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Celebrate Black History Month On Springfield Avenue

Check below for a list of what’s happening on Springfield Avenue in celebration of Black History Month 2016. Please call or visit individual businesses and organizations to confirm dates, times and cost information.

Join Us for a Special Black History Month Celebration

Sunday February 21, 3 PM at Astah’s Gallery, 1897 Springfield Avenue for a special celebration of live music, current gallery exhibits, food and drink. All are welcome. Presented by the Springfield Avenue Partnership, hosted by Astah’s Art Gallery.



Organization Name Address Event title Cost/Registration Date
Astah’s Fine Art Gallery 1897 Springfield Ave Special live music event on 2/21 and a special month long exhibit featuring the work of Anthony Gartmond, former Essex County Prosecutor. Free
Featuring wines from Springfield Avenue’s newest business, Wine Barrel at 1886 Springfield Avenue
Sunday, February 21 at 3 pm
Our Gang Travel 1897 Springfield Ave Presenting a workshop highlighting the new regulations for travel taking effect in 2016. Free February 20th 2 pm
Hilton Neighborhood Association DeHart Community Center 120 Burnett Avenue HNA Commemorates Black History Month: Try your hand at a Black History Month Quiz! plus information about the Township’s upcoming property reassessment.  Refresh your knowledge about our country’s history and gain some new information too. Free email: February 18, 2016 Hilton Neighborhood Association Meeting in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Avenue at 7:30 PM This meeting is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served.  For further information, contact or 201-787-7688.
Maplewood Memorial Library, Hilton Branch 1688 Springfield Avenue Presenting an art program by Evelyn Graves Free Tues, February 23 at 5 pm
Springfield Avenue Partnership 1897 Springfield Avenue Special event at Astah’s Fine Art Gallery. Live music, art, food & friends. Free Sunday, February 21, 3 pm
Le Petit Academy 1529 Springfield Avenue African Storytelling Call for details: (973) 378-3500 Call for details: (973) 378-3500
Gallery 1978 1978 Springfield Avenue THE CREATIVE CUBAN CONNECTION: JUAN ANTONIO PICASSO. Juan Antonio Picasso, who resides in Havana  and is a descendant of Pablo Picasso, has been invited by the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center to be the featured artist for Black History Month. Free Feb. 13 – Mar 20.
Artist Reception Feb. 14, 2-6 pm. Exhibit related events: TBD.
Check the gallery website
Express Yourself Painting 1877 Springfield Avenue AFRICAN –AMERICAN ARTISTS SERIES: Black History Month lessons in art exploring a different African-American Master Artists Call 973-763-5256; or via email


FEBRUARY 13, 20, 27
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Studio Saturday is open to children ages 5-12 and runs on the hour 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; the workshop fee for this is $20.  Family Art runs 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM; the workshop fee is $25. Please inquire about group discounts.
The Rack Bakery & Cafe 1844 Springfield Avenue Open Mic/Spoken Word On The Mic – Live music and poetry event
Call for details: (973) 327-2353
Saturday February 6th
7pm to 10pm
The Hair Chalet 1632 Springfield Avenue Presents 2 special opportunities in celebration of Black History Month:
1. Makeup 101 featuring custom matched foundation
2. The Shopping Annuity: The Unfranchise Business Presentation
Free: Call 973-763-2272 to RSVP and for further inquiries 1. Makeup 101: Sat Feb 13 5 to 7 pm
2. The Shopping Annuity: Mon Feb 15 6 pm