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First Fridays: House Music Edition Honoring Larry Levan

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10037 United States (map)
Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at our 6th annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam all night long to house music! Come party and experience African fashion with a pop shop by Ghana made desginer Simply Maam.

With our extended hours, guests are also invited to check out our exhibitions A Ballad For Harlem and Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted.

21+ Event

About Larry Levan

Levan was a house music pioneer in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City nightclub Paradise Garage. Levan’s cult followers refer to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music movement. 

Earlier Event: August 1
Summer Stage in Harlem
Later Event: August 2
Jazzmobile's Summerfest