Mon Jan 13, 7:00 PM - Mon Jan 13, 9:00 PM
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

Community: Harlem


Go inside the stunning scenes and examine the artistic terrain the principals and dancers traverse to enter the narrative of Gershwin’s great American opera Porgy and Bess.

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Our special guests include choreographer Camille A. Brown, principals Eric Owens (Porgy) and Angel Blue (Bess), and hosted by Terrance McKnight. Presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Opera.

Please contact us immediately for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Requests can be made by calling 212-340-0951 or 212-340-0909, or e-mail

Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Amy Geduldig at

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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