February is Black History Month, which brings many opportunities to celebrate and uplift the incredible achievements of Black and African American artists, activists and communities. Supporting black-owned businesses, admiring the creative works of talented black artists and authors, or seeking educational experiences, we want to share a few of the many happenings on our radar as we celebrate.
Events + Experiences
Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
UNCF Black History Month Walk for Education and HBCU Homecoming Festival in Tampa, Florida
Ailey Extension’s Celebrating Black History on Broadway: Camille A. Brown
Ailey Extension’s Celebrating Black History on Broadway: The Lion King
Harlem Fine Arts Show 3-Day Arts and Culture Festival
“We Are Art”: A Black History Month X Fashion Week Exhibit in Chelsea Market
Flushing Town Hall’s Music and Dance Black History Month Trilogy Series
Harlem Chamber Singers’ Black History Month Concert at Brooklyn Public Library
Art in the Parks Honoring the Black Experience
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
“The Color Purple” is a novel that explores themes of resilience, female empowerment, and the transformative power of love as it follows the protagonist, Celie, through her journey of overcoming oppression and discovering her own strength. Watch the film adaptation of this book as well! Learn more.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a novel that explores the themes of self-discovery, love, and independence as Janie Crawford navigates through three marriages and strives to define her own identity in the face of societal expectations and racial and gender norms. Learn more.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
This novel delves into themes of trauma, motherhood, the haunting legacy of slavery, and the quest for individual and collective identity in post-Civil War America. Learn more.
Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis
“Women, Race & Class” is an educational book that examines the intricate intersections of gender, race, and class, challenging conventional feminist narratives and advocating for a more inclusive understanding of women’s struggles for equality. Learn more.
Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
“Bryant Terry’s Vegan Soul Kitchen” is a cookbook offering recipes and explorations of plant-based cuisine rooted in African American culinary traditions, promoting health, sustainability, and cultural celebration. Learn more.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett explores the intertwined lives of identical twin sisters who choose different racial paths, addressing themes of identity, family, and the enduring impact of choices on multiple generations. Learn more.
Nigerian Fine Dining Prix-Fixe in Bed-Stuy
Ethiopian casual dining in the East Village + Upper West Side
Caribbean Upscale Brunch + Bar in Williamsburg
Afro-Caribbean Fine Dining in the Upper West Side
Southern American Comfort Brunch + Bar in Harlem
Vegan Soul Food in Greenwich Village
Classic Southern Comfort Food in Williamsburg
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