Celebrate Black History Month
SAM is proud to once again participate in Maplewood's Black History Month Celebrations. For a comprehensive list of events and activities happening throughout Maplewood, and the greater MapSo community, visit their website here.
Below is a listing of what's happening on specifically on Springfield Avenue throughout the month February. Please call or visit individual businesses and organizations to confirm dates, times and cost information.
|Business||Address||Phone||Web Address||Event Date||Black History Month - Event and Promotion Details|
|Paint & Chill||1611 Springfield Avenue||917-740-2306||www.paintandchill.com||Friday, February 1, 2019
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
|Celebrate Black History month at Paint & Chill by painting a beautiful portrait of a black lady while listening to your favorite artists and singing along. Bring a beverage and a snack of your choice with you and enjoy an evening out with your friends and family. Use code SOMA for 50% off. Only for SOMA residents. Note: This promo code cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.|
|Express Yourself Studios||1877 Springfield Avenue||973-763-5256||www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com/||Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23||Enjoy a special Black History Month lesson in art exploring different African-American Master Artists. This program is offered as part of Express Yourself Studios’ Studio Saturday workshops.
Studio Saturday is open to children ages 5-12 and runs on the hour 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; the workshop fee is $20 per person or $15 per person for groups of 5+.
|Our Gang Travel||1897 Springfield Avenue||973-763-3616||www.ourganggroup.com||Saturday, February 23, 2019||"Travel in Black and White" - A conversation and details of the many recent changes in the travel industry. - 2pm - 6pm|
|Astah's Art Gallery||1897 Springfield Avenue||973-761-5012||www.facebook.com/Astahs-FINE-ART-Gallery||Saturday, February 23, 2019||The work of New Jersey artist Tino Cook - A body of work based on poems of Maya Angelou and highlighting famous African American women in the civil right struggles (i.e. Jane Pittman, Sojourner Truth and Phillis Wheatley) - 2pm - 6pm.|
|Le Petit Academy||1529 Springfield Avenue||973-378-3500||https://laceyspetitacademy.com/||Mondays, 2/11 and 2/25 at 10:30 AM||Black History Month Celebration @ Le Petit Academy in partnership with Hilton Library
-BOOK GIVE AWAY
|1978 Maplewood Arts Center||1978 Springfield Avenue||(908) 899-1279||www.1978Artscenter.org||Exhibit opens Jan 19 and runs throughout February||A special tribute to the late Eleta J. Caldwell. Gallery hours 2 to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Exhibit and estate sale of of the first female and first black principal of Newark's legendary Arts High School.|
|Hilton Branch Library||1688 Springfield Avenue||(973)762-1688||https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/||Saturday, 2/16 at 10:30am
Ages 10-15 | Please register
|Sew Your Own Quilt Block: In this workshop led by local sewing expert Ellen Lumpkin Brown, make a quilt block inspired by the little-known history of the black quilting artists of Gee's Bend, Alabama! Register online at https://sew-your-own.eventbrite.com or by calling the Hilton Branch at (973)762-1688.|
|Hilton Branch Library||1688 Springfield Avenue||(973)762-1688||https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/||Thursday, 2/28 @4:30pm
Ages 8-11 | Drop in
|African Rhythms Drum Circle: This workshop is an introduction to percussion through African Rhythms and Creative Movement.
Through a welcoming drum circle participants discover tempo and rhythms while learning about
the role of music in African culture. Discover how the drums are an instrument of self-expression and
storytelling while emphasizing teamwork. Please arrive on time: space is limited.
|Hilton Branch Library||1689 Springfield Avenue||(973)762-1689||https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/||Thursday, 2/28 @ 6:30pm||Chef Jesse Talk and Tasting: Maplewood's favorite Chef Jesse Jones will share techniques and itps followed by a tasting of his inspired Seafood Creole Soup.|
|Akuaba Fashions Boutique||1966 Springfield Avenue||(973) 275-0023||https://akuaba-fashions.business.site/?m=true||All month. Store hours: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM||Authentic African clothing for Black History Month 20-30 % off. Sale continues for the entire month on african clothing and accessories for women, men, and children. Schools and universities welcome for bulk orders.|
|Cornbread||1565 Springfield Avenue||(973) 313-0328||cornbreadsoul.com/||Saturday, February 9 and 23, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM||
Black History Month Movie Nights: $5 tickets available on eventbrite. 2/9: Higher Learning; 2/23: Coming to America.
|Hair Chalet||1632 Springfield Avenue||973-763-2272||www.hairchalet.com||Date: TBA||Makeovers and Dress for Success event. Details TBA|
|Hilton Neighborhood Assoiciation||DeHart Community Center 120 Burnett Avenue||n/a||n/a||Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:30 PM 9:00 PM
|Join us as we sit in a circle and take turns reading some of the greatest poems by Black poets, as well as by some of the lesser known writers. Whether you are a poetry lover or not, you are sure to be moved by the thoughts of these historical poets and modern ones. Felicia George, Columbia High School graduate, has graciously agreed to read some of her original poems. This evening is guaranteed to be a thought-provoking, enjoyable experience.|
Special thanks to SAM business Stainfil Studios for and photographing many of the Black History Month events and activities happening throughout Maplewood.