Harlem’s Bloomingdale Library To Receive $3 Million To Improve Infrastructure And More

The New York Public Library’s Bloomingdale branch will close on February 16 to undergo a $3 million improvement project. Continue Reading →

Hip, Hip, Hooray, Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Continue Reading →

The Schomburg And Others Celebrate An Extensive Two-Year, $22.3 Million Renovation

The New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. Continue Reading →

Schomburg Teach-In With Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad In Harlem

In the spirit of teach-ins developed to advance social movements and societal transformation, we invite you to join this conversation with leading academic and community experts at the Schomburg to understand today’s policy issues and local impact. Continue Reading →

We Look Forward To “My Soul Looks Back” By Jessica B. Harris In Harlem

Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Nina Simone. Continue Reading →

First Fridays, House Music Edition Honors Legendary DJ Larry Levan At Schomburg

In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our fourth annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music!

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Dutch New York Histories: Connecting African, Native American, And Slavery Heritage In Harlem

Dutch rule in New Amsterdam and New Netherland (1609-1664) was short in comparison to other colonial empires, but it has had a lasting cultural impact seen in present-day street names, cities monuments, and more. Continue Reading →

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