Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

In the Path of the Harlem Renaissance, 1925–1950

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, June 1st, 2014 | 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out

 

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Explore post-WWI Harlem and visit the haunts of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and painter Romare Bearden, conjuring the era of the Renaissance Ballroom, the Apollo Theater, and jazz icons such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald. Join us to explore the economic and social roots of the Harlem Renaissance and its aftermath.

From Temple Israel to the Hellfighters: Jewish and Black Harlem, 1900–1924

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

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By 1917, Harlem was flourishing, serving as a cultural haven for African Americans and home to the nation’s second-largest Jewish community. Explore the grand synagogues and row houses and trace the mass exodus as the subways brought immigrant Jews from lower Manhattan, and the Great Migration brought African Americans from the South to create the Sugar Hill and Harlem of legend.

Harlem with Barry Lewis

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, March 9th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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With its rich history in African-American politics, journalism, athletics, and culture, Harlem has evolved into one of the world's most celebrated neighborhoods. In anticipation of the exhibition The Black Fives, join Barry Lewis for a discussion on the neighborhood's enduring architecture, from its classic Victorian brownstones to its renowned ballrooms.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Neighborhoods

Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Share what you love about your neighborhood after reading El Barrio and learning what makes Spanish Harlem special.

El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Tar Beach Lullabies

Sun, July 7th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Explore 20th century Harlem with Cassie Louise Lightfoot while she flies through the city and dreams about her family and her future.

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Harlem: Photographs of Camilo José Vergara, 1970–2009

Apr 30 2009 - Jul 12 2009

Spanning nearly four decades of physical and social transformation in a neighborhood that is fabled around the world, the exhibition Harlem 1970–2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from April 30 through July 12, 2009.

65 East 125th Street, Harlem, 1980

Spanning nearly four decades of physical and social transformation in a neighborhood that is fabled around the world, the exhibition Harlem 19702009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from April 30 through July 12, 2009.

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