Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Building A Play From The Ground Up

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Come hear the exciting story from the team behind the new Off - Broadway play, “Prinze: The One Man Show”. See how this little show with a big heart (that details the life of legendary comedian, Freddie Prinze) went from an idea to a reality and now is making its Off - Broadway debut at the Sheen Center in NYC on Thursday, October 25th. There will be a Q & A segment with the creative team behind Prinze along with wine and cheese for your enjoyment. Also, a surprise awaits for all guests attending!

Event starts at 7:00 PM and will be moderated by Robin Kurian (@runitwithrobin). Please RSVP to events@itooarts.com as seating is limited.

Suggested donation: $5.00

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For more information on “Prinze: The One Man Show”, go to www.prinze.weebly.com and follow the production on Instagram and Facebook: @prinzetheonemanshow. For ticket information, go to the Sheen Center www.sheencenter.org .

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

A Space To Create

All creatives are invited to brainstorm, create, write and work on their craft during this time. As we can only accept 12 individuals for the entire 6-hour period, an RSVP is mandatory. Walk-ins will not be admitted. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please email your name, your craft and your phone number to events@itooarts.com. 

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

I, Too Resist | Poetry for a New Feminism

Poets from the anthology, Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism will come together for a special reading at the historic Langston Hughes House. Readings by Lauren K. Alleyne, Jericho Brown, Ellen Hagan, and Jacqueline Jones LaMon. A special workshop will be held before the reading that will be hosted by Ellen Hagan and the I, Too Arts Collective. Please email danielle@villageofcrickets.org for information about the workshop.

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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Airbnb Experience: Tour and Workshop with Trace DePass

Step into the world of Harlem Renaissance poet Mr. Langston Hughes and experience the brownstone he purchased and lived in with his family. Upon arrival, we will greet you with a glass of wine and a warm welcome before strolling through the home where you will learn about Hughes’ legacy. You’ll then take part in a poetry workshop taught by poet and author, Trace DePass where you will create your own piece. We encourage participants to enjoy cuisine from an area restaurant, then return to recite their original piece at our community open mic, SALON 127 that evening.

This event is $30 per participant.

To register and purchase tickets, please visit our space at: www.airbnb.com/experiences/95002

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Aug
30
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, facilitated by Sharmaine Ong, students will explore the elements of storytelling by reading and dissecting pieces of literature by contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary storytelling, students will learn to read as writers and will find inspiration for their own stories.

All participants must RSVP via our registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/o79phxTUhDjI7qPn2

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Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

EVERYDAY PEOPLE Launch Party!

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"This is a vital, riveting anthology that emphasizes the complexity and diversity of minority experience." --Kirkus Reviews

In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction from writers of color. Join the editor and contributors for brief readings and reception with small bites and drinks to officially celebrate the release of Everyday People at I, Too Arts. Books will be on sale for signing.

 

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Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Community Open Hours (Revised 1:00pm - 5:00pm)

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and enjoy the parlor floor
where Mr. Hughes' typewriter and piano are available for viewing. The second and third
floors are not accessible at this time, as the rooms are still being prepared for
future programming. Tourists, students, walking/bike tours and groups are invited
to stop by. Suggested donation: $5

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Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, facilitated by Sharmaine Ong, students will explore the elements of storytelling by reading and dissecting pieces of literature by contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary storytelling, students will learn to read as writers and will find inspiration for their own stories.

All participants must RSVP via our registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/o79phxTUhDjI7qPn2

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

A Day At Langston's

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Join us for a day at The Langston Hughes House where everyone is welcome!

THE DAY

Face painting, sidewalk chalking, book swapping, and popcorn popping will take place from 1pm - 7pm.

  • 1:30pm - Spoken Word: A Poetry Performance by Smoove Babii
  • 2:30pm - A Children's Reading by Monique Duncan
  • 3:15pm - A Reading and Q&A with Brendan Kiely
  • 4:00pm - Spoken Word: A Poetry Reading by Simone John
  • 5:00pm - Spoken Word: A Poetry Performance by Txai Frye
  • 6:00pm - A Reading by Shawn Herbert Felton

To RSVP, please register via our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-at-langstons-tickets-48512424969.

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Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Airbnb Experience: Tour and Workshop with Trace DePass

Step into the world of Harlem Renaissance poet Mr. Langston Hughes and experience the brownstone he purchased and lived in with his family. Upon arrival, we will greet you with a glass of wine and a warm welcome before strolling through the home where you will learn about Hughes’ legacy. You’ll then take part in a poetry workshop taught by poet and author, Trace DePass where you will create your own piece. We encourage participants to enjoy cuisine from an area restaurant, then return to recite their original piece at our community open mic, SALON 127 that evening.

This event is $30 per participant.

To register and purchase tickets, please visit our space at: www.airbnb.com/experiences/95002

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Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, facilitated by Sharmaine Ong, students will explore the elements of storytelling by reading and dissecting pieces of literature by contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary storytelling, students will learn to read as writers and will find inspiration for their own stories.

All participants must RSVP via our registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/o79phxTUhDjI7qPn2

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Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

The art of storytelling(3).png

In this workshop, facilitated by Sharmaine Ong, students will explore the elements of storytelling by reading and dissecting pieces of literature by contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary storytelling, students will learn to read as writers and will find inspiration for their own stories.

All participants must RSVP via our registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/o79phxTUhDjI7qPn2

 

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Jul
26
12:00 PM12:00

Community Open Hours

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and enjoy the parlor floor
where Mr. Hughes' typewriter and piano are available for viewing. The second and third
floors are not accessible at this time, as the rooms are still being prepared for
future programming. Tourists, students, walking/bike tours and groups are invited
to stop by. Suggested donation: $5

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

African Drum Class with Abdoulaye Toure

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Born in Conakry, Guinea, Abdoulaye Toure began drumming at 10 years old. In time he became well versed in the traditional music of his country, excelling in playing djembe, kenkeni, sangban, dundun drums and krin. He has performed with Guinea’s highly acclaimed National Ballet Djoliba and with Papa Kouyate’s Les Petits Sorcier, traveling throughout West Africa including Gambia and Mali.  Abdoulaye is currently based in New York.  He has taught drum workshops in Kingston, Jamaica and China and performs widely.  He is a musician in dance classes at Princeton and New York University.

His drum classes are $22 per person. If you would like to register, please email Jacqui Toure at: jacquitoure@gmail.com . 

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

African Drum Class with Abdoulaye Toure

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Born in Conakry, Guinea, Abdoulaye Toure began drumming at 10 years old. In time he became well versed in the traditional music of his country, excelling in playing djembe, kenkeni, sangban, dundun drums and krin. He has performed with Guinea’s highly acclaimed National Ballet Djoliba and with Papa Kouyate’s Les Petits Sorcier, traveling throughout West Africa including Gambia and Mali.  Abdoulaye is currently based in New York.  He has taught drum workshops in Kingston, Jamaica and China and performs widely.  He is a musician in dance classes at Princeton and New York University.

His drum classes are $22 per person. If you would like to register, please email Jacqui Toure at: jacquitoure@gmail.com . 

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Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Community Open Hours

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and enjoy the parlor floor
where Mr. Hughes' typewriter and piano are available for viewing. The second and third
floors are not accessible at this time, as the rooms are still being prepared for
future programming. Tourists, students, walking/bike tours and groups are invited
to stop by. Suggested donation: $5

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Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

Community Open Hours

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and enjoy the parlor floor
where Mr. Hughes' typewriter and piano are available for viewing. The second and third
floors are not accessible at this time, as the rooms are still being prepared for
future programming. Tourists, students, walking/bike tours and groups are invited
to stop by. Suggested donation: $5

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Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Community Open Hours (Closing at 4:00pm)

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and enjoy the parlor floor
where Mr. Hughes' typewriter and piano are available for viewing. The second and third
floors are not accessible at this time, as the rooms are still being prepared for
future programming. Tourists, students, walking/bike tours and groups are invited
to stop by. Suggested donation: $5

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Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

African Drum Class with Abdoulaye Toure

Jessica Nolan (1).jpg

Born in Conakry, Guinea, Abdoulaye Toure began drumming at 10 years old. In time he became well versed in the traditional music of his country, excelling in playing djembe, kenkeni, sangban, dundun drums and krin. He has performed with Guinea’s highly acclaimed National Ballet Djoliba and with Papa Kouyate’s Les Petits Sorcier, traveling throughout West Africa including Gambia and Mali.  Abdoulaye is currently based in New York.  He has taught drum workshops in Kingston, Jamaica and China and performs widely.  He is a musician in dance classes at Princeton and New York University.

His drum classes are $22 per person. If you would like to register, please email Jacqui Toure at: jacquitoure@gmail.com . 

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Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair Launch

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Join the Studio Museum of Harlem on Friday, June 29 from 7 to 10pm for the launch of the second annual Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair at Langston Hughes House! Presented by 3 DOT ZINE, the fair highlights the work of black and POC writers, artists, and designers in the print and self-publishing world. 3 DOT ZINE is a collaborative, submission-based zine founded by artist Devin N. Morris in 2014 that serves as a forum for invited artists to center and elaborate on marginalized concerns.

he launch will feature performances and installations by RAFiA Santana, Helina Metaferia, and Christina Long as well as musical selections by Lawrence Burney of True Laurels. Creator of the biannual zine #BLKGRLSWURLD, Christina Long will give an improvisational musical performance and reading, followed by performance artist Helina Metaferia's site-specific performance and video installation, which will respond to the history of Langston Hughes House.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Riverhead Books Pop-Up Reading Room (Caribbean Heritage Month)

Come grab a book and celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month at Riverhead’s first ever pop-up reading room! (This is a free event. Rain or shine. Food and beverages by Caribbean businesses will be for sale.)

Join Riverhead Books and I, Too Arts Collective at the Langston Hughes House for this all-day celebration of writing from the Caribbean! Swing by for the free books, totes, and author appearances by Bocas Award for Caribbean Fiction winner Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning) and New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky (The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris). Check the Facebook Event page for a full schedule closer to the date!

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The open-air, curated reading room will not only feature Riverhead books written by Caribbean authors, but also:
• Books that explore themes and subjects close to the region
• This summer’s hottest releases, including new books from Lauren Groff and Meg Wolitzer
• Books by Khaled Hosseini, Paula Hawkins, and Elizabeth Gilbert
• A selection of children’s books with Caribbean characters, courtesy of Penguin Young Readers.

We’ll also be giving out the most coveted fashion item of the summer—yes, the newly redesigned Riverhead tote, filled with signed books by Lauren Groff, Meg Wolitzer, and more!

And...you’ll want to stay until the final hour of our pop-up, for a BIG surprise giveaway that your bookshelves will thank you for.

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