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Black History Month Activities

Guided Tour of Dyckman Farmhouse 

Join a staff member for a guided tour of the farmhouse and learn more about what life would have been like on a farm in Manhattan for the Dyckman family and the free black and enslaved workers in the household. FREE but reservations recommended, as space is limited.

February 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

4881 Broadway at 204th Street


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Madame Tussauds Black History Month Exhibit

Located in Times Square, presents a special Black History Month exhibit displaying some of the world's most historic and influential people including President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. Through a scavenger hunt sheet, visitors can learn more about these history makers.

The exhibit will take place throughout the entire month of February.

Madame Tussauds

234 West 42nd Street

between Seventh and Eighth Avenues


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Brooklyn Children's Museum

Children can learn more about culinary connections between West African foods and those prepared by the Sea Islands' Gullah people residing in the region of South Carolina and Georgia. Families can make a Gullah dish known as sesame peanut butter balls and learn more about their traditions.

The program will be held on Sunday, February 14th beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

Brooklyn, NY


Josephone Baker Story: Bananas

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Langston Hughes Auditorium

(Partially accessible to wheelchairs)

February 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Bananas, written by and starring Sloan Robinson is a one-woman theatre cabaret based on the life of Josephine Baker. Baker overcame the limitations imposed by the color of her skin, to become one of the world's most versatile entertainers, performing on stage, screen and recordings. Josephine Baker's story has been told and re-told but Robinson's unique intimate portrayal gives us an opportunity to see the human side of this artist.

Tickets: $20.For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206 or All Ages.

James Carter in Concert

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Langston Hughes Auditorium

(Partially accessible to wheelchairs)

February 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Ever since he arrived in New York City from his native Detroit at age 21, saxophonist James Carter's awesome virtuosity on a number of instruments and his postmodernist embrace of the past, present, and future of jazz have been causing listeners' jaws to drop. He stands as one of the music's greatest living virtuosos.

Tickets: Members, $16; Non-members, $20. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. All Ages.

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