Tag: black-history-month

Queens College celebrating Black History Month with exhibition highlighting program that aids students from low-income backgrounds

Queens College

Feb. 1, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens College in Flushing is celebrating Black History Month with a new exhibition focusing on a long-established student support program. The exhibition focuses on what’s known as the SEEK program, a program that assists students from low-income backgrounds by covering college fees, while also providing them with personal tutors,…
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Lewis Latimer House Museum launches contest for school children to celebrate Black History Month

Lewis Latimer

Jan. 30, 2024 By Rachel Butler A local Queens museum has launched a creative contest for school children in kindergarten through twelfth grade to celebrate Black History Month. The Lewis Latimer House Museum in Flushing, which celebrates the life and work of the African American poet, inventor and artist Lewis Latimer, is inviting school children…
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Queens DA hosts Black History Month celebration in Rochdale Village

Feb. 23, 2023 By Paul Frangipane Residents of Rochdale Village and community members from across Queens gathered Wednesday night, Feb. 22, for a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Queens District Attorney’s office. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz co-sponsored the event with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, packing the Rochdale Village Community Center’s grand…
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Queens borough president leads Black History Month celebration at Helen Marshall Cultural Center

Feb. 20, 2023 By Maggie Wong After two years of observing Black History Month virtually, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards joined The African American Heritage Committee for its annual celebration at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 16. Residents from across the borough came together and enjoyed musical and dance performances, a tribute…
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Flushing Town Hall’s Black History trilogy returns with a celebration of rock, soul and swing-era icons

Feb. 6, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed In celebration of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall kicked off the first part of its ‘Black History Three-Part Trilogy’ series on Friday, Feb. 3 honoring the late Chuck Berry, and will continue to spotlight outstanding performers paying tribute to influential African American musicians, dancers and entertainers.  “I am… Read more »