February 2, 2009 - The world famous Apollo Theater’s Education and Community Outreach Department presents a variety of entertaining and diverse events to celebrate Black History Month during the Apollo’s 75th Anniversary.
Apollo Amateur Night presented by the Coca-Cola Company
Since 1934, aspiring artists have graced the stage of the Apollo hoping the approval of the infamous audience will launch their careers in the entertainment world. The Apollo Amateur Night alumni is an impressive, ever-expanding roster of world class talent including such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Ben E. King, Jackie Wilson, the Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Fat Joe, Lauryn Hill, Dru Hill, and many others.
Type: In honor of the theater’s 75th Anniversary, the first 75 tickets of each show are $7.50, Additional tickets are $17-$27. Tickets are available through the Apollo Theater Box Office or Ticketmaster.
The Harlem Meer Social Hour presents: The Apollo Theater in Central Park
The Apollo Theater will bring some of its magic to Central Park when historian Billy Mitchell illuminates, from its construction to the many legends that have performed on its stage, how the Apollo became a source of pride and a bastion of culture and achievement. This rich interpretation will be followed by a performance by an Amateur Night Winner! Refreshments are provided and mingling is encouraged.
Where: The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center inside Central Park at 110th St. (btw. 5th and Lenox Aves)
Date: Tuesday, February 10
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Type: Free! This event is for adults. For more information, please call 212-860-1370
or click here.
An Open House at the Apollo Theater, sponsored by CHASE
Take a tour of the impressive theatre, including onstage and backstage. Learn the history of Harlem’s iconic jewel and enjoy a mock Amateur Night show, film screenings, discussions, and information about the remarkable community that surrounds and enhances the Apollo.
Dates: Saturday, February 21 and 28. Sunday, February 22 and March 1.
Times: On the Saturdays: from Noon-5pm / On the Sundays: 2pm-7pm
Type: Free, courtesy of Chase Bank.
Groups of 5 or more people should make reservations via 212-531-5337 or send an email.
The 75th Anniversary Season is made possible by The Edward and Leslye Phillips Family Foundation, Presenting Sponsor.
All shows listed are at The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027 unless otherwise noted (i.e.,The Harlem Meer Social Hour presents: The Apollo Theater in Central Park).
Please visit www.ApolloTheater.org for additional information.