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Apollo Theater Celebrates Black History Month


Apollo Theater Exterior, 2008. Photo courtesy of the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. Photo by Shahar Azran.

February 4, 2011 - The world famous Apollo Theater gives back to the community as it presents a plethora of free events in February to celebrate Black History Month.

The Apollo’s Open House Weekend
Patrons are granted a weekend to visit landmark venues free of cost to commemorate Black History Month. Visitors will be presented with the opportunity to partake in a self-guided tour of the Apollo Theater, attend film screenings, health tests, and other various interactive family activities.
Date: Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6, 2011
Time: Noon-5pm
Cost: free
Location: The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St, NYC

Celebrate the Apollo Experience
Experience performances by the winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, the Harlem Opera Theater, the Harlem School of Arts, the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, the NYCHA Community Programs and the Urban Word NYC. The event will be hosted by Billy Mitchell with music by Supa DJ King James.
Date: Saturday, February 5
Time: Noon-3pm
Cost: free
Location: The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St, NYC

A Day of Comedy, Music, and Dance
Witness performances from a contestant of Amateur Night at the Apollo, the BMCC Tribeca PAC, Harlem Arts Alliance, and the MTA Music Under New York. In addition, audience members will get a chance to show off their dancing talents as the Dance Theatre of Harlem presents the Aetna Healthy Dancers/Healthy Families Initiative. Health information will be given by the Aetna, the Harlem Healthy Living, and Harlem Hospital Center. The music will be provided by Supa DJ King James.
Date: Sunday, February 6
Time: Noon-3pm
Cost: free
Location: The Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., NYC.

Please visit ApolloTheater.org for additional information.
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