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Black Out Poetry/Arts and Crafts   

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a craft that highlights the famous words of black artists from both the past and present!    

Wednesday, February 27 @ 4pm 
Rosedale
144-20 243 Street


Storytelling for Kids and Teens    

To honor Black History Month and the Queens-wide celebration of Black Migrations, we will present stories for children and teens and encourage families to tell their own. 

Wednesday, February 27 @ 4pm 
South Hollis 
204-01 Hollis Avenue


Mancala Tournament   

Can you master one of the oldest games? Evidence of Mancala games has been found by archaeologists in Ethiopia, dating back to between 500 and 700 AD. The word mancala is derived from the Arabic word naqala, which means "to move." This program is for ages 8-15.    

Wednesday, February 27 @ 4pm
Woodhaven 
85-41 Forest Parkway


"The City and The World (1945-2000)"     

As part of the "American Experience" series, this episode explores the migration of African Americans and immigration of Puerto Ricans to New York during the '40s, '50s and '60s. 

Thursday, February 28 @ 2:30pm
Mitchell-Linden 
31-32 Union Street, Flushing


African Dancing and Folktales     

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African dance class. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.  

Thursday, February 28 @ 3:30pm
Cambria Heights 
218-13 Linden Boulevard


Teen Arts Club     

In honor of Black History Month, our February Teen Arts Club will focus on black artists from around the world. Each week teens will be introduced to an artist or style of art and create their own artistic interpretation of the work.  

Thursday, February 28 @ 3:30pm
South Hollis 
204-01 Hollis Avenue


Protest Music    

From slavery to the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, music has always been a vital part of protest and social change. We will explore a wide array of music including spirituals, soul, and rap, along with current artists such as Beyoncé and Childish Gambino.

Thursday, February 28 @ 3:30pm
Broadway 
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City


Trivia

Test your knowledge during a celebration and commemoration of Black History Month focusing on black migrations.  This program is for children from fourth grade to teens and adults.  Participants will receive small goodies.  Registration is not required.  

Thursday, February 28 @ 4pm
Auburndale 
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing


My Footsteps Family Art Project

In this companion session to Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - In Their Footsteps, students reflect on their own migration story: either one they have made or a figurative one they may make in the future. What obstacles have they faced/or may they face? What are their goals? They create art in response and we will put it on display.   

Thursday, February 28 @ 4pm
Flushing  
41-17 Main Street, Flushing


Reader’s Theater    

Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for a celebration and commemoration of Black History Month focusing on black migrations. This Reader's Theater program will take our children through a memorable experience by reenacting some of the historic moments through theater play and virtual storymaking. 

Thursday, February 28 @ 5pm
South Jamaica  
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard


Video Suite      

Join us for an evening of videos: "Jacob Lawrence and the Making of the Migration Series," Nikky Finney reads "Migration Portraiture," Tyehimba Jess reads "Negro Migration," Yusef Komunyakaa reads "The Great Migration," and "Voices of the Great Migration, Part 1."   

Thursday, February 28 @ 6pm
Poppenhusen 
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point


How Can We Sing In A Strange Land  

Saxophonist/composer Tyrone Birkett and wife Paula Ralph Birkett on vocals explore the Great Migration through the lens of the Negro spiritual and the freedom songs of the civil rights era.   

Thursday, February 28 @ 6:30pm
Rochdale Village 
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


The Caravan's Journey    

The KaNu Dance Theater presents the history of Haiti through dance, from the enslaved peoples forcibly brought to work on its plantations to their journey for freedom.   

Thursday, February 28@ 6:30pm
Queens Village 
94-11 217 Street