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Open House New York Weekend

October 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Open House New York Weekend

Sunday, Oct 16


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125th Street East-West Connection

Sunday, Oct 16 at 11 AM & 2 PM
From East to West, the heartbeat of Harlem --125th Street-- once bustled with theaters, clubs and other music venues that embraced African American and Latino artists and audiences.  As part of the Open House New York Weekend, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Apollo Theater explore the rich music and cultural history that was nurtured in West Harlem in places like the Apollo and numerous other vibrant venues along 125th Street to El Barrio/East Harlem.  Using audio and video presentations along with their vast knowledge, historians Richard Blondet, Ralph Mendez and John T. Reddick explain how the African aesthetic of West and East Harlem evolved and how Harlem’s cultural past continues to vibrate in the nation today.

Panel Presentations: 11am & 2pm
We’ll first admit those who advance registered and then all others until we reach capacity.

Apollo Theater Open House New York Weekend Historic Tour.

Sunday, Oct 16 at 1 PM & 4 PM

We’ll first admit those who advance registered and then all others until we reach capacity.
The Apollo Theater is one of Harlem’s, New York City’s and America’s most iconic and enduring music halls. Many of the world’s greatest musicians and entertainers have graced its stage, giving it a starring role at the epicenter of American popular culture.  As part of our Open House New York Weekend participation, enjoy a complimentary exploration of  the legendary history of the Apollo Theater and gain behind-the-scenes access to our legendary venue during this tour that connects the past, present and future through the entertaining and inspiring storytelling of Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell.

If you cannot attend Open House New York Weekend tours on Sunday, October 16, 2016, but would like to enjoy a tour on another day, please visit:

Historic Tours


October 16, 2016
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Apollo Soundstage
New York, 10027