Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
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This month’s First Fridays at the Schomburg is themed “For the Love of House Music,” in honor of Frankie Knuckles. Known as the “Godfather,” Knuckles helped build House–a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s and still resonates around the world today. Check out our wonderful displays, sign-up for a membership, and visit our Schomburg Gift Shop while networking and dancing the night away.
Our DJs for the night will be DJ Masai and DJ Frankie Paradise:
DJ Masai is the center of the storm. He has been spinning for over 23 years. DJ Masai has played in some of the biggest venues in the city and Tri-State area. Masai’s following spans across all five boroughs and several states.
For more information about DJ Masai:
DJ Frankie Paradise is committed to keeping Dance and House music alive. He is a DJ/Promoter/Producer in NYC, NJ, and Philadelphia. DJ Frankie Paradise is the producer of Clubhouse NYC Productions 1995-2006, Frankie Paradise Network 2010, One Bangin House 2011, Happy Lounge Project, NYC Events 2011, and was the resident DJ for Coney Island Dancers 2012-2014
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
When & Where
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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