ReImagine Lefferts: Disco in Prospect Park
Join Prospect Park Alliance, DJ Vic Black of the Gangstarr Foundation and founder of Beats Rhythm & Lyrics, *77*, the Mehala Isadora Miller (MIM) Foundation, The Bonello Foundation, 500 Men Making A Difference, Black Men’s Brunch, The SIP NYC, and Upper Room for a day of disco fun and community health awareness at Lefferts Historic House hosted by Rose Guerrier
12 – 9 pm
Disco Music in the Lefferts Historic House Yard
Listen to New York Citys ’s top DJs including DJ Vic Black and DJ T-Groove play the best disco music in tribute to the famous Leviticus nightclub in Manhattan, whose Black owners pioneered disco music’s popularity in the U.S.
Festivities will include family-friendly fun for all ages, as well as community health activities and resources to promote positive health practices and mental health awareness.
Panel Discussion: After Dark: Birth of the Disco Dance Party
Join Noel Hankin, author of After Dark: Birth of The Disco Dance Party and co-founder of The Best Of Friends Inc., pioneering owner of New York City nightclubs, including the Leviticus; Harold Dow of The Legendary Dow Twins; Charles Mal Woolfolk, another partner of The Best of Friends Inc.; and others for a panel discussion about the Black history of disco in New York City. Then participate in a Hustle Dance competition.
ReImagine Lefferts: Disco in Prospect Park is part of ReImagine Lefferts, the Prospect Park Alliance initiative to re-envision the mission and programming at Lefferts Historic House to focus its interpretation and programming on exploring the lives, resistance and resilience of the Indigenous people of Lenapehoking, whose unceded ancestral lands the park and house rests upon, and the Africans enslaved by the Lefferts family.
ReImagine Lefferts is funded through a Humanities in Place grant from the Mellon Foundation.