5. Black History Celebration at the Brooklyn Museum

There are plenty of events taking place at the Brooklyn Museum for Black History Month. If you’re in the mood for some music, pianist and soul singer Aaron Abernathy will perform his gospel, funk and Civil Rights Movement-inspired jams at 5pm.

Then at 6pm, there will be a screening of Whose Streets?, which documents the movement that followed the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This will be followed by a conversation with director Sabaah Folayan and Elizabeth Rodriguez, senior member of our Teen Night Planning Committee. Also at 6pm, is a talk about The Black Joy Project with Bronx-based writer, activist and founder, Kleaver Cruz.

Finally, if you still have enough juice in you, join the Brooklyn Dance Festival from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, where performances and workshops will take place. More information on all of these events here.