Celebrating Black History Month in Kingston NY

A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library via Facebook

February is Black History Month…

…and Black History Month Kingston offers a resource for finding all the events in the Kingston area. If you missed the kick-off celebration at the Lace Mill on February 3rd (depicted above), you can still attend lectures, see art, watch films, hear live music, and eat to your belly’s content in celebration of African culture.

This Sunday, February 11th, watch the documentary “The Revival: Women and the Word” at the Hudson Valley LGTBQ Community Center in Uptown Kingston. According to BHMK, the film “chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color.” 3-5pm. Admission is free. RSVP here.

Mid-month, the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library in Kingston will host the lecture “Political Promise of the Hip Hop Generation” by James Bernard on Wednesday, February 17th at 6-8pm. Bernard is the Executive Director of Public Allies New York, an AmeriCorps program focused on social activism. Admission is free. Find out more here.

Later in the month on Saturday, February 24th, Arts Society of Kingston hosts the Gala in Celebration of the Life of Benjamin Wigfall at 7pm. The Ben Wigfall Legacy Award will be presented as well as information on the African-American Festival set for June 2019. Food, drink, and dance for $50/ticket. Find out more from Chronogram.com.

But that’s not all! Get a full schedule of Black History Month events all month long at BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org. The A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library is located at 43 Gill Street, Kingston.

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