Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue

(between 103rd and 104th Streets)

New York, NY 10029

(212) 534-1672

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Directions

By subway: 6 to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west; 2, 3 to 110th Street - Central Park North, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street
Bus: M1, M3, M4, M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street


Harlem’s Black & Jewish Music Culture, 1890-1930 with John Reddick

Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)


This free lecture series invites students and educators to join historians and other experts to learn about New York City. Presented in conjunction with the school program and exhibition Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment.

The Apollo Theater, like Harlem, has long been established as a magnet for black talent, but fewer people are aware of the parallel history of Jewish entertainers and cultural history rooted there as well. Writer and cultural historian John Reddick will present Harlem’s history by discussing diverse composers, performing artists, and venues rooted there.

These lectures are aimed at teachers but are open to all. 

Space is limited; please email ezipris@mcny.org  to reserve a seat.




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