specific art, No Longer Empty’s exhibition “If You Build It” takes root in Sugar Hill—the legendary epicenter of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Tribute At The Schomburg In Harlem

51E6x+U5kDLThe New York Public Library is paying tribute to the life of Maya Angelou with a free exhibition of her papers. Continue Reading →

Community Works Announces the Expansion Of “harlem is…” In Memory Of Tunde Samuel

harlem-articleLargeBarbara Horowitz , Founder and President of Community Works, announces the launch of a year-long, citywide, multi-arts focus on Harlem’s historic role in the development of Black Theater and its impact on our national culture. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Pura Belpré, The First Puerto Rican Librarian in NYC

PuraBelprePura Belpré (1899–1982) was the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. She was also a writer, collector of folktales, and puppeteer. Continue Reading →