CSTO's Black History and Chinese New Year Celebration is coming up in a few weeks, and we can not wait to welcome our residents and larger community. In the meantime, we wanted to share the information regarding several local events where you can celebrate Black History Month and the Chinese New Year:
*Join BCNC at our Annual Chinese New Year Banquet, one of the largest community celebrations in Chinatown! There will be live and silent auctions, performances, and a traditional ten-course dinner. Contact Jean Quintal for more information.
Later next week, Berklee College of Music will host a multimedia show to honor Martin Luther King Jr., which will include a musical rendition of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, original reggae music, and more. Free, Friday, January 24, 7 p.m., David Friend Recital Hall at Berklee College of Music, 921 Boylston St., Boston, berklee.edu.
From February 27- March 1, Sleeping Weazel is hosting an artistic African American History Festival at the Factory Theatre (791 Tremont St.). Expect to find performances that include poetry, puppets, dolls, and plays making their public debut. There will also be workshops about dolls from the days of slavery to the present.
Boston Black, a permanent exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum, celebrates African American culture in the city by exploring music, dance, and beauty. Designed to help children understand Boston’s diverse neighborhoods, the exhibit inspires healthy discussions about race and identity.
The "Black Is..." List at Boston Public Library Celebrate Black History Month at your own pace by checking out the Boston Public Library’s list of the best and most recent African American literature. The “Black Is…” list includes works by Malcolm Gladwell and Wil Haygood as well as the Norton Anthology of African American Poetry.