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An Extraordinay Calendar of Extraordinary Events: Black History Month, Brooklyn

2014 Readings, Discussions, Exhibits & Films for African American History Month

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Brooklyn offers a rich menu of cultural and educational opportunities in February 2014 for Black History Month, or African American History Month, whichever one chooses to call it. The following lists only programs for adults, but there are great programs for kids and families, too, and also a few promising free concerts.

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PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION for 2014 REFRESH. PLEASE TAKE A COFFEE BREAK AND COME BACK SOON.

INTERESTING THINGS TO DO for BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
ART, MOVIES, IDEAS, TALKS

1. 2014/Feb 20-Mar. 1: Theater, Harriet Tubman (Irondale, Ft. Greene)

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Courtesy of Irondale

 Irondale Ensemble Project & American Opera Projects present Color Between the Lines & Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. In repertory: two works of musical theater that pay tribute to the heroes who fought for the end of slavery.


February 20-March 1
8 Performances ONLY!
Buy Tickets  

 

With two original shows, Irondale Ensemble Project and American Opera Projects partner for the Lines of Freedom Festival to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the African American community 

2. (Bklyn Historical Soc)

TBA: orical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights.
When: 7 P.M.
Admission: Free. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required: oralhistory@brooklynhistory.org. Phone: 718-222-4111.

5. WNYC's Leonard Lopate & Colson Whitehead (Free.Park Slope)

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Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope.
When: 4 P.M.
Admission: Free.

6. Black Public Media Film Screening (Fort Greene)

A multi-media film festival curated in partnership with Black Public Media will be screened, followed by a discussion with the directors.

 

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7. Ongoing Exhibit (Skylight Gallery(Free)

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Where: Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street in Bedford Stuyvesant.
When: Wednesday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM and on Saturday from 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Admission: Free.
Contact: (718) 636-6949.

8. (BAM)

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Where: BAMcafe, in the Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, also known as the Opera House at 30 Lafayette Avenue off of Flatbush Avenue.
When: Feb 7 at 7 P.M.; 1hr 30 min.
Admission: $15; $7.50 for Friends of BAM.

9. BAMcafé (Free)

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10. Greenlight Bookstore

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Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street 
(off South Portland)
 in Fort Greene.
When: Thursday February 16 at 7:30 P.M.
Admission: Free.
Contact: (718) 246-0200.

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