Admiration: Black History Month Panel Symposium at Pier 57 on February 29th

 

 

 

Adding to our list of events-not-to-miss during Black History Month is ‘Admiration’: A Black History Month Panel Symposium, taking place on February 29th at 6:30pm at Pier 57. The event is curated by Tanya Weddemire Gallery and will feature renowned artists like Guy Stanley Philoche, Serron Green, Voodo Fe, who will share their insights on black culture and history through their captivating art. Moderated by the esteemed Stacey Ciceron, this panel promises to be an enlightening discussion you won’t want to miss.

This is a Free Event with Registration. Pier 57 is located at 25 11th Avenue, NYC.. The event will be held in the Living Room

Powerful Documentary ‘The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights’ On THIRTEEN During Black History Month

 

 

 

 

The Niagara Movement. Credit: Courtesy of WNED Buffalo Toronto Public Media

The WNED PBS original The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights, an engrossing documentary capturing the conflict between three national Black leaders at the turn of the 20th century over the pathway to Black liberation, will premiere during Black History Month on Thursday, February 15, at 10 p.m. EST on THIRTEEN. Directed by Emmy® Award-winning and two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lawrence R. Hott, the film shines a spotlight on the fight pitting sociologist W.E.B Du Bois and Boston newspaper publisher William Monroe Trotter against educator and orator Booker T. Washington, then the de facto leader of Black America. The Niagara Movement will also be distributed to public television stations around the country by American Public Television beginning February 1.

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Celebrating Black History Month 2024 in NYC

 

 

 

Photographer Alex Harsley, for the inaugural opening of the gallery at the Apoolo’s Victoria Theater

This year’s theme for Black History Month 2024 celebrates “African Americans and the Arts.” So it is fitting that our featured image is of the opening of the gallery at the Apollo’s Victoria Theater, with photographer Alex Harsley’s visual exploration of Black artists and creativity.

Don’t miss Brooklyn-based Asase Yan Cultural Arts Foundation’s 7-day cultural festival, the Harlem Chamber Players, Manhattan School of Music, the Harlem Fine Arts Show and much more.

Here are a few suggestions for celebrating Black History Month 2024.

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NYC Celebrates Black History Month ~ February 2023

 

 

 

Author Ernest J. Gaines, painting by artist Robert Peterson, to be featured on new stamp commission for Black History Month 2023. Image courtesy the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery.

This year’s theme for Black History Month is “Black Resistance,” and will explore how African-Americans have fought repression from America’s earliest days, from escaping plantations, to the rise out of poverty and struggle for equal housing and education, and voting rights. Here are a few ways to celebrate the month.

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Celebrating Black History Month 2022 in NYC

 

 

 

Tenekeya Word, Tender a Sisterhood Anthem (Bside) fig. 014, linocut, relief ink, hand quilting on 280 gsm BFK Rives, 22 x 30 in, 2021 ~ In the exhibition ‘A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking’ at Claire Oliver Gallery.

This year, we will celebrate Black History Month 2022 in-person and online with installations, exhibitions, food, music, and a visit to historic sites. With so much to choose from, here are a few suggestions.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Black Leaders in the Arsenal Gallery for Black History Month

 

 

 

Photo credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

In celebration of Black History Month, NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition, “The NYC Parks Renaming Project: Celebrating Black Leaders,” now on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The show highlights some of the parks and park features that the agency has recently renamed to honor the Black experience in New York City. This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks’ Art & Antiquities and Ebony Society and will be on view through February 28, 2022.

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Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

 

 

 

07. Anthony Barboza, Grace Jones, 1970s in the exhibition, 3 Points of View by Kamoinge Photographers, courtesy Keith De Lellis Gallery.

In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human rights prize for 2020, with an online prize-giving ceremony that took place in Stockholm on January 30, 2021. In addition, Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

Now looking forward, we celebrate Black History Month 2021, with culturally significant artworks along with their creators, past and present, in all five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions.

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Kick-Off Black History Month at a Free Open House at Apollo Theater

 

 

 

This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History.

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