Jazz Fans and Luminaries Turn Out for Charles Mingus Plaque Unveiling

Last week we had a joyous unveiling of our latest historic plaque, marking the former home of jazz icon Charles Mingus. Fans and onlookers spilled out onto Great Jones Street, as we heard from writers and musicians who knew and were inspired by Mingus, and those who continue his legacy by performing his music today. We were also treated to just such a performance, to the delight all those gathered. 

We’re grateful to Frank Lacy, Janet Coleman, Scott Robinson, Mike Richmond, and the board and residents of 5 Great Jones Street for their support and participation.

This was our 22nd plaque unveiling. Our program has honored and marked the homes of local figures from Jane Jacobs to James Baldwin and Jean-Michel Basquiat; Allen Ginsberg to Alex Haley; Frank O’Hara to Frank Stella; Martha Graham to Lorraine Hansberry, and many more.

June 5, 2023