About Black History Month Kingston
MyKingstonKids in partnership with Harambee are proud to present the third year of Black History Month Kingston. The past 2 years have been historic and have displayed the unified consciousness of the community of Kingston, New York. The African-American contributions were highlighted along with strategies of growth, awareness and celebration. With over 60 events city wide to date 2020 will continue the increased amount of community participation by at least 30 percent.
We expect to increase our inspirational selection of historic, educational and engaging activities during Black History Month for 2020. Our mission is to showcase and pay tribute to the legacy and contributions of African-Americans in Kingston and the surrounding areas. We will also emphasize strategies to better race relations within the community thru various talks, panels and exercises. We are marketing a combination of events and activities under the one Black History Month Kingston umbrella and welcome interested parties to join.
Black History Month Kingston is projected to become a favorite annual community celebration for all generations and cultures throughout this region. The month will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation, education and pay tribute to the African and African-American legacy in Kingston.
The festivities will start on Thursday, January 30th with a community engagement celebration at City Hall followed by a free community dinner on Friday, January 31st at the YMCA hosted by a variety of community organizations. On Saturday, February 1st, there will be the official annual Kick Off event including art exhibits, performances, spoken word, dance, vendors and more. The month will include participation from a variety of organizations, churches and businesses including lectures and workshops, along with our 2nd annual Sojourner Truth Life Walk, The Nubian Cafe, Kingston Library providing children’s activities, Valentine's Day Soul Night at Ruby Mae’s, Rondout Neighborhood Recreation Center, citywide art exhibits, UPAC performances, dances, business mixers and many more.
About The Organizers
MyKingstonKids, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization that was created to assist parents in providing the children of Kingston, New York and beyond with the support needed to bring out the best in their kids as well as others. We believe this is done by providing our children with exciting activities, engaging & fun-loving events, interactive educational tools and appropriate entertainment.
Harambee is a 501 (c) 3 Not-For-Profit mid-Hudson valley coalition that supports and promotes the strength of community through cultural and educational events that enriches the lives of youth and adults.