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Reminder – Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, the Senior Center will be closed 5/27/2024 – No food or transportation services will be available on that day.

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The Cotton Club

On Monday, June 17 at 1 pm at the Senior Center, join Debi Block for this multimedia presentation. Harlem was at its swingiest in the 1920’s! There were many speakeasies & clubs around, but the biggest & best was the COTTON CLUB owned in 1923 by bootlegger & mobster, Owey Madden. The Cotton Club was a “white only” venue but the entertainers were primarily black. In 1927 Duke Ellington lead the jazz orchestra. In 1931, Cab Calloway took over as bandleader & overrode the “light black skinned only” rule for female dancers. Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Bill “Bo-Jangles Robinson & other great artists got their start there. Groove to the music & sounds of the Cotton Club. Learn about its significant contribution to the JAZZ AGE of the 1920’s.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Date

Jun 17 2024

Time

1:00 pm