Friday, February 8, 2008

African-American Celebration Friday Night, Downtown Brooklyn

African-American Celebration, 6:00 pm tonight, Friday, February 8 at Brooklyn Friends School in Downtown Brooklyn, features a soul food buffet, dance and music performances, and good times.

The theme is “The Harlem Renaissance,” and the featured presentation is Mickey Davidson and Company in “Swingin’ in Time.”

This family celebration takes place at the school’s 375 Pearl Street building. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and $55 for a family of four. All are invited to attend, with tickets available in the lobby of 375 Pearl Street the days before and at the door on the day of the celebration.

The Harlem Renaissance celebration begins with a soul food buffet dinner in the Cafeteria at 6:00 pm followed by a rousing program.

The Harlem Renaissance was an outstanding cultural movement out of which emerged a proliferation of black intellectuals, writers, musicians, actors, and visual artists. Although scholars have differing views on when it began and ended, most agree that the movement was at its height between the dawning of the Jazz Age in 1919 and the stock market crash in 1929. Among the luminaries associated with the Harlem Renaissance are W.E.B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Marian Anderson, Bessie Smith, Marian Anderson, Zora Neale Hurston, Josephine Baker, Countee Cullen, Duke Ellington, and Fats Waller.

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