On Friday, August 9th, the Langston Hughes Institute presents "Harlem Nights," a community celebration inspired by the artist’s gatherings, house parties and after hours clubs of the Harlem Renaissance.
The event will kick off the Institute’s $1 million fundraising campaign for the development of new facilities at Broadway Road and Michigan Avenue, as well as new arts and cultural heritage services and training activities.
From 8 PM until Midnight at the Metropolitan Entertainment Complex, at 1670 Main Street, good music, good food and good company will get talented and fun loving people in the dancing, storytelling and celebrating mood.
The “Harlem Nights” House Band anchored by notable musicians, George Caldwell, Sabu Adeyola, Greg Treadwell, Jerry Livingston and Marlowe Wright will set the evening off with classic tributes to Swing, Jazz, and R&B masters. They will offer up a ready seat to other local musicians who may drop by for the “Harlem Nights” Jam session.
Langston Hughes Institute will be celebrating 45 years of arts and cultural services originating in August 1968 with A.P.S. Creative Arts Inc. (the name was changed to Langston Hughes Institute in 1984) founded by Allie Anderson, Jim Papas and Clarence Scott the sponsors of the Langston Hughes Center programs.
Hospitality being gracious and good taste the standard, complimentary finger food and beverages will be served along with the signature “Harlem Nights” Fish and Chicken Fry which can be purchased.
Admission is a $20 donation payable at the door. For group or advance tickets, or more information, contact Michael Hill at 716-598-4389.