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The best Black History Month events in NYC

Get inspired by African-American culture during these epic and educational Black History Month events

By Shaye Weaver

One of the best things to do in February is celebrate Black History Month. NYC offers many ways you can show your appreciation for African-American culture. Take a tour through the historic neighborhood of Harlem followed by dininig at one of the best Harlem restaurants. You can also take a trolley tour through Woodlawn Cemetery where notables like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis are buried. From music and spoken word performances to parties and movie screenings, here's where to celebrate the month-long event.

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Best Black History Month events in NYC

Harlem Courthouse
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1. Harlem's Historic Faces and Places

Things to do Walks and tours

Taste Harlem offers food and cultural tours of one of New York’s most celebrated nabes. The History & Architectural Landscape Tour explores the most spectacular features of notable theaters, religious buildings and residential homes, as well as the history of Harlem’s transformation from one of the largest Jewish neighborhoods in the world to the home of its current mixed population. Location disclosed after ticket purchase.

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