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Black History Month Calendar of Events

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2/1/99
Creative Arts Café

Details: Poetry Series with Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).
Hours: 7:30 pm
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Location: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
272 North Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, New York 19549

Organization: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
Additional Information: 914-241-6922
Website:http://www.nwcaonline.org
Accessibility: A,B

2/1 - 2/28/99
Photo Exhibit: African-American History in the Hudson Valley

Details: The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit during all Library hours.
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 9:30 am - 8 pm; Fri.-Sat. 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sun. (Oct.-April only) 1-4 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Community Room
John C. Hart Memorial Library
1130 Main St.
Shrub Oak, NY

Organization: John C. Hart Memorial Library
Additional Information: Annie B. Coan 914-245-5262
Website http://www.wls.lib.ny.us/libs/yorktown/
Accessibility: A,B


2/1 - 2/28/99
Our Roots Run Deep

Details: Exhibit
Hours: Normal Library Hours
Cost: No charge
Location: Lumen Winter Gallery
New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878


2/1 - 2/28/99
The African Family in Art and Artifacts

Details: Exhibit
Hours: Normal Library Hours
Cost: No charge
Location: Community Gallery
New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: Sponsored by African American Art & Cultural Appreciation Council of New Rochelle
Additional Information: 914-632-7878


2/1 - 2/28/99
Exhibit

Details: Black History Exhibit
Hours: Normal Library Hours
Cost: No charge
Location: Ossining Public Library
Ossining

Organization: Courtesy of the Ossining Historical Society
Additional Information: 914-941-2416

2/1 - 2/28/99
Art Exhibit

Details: Featuring paintings, sculptures, and crafts of Magdalene Lewis Collymore, Martha Evans, Marie Briley, Annie P. Jones, and Rose Burgess Rowelett
Hours: Normal Library Hours
Cost: No charge
Location: Warner Library
Tarrytown

Organization: Warner Library
Additional Information: 914-631-7734


2/2/99, 2/9/99, 2/23/99
Adventures in Storytelling

Details: Learn to create and share stories reflecting diversity in workshops
Hours: 4 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878


2/4/99
Art Exhibit Reception

Details: The Black Family
Hours: 7 – 9 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
272 N. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, New York 10549

Organization: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
Additional Information: 914-241-6922
Website:http://www.nwcaonline.org
Accessibility: A,B

2/4/99, 2/11/99, 2/25/99
African-American History Month Film Series

Details: Series honoring the work of three African-American filmmakers of the 20th century: Gordon Parks , Julie Dash, and Spike Lee
Hours: 7 pm
Cost: Museum Admission only, $4.00
Location: Neuberger Museum of Art
State University of New York at Purchase
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577

 

Organization: Neuberger Museum of Art
Additional Information: 914-251-6100
Accessibility: A,B

 

2/6/99, 2/13/99

African Dance Workshops

Details: Led by Anthony Wooden, for children 7 and up and parents. Classes will culminate in a public performance Feb. 20.
Hours: 11 am
Cost: FREE
Registration required. Call 632-7878
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

 

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878

 

2/6/99
Jazz Concert

Details: Swing Music of Harlem Renaissance with Christopher "Calloway" Brooks and the Cab Jivers
Hours: 8 PM
Cost: $25.00 per person
Call 241-6922 to purchase tickets
Location: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
272 N. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, New York 10549

Organization: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
Additional Information: 914-241-6922
Website:http://www.nwcaonline.org
Accessibility: A,B


2/6/99
Bokandeye: African-American Dancers and Drummers

Details: Demonstration of traditions of West Africa
Hours: 2:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Yonkers Public Library-Getty Square Branch
272 N. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, New York 10549

Organization: Yonkers Public Library
Additional Information: 914-337-1500
Website:
http://www.wls.lib.ny.us
Accessibility: A,B

2/6/99
Gospel Concert with Kay Boyd & Jerry McCants

Details: Sponsored by Library Music Review Committee
Hours: 3:00 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7734
Website:
http://www.wls.lib.ny.us
Accessibility: A,B

2/6/99
Black Lyric Forms

Details: Nicoloa and Rufus James present music, poetry, and stories reflecting African and African-American traditions
Hours: 3:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: John C. Hart Memorial Library
Yorktown

 

Organization: John C. Hart Memorial Library
Additional Information: 914-245-5262
Website:
http://www.wls.lib.ny.us
Accessibility: A,B

2/7/99
David Jones Jazz Quartet

Details: Jazz concert
Hours: 2:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: The Warner Library
Tarrytown

 

Organization: The Warner Library
Additional Information: 914-631-7734

Website: http://www.wls.lib.ny.us

Accessibility: A,B

2/7/99

Jazz Afternoon

Details: Eye Contact, jazz quintet highlighting Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, with Harvie Swartz, leader/bass, Gregor Heubner, violin/piano, Ed Uribe, drums, Memo Acevedo, drums, and Bruce Arnold, guitar
Hours: 2:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: White Plains Library
White Plains

Organization: White Plains Library
Additional Information: 914-422-1480
Website:
http://www.wls.lib.ny.us
Accessibility: A,B

2/7/99
Film: Then I’ll be Free to Travel Home

Details: A documentary about Africans living in 17th and 18th century New York. Moderated by producer Eric V. Tait, with reception to follow
Hours: 3:00 pm
Cost: No charge – Sponsored by African American Art & Cultural Appreciation Council of New Rochelle
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878
Website: http://www.wls.lib.ny.us

2/7/99, 2/14/99, 2/21/99, 2/28/99
African-American History Month Events

Details: "Bound for Freedom" events explore the African-American search for freedom from slavery through different artistic means, such as quilting, song, storytelling, and puppetry.
Hours: 7 PM
Cost: Museum Admission:$3.00 for Adults, $1.50 for seniors & children under 12,
Location: Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701

Organization: Hudson River Museum
Additional Information: 914-963-4550
Accessibility: A,B

2/8/99, 2/22/99
To Be Young, Gifted, & Black

Details: Telling Our Stories - writing workshop for young adults led by poet Malika Adams
Hours: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Cost: No charge
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Location: Port Chester Library
Port Chester

Organization: Port Chester Library
Additional Information: 914-939-6710
Website: http://www.wls.lib.ny.us

2/8/99
Stories for the Ages: Tales and Music from Africa

Details: Performed by Phyllis Stephens and Musical Friends
Hours: 7:00 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Katonah Village Library
Katonah

Organization: Katonah Village Library
Additional Information: 914-232-3508
Website: http://www.wls.lib.ny.us

2/8/99
Creative Arts Café

Details: Poetry reading by Tato Laviera
Hours: 7:30 PM
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Location: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
272 N. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, New York 10549

Organization: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
Additional Information: 914-241-6922
Website:http://www.nwcaonline.org

Accessibility: A,B

2/9/99
Voices From History: A Multimedia Event

Details: A program of slides, narration, video and discussion on Paul Robeson's last concert and the riots in Peekskill in 1949.
Hours: Tues. 2/9/99, 7 - 8:30 pm
Cost: No charge, but registration requested at (914) 245-5262
Location: John C. Hart Library Community Room
1130 Main St.
Shrub Oak, NY

Organization: John C. Hart Memorial Library
Additional Information: Annie B. Coan 914-245-5262
Website http://www.wls.lib.ny.us/libs/yorktown/
Accessibility: A,B


2/10/99
Creative Arts Café

Details: Premier Free of Eden, a ShowTime Original Movie starring Sidney Poitier & Phylicia Rashad
Hours: 8 pm
Cost: No charge
Reservations mandatory – 914-633-3412. First come first served.

Sponsored by ShowTime, Cablevision and NWCA

Location: Bedford Playhouse
Route 22
Bedford, New York

Organization: Bedford Playhouse
Additional Information: 914-633-3412, Emilie Spaulding
Accessibility: A,B


2/12/99
Stories for the Ages: Tales and Music from Africa

Details: Performed by Phyllis Stephens and Musical Friends
Hours: 4 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Mount Kisco Public Library
Mount Kisco

Organization: Mount Kisco Public Library
Additional Information: 914-666-8041 

2/13/99
African Stories told by Wili Ferracho

Details: For children 8 and up
Hours: 2:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878

2/14/99
African-American Readings

Details: Seminal writings by African-Americans will be read aloud and discussed
Hours: 3:00 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878

2/14/99
Music and the Underground Railroad - Opening Reception for African-American History Month

Details: Singers Kim and Reggie Harris celebrate the hope and ingenuity of African-American slaves through contemporary and traditional melodies. Heineken USA sponsors a reception afterwards from 5-7:30pm.
Hours: 3pm
Cost: Free with Museum admission - $3/Adults, $1.50/Children 12 & under & seniors.
Location: The Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701

Organization: The Hudson River Museum
Additional Information: Zoe Lindsay 914-963-4550
E-mail: hrm@hrm.org
Website http://www.hrm.org
Accessibility: A,P,B


2/15/99
Paul Robeson: All-American

Details: A play written by Ossie Davis and performed by Theatreworks USA in commemoration of the birth centennial of this important historical figure. A family program sponsored by WLS Outreach Services.
Hours: 11 am
Cost: FREE
Location: Paramount Center for the Arts
1008 Brown Street
Peekskill, New York

Organization: Paramount Center for the Arts
Additional Information: 914-674-3600, ext. 237

2/17/99
Making African-American Inspired Jewelry with Pamela Isaac

Details: In celebration of African-American History Month, the Children's Services Department of The Mount Vernon Public Library will sponsor an afternoon program on how to make a variety of African-American inspired jewelry pieces, featuring guest artists Pamela Isaac. This program is for children between ages 8 and 12. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Children's Services Department at 914-668-1840.
Hours: Wednesday 4:00 P.M.
Cost: FREE
Location: Mount Vernon Public Library Children's Room
28 South First Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

 Organization: Mount Vernon Public Library Children's Room
Additional Information: Children's Services Department 914-668-1840

2/18/99
Sojourner Truth: A Dramatic Presentation by Marion Gray

Details: For young adults
Hours: 4:00 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878

2/20/99
10th Annual African-American Book Fair

Details: Featuring author Jacqueline Woodson (If You Come Softly and many more)
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Mount Vernon Public Library

Organization: Mount Vernon Public Library
Additional Information: 914-668-1840

 

2/20/99
Shiloh Baptist Church Choir

Details: Musical performance
Hours: 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Warner Library
Tarrytown

Organization: Warner Library
Additional Information: 914-631-7734

 

2/20/99 - 2/21/99
General Washington and the Black Experience

Details: Lamb's Artillery returns with their cannon as they accompany General Washington during his stay. Musket demonstrations and morel.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Cost: Call for details
Location: Washington's Headquarters Museum
North White Plains, NY

 Organization: Westchester County Parks Dept.
Additional Information: Weekdays: (914) 242-6364

 

2/21/99
African-American History Month Programs - Underground Railroad, not a Subway

Details: Dr. Schroeder Cherry and his marionette puppets tell the story of a slave's escape to freedom
Hours: 3pm
Cost: Free with Museum admission $3/Adults, $1.50/Children 12 & under & seniors
Location: The Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701

Organization: The Hudson River Museum
Additional Information: Zoe Lindsay 914-963-4550
E-mail: hrm@hrm.org
Website http://www.hrm.org
Accessibility: A,P,B


2/21/99
Butch Jones & Natural Roots Quartet

Details: Concert
Hours: 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Greenburgh Town Hall
290 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford

Organization: Greenburgh Public Library (Co-sponsored by the Greenburgh Arts 7 Cultural Committee
Additional Information: 914-993-1600

2/24/99
African Hair Design Workshop with Susan Hale

Details: In celebration of African-American History Month, the Children's Services Department of The Mount Vernon Public Library will host a special afternoon of demonstration on how to create African inspired braiding designs for the hair-- Ms. Susan Hale will be our special guest demonstrator for this event. Program is for youth between ages 12 and 17. Pre-registration is required.
Hours: Wednesday at 4:00 P.M.
Cost: FREE
Location: Mount Vernon Public Library Children's Room
28 South First Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Organization: Mount Vernon Public Library Children's Room
Additional Information: Children's Services Department 914-668-1840
Accessibility: A,B


2/26/99
Gospel Concert

Details: Presented by Gospel Town Music
Hours: 1 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: New Rochelle Public Library
New Rochelle

Organization: New Rochelle Public Library
Additional Information: 914-632-7878

 

2/26/99
Conversations with Jill Nelson

Details: Author (Volunteer Slavery and Straight, No Chaser) and MSNBC Columnist Nelson shares thoughts and opinions with audience
Hours: 7:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: The Field Library Bookstore
934 South Street
Peekskill

Organization: The Field Library
Additional Information: 914-739-7030

2/27/99
All Together

Details: Marking African-American History Month, "A Celebration of Diversity" with ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner and his "cast" of multi-ethnic puppets, for grades K-6
Hours: 11:00 am
Cost: No charge
Location: White Plains public Library
White Plains

Organization: Interracial Women’s Leadership Round Table and the Junior League of Westchester On

The Sound

Additional Information: 914-422-1480

2/28/99
Annual CAP/OPL Read-In

Details: Listen to the words and literature of people of African descent
Hours: 2 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Ossining Public Library
Ossining

Organization: Ossining Public Library
Additional Information: 914-941-2416

 

2/28/99
Family Day
- Exploring the Arts

Details: Family workshops in Art, Music, Dance, and Theatre
Hours: 8 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
272 N. Bedford Road
Bedford, New York 10549

Organization: Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
Additional Information: 914-241-6922
Website:http://www.nwcaonline.org
Accessibility: A,B

 

2/28/99
Concert

Details: Performed by Spirit ensemble
Hours: 2 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: Yonkers Public Library – Will Branch
Yonkers

rganization: Yonkers Public Library
Additional Information: 914-337-1500

2/28/99
Concert

Details: The Ray Abrams Big Band with singer Donna Cumberbatch and the World Gospel Group with soloist Carol Amber
Hours: 2:30 pm
Cost: No charge
Location: White Plains Public Library
White Plains

Organization: White Plains Public Library
Additional Information: 914-422-1480

2/28/99
Stories from the Underground

Details: Poet Joyce Gilliam Brown retells slave tales from the era of the underground railroad.
Hours: Sunday 3pm
Cost: $3/Adults, $1.50/Children 12 & under & seniors.
Location: The Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701

Organization: The Hudson River Museum
Additional Information: Zoe Lindsay 914-963-4550
E-mail: hrm@hrm.org
Website http://www.hrm.org
Accessibility: A,P,B

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