Sat, Feb 05

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Online Event via Zoom

Celebrating Black History Month: NYC's Rich Legacy & Living History

Join us for this free online event as we visit both iconic and lesser known locations throughout New York City which teach us about Black History.

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Celebrating Black History Month:  NYC's Rich Legacy & Living History

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Feb 05, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Online Event via Zoom

About The Event

New York City has a rich and multi-layered history of the struggles and achievements of the Black community. This virtual presidentation and tour will allow us to go back in time to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries as we weave together the past and present. We'll visit a wide variety of neighborhoods and sites that figure prominently in the Black Experience in New York City and get to know many of the key people whose influence can still be felt today. Many of the sites are museums and locations are open to the public and can also enrich our knowledge of NYC as a whole. 

In Brooklyn, these include the historic Weeksville neighborhood, the Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Medgar Evers College, and the Jackie Robinson House in Flatbush — along with the nearby site of the former Ebbets Field. In Manhattan, we will see the African Burial Ground National Monument near City Hall, (pictured), and the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the iconic Hotel Theresa in Harlem (and much more). 

In Queens important locations include the house museums of inventors Lewis Latimer and jazz great Louis Armstrong. Sandy Ground in Staten Island is dedicated to one of the the oldest continuously inhabited free black settlements in the U.S. The Bronx has a unique African American HIstory Project and of course is the birthplace of hip hop culture and the last resting place of some of the great jazz musicians.

I will make sure all attendees have the zoom link in advance of the event.

Your host and organizer,

Hank Orenstein

Licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide

LIcensed Associated Real Estate Broker (as Henry Orenstein)

The Corcoran Group

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