Black History Month Events in Hempstead Village

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NAACP Founders Week Pro-black carnival mixer
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hofstra University, Mack Student Center, Middle Plaza Room, Hempstead, NY

The intent of the NAACP Chapter at Hofstra University is to educate, uplift, and unify the students of Hofstra University and the surrounding community. Through various programs, service projects, and positive affairs, we aim to equip students with the necessary skills to survive and flourish as young professionals, as well as develop into effective and positive leaders.

Under African Skies
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
Hempstead Public Library, 115 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, NY

Youth participants will enter a portable planetarium known as Star Lab, explore the migration of African Americans in the US who traveled northward using the Big Dipper then take a simulated ride through the stars. K-8th grade. FREE. For more information contact the Children's Room at 516-481-6990 ext. 15.

African American Read In
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Hempstead Public Library, 115 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, NY

Celebrate Black History Month by sharing texts by your favorite African-American authors! Whether you wish to present or just listen and be inspired by great literature, we welcome the Hempstead community to share their favorite poems and prose as we celebrate the great literary contributions of African-Americans. This free program was initiated by the National Council of Teachers of English and is open to everyone! For more information contact the Reference Desk at 516-481-6990 ext. 12.

Celebrate Douglass Day 2019!

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hofstra University, Main Lobby, Axinn Library, Hempstead, NY

This year, Hofstra will join universities and cultural organizations throughout the country in a live-streamed read-a-thon. Come by the Axinn Library to participate and have some cake! Co-sponsored by EdTech, the Center for “Race,” Culture, and Social Justice, and the University Library. For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To RSVP for this event click HERE.

The Empire State After-School Program and NY State My Brother’s Presents: An African American Celebration
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:30 a.m.
African American Museum, 110 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY

The Empire State After-School Program and NY State My Brother’s Keeper will be hosting a program in recognition of Black History Month. A highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the 2019 Black Heritage Series U.S. Postage stamp in honor of the late entertainer Gregory Hines. Hines, who was known for his unique style of tap dancing, won a Tony Award in 1992 for "Jelly's Last Jam." He died of cancer at age 57 in 2003. There will also be live entertainment featuring musical and dance performances. Light refreshments will be served as well.

Black Engineers Panel

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 07:00 PM to 09:15 PM
Hofstra University, Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Hempstead, NY

In honor of Engineers Week and Black History Month, Hofstra's Society of Women Engineers, Theta Tau, and Hofstra's National Society of Black Engineers present Black Engineers Panel to benefit students interested in STEM. Come hear current engineers talk about their experiences in the workplace and learn what being an engineer really means. For more information email
Open to all.

Village of Hempstead Celebrates Black History Month
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Memorial Park, 335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY

Hempstead Village invites all residents to join us in celebrating Black History Month with a special program that will embrace the migration of African Americans. The festivities will include mime presentations, poetry readings, music and dance, refreshments and more. The program is free and open to the public. For more information please call 516-478-6286.

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