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NORTH MIAMI’S 2018 BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH AN EXCITING WEEKEND LINE-UP

North Miami, FL – 2/22/2018

The City of North Miami’s Black History Month Celebration continues this weekend with a fun-filled line-up of events, including the 3rd Annual Music in the Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m.   

The North Miami Public Library and the Oscar Thomas Foundation will present the 2018 Black History Month Essay Contest Awards at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the NoMi Library, located at 835 NE 132nd St, North Miami. This year’s topic is “Hidden Figures: Local Heroes In My Community.” Winning student writers, in grades 4-12, will be announced. Winners will receive monetary prizes. This event is presented with support by the Friends of the North Miami Public Library and the Miami Foundation For a Greater Miami.   

The 3rd Annual Evening of Honors will take place Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Joe Celestin Center, at 1525 NW 135th St., North Miami. At this year’s dinner, hosted by television personality Donovan Campbell, the City’s 2018 Black History Month Committee will recognize contributions to youth by local performing and visual arts teachers. Trailblazers in South Florida’s visual, media and performing arts communities also will be honored, including, Miami Times Founder, Garth C. Reeves, Sr.; Miami Herald Columnist, Bea Hines; Ted Lucas, President and CEO of Slip-N-Slide Records; John Yearwood, President and CEO of Yearwood Media and Ian Lewis, President and CEO of Circle House Studio. The evening will begin with an African-American art showcase presented by MUCE305. Guests will enjoy live music and witness the completion of a live painting by a local visual artist. Seating is limited. Guests must RSVP at 2018NorthMiamiBHMhonors.eventbrite.com.  

The City of North Miami’s 2018 Black History Month Celebration will also include the 3rd Annual Music in the Plaza, the City’s signature concert event. Chubb Rock will host this year’s concert, which features live R&B performances by Karyn White, Evelyn “Champagne” King and headliners Dru Hill. In conjunction with Music in the Plaza, the City of North Miami will introduce its inaugural Black History Month food truck expo, “The Art of Comfort Food.” The expo will offer concert goers tastes of soulful treats sold by an array of South Florida based food trucks. These events will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami.  

The City’s Black History Month Committee will conclude the 2018 celebration with a Lena Horne Commemorative Stamp Dedication at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the North Miami City Hall, Council Chamber, located at 776 NE 125th St., North Miami.  This dedication will take place during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.    

Sponsors of the City of North Miami’s 2018 Black History Month Celebration are Lydecker Diaz, Attorney At Law; Oleta Partners, LLC; CJL International, Inc.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Wright & Young Funeral Home; Amscot; Knights of Columbus, Marian Council, No. 3757, North Miami; the Center for Haitian Studies, Inc.; Black History Tours; the Friends of the North Miami Public Library; and the Oscar Thomas Foundation.  

For more details about the City of North Miami’s exciting 2018 Black History Month event line-up, visit www.NorthMiamiFL.gov/celebrate or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-895-9840. All of the City of North Miami’s 2018 Black History Month events are organized by a team of dedicated staff volunteers.
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