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First Fridays: House Music Edition

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Friday, August 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

First Fridays: House Music Edition

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General Admission RSVP Aug 3, 2018 Free $0.00
Schomburg 2 Cocktail Ticket Aug 3, 2018 $10.00 $1.53

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In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our 5th annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a house music pioneer in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City nightclub Paradise Garage. Levan’s cult followers refer to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music movement.

With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power!, Syncretic Vibrations and InHarlem Firelei Báez: Joy out of Fire.

Guests are also encouraged to sign up for a Schomburg Society membership, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! Our host for the night will be Dhalimu from Dhali's Closet and Lee Soulja for NYC Black Pride, who’ll entertain the crowd as our deejays DJ Missy B, Craig Nice, and DJ Frankie Paradise will have you moving your feet in the Langston Hughes Lobby. 

Donations are welcome. 

Suggested dress code is FABULOUS!

@SchomburgCenter | #FirstFridays | #LarryLevan

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For 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.

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center. 

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Have questions about First Fridays: House Music Edition? Contact Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030

Friday, August 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. From the original 10,000 items provided by Arturo Alfonso Schomburg to the over 10 million items in the collection today, the Schomburg Center features diverse progamming and lifelong education and exploration that illuminate the richness of global black history, arts and culture.

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