Downtown Sings Uptown With Songs From Gay Harlem At The Kaufman Music Center

This unique event, features rarities, 21st century premieres, and well-known works by Harlem’s Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Billy Strayhorn, Porter Grainger and songs popularized by Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and “Ma” Rainey. Continue Reading →

Albreta Hunter, Ethel Waters, ‘Ma’ Rainey And More Are The “Songs From Gay Harlem”

NYFOS premieres a fascinating new program called Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do: Songs from Gay Harlem, revealing the musical heart of a subculture within a subculture.

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Celebrate Harlem With A Renaissance Tour, A Drag Brunch And Vogue Dancing

The Black and LGBT community had a tremendous impact on not only the trajectory of the Harlem Renaissance but on the type of community Harlem would grow into as well. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Drag Ball History (Video)

Numerous historians and cultural commentators have traced the origins of today’s house ball scene to the notorious culture of Harlem drag balls in 1920’s and 1930’s New York.

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MEOC Gala 2017 Raises Thousands For Hundreds In Harlem

After 50 years of helping dismantle the socioeconomic barriers that have hindered the educational growth of many Harlemites and New Yorkers, the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center MEOC Gala came together May 3, 2017, to celebrate its accomplishments. Continue Reading →

5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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