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A Day At Langston's

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Join us for our annual family day at The Langston Hughes House where everyone is welcome! We are excited to be co-hosting with Uptown Grand Central and Save Harlem Now!

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

THE DAY

1pm- 4pm: Face Painting by Nikki Horton

1pm-2pm: Harlem Swing Dance

Harlem's Signature Cultural dance is the Lindy Hop: But is it possible to fuse Lindy Hop and Hip Hop? Sure it is once you learn the basics! Swing Back and join us during Harlem Week for this exciting and historical jazz dance workshop which fuses in today's music and steps that can keep you poppin'! Space is limited - please join us!

2pm-3pm: Makin’ Moves with Ije

Dance classes taught by Ije Mogoli including hip-hop, breaking and locking, along with street jazz.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Langston Hughes Stoop Readings

Join us and enjoy the reading of Langston Hughes poetry by local creatives from his stoop!

5pm: Readings by Shawn-Herbert Felton

For Shawn, art is therapy. He is thrilled to be at The Langston Hughes House sharing his work.

6pm: Book Reading and Signing by Agnes Gomillion

Agnes Gomillion’s debut, The Record Keeper, is the first of a series of Afro-futuristic novels that trace and illuminate an African-American family’s journey from slavery to relative freedom in the American South. The book speaks to the modern and future civil rights movement. It’s an epic adventure that physically takes place in Georgia 200 years from now. 

A reinvention of the life of Frederick Douglas...examining past and present race relations... The Record Keeper is about freedom from slavery and is being published to coincide with Juneteenth, the American holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

Agnes is an #Ownvoice writer and speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and son. Homegrown in the Sunshine State, Agnes holds a degree in English literature with a focus on African-American literature from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate and Legal Master degree from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She is a voracious reader of the African-American literary canon and a dedicated advocate for marginalized people everywhere. Her debut novel, The Record Keeper, is a literary addition to the afro-futuristic science-fiction genre.

ALL DAY DONATION COLLECTION

I, Too Arts collects feminine hygiene products, toiletries and nonperishable/canned food items for Greenhope Services for Women and those without housing in Harlem. Feel free to drop off donations during A Day At Langston’s!

Later Event: August 20
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