Located in the heart of Brooklyn, this New York theater is famous for African-American performances. It is known to groom and promote talented performers to the stage.
The Apollo Hall was founded by General Edward Ferrero as a dancehall and ballroom in the 1860s and subsequently closed around 1900. However the Apollo named lived on and the location was moved to its current location in 1913. The new Apollo Theater was owned by various Jewish families and was a white-only hall.
This theater is now popular with the young crowd and works like a non-profit organization. You can see the budding artists perform at this historic location, which has been graced by great performances by all time greats like Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Stevie Wonder and the Jackson Five.
From the theater, if you go east on 125th, you will get to Lenox, go north on Lenox till you get to Sylvia’s Soul Food (212-996-0660). Have Sunday brunch while you listen to heavenly songs and gospel. If you wish to listen to upcoming bands, you may want to visit Smoke, a favorite place with a frat ambience.
Columbia University, Conservatory Garden, Museum of the City of New York and Yankee Stadium are located within two miles radius.
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253 W 125th St.
New York, NY 10027-4408
Tel: (212) 531-5305
Trains: A, B, C, D to 125th Street
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