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For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2017
Media Contact:
Retha Boone-Fye

Black History Month celebrations planned throughout Miami-Dade

MIAMI – Miami-Dade residents have numerous opportunities to celebrate Black History throughout the month of February. The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board (BAAB), along with various community based organizations, have scheduled a number of events that pay homage to the African American diaspora as well as this year’s national theme: “The Crisis in Black Education.”

The Black Affairs Advisory Board is also highlighting its I Support B.O.B. (Black Owned Businesses) campaign by designating “Flash Mob for B.O.B.” events. Several local businesses will be selected and residents or visitors are being asked to visit and spend a minimum of $25 at these venues.

Following is a list of events and activities throughout the county commemorating Black History Month. Events with an asterisk (*) are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Black Affairs Advisory Board’s Heritage Planning Committee. For more information, visit


Friday, February 3, 2017
1:00 p.m. “The City of North Miami Presents Dr. Cornel West”
“The Crisis in Black Education”
13110 NE 8th Avenue
North Miami, Florida 33161
Cost: Free ticketed event /Limited Seating/must RSVP

*Saturday, February 4, 2017
Noon-4:00 p.m.
African Heritage Festival
Presented by Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan (District 2) & City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro (featuring African Fashions, dancers, food trucks, entertainment and vendors)
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199th Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Details: (305) 474-3011

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Faces of Freedom - Jean-Claude Legagneur Artist's Reception
MOCA, 770 NE 125 Street
Exhibition on display February 7 - March 5, 2017
Admission: $10
Free for MOCA Members and North Miami Residents

*Friday, February 10, 2017
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Black History Month Kickoff
Featuring entertainment, unveiling of “Triumphant Spirits: African American Men” exhibit; Kinad African American Museum exhibit, entertainment and a “Soul Food Truck” invasion.
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, Florida 33128
Details: (305) 375-4606

Friday, February 10, 2017
6PM, 8PM, or 10PM
Sweet Butter Pop-up & Dinner Show: A Southern Experience
Overtown Performing Arts Center (OPAC)
1074 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, Florida

Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:30 a.m.
Trayvon Martin Peace Walk/Talk
Hosted by J. Anthony Brown
Betty Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199th Street
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Details: (786) 504-4235
Trayvon Martin Remembrance Dinner
6:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
711 NW. 72nd Avenue
Miami, Florida
Ticketed event
Details: (786) 504-4235

Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:00 p.m.
NAACP Image Awards “Moonlight” Film Watch Party (Free)
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center/Wendell A. Narcisse Theater
6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 638-6771

Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Twenty-Fourth Annual Commemorative Service & Ninth Annual “Youth Talent on Parade”
Sponsored by the Lemon City Community Cemetery Corporation
The Historic City of Miami Cemetery
1800 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida
Details: (305) 638-5800

Saturday, February 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m.
“Healing the Nation”
Admission: $20.00
Sixty10-@ 6010 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33137
Featuring Talks by: Mutabaruka | Edwidge Dantica | Carole Boyce Davies | Andrea Shaw Nevins | Keshia Abraham | Melissa Hunter | Michelle Gomez | Eddie Osborne as well as professors from Cornell University, University of Miami, Florida Memorial University and Nova Southeastern University; African foods and cultural entertainment.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Gospel Concert featuring the “Miami Mass Choir”
Adrienne Arsht Center-Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
(Reservations Required)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Book Signing and Discussion with Robert Battle
(Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company)
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 638-6771 (Must RSVP)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m. Fourth Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Annual effort to promote membership funding to continue the acquisition of artworks by African American artists and related programming.
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Invitation Only
Details: Addy Castellanos @

*Thursday, February 23, 2017
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Black Affairs Advisory Board Law and Fire Safety Job Fair
Co-hosted by Florida Memorial University
15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Details: (305) 375-4606

*Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Reception honoring the “Visions of Our 44th President Barack Obama Exhibition”
Sponsored by Miami-Dade Vice Chair Audrey Edmonson (District 3)
Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
Details: (305) 636-2331

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Black History Month Honors Luncheon
Presented by Commissioner Jean Monestime (District 2)
Details: (305) 694-2779

Friday, February 24, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Jazz at MOCA featuring Shareef Clayton
MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street
North Miami, Florida

*Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 a.m.-12 Noon
Free Community Health Fair
Co-sponsored by: Black Affairs Advisory Board; Jessie Trice Community Health Center; Florida International University; Walgreens; 100 Black Men of South Florida
Liberty City Church of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Miami, Florida 33147
Details: (305) 375-4606

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. “No More Broken Hearts—A Domestic Violence Workshop
Presented by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair)
Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School
1331 NW 46th Street
Miami, Florida 33142
Details: (305) 995-2311

Saturday, February 25, 2017
5:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
Music in the Plaza Featuring Doug E. Fresh, CASE, Denise Williams, Chubb Rock and more
MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street

Saturday, February 25, 2017
6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
5th Annual “Samuel’s Call” Black History Fundraising Dinner featuring African fashions and comedy
Florida International University
3000 NE 151st Street
North Miami, Florida 33181
Tickets: $35.00 per person
Details: (786) 271-3683 or (305) 244-4284

Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Oscar’s “Moonlight” Film Watch Party (Free)
Wendell A. Narcisse Theater
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142 (305) 638-6771


February 1-28, 2017
A Black Heritage Tour Experience
Highlighting Miami’s heritage and urban communities from the rich Black cultural heritage experience
$59.00 per person/Three Hour Tour/Group Rates available
(786) 507-850 ext. 901

February 1-28, 2017
Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum
480 NW 11th Street
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 329-2513
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
$15/Adults/$10 Kids 13 & UP

February 1-28, 2017
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Jessie Trice Community Health Center
50th Anniversary Black History Corporate Office Tour and Open House
5607 Northwest 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142
Details: (305) 805-1700

February 1-28, 2017
Florida Memorial University’s Black History Month Celebration
“A Legacy of Transformative Black Education” Series
15800 NW 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Details: Dr. Keisha Abraham (305) 626-3157

February 1-5, 2017
Venus: A play by Suzan-Lori Parks
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m./Sunday-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00 per person
Details: (305) 638-6771

February 1-11, 2017
“Resurrecting Venus” An Art Exhibit
Amadlozi Gallery
Free/Call for hours African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 638-6771

February 5-12, 2017 & February 2-28, 2017
Florida Memorial University Homecoming: “Pride Nation” and Black History Month Events
15800 NW 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida
(305) 626-3658 Website:

February 16-19, 2017
Ankara Miami 2017” Florida’s Premiere African Fashion Week
Ticketed Event

February 23-25, 2017
Black Tech Weekend
Interactive workshops centered on technology, innovation, and creativity
Founders: Felicia Hatcher and Derick Pearson
Details: (305) 482-1832

February 23-26, 2017
Alvin Ailey’s “American Dance Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
(Reservations Required)
Group Rate Details: 786-468-2326

February 24-26, 2017
The 20th Annual Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival Weekend
“Live at the Historic Lyric Theater”
Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
Hosted by the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
Ticketed event Details:
Details: (305) 623-3063