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January 2020

35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Syracuse University will host the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Carrier Dome. Civil Rights leader the Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will serve as the featured speaker. Tickets for the dinner and program are now available to purchase. This annual event at SU is the largest of its kind on a college campus and seeks to honor the message and mission of Dr. King. This year’s theme is “A Living Legacy.” Learn more about Warnock and the 2020 MLK Celebration at mlk.syr.edu.

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Adult Reading and Discussion Forum

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cannon Street Community Center, 515 Cannon St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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A Reading and Discussion Forum will be held Friday evenings through Feb. 7. Session will examine excerpts from Maya Angelou; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; W.E.B. DuBois, and more. There is no need to read ahead of time, just come with an open mind. Sessions will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Street Community Center, 515 Cannon St., and are being offered by FORCE, Focusing Our Resources for Community Enlightenment. For more information, contact Brenda Muhammad at (315) 677-1664 or forcecny@aol.com.

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February 2020

Van Robinson Pan African Village at the Syracuse Winter Fair

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Join the Syracuse National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the Van Robinson Pan African Village Booth at the New York State Fair Grounds Expo Center. Sunday, will feature a Gospel Explosion Celebration directed  by Dr. Joan Hillsman. Entrance to the NYS Winter Fair is $3 for teens and seniors or $5 for adults. Vocalists, liturgical dancers, musicians and others interested in volunteering or performing can contact Hillsman at (315) 373-0805 or by email at jhillsman@twcny.rr.com.  To volunteer at the Pan African Village Booth during the Winter Fair, email SyracuseNaacp@gmail.com or call (315) 440-6340.

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Adult Reading and Discussion Forum

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cannon Street Community Center, 515 Cannon St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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A Reading and Discussion Forum will be held Friday evenings through Feb. 7. Session will examine excerpts from Maya Angelou; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; W.E.B. DuBois, and more. There is no need to read ahead of time, just come with an open mind. Sessions will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Street Community Center, 515 Cannon St., and are being offered by FORCE, Focusing Our Resources for Community Enlightenment. For more information, contact Brenda Muhammad at (315) 677-1664 or forcecny@aol.com.

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A Taste of Chocolate

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Columbian Presbyterian Church, Corner of Route 20 & 11
Lafayette, NY United States
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This is a food-sampling event where you can purchase samples of dozens of home-made goodies with one thing in common: Chocolate. Choose from white, dark or milk chocolate in cookies, muffins, candies, breads and more. Samples are only $.50, or 22 samples for $10. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Lafayette Outreach (the local food pantry). For more information, call (315) 677-3293, email cpresbyt@twcny.rr.com or visit www.ColumbianPresbyterianChurch.com.

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Van Robinson Pan African Village at the Syracuse Winter Fair

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Join the Syracuse National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the Van Robinson Pan African Village Booth at the New York State Fair Grounds Expo Center. Sunday, will feature a Gospel Explosion Celebration directed by Dr. Joan Hillsman. Entrance to the NYS Winter Fair is $3 for teens and seniors or $5 for adults. Vocalists, liturgical dancers, musicians and others interested in volunteering or performing can contact Hillsman at (315) 373-0805 or by email at jhillsman@twcny.rr.com.  To volunteer at the Pan African Village Booth during the Winter Fair, email SyracuseNaacp@gmail.com or call (315) 440-6340.

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Van Robinson Pan African Village at the Syracuse Winter Fair

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Join the Syracuse National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at the Van Robinson Pan African Village Booth at the New York State Fair Grounds Expo Center. Sunday, will feature a Gospel Explosion Celebration directed by Dr. Joan Hillsman. Entrance to the NYS Winter Fair is $3 for teens and seniors or $5 for adults. Vocalists, liturgical dancers, musicians and others interested in volunteering or performing can contact Hillsman at (315) 373-0805 or by email at jhillsman@twcny.rr.com.  To volunteer at the Pan African Village Booth during the Winter Fair, email SyracuseNaacp@gmail.com or call (315) 440-6340.

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2020 State of the County Address

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Onondaga Community College campus, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY United States
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County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II will present the 2020 State of the County Address at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Storer Auditorium on the Onondaga County College campus, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike.

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Black History Month Cultural Expo

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bethany Baptist Church, 149 Beattie St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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A Black History Month Cultural Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Bethany Baptist Church, 149 Beattie St. The expo will include vendors, storytelling, literature, historical artifacts, living museum, salute to seasoned saints, activities for children, refreshments and more. For more information, contact Patrona Jones-Rowser at (315) 876-1887 or Cynthia Knighton at (315) 427-5160.

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Black History Month Cabaret with Gerald Veasley & Jazmin Ghent

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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This year’s Black History presentation is multi-generational.Gerald Veasley, a world-renowned bassist will be joined by Jazmin Ghent, a saxophonist/vocalist/educator from Florida. The performance is sponsored by Brackens Financial Solutions Network and will include a free buffet provided by Bill and Nancy Byrne. Cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the door and $10 for students. To purchase tickets in advance, visit cnyjazz.org or call (315) 479-5299.

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