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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 2015. Please call or visit individual businesses and organizations to confirm dates, times and cost information.

Special Black History Month Celebration

POSTPONED: New date: Saturday March 7, 7 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 and hosted by Astah’s Art Gallery.



Organization Name Address Event title Cost/Registration Date
Astah’s Fine Art Gallery 1897 Springfield Ave Special event and exhibit at Astah’s Fine Art Gallery. Free Saturday, February 21 at 7 pm
Our Gang Travel 1897 Springfield Ave High Tech Ships and people of Color.  It is hosted by Business Development Manager Miguel Francis who will talk about the new technology on the newest Royal Caribbean Ship out of Bayonne, NJ, “Quantum of the Seas” Free Saturday, February 7 at 2 pm
Hilton Neighborhood Association DeHart Community Center 120 Burnett Avenue
HNA and Hilton Branch Library Feb. 19th Jointly present “Shared History” a documentary and discussion.
Free, open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Contact 201-787-7688 or
February 19, 7:30 pm
It’s Sew Crafty 1978 Springfield Avenue Crafty Katie will host an event at 1978 – “Making Yarn Dolls” on Monday Feb.16th from 1:30-3pm All materials provided. Free. Register by contacting Katie by Feb.15th. Ages 6 and up. 862.205.1603. Monday 2/16
Maplewood Memorial Library, Hilton Branch 1688 Springfield Avenue Black History Month storyteller: Great for all ages, join Ms. Debbie as she takes you on a African Safari of Storytelling Presentation includes: Simple Swahilli African Musical Instruments African Story Arm/Face Painting Free Saturday, Feb. 7 11 am – 12 noon
Springfield Avenue Partnership 1897 Springfield Avenue Special event at Astah’s Fine Art Gallery. Live music, art, food & friends. Free Saturday, February 21
The Park Wood Diner 1958 Springfield Avenue The Park Wood is offering 10% off Monday thru Thursday for the whole month; just mention Black History Month 10% off your bill Monday through Thursday all month
Le Petit Academy 1529 Springfield Avenue African Storyteller and face painter Call for details: (973) 378-3500 Call for details: (973) 378-3500
Viva Z Club 1874 Springfield Avenue Viva Z Club is offering a packed Schedule of multi cultural Dance Fitness Classes during BHM! Celebrate and Exercise at Viva Z Club: join us for move-your-body-happy classes and melt away inches while dancing to “Roots-n-Riddms”, “African Indian Fusion”, “Gospel Grooves” and more. Please check the schedule for details.” Please check the schedule for details: Throughout February
Gallery 1978 1978 Springfield Avenue In Honor of Black History Month, Gallery 1978 presents: Dub Factor Redux Free Opening event: Feb. 15, 2015 2 – 6 PM ~ Closing – March 15, 2015. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 PM. Private viewings can be arranged. Contact Nettie Thomas, 973-763-0739
Express Yourself Studios 1877 Springfield Avenue Special event in conjunction with Hilton Branch Library:

A lesson in art exploring an African-American Master Artists such as Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden & Jacob Lawrence. Participants will create a piece of artwork inspired by one the Master artists.
Free; open to public
Call to register:

Monday, February 23 @ 3:30pm
The Rack 1844 Springfield Avenue Black History in the Making, you’ll find something to celebrate every Saturday at The Rack during Black History Month: Free February Saturdays
Tea Time – Children’s Literature/Story Telling Sat 2/7 11am-3pm
On The Mic Music – Saturday 2/14 7pm-10pm
On The Mic Poetry – Saturday 2/21 7pm-10pm
Literature Brunch – Saturday 2/28 (Time: TBA)