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For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2019

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
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Black History Month 2019 celebrations planned throughout Miami-Dade

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade 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 established by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH):  “Black Migrations,” which focuses on the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently new social realities.   

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 a detailed calendar of events, visit

For more information on the month’s events, please contact Black Affairs Advisory Board Director Retha Boone-Fye at 305-375-4606.

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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 1, 2019

Black History Month Kickoff-Presented by the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, at Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida 33128, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Featuring entertainment, unveiling of “Vessels 2019: Women of Substance” and “Triumphant Spirits 2019: African American Men” exhibit-curated by MUCE; Kinad African American Museum exhibit, and excerpts from the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service’ entertainment & “Soul Food Truck” invasion. Details: 305-375-4606 or

Friday, February 1, 2019

“Season 5 Lyric Live All Stars” Black History Month Kickoff Weekend with Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, at Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Florida 33136
Reception: 6 p.m. and Show 8 p.m. - Tickets at

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Black Cultural Expo - free community event. Black History Month Kickoff Weekend with Miami-Dade Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, at Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Expo of Black Cultural Institutions of South Florida with Kids Zone and Vendors; 5 p.m.
Double Feature Film Screening on the BAHLT Plaza (5 p.m. The Wiz; 8 p.m. Black Panther). Free Community Event

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Second Annual Egbe Festival
“A Celebration of African Culture and Heritage” - noon-12 a.m.
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park - Details:

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Super Bowl LIII Watch Party, 4 p.m. – midnight
Black History Month Kickoff Weekend with Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson
Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33136
Large screen viewing on the BAHLT Plaza, featuring a cigar bar, pool tables, and table games. Free Community Event

Sunday, February 3, 2019

South Florida People of Color presents “Soul Food” a Gospel Service & Southern Brunch, 10:30 a.m., at Miami Shores Community Church, 9823 NE 4th Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Ticketed event:

Friday, February 8, 2019

Black History Month Heritage & Celebration in Overtown’s Black Lounge Films, 6:30 p.m.

Presenting a special screening of Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters at the Overtown Performing Arts Center (OPAC) at 1074 NW 3rd Avenue in Miami. After the film, the Miami Dade Urban Debate League will host an unforgettable debate on the issue of gentrification. This special presentation is free and open to the public with an RSVP on Eventbrite.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Black History Month Heritage & Neighborhood Tour Presented by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s- Multicultural Tourism & Development
Registration/information: [email protected]

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Macy’s Aventura Store Black History Month Celebration
Discussion & Performances, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
19535 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, Florida - Details: 305-682-3312

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Perez Art Museum Annual Reception & Fundraiser - 7 p.m.
PAMM Fund for African American effort to promote membership funding to continue the acquisition of artworks by African American artists and related programming.
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
Ticketed event: *Prices vary – Details: 305-375-1707

Sunday, February 10, 2019

“Seventh Annual South Dade Gospelfest”, 5 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Miami-Dade Commissioners Dennis Moss (District 9) & Daniella Levine (District 8) in conjunction with the Black Affairs Advisory Board & the South Dade Gospelfest Committee, at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189  Ticketed Event: 786-573-5300

Thursday February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Pop-Up Shop” #BlackLove” Featuring, Valentine themed gifts, Silent Auction and Pop Up Photo Booth - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Stephen P. Clark Government Center Lobby, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida 33128 - 305-375-4606

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Urban Tour Host’s “Little Haiti Tour & Lunch, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
$49.00 per person - Reservations (minimum of 10) - David Brown: 305-416-6868

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Lemon City Cemetery Community Corp. "Why I am proud of my heritage" Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
Historic Hampton House, 4240 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida  

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sacred Ground: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Remembered & Exhibit
Presented by the Black Affairs Advisory Board in conjunction with the Coral Gables Museum, 1 p.m. - RSVP required
285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 - Details: 305-375-4606

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Black Affairs Advisory Board’s Annual Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Career Fair in conjunction with Miami Dade College’s School of Justice, Public Safety & Law Studies
10 a.m. -1 p.m., at Miami-Dade College, North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Avenue, Room 3249, Miami, Florida 33167
Details: 305-375-4606 [email protected]-

Friday, February 22, 2019

“Black Migration” Luncheon
Miami International Airport - noon - Concourse D Auditorium - 4th Floor- Details: 305-876-7907

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Miami-Dade Commissioner Jordan’s Annual “Black Heritage Festival 2019,”  Noon - 4 p.m.
Co-hosted by City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert (featuring African Fashions, dancers, food trucks, entertainment and vendors), at Carol City Park, 3201 NW 185th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 – Details: 305-474-3011

Saturday, February 23, 2019

“Afri-Fest! A Celebration of the African Diaspora”- Presented by the Nigerian American Foundation, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Social and Economic Center, 5120 NW 24th Ave, Miami, Florida 33136  Details:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Commissioner Jean Monestime’s Black History Month Observance & Senior’s Recognition
12 noon – 2 p.m. - Details: 305-694-2779

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Black History Month Closeout Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.- Featuring Food Trucks & Entertainment, at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, 305-375-4606


February 1-28, 2019

  • Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum “Red Letter Exhibit” (Open Tuesday-Saturday-10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
    480 NW 11th Street, Miami, Florida 33136 - 305- 329-2513
  • Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Black History Tours - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
    Explore the cultural impact that people of color had on Miami's early 20th Century history. Check out the first colored beach in Miami Dade County and how it became the paradise it is today.
    For more information or to schedule a FREE tour call 305-960-4600 or email [email protected] 305-960-4600
  • CHAT Miami Tours
    Miami Black Heritage Tour and Tasting - $69.00 per person
    Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Month of February) Stephanie Jones 786-507-8500
  • “The City of North Miami presents a tribute to Black History”
    Various events honoring Black History Month – Contact: 305-895-9840

February 5-9, 2019

Saturday, February 9-10, 2019

February 7-24, 2019

  • The M Ensemble Company’s “Meet Me At The Oak” Theatrical production
    Sandrell Rivers Theater @Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village
    6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida - Group rates available
    Details: 786- 320-5043 or 305-200-5043

February 8-23, 2019

  • Black Professionals Network Black History Month Events
    Various venues & times - Details:

February 10-16, 2019

  • Florida Memorial University’s Homecoming & Black History Month Observance
    Various events presented by South Florida’s only HBCU (Historically Black College/University)
    15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054 - Details:

February 14-17, 2019

  • Performances featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Black History Month Programming (Ticketed events)
    Box Office 305-949-6722 Toll-Free: 877-949-6722

Thursday, February 21-thru Sun. February 25, 2019


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