5 free events: Black History Month in New York City

5 free events: Black History Month in New York City

Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.

Black in Time: A Black Renaissance
Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan
Jan. 31 through March 8
The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Black Student Union has curated an exhibition that focuses on the constant evolution of Black art, from Ancient Egypt to the present day. This exhibition will feature works from students, faculty and alumni.

Art Lab: Illustrate Black Heroes with Ebony Bolt
Apple Store, Williamsburg
Feb. 1; 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Print designer Ebony Bolt is leading a Black History Month event in which artists will get a chance to create pieces inspired by Black heroes. Design tools will be provided.

First Saturday: Futura Noir
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Feb. 1; all day
The Brooklyn Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a spectacular lineup, including musical performances from Topaz Jones, special curator tours, a holistic wellness class and more.

Black History Month: African-American History in Parks
Roy Wilkins Park, Queens
Feb. 1; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The New York City Parks Department is offering visitors a chance to learn about the sculptures, statues and public works that honor the Black experience.

First Fridays: Langston Highes Birthday Bash Edition
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manhattan
Feb. 7; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This First Friday celebration honors the 119th birthday of poet and longtime Harlem resident Langston Hughes. Guests are advised to dress in their best Harlem Renaissance-inspired fashions and pay tribute to Hughes, whose ashes are interred under the famed institution.

Top Image: Art Lab: Illustrate Black Heroes with Ebony Bolt