Join us as Brooklyn Friends School Celebrates 100 years of the Harlem Renaissance!
The 2020 Black History Month Celebration will recognize the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance. With the traditional event featuring an afternoon and evening of engaging workshops and programming happening on Friday, February 21st, the Celebration will also feature a Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour. Join us on:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS MOVED FROM FEBRUARY 15th)
10:00am to 11:30am
LOCATION: The tour begins at 10am at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd.)
Harlem Heritage Tours eagerly looks forward to this Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour for students, families and colleagues of Brooklyn Friends School. This Harlem Renaissance cultural field experience will make it easy to imagine what it was like 100 years ago in Harlem when the community was overflowing with artistic expression conveyed via music, literature and visual art.
A Harlem born and raised tour guide will help you imagine what it must have been like, to be southern born migrating to the northern city, with art being your tool to navigate the unknown. Portable music, pictures and video will complement visits to applicable Harlem Renaissance sights. Imagine watching vintage 1920s Cotton Club footage at the very sight where the Cotton Club existed, portable media presented at applicable sights will help to bring the heritage to life.
Sights visited include, but not limited to the following:
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- Strivers Row
- The 369th Harlem Armory
- The Savoy Ballroom
- The Cotton Club
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Jungle Alley
- Apollo Theater
- Lafayette Theater
- Tree of Hope
- The Dark Tower / Countee Cullen Library
- Former residence of Billie Holiday
- Former Residence of James Weldon Johnson
- Smalls Paradise
- Salem United Methodist Church
Additionally, time will be taken to discuss the current changes taking place in Harlem, and the impact the present has on the past, and the impact the past has on the present.
Please plan to join us on Friday, February 21, 2020 for an afternoon and evening of engaging workshops and celebratory programming at the annual Black History Month Celebration presented by Brooklyn Friends and Families. Stay tuned for details!