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The best Black History Month events in Brooklyn!

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Join the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the “Black Future Festival” featuring a week of dancing, music, and hands-on activities!
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Brooklynites are gathering all over the borough for Black History Month, and Brooklyn Paper has you covered with the best and brightest events for the remainder of February honoring the lives and legacies of extraordinary Black Americans, as well as celebrations of Black culture that has contributed in incalculable ways to the lives of every citizen. 

Here’s some of the best Black History Months events in Kings County:

Black History Month Concert at the Brooklyn Public Library

Featuring a series of Black artists performing extraordinary tunes from the culture whose extraordinary impact on music is undeniable, this concert will highlight some of the best artists and artwork Black New Yorkers have to offer. 

Black History Month Concert. (The Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at 10 Grand Army Plaza. www.harlemchamberplayers.org/event). Feb. 27 at 4 pm. Free. 

Black in Brooklyn Trolly Tour

Green-Wood is hosting a trolly tour of the cemetery grounds, led by Historian Jeff Richman, where you’ll “examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent Black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists who fought for freedom in America.”

Passengers will be able to catch monuments to several prominent Black Americans, including renowned painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, jazz musician Cedar Walton, New York’s first black millionaire Jeremiah Hamilton, and the state’s first Black doctor, Susan Smith McKinney Steward, among many others. 

Black in Brooklyn Trolly Tour. (Green-Wood at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. www.green-wood.com). Feb. 26 at 10 am. $30/ $25 for members.

See monuments to great Black Americans with Green-Wood’s trolly tour!Green-Wood

NY Transit Museum Digital Discussion: A History of Social Action in Transit

This virtual event, hosted by the New York transit museum, will see Museum Education Coordinator Marie Fazio lead a discussion to explore the history of social movements and political activism connected to New York City Transit. Learn about labor strikes and civil rights movements led by New Yorkers to improve the lives of their communities. 

A History of Social Action in Transit. (The New York Transit Museum at 99 Schermerhorn St. in Downtown Brooklyn. www.downtownbrooklyn.com/events). Feb. 22 at 1 pm. Free.  

Black History Month Pop Up Shop

Come and spend your Sunday enjoying an awesome day with music, food and amazing friends at this pop up shop, where you’ll be able to party all day while supporting Black-owned businesses! 

Black History Month Pop Up Shop. (Cortelyou Annex at 386 Marlborough Rd. www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-pop-up-shop-tickets-253757634917). Feb. 20 at 12 pm. Free to attend. 

Black Future Festival

Celebrate Black History Month at Black Future Festival — a week of forward-looking fun that features dance performances, interactive storytelling, hands-on activities, and more!

Black Future Festival. (Brooklyn Children’s Museum at 145 Brooklyn Ave. www.brooklynkids.org/events/black-future-festival-2-2022-02-19/). Feb. 19 to Feb 27. Times and prices vary. 

Drunk Black History

Comedians Brandon Collins and Gordon Baker-Bone will host this knee-slapping interactive performance, where a series of intoxicated guests will tell the story of prominent Black historical figures — though their drunken anecdotes may not be the most reliable source of information. 

Drunk Black History. (The Bell House at 149 7th St. in Gowanus. www.eventbrite.com/e/drunk-black-history). Feb. 25 at 8:30 pm. $25. The best Black History Month events in Brooklyn!

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