First Fridays: House Music Edition Honoring Larry Levan
August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our 6th 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 A Ballad For Harlem , Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr , and Femmetography: The Gaze shifted.
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 and Courtyard.
Donations are welcome!
Suggested dress code is FABULOUS!
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See you there!
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.
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