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February 2017
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Between The Lines: Model Behavior with Pat Cleveland and Bethann Hardison

February 27 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Blvd, New York, NY United States
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Inspired by Pat Cleveland’s memoir, Walking with The Muses, this program celebrates the audacity of fashion trailblazers Cleveland and Bethann Hardison, while exploring paths taken by black models, designers, and industry insiders to render visible diverse aesthetics found in communities of color around the world. They paved the way for a new generation of black slayage on and off the runway. Presented in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology and their latest exhibition, “Black Fashion Designers.”

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March 2017
Tickets start at $21

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

March 1 - 7:30 pm
Apollo Theater,
253 West 125th St, New York,
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A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the March 15 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on May 17. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 in November!

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Free

Digital Marketing Strategies

March 2 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Creative Workspace @HBA,
275 Lenox Ave , New York, NY United States
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This session will educate small biz owners and entrepreneurs on how to create e-mail marketing campaigns, develop web marketing materials, detail important marketing messages to include on your company’s website and provide a strategy for implementing a web marketing campaign.

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$15

First Fridays: Little Havana/Afro-Cuban Edition

March 3 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Blvd, New York, NY United States
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In honor of Arturo Schomburg’s Afro-Latino heritage and dedication to collection materials that cleebrate the African disapora experience, the Schomburg Center and Conjunto Guantánamo are excited to present the “Little Havana/Afro-Cuban” edition of First Fridays. Enjoy our signature drinks, and groove the night away with a mix of heartthumping beats and live band sets at our popular monthly social gathering!

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FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

Everyday Archives: Black Power!

March 4 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Blvd, New York, NY United States
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Join us for our second installment of Everyday Archives, a series of workshops where Schomburg community members can process their personal and family papers, documents, manuscripts, photographs. Do you have materials related to the Black Power experience? Bring them in and get practical tips for organizing your documents from Schomburg Center archivists!

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Free

Harlem Nights LIVE Comedy

March 5 - 8:00 pm
Harlem Nights,
2361 7th Ave, New York, NY United States
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The best stand-up Comedy in Harlem every 1st Sunday of each Month! FREE

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$90

4th Annual Harlem Haberdashery Masquerade Ball

March 4 - 8:00 pm
MURAL PAVILION AT HARLEM HOSPITAL,
506 Lenox Ave, New York, NY United States
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Join Harlem Haberdashery [Winner of Time Out New York’s “Best Store in Harlem” award] at the mural pavilion to dine, drink and dance in your best Las Vegas casino chic attire at the 4th Masquerade Ball benefitting Harlem Hospital Center.

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Lapidus Center Presents: Enslaved Women and the Ethical Practice of History

March 7 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Blvd, New York, NY United States
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In the 18th century, Bridgetown, Barbados was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes, author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with a runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; to the gallows where enslaved people were executed; and within violent scenes of women’s punishments. In the process, she interrogates the archive to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power that…

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Tickets start at $21

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

March 8 - 7:30 pm
Apollo Theater,
253 West 125th St, New York,
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A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the March 15 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on May 17. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 in November!

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FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

Lapidus Talks @ Noon: Illegal Trade in Human Flesh: Illicit Slave Trading i…

March 9 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Blvd, New York, NY United States
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Abolition in the British Caribbean has been celebrated as a vital cornerstone in the ending of slavery in the Atlantic basin. The realities of life for the now free Afro-Caribbean people, however, remained dangerous, given the consistent threat of re-enslavement from slavers from Latin America, Caribbean pirates, and nefarious people traffickers. This talk will examine the ramifications of this trade for the imperial governments involved, the smugglers capturing and selling their prohibited cargoes, and most importantly for the newly re-enslaved.

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February 2017

February 27 - 6:12 pm
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