AROUND NJ

Black History Month Celebrations in NJ 2016

20150130_BlackHistoryMonthFebruary is Black History Month and there are many events throughout New Jersey to recognize the accomplishments of the African-American community.

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Buena
African-American Author Appreciation
Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Buena Community Reading Center
, Buena Regional High School
125 Weymouth Road
609-625-2776 (x6338)

Galloway
Celebrate Black History Month Lecture and Discussion
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Galloway Township
306 East Jimmie Leeds Road
609-652-2352

Pleasantville
Celebrating Black History Month with Pajama Storytime
Monday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Pleasantville
33 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
609-641-1778

Poetry Night
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Pleasantville
33 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
609-645-8421

Mays Landing
A Freedom Quilt Craft
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Mays Landing
20 Farragut Avenue
609-625-2776 (x6304)

Madame C.J. Walker: Self-Made Woman (registration requested)
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Mays Landing
20 Farragut Avenue
609-625-2776 (x6304)

Somers Point
Unsung Inventor: Black History Month
Tuesday. Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Somers Point
801 Shore Road
609-927-7113

Black History Month Poetry Reading
Tuesday. Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.
Atlantic County Library System: Somers Point
801 Shore Road
609-927-7113

BERGEN COUNTY:

Lyndhurst
“In The Heat of the Night”

Feb. 9 from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands
1280 Wall St. West
201-447-7100

Roots (seven part miniseries) Celebrating Black History Month
Part 1: Monday, Feb. 15 from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11:15 a.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 11:15 a.m.
Part 4: Monday, Feb. 22 at 2:15 p.m.
Part 5: Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 2:15 p.m.
Part 6: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:15 a.m.
Part 7: Monday, Feb. 29 at 11:15 a.m.
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands
1280 Wall St. West
201-447-7100

CAMDEN COUNTY:

Story Time with Don Dougherty: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Presented by the Camden County Library System

Bellmawr: Monday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.
Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Branch
35 East Browning Road
856-931-1400

Gloucester Township: Monday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Gloucester Township-Blackwood Rotary Public Library
15 S. Black Horse Pike
856-228-0022

Merchantville: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Merchantville Public Library
130 South Centre St.
856-665-3128

Voorhees: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library
203 Laurel Road
856-772-1636

Haddon Township: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.
William G. Rohrer Memorial Library – Haddon Township Branch
15 MacArthur Boulevard
856-854-2752

Camden
Celebrate African American Heritage

Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Camden County Library: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
301 North Fifth St.
856-225-6807

Film Festival: “Dreamgirls”
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
Camden County Library: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
301 North Fifth St.
856-225-6807

Film Festival: “Get on Up”
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.
Camden County Library: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
301 North Fifth St.
856-225-6807

Film Festival: “What’s Love Got to Do With It”
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Camden County Library: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
301 North Fifth St.
856-225-6807

Film Festival: “House Party”
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.
Camden County Library: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
301 North Fifth St.
856-225-6807

Film Festival: “Straight Outta Compton”
Thursday, March 3 at 1 p.m.
Camden County Library: Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
301 North Fifth St.
856-225-6807

Hip-Hop Musicology
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.
Camden County Library: Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
852 Ferry Ave.
856-342-9789

Film Festival: “Think Like a Man”
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.
Camden County Library: Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
852 Ferry Ave.
856-342-9789

Film Festival: “Crooklyn”
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.
Camden County Library: Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
852 Ferry Ave.
856-342-9789

Film Festival: “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.
Camden County Library: Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
852 Ferry Ave.
856-342-9789

Hip-Hop Musicology
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.
Camden County Library: Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
852 Ferry Ave.
856-342-9789

Atco
Secrets to Freedom, Songs of Freedom and the Underground Railroad
Friday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
South County Regional Branch
35 Cooper Folly Road
856-753-2537

Cherry Hill
Page Turners (featuring stories highlighting African-American history and culture)

Monday, Feb. 8 from 7 to 7:45 p.m.
Cherry Hill Public Library, Children’s Story and Craft Room
1100 Kings Highway North
856-903-1228
http://chplnj.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=7278&lib=

A New Jersey Legend: John Henry “Pop” Lloyd and the Legacy of Negro League Baseball
Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center
1100 Kings Highway North
865-667-0300
http://chplnj.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=7376&lib=

Film Screening: “The Watsons go to Birmingham”
Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center
1100 Kings Highway North
865-667-0300
http://chplnj.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=7411&lib=

Hip Hop History: With former Geto Boys member DJ Ready Red, Collins Leysath
Monday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center
1100 Kings Highway North
865-667-0300
http://chplnj.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=7422&lib=

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Willingboro
Black History Month Gala
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.
Willingboro Public Library
220 Willingboro Parkway
609-877-6668
http://www.willingboro.org/events-mainmenu-72/library-programs-mainmenu-253/1532-black-history-month-gala

ESSEX COUNTY

Newark
Black History Month Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Newark Public Library — Clinton Branch
739 Bergen St.
973-733-7754
http://www.huntcal.com/cal/view/npl/main?yr=2016&m=2

Black History Month: “We Found Our Way: Newark Portraits from the Great Migration”
Thursday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. On view from Feb. 4 through April 9
Newark Public Library, Second Floor Gallery
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793
http://www.huntcal.com/cal/view/npl/main?yr=2016&m=2

Black History Month: “White Balance: Distortion of Black Images on Television”
Saturday, Feb. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793

Test Your Knowledge of Black History (for school-aged children)
Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Newark Public Library — Clinton Branch
739 Bergen St.
973-733-7754
http://www.huntcal.com/cal/view/npl/main?yr=2016&m=2

Documentary Film: “I am Ali”
Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Newark Public Library, James Brown African American Room
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793
http://www.huntcal.com/cal/view/npl/main?yr=2016&m=2

Panel Discussion: #BlackLivesMatterNewark
Saturday, Feb. 27 from noon to 4 p.m.
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793

These Oral Histories
Senior citizens are invited to document their experiences in Newark
Newark Public Library, Auditorium
5 Washington St.
973-624-6400 (Call to reserve one of the 18 spots)

“We Lift Up Your Voices
Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Newark Public Library, Centennial Hall
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793

“Open Up the Door: I’ll Get It Myself: Migration Stories of Newark’s African American Women”
Tuesday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Newark Public Library, Auditorium
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793

“A Place of Entry and We Came and Stayed”, short documentaries inspired by the narratives of the Krueger-Scott Collection
Tuesday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Newark Public Library, Auditorium
5 Washington St.
973-733-7793

Long Time Here: Prisons and Policing in African-American History
Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rutgers University-Newark, Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/events/long-time-here-prisons-and-policing-african-american-history

Ocean County

Berkeley
“Dear White People”
Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Berkeley Branch
30 Station Road
732-269-2144
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117624553

Brick
Soul Food Sampler (for teens)
Monday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Brick Branch
301 Chambers Bridge Road
732-477-4513
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117727117#/?i=3

African-American History Online
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Ocean County Library: Brick Branch
301 Chambers Bridge Road
732-477-4513
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117727117

“Lincoln”
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Brick Branch
301 Chambers Bridge Road
732-477-4513
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117364388

Jackson
Motown Boogie Babies (ages 1-4)
Friday, Feb. 19 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Ocean County Library: Jackson Branch
2 Jackson Drive
732-928-4400
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117567618

Lacey
Film and Discussion: “Betty and Coretta”
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Lacey Branch
10 East Lacey Road
609-693-8566
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117149714

African-American Genealogy
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Lacey Branch
10 East Lacey Road
609-693-8566
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117374810

“Fighting Back 1957-1962: Eyes on the Prize — America’s Civil Rights Movement.”
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Lacey Branch
10 East Lacey Road
609-693-8566
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117331634

Manahawkin
Healthy and Tasty Soul Food (registration required)
Monday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Stafford Branch
129 N. Main St.
609-597-3381
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117346158

Surf City
Black Indians Storytelling
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Long Beach Island Branch
217 S. Central Ave.
609-494-2480
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117123027

Living History Presentation: Madame CJ Walker: Self-Made Woman
Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Long Beach Island Branch
217 S. Central Ave.
609-494-2480
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117379830

Manchester
Drop in Black History Month Paper Quilting
Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Manchester Branch
21 Colonial Drive
732-657-7600
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117685111

From Page to Screen: The Color Purple
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Manchester Branch
21 Colonial Drive
732-657-7600
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117150475

African American Cherokee Indian culture and traditions with George Tooks (registration required)
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Manchester Branch
21 Colonial Drive
732-657-7600
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117106409

Point Pleasant
Make an African Maasai necklace (ages 18-36 months)
Thursday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon
Ocean County Library: Point Pleasant Beach Branch
710 McLean Ave.
732-892-4575
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117247897

“Freedom Summer 1964”
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Point Pleasant Beach Branch
710 McLean Ave.
732-892-4575
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117846238

Toddler Dance Party
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.
Ocean County Library: Point Pleasant Beach Branch
710 McLean Ave.
732-892-4575
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117258300

Toms River
Black History Month Celebration with the Toms River Area NAACP
Saturday, Feb. 27 from noon to 2 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Toms River Branch
101 Washington St.
732-349-6200
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117680746

Tuckerton
Healthy and Tasty Soul Food
Thursday, Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Ocean County Library: Tuckerton Branch
380 Bay Ave.
609-296-1470
http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events#/?i=2

UNION COUNTY

Cranford
2016 Union County Black History Month Celebration
Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Union County College, Student Commons Building
1033 Springfield Ave.
http://ucnj.org/black-history-month-celebration/