We’re excited to kick off LGBT Pride Month at the Schomburg Center with our third annual First Fridays: Gay Pride Edition and with recognition of our In the Life Archive, a collection of materials of and by black LGBT people throughout history preserved in our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our 3 exhibitions Black Power, Unshackled Ink and InHarlem Firelei Báez: Joy out of Fire (opening May 1st).
Join us as we celebrate PRIDE with the music of DJ Missy B and Craig Nice in the Langston Hughes Lobby and jam to DJ Frankie Paradise in our Schomburg Courtyard as you enjoy our signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries.
The event will be hosted by Dhalimu from Dhali's Closet and Lee Soulja from Black Pride NYC. Legendary drag performer Harmonica Sunbeam will also hit the stage for a legendary performance!
Suggested donations are welcome.
Dress code is FABULOUS!
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FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
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.
PRESS 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.