Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture—Past. Present! Future?
Where: Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St.
212-531-5300 Price: Free
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Since the 1920s’ famed Harlem Renaissance, Harlem has epitomized black creativity and culture. But will that remain true as time and gentrification change the neighborhood?
Some of the neighborhood’s leading arts organizations will gather during Apollo Uptown Hall: Harlem’s Culture – Past. Present! Future? to celebrate landmark anniversaries and to discuss how they plan to maintain relevance in a changing community. Participating organizations include the African-American Day Parade Committee, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, and HARLEM WEEK, Inc.
Free and open to the public, RSVP tickets required and available via ApolloTheater.org or the Apollo Box Office.
This HARLEM WEEK edition of Apollo Uptown Hall gathers thought leaders from some of Harlem’s most influential arts organizations to celebrate milestone anniversaries in the arts community and discuss what role these cultural organizations will play in either preserving traditions or advancing change.
Cheryl Wills, Spectrum News NY1
Imhotep Gary Byrd, WBLS
Herb Boyd, New York Amsterdam News
Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer, Apollo Theater
Yusuf Hasan, Chairman, The African-American Day Parade
Anna Glass, Executive Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Lloyd Williams, Chairman, HARLEM WEEK Inc.
Donna Walker-Kuhne, Board Member, HARLEM WEEK Inc.
Sade Lythcott, CEO, National Black Theatre
Jonathan McCrory, Director of Theatre Arts, National Black Theatre
Keisha Sutton-James, Granddaughter of Harlem politician and businessman Percy E. Sutton
Brooklyn United Marching Band
Kool DJ Red Alert, WBLS