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Celebrate Black History Month On Springfield Avenue

February, 2014

Here’s a list of what’s happening on Springfield Avenue in celebration of Black History Month 2014. Please call or visit individual businesses and organizations to confirm dates, times and cost information.

Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 6 pm for a night of smooth jazz with the James White Quartet at Astah’s Gallery, 1897 Springfield Avenue. Enjoy live music, current gallery exhibits food and drink. All are welcome. Courtesy of the Springfield Avenue Partnership.





Business Name Address Event title Cost/Registration Date Time
Express Yourself Studios 1877 Springfield Avenue African American Artists Series Offered as part of Express Yourself’s Studio Saturday and Family Art Night Workshop Studio Saturdays $20 ages 5-12; on the hour from 11 am to 3 pm Family Art Night $25, 4 to 6 pm. Please inquire about group discounts. Register at: Saturdays 2/8,15,22 Studio Saturdays: On the hour from 11am-3pm
Family Art Nights: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
1978 Maplewood Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Celebrate New Jersey artist Gladys Barker Grauer 1978 Gallery will celebrate the artist with several events throughout the month, check here for details: On view 2/8-4/13 Find Details Here
It’s Sew Crafty 1978 Springfield Avenue Underground Railroad Quilt Craft Free – ages 6 to teen Register at: Monday 2/10 6-7:30 pm
The Little Department Store 1857 Springfield Avenue Spring Preview and Natural Hair Shirt Line Launch Party Enjoy Appetizers, Music and Hot Fashions. No cost Sunday, 2/16 2 to 6 pm
Parteaz 1860 Springfield Avenue Doc McStuffins Tea Party 1 child, $42 Monday 2/17 1-2:30 pm
2 children, $60
3 children, $75
Register at
Sandford Heights Hearing Center 1984 Springfield Avenue What African Americans should know about hearing loss. High risk factors per age group: children, adults and seniors. Discussions are offered at no cost. Special offer during February: A remarkably reduced self-pay price of $100 for a hearing evaluation. Thursday 2/20 at 4:00 sharp and Thursday 2/27 at 5:30pm sharp 2/20 at 4pm; 2/27 at 5:30PM
Hilton Neighborhood Association 120 Burnett Avenue – DeHart Community Center Katherine Hilaire will present a program about African American inventors. The evening will be both informative and entertaining for people of all ages. Bring the family! Free, for people of all ages. Thursday 2/20 7:30 PM
Viva Z Club 1874 Springfield Avenue West African Dance Workshop $25 per person. $20 for those who prepay. Register at or by phone at 973-3780-VIVA Saturday 2/22 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Incpics Photography & Videography Studio 1677 Springfield Avenue Celebration of the contributions by black photographers Display of photographic art and lifestyles photos by black photographers. Music and food will be provided. Registration required: Saturday, 2/22 2 to 4 pm
Top Hat & Tails 1856 Springfield Avenue A Day of Mentoring Call for details Saturday, 2/22 1 to 2:30 pm
Maplewood Memorial Library, Hilton Branch 1688 Springfield Avenue Singer Rhonda Denet tributes African American composers Free Tuesday, 2/25 6:30 pm
Shakti Yoga 1861 Springfield Avenue Celebrate African American History Month at Shakti with an evening of deep and funky traditional rhythms and dance. February 28, evening; Find details here Friday, 2/28 7:45 to 9pm
Rush Fitness 10 Burnett Avenue Free 30 minute “RUSH” cardio classes Free Call to register: 973-313-0200 Saturdays in February 8:00 AM
Blue Life Karate 1809 Springfield Avenue Free Cardio Kickboxing – Mon 7:30pm & Sat 8:00am for the month of February All classes listed here are FREE during Black History Month Throughout February Various
Free Women’s Self Defense Class – Wed 5:30pm for the month of February
Free Women’s Self Defense Class – Wed 5:30pm for the month of February
Feb. 22 Free POUND rockout. workout. class for Adults – 3:30pm
Le Petit Academy 1529 Springfield Avenue African Storyteller and face painter Call for details 973-378-3500 TBA TBA
Our Gang Travel 1897 Springfield Avenue Details TBA Call for details 973-763-3616 TBA TBA
Astah’s Fine Art Gallery 1897 Springfield Avenue Details TBA Call for details 973 761-5012 TBA TBA
Beginnings Christian Preschool 1605 Springfield Avenue Storytelling and an MLK reenactment Call for details 973-761-7077 TBA TBA