2019 FALL PREVIEW OF EVENTS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

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4th Annual Sugar Hill Music Festival

Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn

Edgecombe Avenue and 155th St.  Harlem, NY

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

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An Interview and Book Signing with

Author Lashawn Harris | Novella Ford

Edgecombe Avenue and 155th St.  Harlem, NY

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 13, 2019

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Dessert with Donald Bogle Interview 

with Craigh Barboza and Book Signing

Grinnell Community Room 

800 Riverside Drive New York, NY

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019

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In the Face of What We Remember: 

Oral Histories of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue

The definitive narrative of two of Harlem’s most noted addresses

Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre B, Convent Avenue and 135th Street, Harlem, NY

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About Us

Preserving the Past

While We Are Still Here is a 501(c)(3) corporation that includes long-term residents of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue—the average number of years of residence is thirty. Non-resident members are interested in helping to preserve the grand history of these important sites.

WWSH was formed as a response to the threat that each building’s history would be lost and gone forever, partially due to the passing of time, and partially due to  “gentrification,” which is rapidly altering the environment. 

WWSH is proud to be a community partner of Barnard College's Harlem Semester 2017.

MISSION/VISION

Mission
While We Are Still Here (WWSH) ensures that the “post-gentrification” community of Harlem and beyond will honor and find a meaningful connection to the legacy of African American achievement, and its paramount importance to world culture.

Vision
Will educate, enshrine, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of Harlem as an incubator that was vital to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political advancements of the Harlem community as well as the African Diaspora.  


While We Are Still Here is proud to be a community partner with the Apollo, Barnard, the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture, and Teachers College

We are a member of the Association of African American Museums www.blackmuseums.org

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