Jul
20
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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Jul
21
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
26
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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Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, students will explore the elements of story telling 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 storyy contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary story

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Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, students will explore the elements of story telling 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 storyy contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary story

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Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, students will explore the elements of story telling 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 storyy contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary story

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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
30
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Storytelling Workshop

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In this workshop, students will explore the elements of story telling 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 storyy contemporary authors including but not limited to Jesmyn Ward, Angie Thomas, and Jeff Zetner. In the process of better understanding contemporary story

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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
14
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
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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Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

The CoOp

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In this amazing, but often hectic, melting pot we call our city, we often don't understand the folks we live next to, breathe the same air with and dodge street debris with. The Co-op is a night of true stories shared by our fellow neighbors—placing face to name to narrative. As we begin to make this city of strangers more communal, perhaps you'll share your story and join the collective.

And with every CoOp event, all ticket proceeds will go to a nonprofit in a different neighborhood of our city. This night's recipient will be I, Too Arts Collective—a non-profit organization committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts (itooarts.com).

We welcome you to spend an evening in Harlem, enjoy a drink (beer & wine provided by a generous anonymous donor) and listen to some good stories. This event is happening at The Langston Hughes House (20 East 127th Street) in Harlem.

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May
10
7:30 PM19:30

A Book Launch Event: DiVida by Monica Hand

Published posthumously, this powerful second collection is a raw dialogue about being black in today's society, exploring injustices survived by using a dream-like consciousness to take on multiple personas: DiVida, who wants to assimilate into the larger culture, and Sapphire, who refuses to follow at the expense of her self-actualization.

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This event is free and open to the public. 

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May
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

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May
5
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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May
3
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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May
1
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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Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

A Spring Art Viewing and Reception with Artistic Noise

Artistic Noise exists to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people who are incarcerated, on probation or otherwise involved in the justice system. 

Join us on April 28th as we celebrate our Spring season of Artistic Noise! We will be sharing exciting program updates and will have artwork created by our youth on display!

You'll be joined by our distinguished board of directors, staff and alumni artists for a memorable night with wine and small eats at Harlem's Historic Langston Hughes House.

Suggested Contribution: $50

Please click the above form to RSVP. 

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Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Art of Storytelling (TEENS)

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. Please send an email with the teen's name, age and email. 

Pizza will be provided. 

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