Celebrating Black History Month in New York

Black history is a vital part of our modern-day society. There is some way to pay tribute to those that made the US what it is today. Just check these events of celebrating Black History Month in New York!

Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual virtual tribute to MLK

The first took place on January 18 and will be open to the public free of charge on February 28; register for the zoom-in event here. The New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Black History Month exhibition is now available online, and the first issue of Black History Month, “Black History in the City of New Yorker,” is open to the public and free of charge.

Virtual classical concert from the Harlem Chamber Players

Register for Zoom – come and watch for free online on YouTube and Facebook, and the concert on Sunday, February 28, will be broadcast live. The New York City Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Black History Month, “Black History in the City of New Yorkers,” is joining forces with the composers and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance to host the first concert of Black Heritage Month at the museum. The matter will deliver the keynote, with performances by the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, the Singing Musicians’ Association, Timothy O’Brien, John F. Kennedy Jr., and more, as well as a discussion of the history of black music in America.

A class on Black Archaeology in Early NYC

Brooklyn Brainery, known for its Black History Month events, will host a series of Black Heritage Month events at the Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, including a concert by the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, the Singing Musicians Association, Timothy O’Brien, John F. Kennedy Jr., and many more. African burial site rediscovered in the mid-19th century near the intersection of Broadway and Broadway in New York City. Archaeological preliminary investigations found intact human remains about 30 feet from Broadway, and excavations eventually uncovered the remains of at least three black men and two women. The site, which is now officially called part of the African burial ground, has been underground for more than a century since its discovery.

NYC Parks celebrates Black History Month

The city’s parks department has put together a series of virtual events centered on the black experience in New York City, including a park honoring black culture and personalities. The Poe Park Visitor Center, which is putting its gallery online, is presenting a virtual exhibition of paintings, photographs, and multimedia art to mark Black History Month, which interprets what the “black experience” means in itself. Each course costs $7, with a portion of the ticket price donated to the Museum of Modern Art’s Black Month program.

Urban Park Rangers are staging a series of personal events with limited attendance, including exploring the city’s subway system. Other events include a visit to the forgotten Seneca Village in the Bronx and a tour of the New York City subway system.

Black History Month events at the Museum of Food and Drink

The Museum of Food and Drink is hosting a series of online programs on the topic “Make a Nation at the Table. Online events include a panel discussion on the history of black food and drink in New York City and a tour of the city’s food markets.

Conclusion

Celebrating Black History Month is an important event in present-day New York. Visit those events to learn more of its significance!

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