In response to heightened concerns relating to the Coronavirus, all in-person Apollo Theater events have been canceled through December 31st.
Each week Harlem's very own world famous Apollo Theater presents world class performances, in depth conversations, educational programs and other resources through its Digital Stage.
Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre is a weekly event that has taken place over many years. It is one of New York’s most popular live entertainment experiences, attracting performers and audiences the world over.
The value of Amateur Night for the Harlem Community and the world is unmeasurable. Nearly everyone who lease property, develops major projects, host major events, writes books, holds exhibits, on and on and on, use imagery of the Apollo Theater to tell their stories. Without question it is the number one draw to our BID District.
"You Have Not Made It Until You Have Made It At The Apollo Theater ".
Kamilah Forbes, producer walks you through what to expect in the future.
As we patiently await the return of entertainment to New York City, the Apollo is continuing to bring first class entertainment to it audience through the digital space. The 2020 Fall season offers an all virtual line up of concerts, film screenings, dance and theatrical performances and more.
The Apollo Music Café series showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced.
Some experiences in Harlem generate many conversations. Bruno Mars concert at the Apollo Theater was one of those moments. Barbara Askins, President of the Harlem BID share her experience. "I remember getting a call asking if I wanted tickets to an event at the Apollo tonight and that they could not tell me what the event was nor who would be there but emphasized -- you do not want to miss this. The only thing I can tell you is that this has never happened in Harlem before." On 125th Street! Never happened before! How can I not go. It is 3:00pm, so I asked what time is it. They said go the Apollo now to get your tickets and they gave me instructions to get in line behind the Apollo. I followed instructions and when I arrived, there was already a line. There was a lot of conversation about it being a Bruno Mars taping, helicopters were circling the air, those who had tickets felt priviledge. The Apollo crew arrived, took all of our cell phones and lead us through the back of the Apollo out to 125th Street where we were positioned in front of the Apollo Marquis. Every one waited patiently and then they appeared on top of the Apollo Marquis and performed. People were haniging out of the windows of Red Lobster restaurant and the city buses with their cell phones taking videos and pictures. We were dancing in the streets. The concert followed the next day. View this memorable moment.
The 125th Street BID sends Cheers to Jonelle Procope, President of the 125th Street BID. Thank you for your service on the 125th Street Business Improvement District.