Lincoln Center Local has partnered with the Union Public Library to bring free prerecorded film screenings of Lincoln Center events. Join us in February for two special events:

Thursday, February 2 at 1pm Harlem Renaissance Orchestra 
For over 25 years, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra has continued to feed the fire of the Big Band Era. Keeping alive the tradition of their mentor, the late, great tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, they closed out the 2012 Midsummer Night Swing season with their crowd-pleasing night of hard-swinging Big Band classics. Dancers paid tribute to lindy innovator Frankie Manning with a dance contest as the audience crowned the fourth annual Ambassador Prize winners. (run time 1hour)

Thursday, February 23 at 1pm Aurelio
Born in Caribbean coastal town in Honduras, the rich-voiced singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Aurelio is the torchbearer for Garifuna music—a mix of West African, indigenous Central American, and European rhythms and rites born out of a difficult history. A protégé of Afropop legend Youssou N’Dour, Aurelio brings an innovative streak to songs firmly rooted in this tradition. (run time 2 hours)

All programs are free and open to the public and elevator access is available. The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083