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Celebration! Black History Month M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County

Cultural Events and Community Calendar


Celebrate and honor African American heritage during Black History Month From performances to history lessons to festivals, there are plenty of exciting M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation events and activities planned throughout Prince George’s County this February. To register for programs listed in this brochure, call the facility site directly. (For TTY service, call 301-699-2544.) For the latest information on Black History Month happenings, visit http://blackhistory.pgparks.com beginning January 1, 2013.

Exhibit dates: Wednesday, January 16-Tuesday, February 26 Opening reception: Sunday, February 3, 2-4 pm

Black History Month Opening Exhibit and Reception View this year’s exhibition, Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Military Service in the United States, which highlights African American service and support of the U.S. Military from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. During this 200-year period, African Americans have fought, worked and sacrificed in support of their country. Fighting on Two Fronts explores their efforts in the changing face of discrimination at home and abroad. At the opening reception, see the unveiling of the 2013 Black History Month Poster designed by art students from Forestville High School, with assistance from teachers Carlton and Joshua Smith and resident artist Curtis Woody. All ages; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708 Reservations required for opening reception: 301-627-2270, 240-264-3415 http://blackhistory.pgparks.com

Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps Officer, Dovey Roundtree, ca 1940. Photo courtesy of the National Archives for Black Women’s History

Col. Benjamin O. Davis (far right) presenting war bonds to airmen in Ramitelli, Italy, 1945. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress


Saturday, January 19, 6-10 pm

Fridays, February 1 & 15, 4-6 pm

High School Step Show Challenge

African American Heritage Film Series

Experience the true essence of stepping at this year’s Black History Month high school step show competition. This year’s theme, Djimbe, comes from the saying “anke djé, anke bé,” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace.” Fee: $10/ages 14 & up; $5/ages 13 & under The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20715 301-805-6880

Join us to highlight the lives of African Americans throughout history. All will receive a word search, crossword puzzle and coloring sheet for the little ones to help them remember who they learned about. All ages; FREE Columbia Park Community Center 1901 Kent Villiage Drive, Landover 20785 301-341-3749

Monday, January 21-Saturday, March 16 Public reception: Saturday January 26, 3-5 pm

Biannual Fine Arts Exhibit: Winston Harris Printmaking in 2 and 3 Dimensions Mr. Harris work combines traditional and non-traditional abstract printmaking techniques that produce compelling two-dimensional and three-dimensional mono prints. Through experimentation and working with established painters, sculptors and printmakers, Mr. Harris has been able to expand his printmaking into the third dimension. All ages; FREE Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Fridays, February 1, 8 & 15, 1 & 3 pm

Enslaved Women of Darnall’s Chance Tours Join us for a tour that focuses on the African American women who lived and worked at Darnall’s Chance, with a special emphasis on the Bentley Family of Upper Marlborough. Reservations are required for groups of 7 or more. All ages; FREE Darnall’s Chance House Museum 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro 20772 301-952-8010

Fridays, February 1 & 15, 7-10 pm; Wednesdays, February 6 & 20, 11 am-2 pm

Black History Film Festival Join us for four military films during Black History Month. Featured films include Red Tails (Feb. 1), A Soldier’s Story (Feb. 6), Buffalo Soldiers (Feb. 15) and Glory (Feb. 20). Feb. 1 & 15: Ages 13-17; FREE Feb. 6 & 20: Ages 60 & up; FREE Huntington Community Center 13022 8th Street, Bowie 301-464-3725

Friday, February 1, 12:30-1:30 pm

Anansegromma of Ghana Anansegromma presents an exhilarating and memorable introduction to West African culture. Audiences become members of a typical Ghanaian village, gathering with “royal elders” and court musicians to experience traditional music, storytelling and dance, enhanced by the vibrant colors of their native attire. Through “call and response” songs, games, mime, dance and drum rhythms, Kofi and Kwame offer an engaging, first-hand exploration of West African culture. Their energetic program includes demonstrations of authentic musical instruments, and an explanation of kente cloth symbolism. All ages; FREE Glassmanor Community Center 1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-6033

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Friday, February 1, 4-6 pm

Saturday, February 2, 8 pm

The QUIZZZ!

CONCERT

Get ready to test your knowledge of black history on Vansville’s NEW game show, “The QUIZZZ!” This interactive quiz game challenges you mentally and pushes participants to complete physical feats. Prizes will be awarded to the QUIZZZ champion! Ages 6-12; FREE Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

The Campbell Brothers – “Sacred Steel” Dubbed “Best U.S. Gospel Instrumentalists of the Year” at the 4th Annual Real Blues Awards, the Campbell Brothers present

Saturday, February 2, 5-8 pm

The Boom Boom Room Join us for the re-creation of the Juke Joints of the 1920s and 30s, featuring a live jazz band playing music from each era. Watch as dancers demonstrate the hottest dances from swing to hand dance. Learn about the history of jazz and its influence on today’s music. Put on your flapper or fly boy outfit, jump in your jalopy, and come to the “Boom Boom Room!” All ages; FREE Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden 20706 301-772-3151

Saturday, February 2, 7-9:30 pm

Xtreme Teens: Black History Scavenger Hunt and Trivial Pursuit Put your thinking caps on and test your knowledge of African American history as you compete against teams from other community centers for bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded to the top history buffs. Pre-registration is required by January 30. Ages 10-17; FREE Kentland Community Center 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Sacred Steel: African American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocal. The Campbell Brothers offer a compelling, rich mix of material from the African American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar. This tour engagement of The Campbell Brothers is funded through the American Masterpieces program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/students & senior citizens Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Tuesday, February 5, 2:30-4 pm

Learn to Make Shakerees Staff from Montpelier Mansion will teach you how to make “shakerees,” an African percussion instrument used by slaves in Colonial America. All participants will be able to take home their finished product. All ages; FREE Deerfield Run Community Center 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel 20708 301-953-7882


Tuesday, February 5, 4 pm

Thursday, February 7, 9 am-3 pm

Hari Jones on the Effects of African Americans on the Civil War

African American History Tour

Don’t miss this exciting discussion from Hari Jones, Assistant Director and Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum. As one of the foremost authorities on the role of African Americans in the Civil War, Jones reveals just how extensive and well-organized America’s African descent community was in the efforts to end slavery. Ages 6-13; FREE Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

Wednesday, February 6, 3 pm

A Soldier’s Story Join us for an afternoon movie as we show the 1984 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, A Soldier’s Story. This movie explores the ramifications of racism and loyalty through the prism of blacks in the military, revealed through a murder mystery set in the 1940s Deep South. All ages; FREE Beltsville Community Center 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville 20705 301-937-6613

Wednesdays, February 6, 13 & 20, 6-9 pm

Wednesday Night at the Movies Join us to watch collections of documentaries and speeches on the Civil War, World War II, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall and others. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 17 & up; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Explore some of the greatest landmarks in downtown D.C. including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Fee includes transportation only.

All ages Fee: $5/person (Children 3 & under are FREE.) Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Thursday, February 7, 6-8 pm

Black History Theatrical Play Enjoy a theatrical play depicting the experiences of black leaders during the civil rights movement. All ages Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3 Indian Queen Recreation Center 9551 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington 20744 301-839-9596

Thursday, February 7, 6:30-9:30 pm

Revolution Has No Pause: African American Teens in the Civil Rights Movement Learn how teens played an important role during the civil rights movement in Maryland and around the country. All ages; FREE Oakcrest Community Center 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard Capitol Heights 20743 301-736-5355

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Thursday, February 7, 7-9 pm

Saturdays, February 9 & 23, 10 am-12 noon

ARTIST RECEPTION

African Americans in the War of 1812

Jenae Asemoz Davis The Huntington Artistic Vision proudly presents the artworks of Jenae Asemoz Davis on display during January and February. Join us for a public reception with the artist as she discusses her work in mixed mediums. Light refreshments will be served. All ages; FREE Huntington Community Center 13022 8th Street, Bowie 20720 301-464-3725

Friday, February 8, 7-9 pm

Black History Step Show Step teams from local schools, churches and community organizations will perform in celebration of Black History Month. All ages Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6 Indian Queen Recreation Center 9551 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington 20744 301-839-9596

Saturdays, February 9 & 16, 11 am-12:30 pm

Black History Ceramic Celebration In celebration of Black History Month, participants will hand build clay projects based on ancient African techniques and designs. The pieces will be fired in the kiln, and craft work will be glazed on the second day of the workshop. Ages 6 & up; FREE Langley Park Community Center 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville 20783 301-445-4508

Learn about the contribution of African Americans in the War of 1812 and the Battle of Bladensburg. Participate in discussions, view historical replicas and enjoy light refreshments. Space is limited; reservations are required. All ages; FREE Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371

Saturday, February 9, 10 am

Xtreme Teens/Pre-Teens: Build the Dream Tour Join us to tour the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. After visiting the memorial, enjoy a great lunch at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Lunch fee is not included. Space is limited; pre-registration is required by February 1. Ages 10-16; FREE North Brentwood Community Center 4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood 20722 301-864-0756

Saturday, February 9, 11 am-2:30 pm

Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery Tour Join us on a trip to The George & Georgianna Campbell Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery. Learn about the transatlantic slave trade and the significant contributions that African Americans have made. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Dempsy’s of Ashton. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be postponed until February 16. Please note: Anyone under the age of 17 must have a signed permission slip to attend this trip. Reservations are required by February 2. All ages (Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.) Fee: Resident $7; Non-Resident $9 (Lunch fee is not included.) Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville 20782 301-864-1611


Saturday, February 9, 11 am-2 pm

Saturday, February 9, 4-7 pm

African Mask Workshop

Black History Showcase

Listen to African music and learn about various African cultures while creating masks. Ages 6-12 Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6 Potomac Landing Community Center 12500 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington 20744 301-292-9191

Experience an afternoon of African dance and poetry. Be entertained by different dance, poetry and song acts, and enjoy a special performance by Farafina Kan Junior African Dance Troupe. All ages; FREE Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Saturday, February 9, 1-3 pm

Put on your best 1940s-inspired outfit and spend the evening dancing and swinging to the sounds of a 1940s-style United Service Organizations (USO) big band. While you’re here, take the time to view displays honoring black military service and contributions. Ages 18 & up Fee: Resident $12/person, $20/couple; Non-Resident $15/person; $24/couple Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774 301-390-8390

Local Soldiers of War Join us in honoring local veterans who have served our country. Light refreshments will be served. All ages; FREE Cedar Heights Community Center 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant 20743 301-773-8881

Saturday, February 9, 1-3pm

Journey to Discover Your Roots Join local genealogist Violetta Sharps Jones as she shares techniques, resources, and displays, and discusses her family’s journey to Lakeland, Maryland. Share her experience learning about her family history. We are excited to offer a follow-up class in the spring for those who are interested in learning about genealogy. Over 6 workshops, Mrs. Sharps Jones will teach participants how to trace their family genealogy and build their family tree. All ages; FREE College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park 20740 301-441-2647

Saturday, February 9, 4-8 pm

In the Military Mood: USO-Inspired Dance

Saturday, February 9, 6-8 pm

Black History Gospel Celebration

Enjoy a lovely evening of singing and dancing from local community church choirs and dancers. Refreshments will be served. All ages; FREE Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills 20748 301-505-0896

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Sunday, February 10, 1-6 pm

FESTIVAL

Expressions of a People

You’re invited to a FREE Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops, and entertainment for the entire family. Children will enjoy mask making, face painting and a caricaturist. All ages; FREE Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Monday, February 11-Saturday, April 6 Public reception: Saturday, February 16, 5-8 pm

Tuesday, February 12, 2:30-4 pm

Learn to Make Hominy Montpelier Mansion staff will teach you how to make “hominy,” a traditional Native American food that was used in the South in the 19th Century to make grits. All ages; FREE Deerfield Run Community Center 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel 20708 301-953-7882

Tuesday, February 12, 7-8:30 pm

African Masks – Ceramic Workshop for Children The creation of an African mask often tells a story about the ancestry and honor of the African heritage. Join us for a wonderful, one-day ceramic workshop and explore the religious and ceremonial values that the African artists express in their artwork. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required by February 6. Ages 5-13 Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 Beltsville Community Center 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville 20705 301-937-6613

Black Artists of DC In celebration of Black History Month, the Brentwood Arts Exchange presents an exhibition of two and three-dimensional artworks by members of Black Artists of DC (BADC). Established with the purpose of creating a community of support for black artists, BADC exists to promote, develop and validate the culture, artistic expressions and aspirations of past and present artists of Black-Afrikan ancestry in the metropolitan area. All ages; FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood 20722 301-277-2863

Wednesday, February 13, 11 am

Black History Memorabilia Come in to see an exciting exhibit commemorating African Americans during war time. Items on display include U.S. postage stamps, posters, t-shirts, films, cereal boxes and more. All ages; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum 20782 301-853-2005


Wednesday, February 13, 2-3:30 pm

Friday, February 15, 7-9 pm

LECTURE

Art & Poetry Explosion!

African Americans in the U.S. Navy

Come listen and share your vision of the past, present and future through open mic poetry and readings that will encourage, inspire and uplift your spirit! All ages; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Vice Provost and Professor of History at Howard University, Dr. Joseph Reidy, will discuss the experiences of African American sailors during the Civil War. In addition, he will highlight the unique role of sailors from Civil War sailor Maryland. George Commodore Reservations Photo courtesy of NARA, Records of the Veterans are required. Administration, RG 15 All ages Fee: $5/person (Fee includes a box lunch.) Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708 240-264-3415

Saturday, February 16, 10 am-12 noon

John Amos: Acting Workshop Emmy Award winner and star of “Halley’s Comet,” John Amos will share acting tips in this unique workshop. Ages 18 & up Tickets: $20/person Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Friday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm

Kinobe and the African Sensation Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Kinobe, accompanied by two other performers, will lead his listeners into the soul of Africa. Through Ugandan music, Kinobe introduces his audience to the rich culture of Uganda with a lively and soulful performance combining song, dance, poetry, drumming and fables from his homeland. Even more exciting, Kinobe engages his audience by sharing and using traditional African instruments that he builds himself. All ages; FREE Stephen Decatur Community Center 8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton 20735 301-297-4648

Saturday, February 16, 1-3 pm

Musicology Experience musicology and explore the evolution of African American music from work songs to hip-hop and more. Hear live entertainment and learn basic hand dancing steps. All ages; FREE Mount Rainier Nature & Recreation Center 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier 20712 301-927-2163

Saturday, February 16, 2-4 pm

Museum in a Box Learn and explore the history of slavery and emancipation in Prince George’s County through an interactive presentation, hands-on display, and arts activity by members of the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center. All ages; FREE North Brentwood Community Center 4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood 20722 301-864-0756 9


Saturday, February 16, 3-6:30 pm

2nd Annual Black History Gospel Tribute and Bazaar Join us as we pay tribute to black history through music, poetry, sports and dance. Vendors will be on site selling an assortment of jewelry, clothing, African art, fragrances and more. All ages; FREE William Beanes Community Center 5108 Dianna Drive, Suitland 20746 301-568-7719

Saturday, February 16, 7-9 pm

Black Musical Explosion Enjoy contemporary and traditional black music performed by various members of the community. All ages Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6 Potomac Landing Community Center 12500 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington 20744 301-292-9191

February, 16, 6:30-9 pm

Saturday, February 16, 8 pm

Journey with Harriet Tubman

CONCERT

Bring the entire family out for a one-woman show portraying the strengths of Harriet Tubman. Dr. Daisy Century inspires us with her performance as she walks us through the journey of this remarkable woman. All ages Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6; Ages 10 & under/FREE Temple Hills Community Center 5300 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills 20748 301-894-6616

Saturday, February 16, 7 pm

Black History Blitz: A Night of Fun & Games Join us for a night of poetry, trivia and classic games. Come prepared to learn new and old facts about African American culture. Individuals interested in sharing their writing or poetry skills are encouraged to attend. All ages; FREE Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

D.C.’s Finest – The Doo Wop Cops

The Doo Wop Cops – a cappella officers who have gone from walking their beats to keeping the beat - have entertained presidents and performed side-by-side with music stars including Chuck Berry, The Dells and The Drifters. They’ve visited schools throughout the U.S. delivering an anti-drug, anti-handgun program. All ages Tickets: $30/general admission; $25/students & senior citizens Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070


Saturday, February 16, 8 pm

John Amos in “Halley’s Comet” The famous actor of stage and screen presents a warm, humorous and dramatic performance spanning a lifetime of love, family and war in a thought-proving journey of the African American experience. Tickets: $25/person; $20/seniors, students and groups of 15 or more Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Thursday, February 21, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Warriors Don’t Cry Projection screens make 1957 come alive, as African American Repertory Theater actress Regina Washington, playing multiple characters, leads the audience into the tumultuous and terrifying experience of being one of the Little Rock Nine, the first black teens to integrate a white high school in the Deep South. Recommended for grades 5 & up Tickets: $6/person; $5/group of 15 or more Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Tuesday, February 19, 7-8:30 pm

Against All Flags: The True Story of Black Pirates, Past and Present Pirates symbolize danger, action and courage. Their exploits have been the subject of Hollywood movies since the days of silent films. But, what about black pirates? Who were they? What did they do? Did they even exist? Learn what’s missing from the movies and pages of history. It’s time to discover the black men and women who wrote their own forgotten chapter in the annals of adventure. Join historian C.R. Gibbs in a revealing look at a little-known part of black history. All ages; FREE Oakcrest Community Center 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard Capitol Heights 301-736-5355

Thursday, February 21, 6:30-8 pm

Night of Doo Wop Celebrate black history by looking into the past. Doo Wop originated in the 1940s in African American communities and was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Join us for a fun evening of music and light refreshments. All ages; FREE Oxon Hill Manor 6901 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill 20745 301-839-7782

Thursday, February 21, 7-10 pm

Red Tails College Park Aviation Museum is pleased to be screening Red Tails, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen. Red Tails, staring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard, and produced by George Lucas, is the story of the first African American pilots to fly for the United States Military. (Rated PG-13) All ages; (FREE with museum admission.) Fee: $4/adult, $3/ages 60 & up, $2/ages 18 & under, FREE/ages 2 & under  College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park 20740  301-864-6029

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Friday, February 22, 10 am-1 pm

EXHIBIT

Going Home to A Place We Have Never Been This Black History Month exhibit provides a deep context for significant milestones, examines the African American experience, and celebrates the achievements of many African American individuals. Donald Conway will be the guest speaker. All ages; FREE Good Luck Community Center 8601 Good Luck Road, Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Friday, February 22, 7-9 pm

Harlem Nights II The spirit of the Harlem Renaissance comes alive with a showcase of performances including acting, dancing, whirlwind poetry and live music! At the conclusion of the showcase, we’ll open the stage for a talent show. Auditions for the showcase will be held every Friday and Saturday from January 18 to February 16, 7-10 pm. All ages; FREE Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

Friday, February 22, 5 pm

African Dance, Storytelling and Drum Performance

Saturday, February 23, 9 am-4 pm

African American Family Day Festival Since the beginning of human history, dances have been used to tell stories, express and communicate emotions, and bring individuals and communities together. Additionally, storytelling in the African culture has been a way of passing on the traditions and beliefs from one generation to the next. Bring the family out for an afternoon of century old tribal tales, inspiring songs and traditional dance. All ages; FREE Beltsville Community Center 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville 20705 301-937-6613

Friday, February 22, 7-9 pm

Black History Step Show Step teams from local schools, churches and community organizations will perform in celebration of Black History Month. All ages Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6 Potomac Landing Community Center 12500 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington 20744  301-292-9191

Enjoy African dance classes, workshops, performances, storytellers and more! Vendors will be on site selling a variety of reasonably-priced items. All ages Fee: FREE admission (Call for vendor fees.) Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Saturday, February 23, 10 am-12 pm

Fun with Flight Enjoy presentations by members of the Black Pilots of America. Games, arts & crafts, exhibits and more will be available for children. All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.); FREE Kentland Community Center 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover 20785 301-386-2278


Saturday, February 23, 11 am-12:30 pm

Coming Home! The Story of African Americans After WWII Have you ever wondered about the impact of African Americans in Prince George’s County? Museum directors will provide an interactive historical workshop that examines historical artifacts and unlocks the impact of African American servicemen and how they shaped community life in Prince George’s County. All ages (Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.); FREE Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville 20782 301-864-1611

Saturday, February 23, 1-6:30 pm

A Tour of the City Spend the day with us as we tour our nation’s capital. Enjoy a visit to the African American Civil War Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Last, enjoy dinner at Saint’s Paradise Cafeteria. Reservations are required by February 19. All ages; FREE (Please bring money for dinner and souvenirs.) Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Saturday, February 23, 1-3 pm

Black History Musical Celebration Enjoy the musical talents of Winston and Mary Rhodes, and the Outreach Band. All ages; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785 301-583-2582

Saturday, February 23, 1-5 pm

African American Amazing Race Come one, come all and compete in a race against other teams that will educate and get your adrenaline going! Be the first to visit select African American heritage sites in the county using clues provided, and collect specific items to bring back to the judges. To participate, you’ll need transportation, a team of two or more persons and a digital camera. Prizes and refreshments will be available at the finish line. Registration is required by February 17. Check-In and Registration: 1-2 pm Race/Scavenger Hunt: 2-4 pm Awards/Refreshments: 4-5 pm All ages (Children 9 & under must be accompanied by an adult.) Fee: Resident $10/team; Non-Resident $12/team Good Luck Community Center 8601 Good Luck Road, Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Sunday, February 24, 12 noon-3:30 pm

The Plummers’ Kitchen Using an open hearth in the re-created dependency kitchen, the Riversdale Kitchen Guild demonstrates foods typical of the early 19th century that were prepared by African American residents of Riversdale. All ages Fee: $3/adult, $2/senior, $1/student, FREE/ages 4 & under (Fee includes a guided tour of the museum.) Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park 20737 301-864-0420

Sunday, February 24, 2-5 pm

Blacks in Flight Join College Park Aviation Museum staff and special guest speaker Herbert Jones, a graduate of the legendary Tuskegee School of Aviation, as they profile some of the important transitions African American aviators experienced to fulfill their dreams and to help pave the way for the Air Force we have today. All ages; FREE Tucker Road Community Center 1771 Tucker Road, Fort Washington 20744 301-248-4404

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Sunday, February 24, 3-4 pm

Celebrating Booker T. Washington: A Visionary, an Educator and More Explore the life and achievements of educator and activist Booker T. Washington through storytelling, poetry, and song. Reservations are required. All ages; FREE Ridgeley Rosenwald School 8507 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights 20743 240-264-3415 or 301-333-6560

Tuesday, February 26, 6-8 pm

Black History Celebration Explore historical contributions by African Americans in arts, culture and military service. The evening includes music, dance and poetry performances by members in the community. All ages; FREE Benjamin Stoddert Middle School 2501 Olson Street, Temple Hills 20748 301-423-0505

Sunday, February 24, 4 pm

PRAISE Reserve your tickets early for this popular, annual liturgical dance festival featuring exceptional dance troupes from area churches. Tickets: $15/person, $12/seniors, students and groups of 15 or more Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Thursday, February 28, 1 pm

Jabali Acrobats Tuesday, February 26, 2:30-4 pm

Learn To Make Corn Husk Dolls Montpelier Mansion staff will teach you how to make “corn husk dolls,� one of the oldest forms of doll making. Participants will be able to take home their finished product. All ages; FREE Deerfield Run Community Center 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel 20708 301-953-7882

From Mombassa, Kenya, these extremely talented acrobats combine a fast-paced, thrilling link between athletics and the arts! Their incredible acrobatic skills make this theatrical extravaganza a must-see event! All ages; FREE Baden Community Center 13601 Baden-Westwood Road Brandywine 20613 301-888-1500


Thursday, February 28, 7-9 pm

Black Like Me What is colorism, and is it any different in 2013 than it was in 1913? Explore skin color paradox and intra-racial racism that has existed among African Americans for many years. Learn about the history of social clubs, bleaching syndrome and examples of discrimination practices such as the paper bag test, comb test, pencil test and flashlight test. Ages 18 & up; FREE Newton White Mansion 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville 20721 301-249-2004

Saturday, March 2, 2 pm

Bessie Coleman Performance Dr. Daisy Nelson Century tells the stories of Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license in the United States. All ages; (FREE with museum admission.) Fee: $4/adult, $3/ages 60 & up, $2/ages 18 & under, FREE/ages 2 & under College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park 20740 301-864-6029


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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

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