Langston Hughes' collection of Rent Party Cards. Poetry in motion. Rent parties are exactly what the name implies -- social events to raise money for the rent. They featured live music, food (for an added fee), dancing, and other *social* activities. A fascinating piece of history currently on display at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Langston Hughes' Collection of Harlem Rent Party Advertisements

Langston Hughes' collection of Rent Party Cards. Poetry in motion. Rent parties are exactly what the name implies -- social events to raise money for the rent. They featured live music, food (for an added fee), dancing, and other *social* activities. A fascinating piece of history currently on display at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Hosts of these gatherings opened up their apartments for a night, charging a fee to guests in return for live music, dancing, and socializing. Food was extra, and the accumulated cash went to help the hosts pay their rent.

Langston Hughes' Collection of Harlem Rent Party Advertisements

Hosts of these gatherings opened up their apartments for a night, charging a fee to guests in return for live music, dancing, and socializing. Food was extra, and the accumulated cash went to help the hosts pay their rent.

Building your own dance floor is easy and so much less expensive than renting one.  Use this step by step tutorial!

How to Build a Dance Floor

Miami Jazz Cooperative's Rent Party Mondays Continue at the Open Stage Club in Coral Gables, Florida w/ the best in #Jazz w/ Russ Spiegel, Dan Montgomery, Jamie Ousley & Samm and a Piano Summit this month!.

Miami Jazz Cooperative's Rent Party Mondays Continue at the Open Stage Club in Coral Gables, Florida w/ the best in #Jazz w/ Russ Spiegel, Dan Montgomery, Jamie Ousley & Samm and a Piano Summit this month!.

Welcome to the Limo & Rent Party Bus Service Provider i.e., A1 Luxury Transport. They are known for their quality services of Limos, Fleets and Buses at reasonable costs. Find more on website, Search now. #LimosBusService

Welcome to the Limo & Rent Party Bus Service Provider i.e., A1 Luxury Transport. They are known for their quality services of Limos, Fleets and Buses at reasonable costs. Find more on website, Search now. #LimosBusService

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