If your nonprofit organization is holding a Black History Month event and would like to be included in this list, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail information to Donna Kessler, Black History Month, c/o Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box 2046, Middletown 10940. This complete list can be found on recordonline.com.
“The Flag That Makes You Free” Exhibit: American Wars Gallery (2nd floor),West Point Museum, U.S. Military Academy, displays examples of the colors of the flags of the Union Army during the Civil War, including two rare colors from United States Colored Troop Regiments and the Fifth Corps flag of Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren which bears two bullet holes. Museum is open at no charge, 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. 938-3590. On Facebook.
Black History Month Film Series: Every Wednesday in February, Ellenville High School Media Center, 28 Maple Ave., Ellenville, 6 p.m., Feb. 21 “Ali”; Feb. 28 “Amistad.”
“Black Panther” Movie Takeover: Feb. 16, Regal Hudson Valley Mall Theater, 1300 Ulster Ave., Kingston 7-9 p.m. A screening of “Black Panther,” a superhero film based on the Marvel superhero. (Rated R). Purchase tickets in advance at the theater or online at regmovies.com.
Bob Shaut and Sax Life presents- O Grande Amor: Feb. 16, The ArtBar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Enjoy the music of Brazil and the Great African-American songbook. Free
James Bernard - Political Promise Of The Hip Hop Generation: Feb. 17, AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Library, 43 Gill St., Kingston 6-8 p.m. Explore Hip Hop culture and learn about its future. Free
Hudson Valley Ebony Strings: Feb. 18, Albert Wisner Public Library, 1 McFarland Dr., Warwick, 1:30-3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of music performed by a string chamber group comprised of young African-American musicians. To register call 986-1047 ext. 3. albertwisnerlibrary.org.
My Kingston Kids Puzzle Party: Feb. 18, AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Library, 43 Gill St., Kingston, 1-4 p.m. Learn about African-American heroes with puzzles and games. Free
Racial Justice Action Night: Feb. 19, The Church House, 355 Hasbrouck Ave., Kingston, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.
It’s All About You! Feb. 20, 21, 22, 23, Rondout Neighborhood Center, 105 Broadway , Kingston, 6-8 p.m. Children Activities.
Selected Poems by Carole Boston Weatherford: Feb. 21, Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, 6:30-7:30 p.m., read by Beverly Braxton, teacher and educational leader at the Warwick Valley Central School District, select poems will be from Weatherford’s book “Remember the Bridge - Poems of a People.” To register go to Floridapubliclibrary.org or call 651-7659.
Discussion on “The Invention of Wings”: Feb. 22, Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, 6:30-7:30 p.m., hosted by the library’s monthly book club, the story of a Charleston slave and the daughter of a wealthy family. To register go to Floridapubliclibrary.org or call 651-7659.
Presentation: “A Brief History of Haiti and Its Contributions to the Americas: Feb 22, SUNY Orange, Middletown Campus, Rowley Center #010, 3:30-5:30 p.m., presented by Schadrac St. Louis, of the Middletown School District.
Ruby Mae Sweetheart Love & Soul Night: Feb. 23, Ruby Mae Soul Food Restaurant, 331 Hasbrouck Avenue, Kingston, 6-10 p.m. Three-course dinner. Price $25 per person.
“Pretty Fire”: Feb. 23, snow date March 2, Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, 7 p.m., a one-woman show in five vignettes, playwright Charlayne Woodward traces her life from premature birth to 11 years old. A mesmerizing experience of contemporary African-American life. Recommended for age 13 and above. Parental guidance is suggested. 888-8004.
Amadou Diallo: West African Drumming at the Kingston Library: Feb. 24, Kingston City Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children's activities; great for all ages. Free.
Harambee presents The Black History Month Kingston Gala: Feb. 24, Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, 7-11 p.m. Celebrate Kingston’s African-American heritage with a night of fine food, live music, dancing, and a presentation about the June 2019 African-American festival. Price $50.
First-person reenactment of Sojourner Truth: Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m., The Sanctuary of The Old Dutch Reformed Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston, Historic interpreter Deborah Zull of Saugerties will present Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech, and participate in an interview with James Bartholomew “Jimmy” Olsen, a fictional reporter.
Sullivan County NAACP Salute to Black History Month: Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m., Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10 Jefferson Street, Monticello, 807-6729.
Celebrating Black History: Feb. 25, Friendship Baptist Church, 11 Ferndale Rd, Ferndale, 11 a.m. 747-9080.
Giving Life - from Survival to LGBTQ, Black Excellence: Feb. 25, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston, 3-5 p.m. Free. An afternoon of discussion and storytelling about LGBTQ and the Black experience.
Film screening and discussion: Feb 28, 3:30-5:30 pm - SUNY Orange, Newburgh Campus, Kaplan Bldg #201, The film “13th” will be shown and discussed in partnership with Orange County Human Rights Commission. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S prison boom. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.”
Tuskegee Airmen: Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, 651-7659, floridapubliclibrary.org. The Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen will give a presentation on the history of the unit and their service during World War II. Register online or by phone.
Black History Month Kingston Closing Event: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m., Broadway Arts, 694 Broadway, Kingston. A mixer with music, food, fun. Projects and pictures created throughout Black History Month Kingston on display.