Westbury Arts is offering a Black History Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 3 to 5 pm at Westbury High School, 1 Post Road, Old Westbury.
African American Culture: Connecting the Community through the Arts is a rich tapestry of live performances in storytelling, dance, song, poetry, and cultural reflection. Tickets are free and can be reserved through Eventbrite.
The program features the Praise Dancers of Shiloh Baptist Church of Rockville Centre, Danse Xpressions, and the award-winning nationally recognized Rhythm of the Knights – Uniondale High School Show Choir.
Also appearing are members of the Nassau/Suffolk Pan Hellenic Council of Black Fraternities and Sororities presenting their history and performing a step routine, and Tahira Dupree-Chase, superintendent of the Westbury School District.
The Mistress of Ceremonies is Alicia Evans, a Professor at The City College of New York and an award-winning fiber artist and storyteller.
Pat Jenkins Lewis, Westbury Arts board director, and her daughter Angela Jenkins, are the organizers of this event.
Our mission is to share the history, heritage and achievements of Black people in the arts.” says Lewis. “Through dance, song, and spoken word, we will educate as well as entertain.”
This family-friendly event brings together the community and allows for sharing of information and history in an engaging and festive atmosphere. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Attendees can register at the Westbury Arts Website Eventbrite. Visit: https://westburyarts.org/upcoming-events/ and navigate to upcoming events.