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Celebrate Black History Month With These Events!

February is Black History Month, and Massachusetts is celebrating statewide! Find our list of events below, and if you have an event you’d like to submit for inclusion, please email Joshua Murray: murray@nonotuck.com.

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PreSchool Storytime Presents: Peace, Power, and Progress

Our stories and crafts will focus on the many influential Black leaders who have championed Black equality, power, and joy through sports, music, education, and politics. Email mwfournier@minlib.net with any questions.

43 Church Street Dedham, MA 02026

February 8

February Community Night

Join Valley Venture Mentors for a Community Night focused on Black History Month, with a focus on highlighting and supporting black businesses.

Valley Venture Mentors 276 Bridge Street Springfield, MA 01103

February 9

Celebrating Black Women with DJ WhyNot in partnership with The Greater Springfield, MA Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
On Feb. 9, Dewey’s will partner with The Greater Springfield, MA Chapter of The Links in celebration of Black women. The Links organization will host a social hour from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will also include free professional headshots from 6 to 7 p.m. The jazz lounge will also serve a specialty cocktail and DJ WhyNot will mix jams from a long list of acclaimed Black female artists. Half of the event’s proceeds will be donated to The Greater Springfield Links for Local Scholarships.
Dewey's Jazz Lounge 232 Worthington Street Springfield, MA 01103

February 12

Black Art Celebration! Community Cultural Day

Join the New Art Center and our friends from Newton Community Pride for a celebration of Black art! This Community Cultural Day celebrates Black History Month with artmaking, snacks, and the opening of He Changed the World, an exhibition created by New Art’s Martin Luther King vacation program students in collaboration with artist Jamaal Eversley. Bring the whole family for a day of fun!

New Art Center @ Trio 245 Walnut St Newton, MA 02460

February 14

Movie Night at the Wellfleet Library: Loving

55 West Main Street, Wellfleet MA 02667

February 15

Women's Basketball Game - UMass Lowell Vs. Bryant

The UMass Lowell women's basketball team is honoring Black History Month with a game dedicated not only to the sport itself but also the lives of players in the industry. 

Costello Gym- 275 Riverside St, Lowell, MA 01854

The Grimkes - A Legacy of Slavery in an American Family

Dr. Kerri Greenidge will speak on her new book The Grimkes - A Legacy of Slavery in an American Family as part of the North Andover Celebrates Black History Month 2023 Program series. The Grimkes is a stunning counter narrative of the legendary abolitionist Grimke sisters that finally reclaims the forgotten Black members of their family. The New York Times Book Review listed it on their 100 Notable Books of 2022, Publisher's Weekly named it one of the 10 Best Books of 2022, and the Boston Globe, NPR, Oprah Daily and Smithsonian called it one of the best books of 2022.

Stevens Center on the Common (North Andover Historical Society) 800 Massachusetts Ave North Andover, MA 01845

A Reckoning in Boston, a documentary film by James Rutenbeck

In recognition of Black History Month, join the Ipswich community for a FREE film screening of the award-winning documentary, A Reckoning in Boston on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 7:00pm in the Ipswich High School Dolan Performing Arts Auditorium, 134 High Street, Ipswich. Doors open at 6:30pm.

This documentary focuses on systemic racial and economic inequalities. A post-film panel discussion will take place, and one of the panel members is featured in the film. Discussion will include how to get involved in building community relationships and find out more about what is happening in Ipswich to address systemic racism and economic disparities.

Dolan Performing Arts Center 130 High Street Ipswich, MA 01938

Black History Month Luncheon

Come to enjoy a wonderful soul food luncheon in honor of Black History Month at the Holyoke Area Office.

200 Front St 200 Front Street Holyoke, MA 01040

February 16

Black History Showdown

Join Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy for a family-friendly Jeopardy game that celebrates Black culture!

Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School 23 Leonard Street Boston, MA 02122

Black Business Celebration with DJ Prince
Part celebration, part networking event, the restaurant is inviting local entrepreneurs to come together and mingle over drinks and food. DJ Prince will curate music for the event from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Dewey's Jazz Lounge 232 Worthington Street Springfield, MA 01103

February 17

An Evening of Blacknificence

Join us for an Evening of Blacknifecence - Music, Movement & the Spoken Word as we explore its impact from black churches to broader society

First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton 1326 Washington Street Newton, MA 02465

February 18

Black History Month: Black Out Celebration

Just Dream will be honoring the theme of Black Resistance. “Black Resistance” describes African Americans' dedication to succeed despite the oppression stacked against them. African Americans created their own resources to meet the needs of their communities. Just Dream will be hosting an event filled with live performers, great food and fun!

19 Merrimack Street Lowell, MA 01852


Matìere Noire is an expression meaning "Black Matter" or "Black Material." This year's fashion show will take place on February 18th, in honor of black history month. Our goal, as always, is to express the beauty, boldness, and elegance of black culture through fashion.
Wentworth Institute of Technology - Watson Auditorium 550 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02120

February 19

Reception and Lecture by Keith Sharp, Director of the Gordon Parks Museum

The Valley Photo Center celebrates Black History Month with a Gordon Parks Photo Exhibit and special events.

Valley Photo Center 1500 Main St Springfield, MA 01103

February 21

February School Vacation Week: The Black Experience on Cape Ann

The Museum will be free for school-age children, 18 and under, and their guardians from Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24. As part of Black History Month, activities for visitors of all ages will be set up throughout the Museum to share the Black Experience on Cape Ann.

Make your own quilt inspired by Lanes Cove by Doris Prouty (1947-2020), learn about the history of the Gloucester Juneteenth Celebration, visit the CAM Library & Archives to hear stories of Black people on Cape Ann, and experience the history of Black mariners in the Maritime & Fisheries Galleries.

Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Movie Night at the Wellfleet Library: The Butler

55 West Main Street, Wellfleet MA 02667

February 23

Celebrate! with Valerie Tutson - Tales from African Traditions

Drawing from her own travels, internationally known storyteller Valerie Tutson brings to life an assortment of myths, folktales, and historical accounts from the African continent and the African Diaspora. She showcases the beauty, humor, and wisdom of tales to illuminate parts of the diverse and ancient cultures of Africa for visitors of all ages to enjoy and learn together.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125

Black LGBTQ+ Community Celebration with DJ Brandon D'Lux

Dewey’s Jazz Lounge will partner with the Springfield Pride Parade organization in celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community on Thursday, Feb. 23. The collaborative event will feature a series of speakers and a special performance by voguer Saint London Maison Margiela. Music producer/DJ Brandon D’Lux will provide music for the event.
Dewey's Jazz Lounge 232 Worthington Street Springfield, MA 01103

February 24


Celebrate Black History Month with the family! Face painting, local refreshments, storytelling, arts & crafts, & a wholesome family film!

NOSA 2377 Washinton Street Roxbury, MA 02119

February 25

Black History Month Oratory and Art Competition

This competition, which will take place during Black History Month, invites students in the Norfolk and Plymouth counties of Massachusetts to create a speech or art piece representing a social justice issue that impacts the Black community.

The speeches and artwork will be judged by esteemed members of our community and the 3 best speeches/artwork will be awarded a cash prize.

 Randolph InterGenerational Center (RICC) 128 Pleasant Street Randolph, MA 02368

90’s Black History Month Skate

90’s Black History Month Skate is happening on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 07:00PM EST at Carousel Family Fun Center with tickets starting at $10.00

Carousel Family Fun Center

1055 Auburn St, Whitman, MA

Afro Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards

Afro Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards a premier charitable event to recognize our Massachusetts Caribbean American community members.

Florian Hall 55 Hallet Street Boston, MA 02122

Celebrating Black Excellence in Opera

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month diving deep into the stories of black musicians and composers past and present.

The Burren 247 Elm Street Somerville, MA 02144

February 28

Movie Night at the Wellfleet Library: Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

55 West Main Street, Wellfleet MA 02667

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