Jun
3
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).

Jun
29
6:30 pm18:30

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:
Jul
14
1:30 pm13:30

Teen Poetry Reading

Come and enjoy the original work of our Young Writers from The Langston Hughes Institute! 

Light refreshments provided. 

 

Jul
18
5:00 pm17:00

Semple

An after work social.

All attendees must be 21 and older.  

The suggested donation is $5.

Jul
28
1:30 pm13:30

Teen Poetry Reading

Come and enjoy the original work of our Young Writers from The Langston Hughes Institute! 

Light refreshments provided. 


Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

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.
 

Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Poetry and Jazz

Join us for an afternoon of poetry readings and jazz from cadets attending The United States Military Academy at West Point. 

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Tubman

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May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Happy Birthday Malcolm and Lorraine!

Hosted by Changing Perceptions Theater (cptheater.yapsody.com) and I, Too Arts Collective at The Langston Hughes House (20 East 127th St, NY NY 10035)

Tickets are $10 and available at cptheater.yapsody.com

May
6
7:00 pm19:00

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

Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

Salon 127: Erika Renee

A community open-mic featuring poet, Erika Renee. All attendees must be 21 and older.   A sign-up list will be available upon arrival to all individuals wanting to participate in the open mic. The suggested donation is $5.

A community open-mic featuring poet, Erika Renee.

All attendees must be 21 and older.  

A sign-up list will be available upon arrival to all individuals wanting to participate in the open mic.

The suggested donation is $5.

Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Feb
21
12:00 pm12:00

Hours Open For The Public

Visitors are now welcome to enjoy the parlor floor where Mr. Hughes' typewriter and piano are available for viewing during our open hours, Tuesdays - Saturdays. The second and third floors are not accessible at this time, as the rooms are still under construction being prepared for future programming. There is no admission fee for visitors. Students, walking tours and groups are welcome to stop by from this point on!