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Neighborhood Know-It-All: Black History Month, Brooklyn-Style

Feb 9, 2009 12:28 PM | 0 comments

February is Black History Month, and there’s no better place to celebrate than in Brooklyn. So many groundbreaking African Americans started out here, from Jay-Z to Shirley Chisholm to Chris Rock. Is it any wonder? Brooklyn is such an inspirational place. Do something great to commemorate this important month. You won’t have to go far!


One recommendation from our staff is the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. On February 28, they will host African Lives: From Wyckoff to Weeksville, during which there will be crafts, dance performances and tours of the museum.


Central Library’s Dweck Center is also offering a rich array of events, all month long. From hearing a special concert by the Brooklyn Philharmonic to meeting some of the most relevant African American authors of our time, you’ll find plenty to do.

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