Schomburg Center in New York Relaunches First Fridays

H arlem, New York. The First Friday evening of each month, rain or shine, from 6 pm to 8pm the popular social gathering has returned. As you enter the center, guests are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the museum. One can explore the exhibition gallery, The most popular for the evening was the Langston Hughes exhibition, The Langston Hughes Collections at the Schomburg Center includes books as well as autographed manuscripts, typescripts and drafts of poems and books; scripts for radio, motion pictures and television; Broadway revues and musicals; programs, playbills, photographs and sound recordings from the icon.

Entrance way to Schomburg Center

First Fridays at the Schomburg



This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gordon Parks, the renowned photographer, writer and filmmaker. Beginning Thursday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York is commemorating the centennial  with an exhibition of 100 of his images from  six decades, several on public display for the first time. The exhibition, called “Gordon Parks: 100 Moments,” The free exhibition, at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, in Harlem, continues through Dec. 1.

Langston Hughes at the Schomburg

Visit the Gordon Parks exhibition at the Schomburg


The bookstore has an array of reprints and art available for purchase, the discounted book stand was heavily trafficked and the outside garden party was very inclusive to even the shyest wall flower.

Many books available for purchase

Knowledge was the key factor.


Amazing book store at the Schomburg

Stop by the Shop at the Schomburg when in Harlem.


Attendees were welcome to indulge in the wonderful Hors d’œuvre and beverages catered by Melba’s while enjoying the live music of DJ Lumumba. There’s diversity both in the crowd and among the galleries, adding flavor to the experience. This was a Wonderful way to meet and greet members of the community while you discover the arts. Harlem’s cultural ambiance and history cannot be absorbed in just one visit I recommend experiencing what this historical landmark has to offer with such a rich collection of knowledge.


New happening event once a month in Harlem

Event to add in your daily planner



DJ Lumumba

Music provided by DJ Lumumba

Food , Music and networking at First Friday's

Networking at First Friday's


Great turn out at First Friday's relaunch

New York came out in support of the Schomburg First Friday's event

Food and Beverages by Melba's

Tasty treats for the attendees

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is generally recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world. For over 80 years the Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent. The Schomburg Center consists of three connected buildings: The Schomburg Building, the Langston Hughes Building and the Landmark Building. The Schomburg Center promotes the study of the histories and cultures of peoples of African descent and interprets its collections through exhibitions, publications, and educational, scholarly and cultural programs.

Events at the Schomburg
Melba’s is a south Harlem restaurant serving American comfort food.  The owner Melba Wilson, who is niece to Sylvia Woods (of Sylvia’s fame)

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