Black History Celebration

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Info
Exhibitions: Free; performances: $5/adult, $3/student
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All ages

Paintings, photography, music, spoken word, and more will help celebrate freedom through the arts. The life and legacy of Aretha Franklin will also be commemorated. Kid activities include face painting, crafts, a dance party, and planetarium shows.

Every school in the City School District of New Rochelle will be represented and all families are invited. Students, faculty and community members will be honored.

Participants include:

  • WABSE Spoken Word and Art Show: Student work
  • Kids activities: Face Painting, Crafts, Dance party, Planetarium visits
  • Food vendors: Chef El Amin, Andrea's Place
  • Crafts vendors: LYL Apparel, Shelly's Quality Accessories
  • Book sales: The Voracious Reader
  • Author signings: Jasaun Young, Michael Eaddy, Luis Quiros, Linda Tarrant-Reid
  • Student performances: NRHS, Isaac E. Young Middle School, Albert Leonard Middle School, Barnard School, Webster School
  • DJ: DJSmithyBoy (Albert Leonard Middle School student Maison Smith)
  • Professional performance: Asase Yaa Cultural Center
  • Photography: Max Pottinger

The art show and kids activities will be free and performances cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. All proceeds go to scholarships.

The event is organized by the District's Black History Month Committee and the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators with support from The New Rochelle Council on the Arts and the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence.


New Rochelle High School
265 Clove Road
10801 New Rochelle , NY
Phone: 914-563-5078
40° 55' 48.1476" N, 73° 47' 33.9288" W
New York