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LI Black History Month events

The DrUUmatics with John Ward, far right, plays

(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history by taking part in these events on Long Island all month long.

The DrUUmatics, right, with John Ward, far right, on lead djembe and alongside Sharon Nanos (in sleeveless burgundy top) play during the Hale Smith Concert on Feb. 5, 2012, at South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeport. The congregation presents a Multicultural Salute to Black History Month on Feb. 26, 2012.

  • Reflections in Black Southampton Cultural Center | Southampton
    Weekly: Mon. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tue. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Wed. 11... Works depicting both African and African-American themes by abstract painter-sculptor Tina Andrews, abstract artist Reynold ...

  • Film: Underground Railroad Westbury Library | Westbury
    Fri. 1/30 6 p.m.
    Historical war documentary starring Alfre Woodard, rated NR, running time is 95 minutes ...

  • Black History/Brotherhood Month: George C. Burgess Phillips House Museum | Rockville Centre
    Weekly: Sun. 1-4 p.m.; Sat. 1-4 p.m.Through Sat. 2/28. Featuring the work of George C. Burgess, artist will be present on opening day only ...

  • Black History Month Celebration Brentwood Library | Brentwood
    Daily. Starts Sun. 2/1. Through Sat. 2/28. Black History Month celebration. Students from the Brentwood School District will be displaying their artwork, ...

  • African American Spirituals Glen Cove Library | Glen Cove
    Sun. 2/1 2 p.m.
    Join Gemini Journey as they evoke the spirit of our American heritage by performing African-American ...

  • Gallery Art Exhibit Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library | Brightwaters
    Weekly: Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Mon. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.;... Art exhibit in honor of Black History Month featuring the art work of Lennox Commissiong, ...

  • Evolution of Rhythm and Blues Central Islip Public Library | Central Islip
    Sun. 2/1 2-4 p.m.
    Ahmad Ali and his band will perform jazz and blues classics ...

  • Cultural and Heritage Exhibit Amityville Library | Amityville
    Daily. Starts Sun. 2/1. Through Sat. 2/28. In celebration of local people of color with Long Island Native American ancestry, the library ...

  • Discovering Black Artists Huntington Library | Huntington
    Sun. 2/1 2 p.m.; Sun. 2/8 2 p.m.; Sun. 2/15 2 p.m.
    Learn about celebrated African-American artists, watch a ½ hour film about the artist and participate ...

  • February Showcase Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library | Brightwaters
    Weekly: Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Mon. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.;... A celebration of Black History Month with a display by resident and library board trustee ...