Thursday Night Options: Thursday, May 22nd

In addition to the Thursday night show at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater, we are excited to offer a variety of electives.

The Alhambra Ballroom* – experience the historic Alhambra with a set of live music and dancing. Each set will be like a short concert where guests will be admitted for one hour to enjoy and experience the space either before or after their seating of the show. For a list of Harlem guests making special remarks throughout the evening, please see below on this page. 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027.

Providence – join us for the Post-Apollo Mission Party at Providence! Cocktails, mingling, live music and general celebrations throughout the night. This party will go late. Come and enjoy! 311 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019.

Yehoodi’s infamous Frim Fram Jam – check out New York’s standby event, the Frim Fram Jam or just “Fram” to locals. The dancing will go quite late for this event. There is a $10 cover charge at the door for this event. At Club 412, 412 8th Ave, New York, NY, 10001, Fourth Floor (near 31st St & Penn Station)

Target Free Thursdays – Lincoln Center free dance in the public Atrium sponsored by Target, Thursday night 7 – 10 PM. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 W 62 St, New York, NY 10023.

Independent Harlem & New York Venue Crawl – you’ll be in New York City, after all, and there are no shortages of exciting things to do both in Harlem and around the city. Since the main venue doesn’t kick off until Friday night, you might want to finish up your night by checking out what New York City has to offer.

Thursday Night Options for Apollo Ticket Holders
7pm Ticket Holders – Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater
1 choice included with 7pm Show Ticket*
9:30pm to 10:30pm Alhambra followed by Independent Harlem venue crawl/do my own thing/check out Yehoodi’s infamous Frim Fram Jam ($10 at the door)
9:30pm to 10:30pm Alhambra and 11:30 admission to Providence
9pm Party at Providence Opt-in
Yehoodi’s infamous Frim Fram Jam including late night party ($10 at the door)
10pm Ticket Holders – Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater
1 choice included with 10pm Show Ticket*
8pm to 9pm warm up party at Alhambra and 11:30 admission to Providence
8pm to 9pm warm up party at Alhambra and Independent Harlem venue crawl/do my own thing/check out Yehoodi’s infamous Frim Fram Jam ($10 at the door)
11:30pm Party at Providence
Yehoodi’s infamous Frim Fram Jam including late night party ($10 at the door)

*Full Weekend Pass Holders who are in possession of a ticket to one of the seatings of the show will be able to choose from the following options.

**Remarks at the Alhambra Ballroom will be made by the following members of the Harlem Community.

Voza Rivers, founding member of New Heritage Theatre is an accomplished theatre, music, film and events producer and is recognized as one of the country’s leading African American theatre producers.Rivers’ involvement in the theatre dates back to 1964 when he met Roger Furman, a playwright/director, and a member of the American Negro Theatre (1940-1949), which included Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Gertrude Jeannette, and Fred O’Neil among many others. Furman launched New Heritage Theatre in 1964 based on the American Negro Theatre model. Rivers joined New Heritage with Furman’s encouragement and learned all the vital roles of theater production including proposal writing, negotiating contracts, producing plays focusing lights, constructing sets, evaluating scripts, and working with actors, directors, technicians, et al.

Malika Lee Whitney is Artistic Director of Pickney Productions and the Pickney Players. As an actress, storyteller and voice talent she appears frequently on stage, film, television and radio.  Hosting and presenting major cultural and community events with emerging and established artists has been a calling for decades.

Ms. Whitney works within diverse communities across the age spectrum. Most notable is the Significant Elders Intergenerational Program and the Double Dutch Dreamz Jump Rope Training Program

Her book entitled Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World has received international acclaim. Travels around the world has greatly inspired her creative projects.
Ms. Whitney has served as an educational consultant working in numerous public, private charter schools and community centers.

Ms. Whitney continues the mission to improve the quality of life for others through arts, sports and mentoring initiatives in the USA and abroad.  She was ordained an Interfaith Minister in 2005 and is a proud resident of Harlem.

Inez Dickens is highly respected as a tireless fighter for basic civil and human rights, justice, equity, inclusion and diversity. She is committed to improving the quality of life for everyone in her community and in the City of New York. Moreover, for over 30 years beginning as a student activist at the side of her father and mentor, the late Harlem businessman and NYS Assemblyman, Lloyd E. Dickens, Council Member Inez E. Dickens has taken an active role in economic development, small business with a focus on minority and women owned business enterprise, and political landscape of New York’s celebrated village of Harlem.

Ms. Dickens was first elected to office in 1974 as a County Committeewoman, County Judicial Committeewoman and State Committeewoman and eventually rose in party ranks to become the highest-ranking African American woman in the New York State Democratic party. She became the Council Member for the 9th Council District, and during her tenure in office has brought millions of dollars in services and resources to her community and to economically distressed communities throughout the City of New York. Inez Dickens has also fought to make our great city a welcoming port-of-call to all and to build futures of promise for her constituents and all New Yorkers.