Tag Archives: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Attend World Premier Of ‘American Beatboxer’ at Harlem’s Schomburg Center May 15

Harlem, we are all cordially invited to attend the V.I.P. reception of the world premier screening of the film, “American Beatboxer” The documentary hits the stage at the Schomburg Research Center on May 15th in Harlem, NYC.

“American Beatboxer” tells the story of the first ever, American Beatboxing Championship, shot during the summer of 2010, at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn. Contestants of all races from the United States competed, down to eight finalists. This documentary honors the evolution of Beatboxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion.

The event is free by RSVPing in advance to AmericanBeatboxerRSVP@gmail.com. Below are all the details to attend:

DATE: Wednesday, May 15th
TIME: Reception–5:30-6:30 pm; Screening–7-8:30 pm; Q&A–8:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: The Schomburg Center, 515 Lenox Avenue & 135th St.

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Black Comic Book Festival happening today at the Schomberg in Harlem

This is for all the comic book fans out there in Harlem! Today from 10 AM to 4 PM, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, blacksupermen_1located at 515 Lenox Ave at 135th Street, is hosting The Black Comic Book Festival today, Jan 12.

The Black Comic Book Festival is a gathering for young people who enjoy reading about the rich tradition of black superheroes. The festival will feature a screening of the film “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books”; a pop-up art exhibition of “Black Kirby”- a visual homage to the legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby by artists John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo) and Stacey Robinson; panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibit tables with premiere black comic book artists from across the country. This event is free. Registration is required. All ages welcome. Go here to learn more.

And a big thanks to the reader who sent in this information! Much appreciated!

The Harlem International Film Festival starts September 19 at the Schomburg Center

The 2012 Harlem International Film Festival starts tomorrow Wednesday, September 19 at 7pm at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Lenox Ave (at West 135 Street). Opening night begins with the World Premiere Showcase of Theodore Collatos’ film MOVE and the New York Premiere of HERMAN’S HOUSE.

The Harlem International Film Festival runs from September 19-23, 2012. For more details visit www.HarlemFilmFestival.com.

See Malcolm X: A Search for Truth and Romare Bearden Tribute at the Schomburg Center in Harlem

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has two interesting and distinct exhibitions taking place until January 2012. The first is Malcolm X: A Search for Truth. This exhibition showcases Malcolm X’s various speeches, sermons, radio broadcasts, diaries, correspondence, and other documents handwritten by him. Visit this exhibition every day, except Sundays, until January 7, 2012. Click here to read more about Malcolm X: A Search for Truth.

In addition to the Malcolm X exhibit, the Schomburg is also paying tribute to world acclaimed artist and native son Romare Bearden. In Romare Bearden: The Soul of Blackness/A Centennial Tribute, the public will see the massive Bearden collection the Schomburg Center has been collecting for the past three decades. Visit this exhibition every day, except Sundays, until January 7, 2012. To learn more about the Romare Bearden collection, click here.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is located at 515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street. Take the 2/3 NYC Subway to 135th Street!