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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 2017. Please call or visit individual businesses and organizations to confirm dates, times and cost information.

Join Us for a Special Black History Month Celebration

Join us on Saturday, February 25, 6-8 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 live music event and art event on 2/25. All are welcome. Free Saturday, February 25 – 6 to 8 pm
Our Gang Travel 1897 Springfield Ave Come celebrate Black History and find out what it would be like sailing on a river cruise with the Award Wining AMA Waterways down the Enchanting Rhine. Refreshments will be served.
Free Saturday February 18, 2017
Michelles Beauty Salon 1775 Springfield Ave Enjoy a free service or treat every day during Black History Month Free Throughout Feb – salon hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (973)342-2652
Tue – Free back treatment
Wed – Free eyebrow waxing
Thu – Free wash & set
Fri – Free scalp manipulation
Sat – Enjoy free coffee, tea & pastries
Hilton Neighborhood Association DeHart Community Center 120 Burnett Avenue HNA Commemorates Black History Month: “Black History is American History” Free, all are welcome
Thu Feb 16, 7:30 pm at De Hart Center 120 Burnett Ave. For further information, contact or 201-787-7688.
Maplewood Memorial Library, Hilton Branch 1688 Springfield Avenue
Celebrate Mrs Edna Lewis – The First Lady of Southern Cooking
with Chef Jesse.
Free Tues, February 7 at 6 pm
Springfield Avenue Partnership 1897 Springfield Avenue Special event at Astah’s Fine Art Gallery. Live music, art, food & friends. Free Sunday, February 25 6 to 8 pm
Akuaba Fashions 1964 Springfield Avenue Special event: Learn the art of tying of head wraps and the history of kente cloth.

Free February 15th from 3-5 pm
Phone: 973 275 0023
Gallery 1978 1978 Springfield Avenue Celebrate Black History Month with acclaimed artist Lulu Mae Blocton. – “Persistence of Past and Present…reflected in patterns, colors and light” Free OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, February 5th 2-6pm
(Exhibit runs January 28 – March 12th)
Special Event: A Conversation Between Lula Mae Blockton and Juan Antonio Picasso on the weekend of Feb. 11/12. Email for details.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm or by appointment at
Check the gallery website
Express Yourself Painting 1877 Springfield Avenue Express Yourself Studios will offer a special Black History Month lesson in art exploring different African-American Master Artists (Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Charles Alston). The workshop is presented as part of Express Yourself Studios’ Studio Saturday Workshop and open to children ages 5-12. Call 973-763-5256;
or via email
Saturday, February 18 – African American Artists SeriesTimes: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (on the hour)
Top Hat & Tails 1856 Springfield Avenue Top Hat & Tails will have its annual Black History month mentoring luncheon Sat Feb 18th. The program starts@ 1pm and pizza and light refreshments will be served. Free Saturday February 18th
at 1pm

Park Wood Diner 1958 Springfield Avenue Mention Black History Month and receive 10% off your bill. Everyday during Black History Month!