Soulful celebrations: How to commemorate Black History Month in Brooklyn

Join the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a week of reflection and future-forward fun inspired by the national celebration of the African Diaspora and Black History Month.
Winston Williams/Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Celebrate Black History Month in February by honoring the achievements and contributions of Black Americans who have played a vital role in shaping our world. Explore a variety of family-friendly events happening throughout Brooklyn, ensuring a month-long celebration of their impact on our shared history.

Black History Month Movie

DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Ave., Bushwick
Feb. 2-23, Fridays, 3-5 p.m.
All ages

Join the Brooklyn Public Library for an afternoon movie in celebration of Black History Month every Friday in February.

Brooklyn DA Celebrates Black History Month

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights
Saturday, Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m.
All ages
Advanced registration required

Commemorate Black History Month at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday program with a dialogue on how art reflects history and social justice.

Reggae and Calypso at Marine Park

Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, 3000 Fillmore Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m.
All ages

Enjoy these special grooves and learn their importance in Black culture. Marcus Steele & Friends provide this fun lecture and performance in honor of Black History Month.

Black Future Festival: We Da People

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
Feb. 18-25, Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All ages
$15; free for members

Join the museum for a week of reflection and future-forward fun inspired by the national celebration of the African Diaspora and Black History Month. With guest curator, Kendra J. Bostock and STooPS, there will be workshops, dance performances, storytelling, and more.

Celebrate the music of Price with the kids at Brooklyn Bowl during Black History Month.Wikimedia Commons/Yves Lorson

Brooklyn and the Abolitionist Movement

Corner of Furman and Old Fulton Streets in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All ages

Join the Urban Park Rangers on a walk discussing Brooklyn’s significant history to the abolitionist movement in the United States. Registration is required. Registration opens on Feb. 7 and ends Feb. 16.

Jack and Friends Black History Month Series: Lavender Blues

Park Slope Library, 431 6th Ave., Park Slope
Wednesdays, Feb. 21, 4-4:45 p.m. and Feb. 28, 1-1:45 p.m.
Ages 3 and younger
Advanced registration required

This high energy performance for babies and toddlers includes songs from Lavender Blues REMIXED to a new cadence and bonus beat! Plus, new tracks from Lady B’s follow up album, the REMIXES volume 2. Sing, dance and play with Lavender Blues! 

The Music of Prince and More for Kids

Sunday, Feb. 25, 12-1 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Ages 10 and younger

“Let’s Go Crazy” with the music of Prince and more. “Raspberry Beret” optional.