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
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.
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
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.
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
1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone
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