Aug
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

SALON 127: A Poetry Open Mic

Join us for our monthly open mic at The Langston Hughes House, hosted by Fred Collier.

Our featured poet will be Denisse Cotto-Reyes!

Anyone interested in participating in the open mic should sign-up with host from 8:00pm - 8:30pm. 

This event is for adults ages 21 and older. 

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Jun
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fiction Writing Master Class

This master class will be taught by Jennifer Baker. Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional with 13 years experience, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and social media director and writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the editor of the forthcoming short story collection Everyday People: The Color of Life with Atria Books. And she has contributed articles and reviews to Forbes.com, The Billfold, and Bustle as well as other online publications. Please note there will be no day of registration or drop ins.

This master class will be taught by Jennifer Baker. Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional with 13 years experience, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, panels organizer for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and social media director and writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. She is the editor of the forthcoming short story collection Everyday People: The Color of Life with Atria Books. And she has contributed articles and reviews to Forbes.com, The Billfold, and Bustle as well as other online publications.

Please note there will be no day of registration or drop ins.

Registration can be paid for here:
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Jun
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Breaking Free: What Do You Really Want? (A Talk With Selena Sage)

Selena Sage is visiting New York from her current home in Cape Verde, Africa to share insights from her journey from a business executive in Corporate America to becoming a published author living abroad. Selena's first book, Meditative Questions, inspires the reader to question everything and her hope is to inspire everyone to find peace.

This event will feature a brief talk from Selena; a Q&A session; and a personalized book signing of Meditative Questions. Since this event will be held at the house of legendary poet Langston Hughes, Selena will also share poems from her upcoming book of poetry, entitled Unbreakable. (Please RSVP to selenasage.com with your email to get a free downloadable sample, including excerpts of both Meditative Questions and Unbreakable, before the event!)

Please join us for a lively talk and discussion about breaking free of established paradigms, discovering what you really want, and then following that path fiercely...wherever it might lead. We welcome you to bring a friend!

RSVP to selenasage.com to confirm attendance.
 

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Jun
3
to Jun 29

UPTOWN Exhibit: The Conversation

Who gets to have a seat at the table in America? It’s a question Langston Hughes addressed in his poem, “I, Too.” Now 50 years later since the transition of Hughes, visual artist Beau McCall presents, The Conversation. Join McCall, at his button embellished dining room table, in The Langston Hughes House, for an oral history recording of what it means to be an American. In partnership with StoryCorps, the recordings will be archived at the Library of Congress and/or the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Curated by Souleo, and presented in in conjunction with Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street, an initiative of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s new Lenfest Center for the Arts. Enjoy this exhibit during the community open hours at The Langston Hughes House (Tuesdays 12pm - 5pm, Thursdays 12 - 7pm and Saturdays 12pm - 5pm).

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May
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

I, Too Screenings: The Wiz

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Join us for our first I, Too Screening! We will be showing "The Wiz" so bring your family to enjoy this classic film together. Space is limited, so please rsvp soon to events@itooarts.com with the number of kids and adults in your party. Popcorn provided!

The doors will open at 7:00pm and the movie will begin at 7:30pm.
Suggested donation: $5

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Mar
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Piecing Me Together, a new young adult novel by Renée Watson. She will be joined by Jason Reynolds, author of Ghost, for this inaugural session of Creative Conversations, a monthly series held by I, Too Arts Collective at The Langston Hughes House.

Tickets are $30. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Piecing Me Together and supports the programs of I, Too Arts Collective. Purchase tickets using the PayPal button below.

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