February 2015 honors Black History Month. This February, there are many different local events to honor the rich history and culture of African-Americans. Many of these events are FREE and open to the public. Here is your guide to Black History Month 2015 in Ocean County:
Check out a screening of the movie “42”, about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, on February 4th at the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library at 2pm.
Dr Daisy Century presents a living history presentation on 19th century civil rights advocate and entrepreneur, Madame CJ Walker. See it on February 9th at 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library.
Anthony McGill, the first African-American principal player with the New York Philharmonic, will make a public appearance on February 9th at 2pm at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College. Tickets are required.
Actor Marvin Jefferson presents a one-man show called “Paul Robeson: Renaissance Man”, about a 20th century African-American activist, singer and leader. The Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library in Lavallette hosts the show on February 11th at 4pm.
Dietician Jennifer Klein is cooking up delicious soul food recipes in celebration of Black History Month at the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library on February 18th at 2pm.
See a screening of “Justice is a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley” on February 21st at 2pm at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library.
Check out the Harlem Grooves LIVE multimedia extravaganza, featuring music and video, from Key Arts Productions. It takes place at the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library on February 21st at 2pm.
The Howard Gospel Choir is the special guest at the 15th Annual Gospel Extravaganza on February 28th at 6pm. The show will be at the Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors/college students/kids under 12.