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The Schomburg Society is made up of donors who are passionate about our mission celebrate and preserve Black culture and history.
Join today and your membership will last through December 31, 2020.
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- Personalized donor membership card
- 10% discount at the Schomburg Shop, in-store and online, and preferred shopping times with an additional discount
- Access to the Schomburg Connection, our e-newsletter with regular updates on news, programs, and events
All Associate benefits, plus:
- Discount on select ticketed Schomburg Center public programs
- 10% discount on general admission LIVE from the NYPL tickets and access to the presale
- 10% discount at the Library's café at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
- 10% discount at the Library Shop
- Year's subscription to the exclusive Schomburg Society member newsletter
- Invitations to members-only exhibition previews
All Friend benefits, plus:
- Invitations to members-only VIP events, like author talks and panel presentations
- Two tickets to The New York Public Library’s annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
All Supporter benefits, plus:
- 20% discount for LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets
- Special membership gift from the Schomburg Center
- Two additional invitations to The New York Public Library's annual Holiday Open House, for a total of four attendees
- Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap, where members share favorite books and get reading recommendations from NYPL librarians
All Patron benefits, plus:
- Reserved seating at select Schomburg Center public programs
- Complimentary invitation for two to attend the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, featuring today’s most exciting writers and thinkers
- Two additional invitations to the annual Book Swap, for a total of four attendees
All Sustainer benefits, plus:
- 10% discount on Schomburg Center space rentals
- Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($50 Friend)
- Acknowledgement in the Schomburg Center member newsletter and The New York Public Library’s Annual Report
- Two additional invitations to the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, for a total of four attendees
- Small group research discussions with curators and scholars
All Conservator benefits, plus:
- Private, behind-the-scenes tour of an exhibition or research division of your choice
- Complimentary Business Leadership Council membership, where influential executives and leaders discuss market trends, business strategies, and ideas
- Invitation to an exclusive gathering with Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young and other patrons
- Private tour during the annual Schomburg Center Open House
All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:
- Private, behind-the-scenes tour of Schomburg Center collections
- Invitations to exclusive Gallery Talk receptions
- Invitation to Lenox and Astor Reading Groups, intimate events held in a private home with a distinguished writer
All Chief's Circle benefits, plus:
- Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($250 Patron)
- Behind-the-scenes consultation or treasures tour with a Schomburg curator
- Invitation to Cullman Center Luncheons, where Fellows discuss the projects they are working on throughout the year
- Invitation to attend the Bernstein Award ceremony, a prize given to groundbreaking journalists
- Private lunch for you and a guest with the Schomburg Center Director
By choosing to not receive benefits with your membership, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, e-updates, or be eligible for member discounts.
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As a thank you, we’ll send you a Schomburg tote bag!