Reel Sisters Honors JT Takago (TWN) & Terence Nance (Random Acts of Kindness)

at SVA Theatre on Oct. 12, 2018

On March 22, 2018, the famed Harlem nightspot, St. Nick’s Pub, burned down.

For decades the Sugar Hill Quartet was the house band for the Monday night jam sessions. 

While We Are Still Here will be taping the oral histories of the members of SHQ—Patience Higgins, Marcus Persiani, and David F. Gibson—as well as Bill Saxton, who was also a Pub presence, and other musicians, patrons, and some of the proprietors, for a film. 

Bill’s Place is a former speakeasy, where Billie Holiday had her first gig in New York City. 

If you would like to share you oral history of St. Nick’s Pub, call 929-266-3952. 

Interviews followed by music

​Tickets are FREE

Videotaping the Official Oral History of St. Nick’s Pub 

Featuring the Sugar Hill Quartet and a Jam Session 

(While We Are Still Here received the support of Humanities NY )

…heritage in all its forms must be preserved, enhanced, and handed on to future generations as a record of human experience and aspirations, so as to foster creativity in all its diversity and to inspire genuine dialogue among cultures...
—From the United Nations "Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and Creativity,"

Article 7


Friday, October 12, 2018
6:30PM EDT


SVA Theater
333 W 23rd St, 
New York, NY 10011

Our History Continues In Harlem.

Programming In the Arts and Humanities.

Creating lasting tributes to the movers and shakers of Edgecombe Avenue and beyond.

CALL US  (929) 266-3952


Thursday, November 1, 2018


Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:00pm - 9:00pm ET


Bill’s Place 
148 West 133rd Street 
Harlem, NY 10030

Tickets are FREE:

Some of the residents of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue

While We Are Still Here (WWSH) ensures that the “post-gentrification” community of Harlem and beyond will honor and find a meaningful connection to the legacy of African American achievement, and its paramount importance to world culture.

To create lasting tributes to the movers and shakers of Edgecombe Avenue and beyond by erecting, publishing, and presenting: a monument, a book, and a series of public events.  WWSH will also collect oral histories.

Will educate, enshrine, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of two historical landmark buildings that were vital to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political advancements of the Harlem community and the African Diaspora.