Black History Month Events in Brooklyn

Black History Events in Brooklyn February is Black History Month. Brooklyn Mamas has pulled together interesting cultural and family friendly events to celebrate.

The African Drum
Come listen to the wit, wisdom and humor of the African Drum as it reveals “How the Turtle Got Its Shell” and two other folk tales. our child will be  laughing, singing and clapping along with the show’s storyteller, musicians and puppeteers.

When: January 26 – March 8, various dates and times, click here for the program schedule
Where: P.S. 3/The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Ages: Pre-K – 5th Grade
Tickets: $7.50 (Dress rehearsals – $6.50)
How to Buy: Call 212-724-0677
Informationshadowboxtheatre.org

Free Teen Night Open House: Celebrating Black History Month
A teen event for teens planned by teens.  for teens, this event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males. The event also provides the teens a hands-on and interactive gallery activities and includes live performances by teens and professionals.

When: February 18, 21 at 2:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum, Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
For more information or to RSVP: call (718) 501-6588 or e-mail teen.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

 

Living the Legacy: Black History Collage
Celebrate the legacy of Black History month, through a creative collage project.  Kids will bring Black History to life as they  use their imagination in using memorable photographs and expressions to create their  own “art masterpiece” to take home.

When: February 10 at 4:45–6:45 p.m, February 21 at 2:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum., 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11213
Ages: 6 and up
Information: brooklynkids.org

Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, The Cause of Slavery & Us
Join presenters Devorah Tarrow and Barbara McClung as they  guide kids in an interactive and  engaging journey using Aesthetic Realism. Children will  also enact a play about an escape led by Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett through the Underground Railroad.

When: February 18, 21 at 2:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum., 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11213
Ages: 6 and up
Information: brooklynkids.org

 

Weeksville Heritage Center
The tours and workshops at Weeksville Heritage Center are designed to bring history alive for visitors and are flexible to meet the needs of each visitor and allow visitors to participate during the experience

When: Walk-in tour hours:  Tuesday – Friday: at 3:00 pm
Where: Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698 Berge Street, (between Buffalo and Rochester Avenues)
Information:  weeksvillesociety.org

 

MetLife Early Performance: A Celebration of Black History with Calvin Booker and Friends
Calvin Booker teaches the steps that will have everyone dancing though history as kids take a musical journey though Black History from traditional African Rhythms to Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop.

When: February 18 at 1pm and 2pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum., 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11213
Ages: All ages
Information: brooklynkids.org

 

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