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How Will You Celebrate Black History Month?

How will you celebrate? The Office of Student Life compiled the list below to explore ways to celebrate Black History Month in New York City and beyond.


The Arsenal Gallery

2/13, 1-2pm | Black History Month: Seneca Village

2/18, 1-2pm | The Rewind: a Celebration of Black Culture

2/20, 11am-12pm | Black History Month: Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad

2/27, 1-2pm | Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip-Hop


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

2/9, 7pm | Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

2/16, 7pm | LAUNCH: Unsung: Unheralded narratives of American slavery & abolition

2/22, 6:30pm | Mother Tongue: The Philosophy of Malcolm X

2/23, 6-7:30pm | Tanisha Ford on "Truth to Power: Writing Black Feminist Memoir"

2/25, 6:30pm | 30 Years of Easy Rawlins with Walter Mosley


Kid Friendly Events | NYC Metro Parents

2/6, 12-1pm | Celebrating Culture Beyond the Stage...featuring Youth in the Arts

2/10, 3:30-4:30pm | Children's Online Book Discussion - New York Public Library

2/13, 4-6:30pm | Teen Black History Movie: 'Selma' - Queens Library

2/18, 11am | Annual Langston Hughes Celebration


Charles R. Drew Black History Month Blood Drives at Columbia

All presenting donors will receive a $5 e-gift card!

Register to donate today:

2/10, 10am-4pm | Feldberg Lounge, Warren Hall

2/11, 11am-5pm | Columbia Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive

2/18, 10am-4pm | Columbia University Irving Medical Center




Events organized by boroughs...


2/20, 10am | NYC Black Representation Bike Tour | Sara D. Roosevelt Park ($)



2/13, 2pm | Kids Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball ft. Disney's Princess Tiana ($)

2/21, 5pm | #WEALLWEGOT 1st Annual Black Celebration Mental Health Event

2/22, 6pm | Black History Month Celebration - Brooklyn Women's Bar Association

2/20-21 | Brooklyn Children's Museum Black Future Festival


The Bronx

2/22, 10:30am | Legends Never Die: Fred the Godson Street Co. Name Unveiling

2/21, 3pm | 2nd Annual Black Excellence Pop Up Shop & Mixer



2/13, 4-6:30pm | Teen Black History Movie: "Selma" - Queens Library

2/18, 11am | Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

2/18, 7pm | Black History Trilogy II - Divine Sass: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

2/20, 4:30pm | International Black & Brown Film Festival | ALLURE Art Studio ($)



2/10, 8-9pm | Black Smoke: The History of African American Barbecue

2/11, 7-7:45pm | "Rodney King" screening & conversation

Wednesdays, 2/3-3/10, 6pm | Talking About Race Matters Lecture Series


Enjoy all that New York City has to offer for Black History Month and remember to celebrate Black History all year long!