New York Public Library

50th Anniversary of Hip Hop: Open Mic Night: An Ode to Hip Hop

A Program featuring New York Public Library (Columbus Branch)

Program Hosted By

About this Program

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop at The New York Public Library!

This event will take place in person at Belmont. 

 Calling all poets, rappers, singers, comedians and spoken word artists! Join staff at Belmont as we celebrate Hip-Hop with an open mic night showcasing your talents and paying homage to the cultural movement that impacted the world. Performers may present original work or recite their favorite artist/poet. All levels of experience and performances are welcomed. Open to ages 11 & up! Refreshments will be provided.

Early registration is not recommended but appreciated for your slot. 

Throughout 2023, NYC’s public libraries will be celebrating 50 years since the creation of hip-hop with a robust slate of programs throughout the spring and summer. Working together with Queens Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library, NYPL is focusing on hip hop’s origins within New York City and its rich legacy of art, culture, and music that spreads across the nation and around the world.

Institution of Museum and Library Services

This partnership was made possible in part by the Institution of Museum and Library Services.

May 13, 2023, 07:30 PM

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

About The Speakers

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Columbus Branch


New York Public Library

New York Public Library

476 5th Ave, New York

Belmont Library, 610 E 186th St. Bronx, NY 10458

New York Public Library