Whether you’re looking to observe Black History Month this weekend with the family or you’d like to network with the community, we’ve got you covered!
Black History Month – Crafts
February 21 @ 3:00 PM
Lafayette Branch Library, 307 Pacific Ave
Bring the family to the Lafayette Branch library on Pacific Ave for an afternoon of crafts!
Speed Networking Event- ChicpeaJC x JCTechMeetup
February 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Andco, 201 Montgomery St
Meet with a number of diverse professionals and potentially find your next business investor, employee, etc.
Poetry Slam & Open Mic
February 21 @ 7:00 PM
Snapdragon Coffee & Social, 190 Monticello Avenue
Enjoy poetry and spoken word at Snapdragon! Sit back and check out local talent or perform and go with the flow.
Black History Month Group Exhibition
Until February 28
Rotunda Gallery @ City Hall, 280 Grove St
You can stop by the Rotunda Gallery at City Hall until February 28th for an art exhibition and historic postcards.
Dominican Bar Association: The Quisqueyanos Series
February 22 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Shakin, 342 7th St
The Dominican Bar Association is coming to NJ to support Dominican owned/operated businesses. There’ll be fun, raffles, and food at Shakin for their inaugural event of the series.
Back to Black – an Installation
February 22 until June 28 @ 11:00 AM
Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Avenue
“Back to Black” highlights the 1919 World War I self-published poetry book War Poems by Ada and Ethel Peters. The installation will honor Black History Month, Women’s History Month, National Poetry Month in April, and close at the end of June to celebrate the anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles.
African Clay Mask Workshop
February 23 @ 12:45 PM
Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Ave
Bring the kids for an African clay mask workshop at the Five Corners Branch library on Newark Ave. Contact the library for information to register.
Black History Month Presentation
February 23 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church Parsonage, 37 Warner Ave
Stop by Triangle Park Community Center for their 1st Ubuntu Black History month presentation with performances by local residents and refreshments throughout the afternoon.
Joyful Noise Gospel Competition
February 23 @ 6:00 PM
Mary Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
The Bethune Center is honoring the tradition of gospel in African-American churches with a gospel competition featuring church choirs and universities. It’s free and open to all ages.
Sound in Color
February 23 @ 7:30 PM
FM, 340 3rd St
Enjoy music by Naja Young, The Sad Lips, Genii Collective, and Cold Weather Company with only a $5 cover at the door.
Abstract Painting Class with Philip Hardy
February 24 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jersey City Art School, 29 McWilliams Pl
Black History Tribute – Civil War
February 24 @ 12:00 PM
Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave
On February 24th, the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery will host an afternoon with Civil War artifacts and the experience of Civil War ‘USCT’ (United States Colored Troops) Soldiers.
Youth Networking and Mentorship Event
February 28 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Cove, 312-314 Pacific Ave
Youth in JC is back with another free networking and mentorship event for youth ages 14 to 20! Stop by to meet potential mentors.