2023 Hip Hop 50 Summit

FREE Event

August 3 & August 4

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Entrance on: 45-50 Van Dam Street, LIC NY 11101

The 2023 Hip Hop 50 Summit is a two-day event designed to showcase Hip Hop culture throughout the last 50 years. In honoring Hip Hop’s rich history and depth, the Summit will feature a wide range of themes—from Fashion to Economics—that speak to how and why the genre has evolved into the global phenomenon it is today. The Summit’s interactive workshops will invite visitors to learn hands-on from artists who specialize in various elements of Hip Hop, including DJs, break dancers, and graffiti artists. Hip Hop pioneers, performers, and scholars will lead panel discussions about the history of Hip Hop and its cultural significance in many different sectors of society.

Collections of Culture: 50 Years of Hip Hop Inside Libraries, Museums and Archives

Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary represents a milestone for an American genre of music that started in the streets of NYC. Queens Public Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is embarking on an epic year-long celebration. The programs under this initiative will be in-person, live-streamed, and archived for future generations. Register today to stay up to date on scheduled events.

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09:00 PM

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155 Brooklyn Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11213

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.