Talk to Kids About Black History Month

February is Black History Month and is dedicated to the culture, heritage, and achievements of African Americans and people of African descent. This year, the theme for 2018 is “African Americans in Times of War”. Take some time out this month to introduce and educate your children about Black History and its importance in our society. Here are some kid friendly attractions.

Black History Month Sports Bulletin

February 1-28, 2018
Mary Jacobs Library Branch, 64 Washington St, Rocky Hill NJ, 609-924-7073
Visit the Youth Services Department to learn about famous African American athletes. Browse book displays and participate in a matching game for a chance to win a prize.

Apollo Theater Open House Weekend

February 3-4, 2018
253 W 125th St, New York, NY, 212-531-5300
Free Tickets. Celebrate Black History Month at the Apollo with performances and presentations. Truly educational. A look at “Still, We Rise!” - African American experiences. Screening of the film “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”

America, We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers at The Old Barracks Museum

February 24-25, 2018 10AM-5PM
101 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ, 609-396-1776
At the Old Barracks, come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s history, and learn about the integral role they played in our military.

Newark Museum

Through March 22, 2018
49 Washington St, Newark NJ, 973-596-6550
Planetarium Show - Skywatchers of Africa: Highlights the diversity of African Astronomy and how it was used to build African societies.

Until Everyone Has It Made: Jackie Robinson's Legacy

Ongoing Until June 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY, 718-222-4111
For baseball fans young and old, celebrate the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player.

African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ

NOYES ARTS GARAGE, 2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City NJ, 609-350-6662
Bring the kids to learn about African American culture and history. View exhibits on Stereotypes: From Little Black Sambo to Aunt Jemima and Beyond. See Furniture & Fixtures from early African American life, from washboards, to ice boxes to sewing machines and more!