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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