Celebrate 150 Years of Freedom
The City of Rochester’s Black Heritage Committee in honor of Black Heritage Month will host a month-long program of events to celebrate our nation’s black heritage. This year the committee recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
MLK Youth Talent Share
Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m.
Stardust Ballroom, Edgerton Community Center
41 Backus St.
In partnership with the Greater Rochester MLK Commission.
An Evening of Art & Jazz
5:30 p.m. , Thursday, Feb. 7
City Hall Link Gallery and Atrium
30 Church St.
Hosted by David Haygood, Jr., and featuring local youth artists.
12:30 to 1 p.m., Fridays in February
City Hall Atrium
30 Church St.
Visit our Gospel Fridays page to view video samples from previous years
- Feb. 1: Tina Jackson; Immaculate Conception Choir
- Feb. 8: Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Choir
- Feb. 15: School of the Arts Choir
- Feb. 22: Charlie Wells and the Original Voices of Clouds
Heritage Gospel Concert
6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16
Immaculate Conception Church
445 Frederick Douglass St.
Black Heritage Story Telling
1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19
Ryan Community Center
530 Webster Ave.
Featuring local storytellers
Black Heritage Conference
"150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation: How far have we come."
Keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Student Alumni Union
Tickets: $25. Can be purchased from the City Bureau of Youth Services, 2nd floor of Sibley Bldg., 25 Franklin St., or City Hall Room 202A.
11th Annual Black Heritage Gala
6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23
70 State St.
Tickets: $50 per person, can be purchased from the City Bureau of Youth Services, 2nd floor of Sibley Bldg., 25 Franklin St., or City Hall Room 202A. For more information about the Heritage Gala, call 428-9857.