From Hip Hop to Harlem
Travel Dates: May 6-17
Instructors: Frank, Walker
Number of Students Enrolled: 9
Location: New York

Utilizing important films and the resources of the Schomburg Center as a base we will discuss and study the artistic and cultural history of Harlem and visit many of the iconic venues that include the Apollo Theatre, Morgan and Marvin Smith Photo Studios, The Savoy and the Cotton Club. We will interact with special guest artists and scholars currently contributing to the still vibrant artistic and cultural scene and visit contemporary venues to take in live performances at the Nuyorican Café, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dance Theatre of Harlem, African Burial Ground Museum, Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment Studios, Oprah Winfrey's production of The Color Purple as well as walking tours of Harlem (current offices of former president Bill Clinton), Brooklyn (the backdrop and headquarters of Spike Lee's 40Acres & a Mule Productions), Greenwich Village (the home of many Harlem Renaissance era legends), and the Bronx (the mythological home of Hip Hop).

New York Itinerary

Sun May 6

Depart May 6, 2007 from Lexington, Delta Airlines 6:00am
Arrive 7:59 New York (LGA)
Check In: Harlem YMCA Youth Hostel, 180 West 135th Street, NY 10030

Depart by train for Newark, NJ and catch bus to New Jersey Performing Arts Center
For 3:00 pm performance by Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

6:00 PM, Return by train for Dinner in NYC

Mon May 7

Take Walking Tour of Harlem and the Bronx
Tour of Schomberg Center
Dinner at Sylvia’s restaurant

Tue May 8

Begin day at Schomberg Center
Double Decker bus tour of NYC

Wed May 9

Apollo Theatre tour at 11:30
Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple the Musical at 2:00 PM
Apollo Theatre Amateur Night

Thu May 10

Schomberg Center, special guest artist
Studio Museum of Harlem
Dinner at Maude’s

Fri May 11 Tour of Ailey School
Jazz Concert at Lincoln Center
Sat May 12 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
MonMay 13

Tour of Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building

Tue May 14

Schomberg, special guest artist
Spike Lee Film Festival

Wed May 15

Schomberg, special guest artist
Spike Lee’s 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Tour of Brooklyn

Thu May 16 Schomberg, Special guest artist
Jazz Lecture and Panel Discussion at Lincoln Center
Nuyorican Poets Café
Fri May 17

Return to Lexington