Crossing the Avenues: Harlem's Artistic and Social History

  • The Apollo Theater 253 West 125th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States

Crossing the Avenues: Harlem's Artistic and Social History 

Presented in collaboration with the Apollo Theatre

Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Education Program  and the Apollo Theatre Education Program are pleased to present a professional learning day for educators that will provide an array of information and tools for incorporating the study of East and West Harlem's artistic and social history into classroom curricula.

Our focus will be on using music and theatre as vehicles for understanding the rich cultural history of Harlem as a community of varied neighborhoods developed over the course of the 20th century. This will be an opportunity for educators to understand Harlem’s international artistic impact, based in its cross-community historical connection. The day will also introduce educators to how both the Apollo and CCCADI can be used as resources for teaching and learning about Harlem. Specifically as HOME to people of the African Diaspora, who have helped define their community through pivotal cultural contributions, as well as social and political movements, all of which were emboldened through the arts. Dress comfortably as the day will include hands-on workshops that bring history to life through theater and music.

The full day workshop will start at the Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street and culminate at the NEW home for CCCADI at 120 East 125th Street.

$65 per person (includes light breakfast, lunch, and all programs)

**Registration opens Wednesday, September 28, 2016**