All month:Carol Jenkins toured the new African American Museum in Washington, DC, as part of her program “Black America” on CUNY TV. You can view the hour-long show, “More Than A Building, A Dream Come True” online at cuny.tv/show/blackamerica/PR2005859.
February 4: Open house at the Apollo Theater, 2–6 pm. apollotheater.org/event/apollo-open-house
February 7: My Black History Month celebration with New York Quilters of Color. Please join me in celebrating the work of New York Quilters of Color, and Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 7, from 6 to 8 pm at 1 Centre St., 19th Floor South. Founded in 1993, Quilters of Color Network is a diverse group of men and women dedicated to the creative process of sewing historical and contemporary American quilts inspired by ethnicities. They illustrate social images and events via the art of quilt-making, and their work is on view in my office gallery for the month of February. If you can’t make it for the reception, please come visit during normal business hours—their work is extraordinary! See more at www.quiltersofcolornyc.com.
February 11: Celebrating the diaspora: the richness & diversity of black history. 2–4 pm, Triangle Building, 530 West 166th St. Free, but please RSVP at bit.ly/2kT3y6I .
February 16: Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution. A lecture with Hortense Spillers, black feminist scholar. 6–7:30 pm, Barnard Hall, 4th Floor James Room, 3009 Broadway. Free, but please register online at bit.ly/2kTdhKk.
February 18: Honoring 3 activists organizations at “Caucus Weekend” in Albany. Each year the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus hosts a weekend event in Albany and I am proud to participate this year by joining with the New York Urban League in honoring three activists organizations: West Harlem Environmental Action, the New York Immigrant Coalition, and the NYS Nurses Association. Saturday, February 18th, Hilton Hotel, 6–8 pm. Please call Deron Hill at (212) 669-2527 for more information.
February 22: Art Inspired By...An African Artist. 6–7:30 pm, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St. This event is free, RSVP is required; please call (212) 397-3159.
February 23: Between the Lines: Adrian Miller. The author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas,” will speak at 6:30 pm, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd.