Statue Paying Tribute to Playwright & Activist Lorraine Hansberry Leaving Times Square for The Schomburg Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park

      Artist Alison Saar unveiled her sculpture honoring activist, playwright and journalist Lorraine Hansberry, entitled To Sit Awhile, in Times Square. This was a fitting place for the first of three pop-up locations for this monument in the New York area, since Hansberry ~ author of ‘A Raisin in the Sun‘ ~ was […]

The Schomburg’s Kevin Young Moving to National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian Institution just announced that Kevin Young, currently the Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has accepted the position of Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (how cool is that). While we will miss him, we wish him all the very best. […]

The Fifth Annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk to Take Place at The Schomburg on March 12th

On behalf of  The Studio Museum in Harlem, as well as Connie and Linnie Green, all are invited to the Fifth Annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk, which will honor Titus Kaphar and Hank Willis Thomas. This year’s talk will be held on March 12 from 7:00-9:00pm at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. […]

The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival set for January 17-18, 2020 at The Schomburg Center

      The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate […]

The Black Body Propelled Through Time at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      The National Black Theatre partners with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival.

Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at The Schomburg on February 16th

  The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our fifth year initiative in which we invite members of the community and the general public to edit and contribute content related to Black history and culture on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Black New […]

CRUSADER Opens at The Schomburg Center

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more……                    

‘Crusader: Martin Luther King, Jr’ Opens at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ January 18-19, 2019

The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced and Registration is open now! The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019. Read more….                    

The 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center set for January, 2019

    The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019.

The Schomburg Center Invites the Public to Explore Victor Hugo Green and The Green Books

      While The Green Book has been very much in the news this year, with The Museum of Arts & Design’s exhibition by artist Derrick Adams entitled Sanctuary and Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America, along with the about-to-be released movie, Green Book, The Schomburg Center for Research […]

The Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis + 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. The extensive archive includes more than 178.85 linear feet of material spanning eight decades of the couple’s careers in theater, film and television; their near […]

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder in Conversation at The Schomburg Center ~ January 16th

    Patrisse Khan-Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter in conversation with Akiba Solomon on Tuesday and book signing on January 16 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

    Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public. Take a peek inside.        

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

    On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive

Jazz Legent, Sonny Rollins. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with photo credit via Chuck Stewart

Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures, an ongoing exhibition, celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Black Comic Book Festival,  through photographs, memorabilia, creator highlights, comic book reading stations, and clips from past festival programs. In addition, join The Schomburg on Wednesday, September 28th […]

Gov. Hochul Commits $8 Million for Upgrades to Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the commitment of $8 million for improvements to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The funding, which is being administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, will enable the refurbishment of the building façade, replacement of windows and roof, and will allow for safety enhancements […]

Schomburg Center to Host a Day of Solidarity ~ July 10th

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be hosting a Day of Solidarity on Racism, Immigration, and Family Separation on Tuesday, July 10th.

Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane

    The Schomburg’s Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, December 16th.

The Photographic Exhibition ‘Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery

      The exhibition Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity will open at Keith de Lellis Gallery on November 22nd, highlighting Barbara’s ability to use the camera as a tool for establishing an empowering narrative of hope for the Black Community in America during a historic time of inequality and adversity.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the September 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

      Sprinting into Fall, September is filled with art, from The Armory Show, Armory OffSite and Armory week to The Poetry Festival, Feast of San Gennaro,  Morningside Lights and the Gracie Square Outdoor Art Show. We’re looking forward to a new installation at the Doric C. Freedman Plaza by Public Art Fund, Celebrating […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in NYC

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

NYC Celebrates Women’s History Month, 2022

      The Women’s History Month theme for 2022 is ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope‘. The theme recognizes the many ways in which women have provided healing and hope to humanity for countless generation and continue to do so today. Here are a few ways to support and celebrate Women’s History Month, 2022.

Celebrating Black History Month 2022 in NYC

      This year, we will celebrate Black History Month 2022 in-person and online with installations, exhibitions, food, music, and a visit to historic sites. With so much to choose from, here are a few suggestions.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in NYC on January 17, 2022

      Monday, January 17, 2022 we will observe the national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr, Day. How will you reflect on the meaning of that day? Here are a few suggestions.

Get Ready for the 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival ~ a Virtual Event

      Celebrating the rich tradition of Black comics, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opens its virtual doors to the 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival January 13-15th.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in January, 2022

    Closing the door on 2021, New Yorkers will step into 2022 grateful to be living in the City that never sleeps ~ a city that never stops creating, educating and inspiring. Here are a few suggestions to brighten your days in January, 2022. Happy New Year!

Terence Blanchard’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Opening Night at Marcus Garvey Park + a Steinway & Sons Presentation of The 5 Browns in Central Park

      The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it will present a free, live simulcast of the Opening Night performance of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones-the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met-on Monday, September 27 at 6:30pm ET in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. The performance will […]

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

    Taking a deep breathe, New York City heads into the Fall season remembering 9/11 ~ followed by a return of some of our favorite annual indoor events likeThe Affordable Art Fair, The Armory Show and related venues, The Rubin Museum reopens its third floor to the newly created Mandala Lab; The Met unveils Part-One of the Costume […]

Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight at Fridman Gallery in September

      Fridman Gallery is honored to present Dindga McCannon’s first major solo exhibition in her five-decade career. In Plain Sight brings together a range of works spanning the 1980s to today and highlights her multidisciplinary practice featuring mixed media quilts, paintings, and sculpture.

A Look-Back at Andrew Carnegie and the NYC Historic Carnegie Libraries

      This is the story of an immigrant, coming to America in the 1880s, building an empire, and donating most of his millions to fund public libraries across the country. The man was Andrew Carnegie, who arrived in the U.S. at the age of thirteen with his family from Scotland. His family was […]

Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 on June 19th

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

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 […]

‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

    Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the […]

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 […]

Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

      In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human […]

CityParks Foundation & SummerStage Celebrate Black History Month 2021

    In recognition of Black History Month 2021, CityParks Foundation SummerStage takes a look back at moments from its first-ever all-virtual season. The excerpts will include highlights from our SummerStage Anywhere 2020 programming, featuring spoken word, music and dance performances. Joining us to introduce the program is Harlem-based journalist and musician, Greg Tate, a […]

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.

100 Years of Harlem Community History ~ harlem is… a Project of Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group

      For twenty years, Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group has celebrated 100 years of Harlem’s cultural history through the harlem is…. public art exhibitions, programming, and school and community partnerships. This month, they announced the launching of the harlem is… website, the new digital home for the harlem is… exhibitions, virtual events, and […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2020

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

    Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but […]

Juneteenth 2020 ~ a Weekend of Celebration, June 19 & 20

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While much of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, and online, […]