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Exciting Things To Do & Eat In NYC For Black History Month

It's All Black Everything this month at these events.

February is Black History Month, and our calendar is quickly filling up with pop-ups, performances, dinners, and other events celebrating Black excellence. You can party at the Brooklyn Museum with the borough’s best DJs, or on a rooftop overlooking Central Park South. Check out some Black-owned beverage companies at one of last year’s best new restaurants, or soak up some Drunk Black History. Here are the events we’re most excited about this month—with plenty of good food and drinks involved along the way.


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This month, Hav & Mar is featuring a different Black-owned beverage producer every Thursday during Happy Hour, from 5-7pm, as well as special food items. Moor’s Brewings Co. and Michael Lavelle Wines are some of the names on the lineup, and they’ll be paired with specials like jerk oxtail and hummingbird cake. Check Instagram for more info.

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The Brooklyn Museum


The Brooklyn Museum is kicking off the 2024 season of First Saturdays on February 3, which will also double as the closing party for the museum’s Spike Lee: Creative Sources exhibit. The all-day event includes performances, a pop-up market, and special cocktails by Babel Loft. The event is free but RSVPs are required.

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Drunk Black History at Caveat

On Saturday, February 10, you can drink some cocktails while you get an education (from people who have also been drinking) at Caveat on the LES. Drunk Black History, hosted by Charles McBee (Hell of a Week with Charlamagne tha God), is coming back for another installment with help from guest comics and storytellers. The event starts at 7pm, and tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


The Harlem Chamber Players make classical music accessible to the community all year, and their 16th Annual Black History Month Celebration concert on Feb 15 is a great occasion to celebrate both them, and Black contributions to classical music throughout history. They're also hosting a BHM show at the Brooklyn Public Library on Feb 24. Shows are free with RSVP.

Justice Of The Pies Pop-Up

Justice of the Pies, a Chicago-based bakery started by a James Beard Foundation Award finalist Maya-Camille Broussard, does more than just deliver extra delicious baked goods. The bakery also holds cooking workshops and works with organizations addressing food insecurity and health disparity issues. Throughout February, you can indulge your sweet tooth at Rose Lane (near Central Park South) with a slice of Justice’s salted caramel peach pie or German chocolate pecan pie.

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Soul Summit at Darling

Soul Summit throws some of Brooklyn’s best day parties, and they’re bringing that energy to Darling’s rooftop at the Park Hotel for a celebration on February 24. There will be a series of DJs to keep you going all night, while you eat wagyu skewers and take in the view. More info here.

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