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Honor Black History Month in Lincoln Square

Feb 1, 2023
Honor Black History Month in Lincoln Square

February is Black History Month, and in and around Lincoln Square, there are many events throughout the month that celebrate the rich culture and history of the Black community. 

This February, Lincoln Center is presenting live events from resident organizations and sharing an on-demand collection of past performances and talks highlighting the history and experience of Black individuals from a multitude of cultures and contexts. This year's programming includes AFROPUNK + LINCOLN CENTER: Black HERstory Live, Cyrus Chestnut Trio presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic's Artist Spotlight: Talea Ensemble and Harlem Chamber Players, and Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: The Music of Bud Powell. Click here to learn more about purchasing a $10 ticket for select eventsThis is a special ticket offer in celebration of Black History Month. You can see all of Lincoln Center's Spotlight On: Black History Month events by clicking here. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center is celebrating Black History Month in many ways. All month long, you can watch archival concerts that highlight jazz's place in the Black American musical canon on Jazz Live, the organization's new streaming video platform. You can catch a main stage concert or a Dizzy's Club performance featuring musicians highlighting their own musical expressions alongside the collective contributions of iconic Black musicians who shaped the world of jazz music. Or, you can participate in a Swing University class and learn to enjoy the music while appreciating the black cultural figures who made the music possible. Every Tuesday at noon in February, you can attend a class for free. Click here to learn more about Black History Month at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

On February 4, American Folk Art Museum is honoring Black History Month with a special Families & Folk Art virtual program about David Drake, also known as Dave the Potter. Attend the event to learn about a skilled artist and brave person. Click here to learn more, including how to register. 

On February 9, Central Park Conservancy is hosting Harlem's Backyard. Join the virtual tour and discover the deep-rooted connections between Central Park’s north end and the capital of Black America. Learn more and register here. 

In honor of Black History Month, The Metropolitan Opera is showcasing some of the exceptional African American artists who have thrilled audiences and made invaluable contributions to the Met’s legacy. You can explore a digital exhibition chronicling the history of Black artists at the Met, video, and audio recordings of memorable performances, information about upcoming broadcasts, relevant news stories, and more. Click here to explore.

The New York Public Library is hosting various Black History Month events throughout the city for both children and adults. Click here to see all of the Black History programming at NYPL. 

New York Historical Society is also hosting several family-oriented Black History month events throughout February. Click here to view the upcoming events. 

Discover Black-owned or designed products at Target (1865 Broadway) in celebration of Black History Month. From clothing to toys to music and books, there's something for everyone to enjoy, including exclusive products from 6 can't-miss partnerships. For more information, click here.    

Apple (1981 Broadway) is commemorating Black History Month with exclusive content and curated launches celebrating Black culture and community. You can learn more here.    

Nordstrom (225 West 57th Street) celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting the Black voices shaping the future and cultivating so much beauty in our world. In February and beyond, you can shop your values by supporting Black-owned or -founded brands at Nordstrom. Learn more here.

Photo Credit: Lincoln Center