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Black History Month in Westchester


Celebrate Black History Month in Westchester with a printmaking workshop at the Hudson River Museum.

Black History Month Celebrations in Westchester

Spoken Word Workshop
To celebrate Black History Month in Westchester Yonkers-based spoken word poet Marcus John performs with instrumentation. After that, the audience can create their own word portraits. The event celebrates prominent African Americans in US history. In conclusion, there is a book signing. Attend this show from 1:30-3:30 pm on Feb. 8, 2020. Free with general admission. $8 adults, $4 children ages 3-18, free under age 3. Reservations not required.
The Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave. Yonkers. 914–963–4550. hrm.org

Breanetta Productions Celebrates Black History Month
Back by popular demand! Julia Breanetta stars in “Harlem On My Mind.” This is a dynamic musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance. It’s a perfect way to celebrate Black History Month in Westchester. See the show at 3 pm on Feb. 9, 2020. Reservations strongly recommended. This is a free program. Donations are accepted. Reservations strongly recommended.
Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, 167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe. 914-779-3722. musicatashbury.com

Printmaking Workshop: Honoring Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with this Westchester workshop. Kay Douglas is an artist and educator who uses historical narratives to bring individuals together for constructive conversations. These conversations are rooted in race, history, and privilege. In this workshop, visitors create portraits of Black leaders in US history. A relief printmaking technique is used. Participants carve an image into a Styrofoam block. After that, they make or select stamps for a batik-inspired background. Then, after that, they ink their block. In conclusion, they apply the portraits and patterns to paper. This creates a finished work of art. Attend this show from 1:30-3:30 pm on Feb. 8, 2020. Free with general admission. $8 adults, $4 children ages 3-18, free under age 3. Reservations are not required.
The Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave. Yonkers. 914–963–4550. hrm.org

Just for Girls … 

American Girl Addy’s Quilt for Black History Month
Here’s the perfect way for young girls to celebrate Black History Month in Westchester. American Girl Addy Walker made a patchwork quilt for her parents to celebrate their wedding after freedom from slavery in 1865. To celebrate Black History Month, girls can visit Girl AGain to learn about Addy Walker’s life. After that, they can make a no-sew a patchwork quilt for their doll. All supplies are included. Attend this hands-on activity at 11 am on Feb. 22, 2020. For girls ages 8 and up. $15. Reservations are required.
Girl AGain, 4 Martine Ave., White Plains. 914-358-1460. girlagain.com 

Heads up … The celebration continues next month with Bisa Butler: Portraits at the Katonah Museum of Art.

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