Join the YMCA of Montclair for a series of events and programs in celebration of Black History Month.
All events are free and open to the community, though advanced registration is required.
Discover the rich tapestry of African American heritage as we explore our family roots. Learn about innovative programs designed to empower the next generation of young leaders. Featuring presentations and information from Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS), the Caldwell Family Search Center, Friends of the Howe House, the Y's Pathways Program, and Montclair's Brother-to-Brother and Sister-to-Sister programs. Light refreshments will be served.
YMCA Group-Ex Instructor Jevonn McRae will get you moving and grooving to the vibrant styles of Afro-Caribbean Dance.
Alice Hooe Foster founded the Montclair YWCA for “Colored” women in 1912 to cater to the growing needs of women and children moving to the North. Although the program was successful, the organizational structure posed a problem. Historian Betty Holloway will be sharing this inspiring story.
All events are open to Teen Members. Register on MotionVibe.
Teen members are invited to special screenings of movies featuring African American directors, performers, and talent.
Feb 9 - Are We There Yet? (2005)
Feb 16 - Soul (2010)
Feb 24 - The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Teen members can unleash their inner artist and create their own custom masterpieces. Projects will be curated and displayed digitally on Park Street’s TVs.
Feb 19 & 21 - Black History Month Teen Group Art Project
Feb 26 & 28 - Freestyle Art Projects