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May Week

May Week is an annual, culturally enriched program that is free to the community during the month of May. The event is sponsored by the May Week Committee and co-sponsored by the Arts & Letters Committee.

Past May Week Events:

  • Our 2012 May Week celebration highlighted classical dancer Misty Copeland at the Dwyer Center. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history. The title theme, "My Body Curves," explored positive body images in the arts.


  • In 2007, the May Week event featured the Harlem Horizon Art Studio art and performers from the Harlem Hospital Dance Leadership Program. The event was held in the Harlem Hospital Auditorium.  


  • In 2006, the May Week event theme was "A Celebration of Legends: Remembering Legendary Who Passed Away from 2003-2006." The event was held at the Wadleigh Secondary School of Performing Arts and featured wonderful performances by current and former Wadleigh students paying tributes to artists such as Octavia Butler, Ray Charles, Ossie Davis, Rick James, Fayard Nicholas, Lou Rawls, Gordan Parks, Wilson Pickett, Richard Pryor, Nina Simone, Edwin Starr, Luther Vandross, Barry White, August Wilson, and Ronald Winans who are "gone but not forgotten."

For more information, send an email with subject May Week.

See May Week in action!

Jimyce G. Johnston 

Chapter President 

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