January 31, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month with North Shore Juneteenth Association

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The North Shore Juneteenth Association is proud to host a series of events throughout Black History Month that highlight the rich diversity, culture, and achievements of the Black community. These events offer a vibrant mix of art, education, and celebration, inviting the community to engage, learn, and honor the significant contributions of Black Americans.

1. Opening Reception for Black History Month Art Exhibition: A Celebration of Black Excellence

Date and Time: February 2nd, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Galleries at Lynn Arts

This art exhibition, curated by Nicole McClain and LaCrecia Thomson, showcases the works of talented Black artists from the North Shore. It’s a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the artistic expressions of Black culture and connect with the local art community.

2. Local Black Excellence Display Opening Ceremony

Date and Time: February 6th, 2024, 6:30 PM
Location: Lynn City Hall

A key highlight of the month’s events is the “Local Black Excellence Display” at Lynn City Hall. This ceremony honors the achievements of local Black leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers. The 2024 honorees are:

  • Jireh Ishaazi
  • Jah’Nyah Spencer
  • Jesse J. Warren Jr.
  • LaCrecia Thomson
  • Garcia Dalzon
  • Schuyler C. Hogan Esq.
  • Johann Hunter
  • Whitney Bright
  • Ferns Francois
  • Nayellie Estrella
  • Toni Waldron
  • Khiry Todd

The event will feature inspiring speeches, cultural performances, and opportunities for community engagement.

3. Celebrating Black History: A Paint Workshop

Date and Time: February 17th, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Lynn Arts Inc, 25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA
Organizer: Nicole Mcclain

In collaboration with Galleries At Lynn Arts, this interactive workshop invites participants to paint the Juneteenth flag and learn about its symbolism. The event includes arts and crafts, lunch, and a storytelling session, offering a blend of creativity and cultural education.

Conclusion: Embracing Our Rich Heritage

The North Shore Juneteenth Association‘s events provide a platform for celebrating, learning, and coming together. We encourage the community to participate in these diverse events, contributing to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Black history and culture.

For more information, please visit www.nsjuneteenth.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram.