FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2023
City of Kingston to Host Two Black History Month Events
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that there will be a breakfast event at City Hall on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00am to kick-off the sixth annual Black History Month Kingston.
Mayor Noble will present a proclamation to Black History Kingston organizers from MyKingstonKids and Harambee Kingston to officially kick-off 2023 Black History Month events across the City of Kingston. This event is free and open to the public.
“We are excited and honored to kick off Black History Month at City Hall and I want to thank the organizers and all of the community partners who put on such wonderful programs all month long,” said Mayor Noble.
“We are proud to have the City of Kingston as a partner, as we are celebrating the accomplishments and also bringing awareness, education and acknowledgment of African-Americans in Kingston,” said Frank Waters, Black History Kingston lead coordinator.
In addition to the kick-off breakfast event, the City of Kingston will host an artist talk, Artist Expressions: Looking Back on Kingston Revealed on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 6:30pm. The event will feature an in-depth conversation among some of Kingston’s leading contemporary artists who participated in the landmark exhibition Kingston Revealed at City Hall, which will remain on display on the ground floor through the end of February.
Artists whose works are on display in the Kingston Revealed exhibition will share the stories behind their works and provide insight into their varied practices. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The Kingston Revealed exhibition includes a diverse spectrum of artistic expression to illuminate the abundance and complexity of cultures, heritages, and contributions made by Kingstonian people, past and present. The exhibition’s participating artists include Michael Bisio, Debbie Auer-Breithaupt, Ben Eichert, Amy Fenton, Judit German-Heins, Debra Hymes, Pat Jow Kagemoto, Josh Kramb, Carmen Lizardo, Doug Menuez, All Dolled Up by Mumba, Nancy Ostrovsky, Pablo Shine, Coyote Old Song Paul Tobin, and Michael A. Torres.
For the full schedule of Black History Kingston events, please visit: http://blackhistorymonthkingston.org/.