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First Fridays: Labor Day "Carnival" Edition

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

 First Fridays: Labor Day "Carnival" Edition

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Brird RSVP Sep 6, 2019 Free $0.00
Schomburg 1 Cocktail Ticket   more info Sep 6, 2019 $10.00 $1.53
GENERAL ADMISSION RSVP Sep 6, 2019 $5.00 $1.27

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Back by popular demand, the Schomburg Center is proud to present our fourth annual First Fridays: Labor Day  "Carnival" Edition, Celebrating 70+ years of Caribbean Culture and History with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA).

A crowd favorite and authentic celebration of the people of African descent in the Caribbean, First Fridays: Labor Day "Carnival" Edition returns with steel pan drummers, moko jumbie, mass camp, and a curated selection of vendors ready to celebrate the culture and special traditions of the West Indies.  Liz The Intl Diva, our host for the night, along with DJ Hard Hittin Harry and DJ JP, and live performers will be there to bring down the house in this community celebration of Carnival. Come dressed and ready with flags to proudly represent your country 

First Fridays guests are invited to check out our pop-up display, “Caribbean History,” featuring items from the Schomburg Center collections, sign up for a Schomburg Society membership, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away! With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our exhibitions A Ballad For Harlem and  Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted. 

We'll also be celebrating the Birthday of the Schomburg's Special Events Manger Aisha Diori, aka Glitteratie Ent!

 Donations are welcome and go towards presenting Schomburg Center programming and preserving our collections. 

Dress Code: The best representing your country and West Indian culture!

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Come party and experince African fashion with a pop shop by Ghana made desginer

Simply Maam.


Simply Maam



@SchomburgCenter | #FirstFridays | #LaborDay | #WIADCA

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For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered tickets 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, unless instructed otherwise.

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

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


Have questions about First Fridays: Labor Day "Carnival" 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, September 6, 2019 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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