The Apollo Theater to Induct Mary J. Blige into its Historic Walk of Fame, May 28th

      The Apollo – the soul of American culture and a globally recognized national treasure – will honor nine-time Grammy Award-winning and two-time Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige with her induction into the Apollo’s Walk of Fame, on Friday, May 28th at 10:00am in a free, public outdoor event.

Apollo Resounding: A Virtual Benefit in Support of The Apollo Theater

    The Apollo today announced the non-profit’s annual spring fundraiser will take place virtually on the Apollo Theater’s Digital Stage on Monday, June 7 at 7:30pm ET. This year’s benefit, APOLLO RESOUNDING, will honor Felicia and Ben Horowitz with the inaugural Impact Award, given to individuals whose philanthropic leadership has made an extraordinary impact […]

The Apollo Theater Announces its Virtual Spring 2021 Season!

    The Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2021 season, which will take place exclusively online! The season features a broad range of free and ticketed virtual events, including the Apollo Film series celebration of House Party and House Party 2, cult classics created more than 30 years ago. The virtual program includes […]

The Apollo Theater Celebrates 87 Years on January 26, 2021!

    On January 26, 1934, the Apollo Theater opened with the show “Jazz a la Carte” headlined by Benny Carter and his Orchestra, Ralph Cooper and Aida Ward. Soon after, The Apollo became the premiere place for the performing arts and entertainment in Harlem.

The Apollo Theater Digital Fall Season with Wyclef Jean and John Legend

Don’t miss Wyclef Jean, Wednesday, September 9th and John Legend, Wednesday, September 23rd on the Apollo Digital Stage, Fall Calendar. See more…..                                        

Fall 2020 Programming Announced for The Apollo Theater

Today The Apollo Theater announced details of its fall 2020 season, which will take place exclusively online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free virtual events, including Wyclef Jean performing his Double Platinum album The Carnival; a special Live Wire conversation focused on the artistry of the Queen of […]

The Apollo Theater Announces Fall 2020 Programming!

    Today The Apollo Theater announced details of its fall 2020 season, which will take place exclusively online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free virtual events, including Wyclef Jean performing his Double Platinum album The Carnival; a special Live Wire conversation focused on the artistry of the […]

The Apollo Theater Holds Online Auditions for 2020-21 Season

Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions. For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season. Read more……               […]

The Apollo Theater to Hold Online Auditions for its 2020-21 Season

      Adapting to changing times, The Apollo Theater will hold auditions for its new season via online submissions. For the first time in its 86 year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

February 1st ~ Open House at Apollo Theater

This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History. Read more………             […]

Kick-Off Black History Month at a Free Open House at Apollo Theater

      This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History.

KWANZAA Celebration: Regeneration Night at Apollo Theater ~ December 28th

The Apollo Theater celebrates its annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and guest performances. Since 2006, the Apollo has established an annual show to celebrate this holiday tradition on one day of the Kwanzaa holiday. The Apollo’s celebration is a joyful evening of dance […]

The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration presenting the legendary […]

The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

      Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration […]

Famed Apollo Theater to Hold Fall Amateur Night Auditions ~ September 21st

Got talent? Let’s see whatcha got in an open call from the famed Apollo Theater, holding Fall Amateur Night Auditions on Saturday, September 21st for the 2019-2020 seasons. The auditions will take place from 10am to 6pm, held at the Apollo Theater, where Amateur Night producers will screen the first 250 vocalists, rappers, dancers, comedians, spoken […]

Half-Off, Harlem during #HarlemWeek ~ With Love from The Apollo Theater

On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given […]

The Apollo Theater Celebrates Harlem Week 2019

      On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for […]

Half Off for Harlem on ‘Twisted Melodies’ at The Apollo Theater

Harlem Residents, Employees and Business Owners ~ The Apollo Theater has a special offer for you on “Twisted Melodies: A Donny Hathaway Story, which will run from May 30 to June 2, 2019. To take advantage of this discounted special offer, Harlem residents, employees or business owners must present a proof of residence or work […]

The Apollo Theater + The National Black Theatre = Wildflower ~ April 26 & 27

As part of the 85th Anniversary Celebration of the Famed Apollo Theatre, WiLDFLOWERr, a work-in-progress being developed as part of National Black Theater’s Soul L.A.B. Residency and the Apollo Theater (which began in 2016) will take place on April 26 and 27. WiLDFLOWER is a new musical that follows a rebellious, but devoted young mother who […]

Amateur Night Auditions at Apollo Theater ~ April 20th

On Saturday, April 20th beginning at 10 a.m. the world famous Apollo Theater will hold auditions for the 2019-2020 seasons of its signature program Amateur Night at the Apollo. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., dancers will audition to secure a spot in a special all-dance edition of Amateur Night. Auditions for all other art […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 to Open with Apollo Theater Documentary

    The 2019 edition of The Tribeca Film Festival will open with a documentary on The Apollo Theater! The Roger Ross Williams directed film, which will air later in the year on HBO, will screen at the historic Harlem venue on April 24th. Read more…..                     […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 to Open with Apollo Theater Documentary

    The 2019 edition of The Tribeca Film Festival will open with a documentary on The Apollo Theater! The Roger Ross Williams directed film, which will air later in the year on HBO, will screen at the historic Harlem venue on April 24th.

The Apollo Theater ~ Celebrating its 85th Anniversary

  What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. The celebration will begin on February 2nd with an Open House beginning at 2pm, hosted by Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell, and including Jazzmobile and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling. […]

Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Famed Apollo Theater’s Fall/Winter 2019 Season

      What better way to kick-off an 85th anniversary than to announce a spectacular Winter/Spring/Fall/Winter 2019 Season ~ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Apollo Theater!

  What better place to celebrate Kwanzaa than at The Apollo Theater. This year, Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night will be held on Saturday December 22 with two shows ~ 2:00 and 7:30 p.m., featuring performances by Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guest Sonia Sanchez, and host Imhotep Gary Byrd. The 7:30 p.m. show […]

Progress on Victoria Theatre + Marriott Hotel + The Apollo Theater Expansion ~ 125th Street in Harlem

      Designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, the structure was said to be one of the largest, and most beautiful theaters in the New York area.  Built in 1917 at a cost of $250,000, it had a seating capacity of over 2,400 and it is located on the same block as the historic […]

Careers in Comics & Graphic Novels ~ KaPow! at The Apollo ~ January 16th

Apollo Career Panels advance career and leadership skills through panel discussions focused on professions behind the scenes in the arts. Visual storytelling has transformed the arts and entertainment industries by taking audiences from the page to the big screen and back again. Whether you’re a comics fan or graphic novel reader, the genre has seen […]

The Apollo ~ Advance Screening on October 4th

In advance of the HBO premiere in November, the Apollo Theater hosts a community screening of the HBO documentary, The Apollo, directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. The Apollo Advance Screening will be held on Friday, October 4th at 7pm. It is Free with RSVP.                 […]

Make Music New York 2021, Celebrating NYC Music Makers

    Make Music New York returns to the streets of New York for its fifteenth year on Monday, June 21st, with a day-long musical celebration of Make Music Day, held in more than 80 U.S. cities, 800 cities worldwide, and in over 120 countries.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in March, 2021

      In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and Saint Patrick’s Day. This March, we also celebrate COVID-19 vaccines and a little more freedom, as we begin to venture out. March also marks the one-year anniversary of our city closures due to the pandemic ~ restaurants, schools, shops ~ the works. It was […]

NYC Celebrates Women’s History Month ~ March, 2021

      This has been an enormously successful year for women, kicking-off 2021 with the first female U.S. Vice President, the first female U.S. Secretary of Treasury, along with a growing number of CEO’s and CFO’s in major corporations, and two Nobel Prize winners in 2020. The growing number of women in politics defines […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates Black History Month 2021 with Interactive Story

    Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) released an interactive story map called Preserving Significant Places of Black History to celebrate New York City’s African American history through designated landmarks and historic districts. For five decades LPC has been recognizing, supporting, and celebrating places of African American cultural and historic significance […]

The Ultimate Pop-Up Descending on the State of New York Beginning February 20th Through Labor Day, 2021 ~ #NYPOPSUP!

      Hugh Jackman, Renée Fleming, Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Isabel Leonard, Nico Muhly, Joyce DiDonato, John Early and Kate Berlant, Patti Smith, Mandy Patinkin, Raja Feather Kelly, J’Nai Bridges, Kenan Thompson, Gavin Creel, Garth Fagan, Larry Owens, Q-Tip, Billy Porter, Conrad Tao, Bobbi Jene Smith and […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2021

      Adios 2020! A sentiment reverberating around the world, as we move forward into a New Year with art installations, events & exhibits, indoors, outdoors, and online, to add to your list in January, 2021.

We’re enjoying the Interactive Street View Map Showing NYC in 1940

      Today on Frommer’s, we found the most interesting interactive street view map, showing what New York City looked like in and around the 1940s. The site is the creation of software engineer Julian Boilen, and includes all five boroughs. We are totally addicted!

Harlem Week 2020, a Virtual Celebration ~ Let’s Celebrate!

    HARLEM WEEK is an annual festival that celebrates one of the world’s most culturally rich neighborhoods with conferences, seminars, music, food, and more. This year’s digital HARLEM WEEK, from Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 23, brings the culture, history, resilience, and strength of Harlem to the world.​ 

Harlem Mart 125: The American Dream ~ a Documentary & Discussion

      Located across 125th Street from the famed Apollo Theater, Harlem Mart 125 was once a vibrant market for over two-hundred local vendors, with the feel of an indoor, open-air market. Owned by the City of New York, it was developed by government agencies in the mid-1980s to give street vendors an opportunity […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC & the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

      This year during Women’s History Month we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment ~ Giving women the right to vote. ‘Valiant Women of the Vote,’ this year’s theme, “honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

    February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum […]

Join National Black Theatre + Park Avenue Armory for 100 Years |100 Women,

The Park Avenue Armory has joined forces with National Black Theatre to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th amendment in a big way. The organizations have tapped ten major institutions—The Apollo Theater; TheJuilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National […]

Join National Black Theatre + Park Avenue Armory for 100 Years |100 Women

    The Park Avenue Armory has joined forces with National Black Theatre to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th amendment in a big way. The organizations have tapped ten major institutions—The Apollo Theater; TheJuilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

    2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along […]

Harlem Stage ~ 2019 Fall Calendar is a Celebration of the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance

    This season, Harlem Stage will celebrate the centennial legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and offer a yearlong initiative focusing on Sun Ra and Afrofuturism. Through these two powerful themes, which will carry into the 2020 season, Harlem Stage will reflect on and celebrate the past, present and artistic future of Harlem and explore how […]

Public Art Fund Unveils ~ Elle Pérez: from sun to sun

      Public Art Fund launched a multi-work installation, extending through 100 sites across New York City. The installation, sun to sun, is the work of photographer Ellie Pérez, and consists of a suite of sixteen new photographic works displayed on bus shelters in over thirteen neighborhoods citywide. We caught some of the images […]

Harlem One Stop & The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebrate the Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams in Harlem

    Harlem One Stop presents An Afternoon with Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, a free film screening co-presented with Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners as part of The Harlem Renaissance 100 Program (The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Community Celebration).

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month ~ March 2019

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, as we watched women in politics step forward to take the lead in Change. The National Women’s History Theme for 2019 is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. Here are a few ways […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in February, 2019

    There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month […]

Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

      February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on […]