Tag: black-history-month

Queens DA office hosts Black History Month celebration in Jamaica

Rosedale Jets and Rochdale Cheerleaders Collaboration perform for the crowd (1)

Feb. 20, 2024 By Athena Dawson The office of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz hosted their annual Black History Month Celebration at the Rochdale Village Community Center on Thursday, February 15th. Hundreds of people filled the grand ballroom of the community center located at 169-65 137th Avenue in Jamaica and ate locally catered food as they enjoyed the programming for the evening.   The event also featured local Black business owners that showcased their products at tables that lined the event space. “Last year I went to Ghana for the first time so I knew I wanted to come back and…
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Queens African dance groups celebrate Black History Month with performances at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

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Feb. 14, 2024 By Rachel Butler Two Queens based African dance groups are performing at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) on Feb 23. And Feb 24. in celebration of Black History Month. Kofago Dance Ensemble will perform West African dancing on Friday Feb 23., followed by FANIKE! African Dance Troupe on Feb. 24 at JCAL located at 161-04 on Jamaica Avenue. Kevin McEwen, founder and artistic director of Kofago Dance Ensemble learned his dancing techniques from his travels in Senegal, Mali and Guinea. He has also expanded and learnt Afro Cuban, Afro Jazz and Haitian Folkloric in…
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Close to 100 events planned at Queens libraries for Black History Month 


Feb. 5, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan In honor of Black History Month, the Queens Public Library System organized over 100 events and activities for all ages to honor the contributions of Black Americans.  The programs range from book talks led by New York Times bestselling authors to beloved movie screenings at various locations. This year’s theme, in collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), is the celebration of Arts such as the Harlem Renaissance, the birth of jazz and blues, or more recently, hip-hop which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. On top…
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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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