Oct
25
to Nov 18

Prinze: The One-Man Show (At The Sheen Center, Manhattan)

I, Too Arts is proud to partner with our friends producing “Prinze: The One-Man Show”,  a play about the legendary Washington Heights native Freddie Prinze Sr. 

We’d like to officially invite you to go and see the story of Freddie Prinze like you’ve never seen it before, opening at the Sheen Center in NYC on Oct.25  - Nov.18.

VIP pre-sale code is available now for our I, Too Arts community. We would love for you to enjoy this limited engagement. $29 tickets are online now for opening weekend, with $39 tickets available at the door. 

For more information, please visit here.

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Culture and Connections: The HBO Series "INSECURE"

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Welcome to Culture and Connections! This is a night where we take a piece of pop culture and talk about it. This month's theme is the HBO Series "Insecure", so come grab a drink and a bite as we have a conversation about the show that had us stressed every weekend. The Intersection’s Dominique Williams will be hosting this festive forum. Space is limited, so please RSVP to the event page at https://cultureandconnection.splashthat.com/ to guarantee admission.

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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

A Conversation on Golden Chi Meditation

The Golden Chi Meditation is based on the 'Chi of Africa.' It is designed to reconcile meditation with the quest for financial security. Meditation has been shown to be useful in relaxation and in improving cognition as well as in alleviating anxiety and depression.

Join us in this discussion on this method of meditation with moderator, Dr, Uzoma Nwosu, author of Royal Igbo Meditation. Dr. Nwosu will have books available for purchase and will hold a book signing at the end of the forum.

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Dr, Uzoma Nwosu

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Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Semple: Afterwork Holiday Bazaar

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Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place! Join us for our first Semple: Afterwork Holiday Bazaar, featuring local vendors along with a live DJ. Free family photographs will be available as well, so bring your whole crew camera ready! If you would like to participate, please RSVP to events@itooarts.com with the names and email addresses of each person attending.

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Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Airbnb Experience: Tour and Poetry 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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Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Airbnb Experience: Tour and Poetry Workshop

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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Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Airbnb Experience: Tour and Poetry Workshop

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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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Airbnb Experience: Tour and Poetry Workshop

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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Nov
13
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

Also, please feel free to keep a book, or donate one to our I, Too Book Pile located immediately inside the main entrance!                                                                                                                              


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Nov
8
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

Also, please feel free to keep a book, or donate one to our I, Too Book Pile located immediately inside the main entrance!                                                                                                                              


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Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Art Workshop with Illustrator Gordon C. James

Award-winning (Caldecott Medal, John Newbery) illustrator Gordon C. James (https://gordon-james-pkrs.squarespace.com/) will be conducting an art workshop as an after-school program on Wednesday, November 7th from 4pm - 6pm. We can only accept 15 teens, so please RSVP to events@itooarts.com with the name, age and email of the student.

Pizza will be served from 3:30pm - 4:00pm and all participants will be working with acrylic paints so we ask that they please dress accordingly.

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Alexander Chee

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Join us for an evening with Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, The Queen of the Night, and Edinburgh.

This is a free event presented by the College of New Rochelle MFA Program and the I, Too Arts Collective. Wine, nonalcoholic beverages, and snacks will be provided. 

RSVP via the Facebook Event Page here.

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Community Open Hours

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and walk through 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 (groups of 20 teens/children or less), walking/bike tours and groups are invited to stop by.

Also, please feel free to keep a book, or donate one to our I, Too Book Pile located immediately inside the main entrance.

Suggested donation: $5

                                                                                                                        

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Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

A Radical Vision: Roy DeCarava's The Sweet Fly Paper of Life (At The Cooper Union, Manhattan)

An evening of discussion and analysis of the place of Roy DeCarava’s A'40 oeuvre in American art with a special focus on the much-anticipated republication of The Sweet Flypaper of Life by First Print Press in fall 2018. This volume, which DeCarava created with the poet Langston Hughes in 1955, has been out of print for over thirty years and will be distributed worldwide by David Zwirner Books, D.A.P., and Thames & Hudson.

Leading up to the centennial anniversary in 2019 of the artist’s birth, the panel will be moderated by Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and will feature noted artists, critics, scholars, and colleagues well versed in DeCarava’s work, including younger artists inspired by its visionary creative reach. Panelists include writer and critic A.D. Coleman; Radiclani Clytus, independent filmmaker; Leslie Hewitt A'00, Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art; John Stauffer, the Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and African & African American Studies at Harvard; and photographer Hope Wurmfeld. The panel will offer a perceptive range of analyses of distinct individual images and explore the themes that bring these pictures into a broad revelatory context.

The Sweet Flypaper of Life—which honors in words and pictures what the authors saw, knew, and felt deeply about life in their city—can be appreciated as an unconventional collaboration around universal themes and remains a volume unique in the canon of visual literature. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity to explore the contributions of DeCarava’s work in Sweet Flypaper within the larger context of American art.

With one of the longest and most prolific careers in American photography, DeCarava remains inexplicably underknown to the broader public. His photography speaks of the distinct issues of his time and his medium while reaching deeply within to produce relational and creative imagery. Viewed through the prism of this groundbreaking book, the panel will plumb the meanings and metaphors present in this classic volume as well as reflect on the true bearing of a creative life.

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space here. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.

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Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Community Open Hours (Closed for a Private Event 1:30pm - 3:30pm)

During these open hours, the community is welcome to visit and walk through 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 (groups of 20 teens/children or less), walking/bike tours and groups are invited to stop by.

Also, please feel free to keep a book, or donate one to our I, Too Book Pile located immediately inside the main entrance.

Suggested donation: $5

                                                                                                                           


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Oct
25
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 (groups of 20 teens/children or less), walking/bike tours and groups are invited to stop by.

Also, please feel free to keep a book, or donate one to our I, Too Book Pile located immediately inside the main entrance.

Suggested donation: $5                                                                                                                

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Casey Gerald in Conversation with Vinson Cunningham

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Casey Gerald’s memoir There Will Be No Miracles Here (Riverhead Books) was called by Kirkus Reviews (in a starred review) “a powerful book marked by the author’s refreshingly complicated and insightful storytelling.” Join Casey and The New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham for a reading and discussion on how one’s identity can be shaped through their experiences.

Astoria Bookshop will be the on-site bookseller for this event. RSVP via the Facebook Event Page here.

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Oct
23
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

Also, please feel free to keep a book, or donate one to our I, Too Book Pile located immediately inside the main entrance!                                                                                                                              


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