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Viewing 1–10 out of 11 events
from January 16, 2018 to February 24, 2018
in Black History Month (x) category

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jan17

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Identity

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora.
Category: Art, History, Black History Month, Seniors
Free!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Feb 1

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Black History Month

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Feb 3

Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the history of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the prominent African-American community leaders that had a positive impact on the neighborhood.
Category: Education, History, Black History Month
Free!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feb 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band are one of Brooklyn's most electrifying and long-running musical ensembles.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, History, Black History Month, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Feb17

Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Best for Kids, Black History Month
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb17

Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Daniel Carter Beard Mall, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Black History Month
Free!

Feb17

Black History Month: Sandy Ground

at Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.
Category: Education, History, Black History Month
Free!

Feb17

Black History Month History Month: Seneca Village

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800's and the community's place in pre-Central Park.
Category: Education, History, Black History Month
Free!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feb18

Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Best for Kids, Black History Month

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Feb20

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Black History Month

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Kids

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