We’re celebrating the ninetieth year since the American Magus and curator of the old, weird America, Harry Smith, was born in Portland, Oregon, his amazing body of work and the impact of his vision — on those who knew him and the many more influenced by the legacy he left behind as revolutionary filmmaker, archivist, painter and alchemist. Harry Smith was a one-time resident of our predecessor, the Breslin Hotel, and his spirit still speaks to us, within these walls and everywhere we go.

On May 29 in the lobby, the Down Hill Strugglers keep alive the original underground sound made famous by his Anthology of American Folk Music.

DJ Ian Johnson of the Academy Records Radio show on East Village Radio plays roots, folk, country and blues.

We’ll have poetry readings and reflections by special guests and more. We’ll keep you apprised here and on the calendar.

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