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Black History Celebrations

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - February 29 @ 2:00 pm

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Celebrate Black History 2020 in Pasadena by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities.  The City and volunteer Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee will present a full schedule of events in celebration of the achievements by Black Americans and in recognition of African Americans in U.S. History.

Pasadena’s Black History Parade is one of the largest and longest-running Black History celebrations in Southern California. Pasadena media,  www.pasadenamedia.tv, will record the parade in its entirety for broadcast on KPAS, the City’s government TV station.  A list of the events follows and all events are free unless otherwise noted.

For additional information, please call the Jackie Robinson Community Center at (626) 744-7300.

January 30 Red, Black & Green Honors Gala
The Rose 245 E. Green St., 6:00-9:00 p.m., $65 per ticket.
February 1 – 26 Celebrating Black History Month Visual Mobil Kiosk Photography Display featuring the Photography of Alfred Haymond

Pasadena Convention Center East 300 E. Green St.

February 1 – 29 100 Years of Service Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Art Exhibit

Central Library North Entry 285 E Walnut St.

February 1 – 29 Observations in Black, 2020 – A Pictorial Celebration of Black History Month featuring the photography of Alfred Haymond
Hastings Ranch Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
February 2-29 Black History Month Art Exhibit and Sale
Alkebu-lan Cultural Center Art Gallery 1435 N Raymond Ave, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
February 1 Pasadena African-American Genealogy Group

Lamanda Park Branch Library 140 S Altadena Drive, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

February 6 Celebrating Black History Month Reception
Pasadena Convention Center East 300 E. Green St., 6:00-8:00 p.m.
February 6 Observations in Black, 2020 – Reception and Q & A

Hastings Ranch Branch Library 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., 6:00-8:00 p.m.

February 7 Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Line Dancing hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Jackie Robinson Community Center 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 7:00-9:00 p.m.
February 8 Miss Black Pasadena Pageant
John Muir High School 1905 Lincoln Ave., 5:00-9:00 p.m., $15 advance purchase encouraged.
February 9 Black History Film Showcase “Through the Lens of Young Artists” Two short films by Nathan Williams, 90 Days & Burden

Jackie Robinson Community Center 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 2:00 p.m.

February 13 MAYA! Gospel Jazz Music and Spoken Word Celebration of Maya Angelou

Boston Court 70 Mentor Ave.., 7:00 p.m.

February 14 Perry’s Joint Presents Charlie Bereal, an evening event to collectively bring the African American community of Pasadena & surrounding areas together to celebrate their Black Heritage through the arts

Perry’s Joint in Pasadena 2051 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00-11:00 p.m., $10 general admission/$25 VIP meet & greet

February 15 38th Annual Black History Parade and Festival
Parade begins at Fair Oaks Ave. and Figueroa St. 10 a.m.-Noon, Festival until 4 p.m. at Robinson Park 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
February 15 “Phunny Business: A Black Comedy”
Allendale Branch Library 1130 S. Marengo Ave., 2:00 p.m.
February 16 Lt. Oliver Goodall Dedication - Monument (Tuskegee Airmen)

679 W. Harriet Street, Altadena, 2:00 p.m.

February 18 Talking Drums
La Pintoresca Library 1355 Raymond Ave., 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
February 20 NOBLE & Black Fire Fighters Association, Pasadena Black Employee Association Black History Breakfast

Robinson Park 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 7:30 a.m.

February 21 Senior Night Out
Pasadena City College Foothill Campus 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., 7:00 p.m., Tickets $25.
February 22 Negro Leagues Centennial Presentation

La Pintoresca Library 1355 Raymond Ave., 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

February 22 Jazz Concert Celebrating Black History Month

Hill Avenue Branch Library 55 S. Hill Ave., 3:30 p.m.

February 25 All Power to the People
Hastings Ranch Branch Library 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., 3:30 p.m.
February 25 Tween Book Club Discusses One Crazy Summer
Hastings Ranch Branch Library 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., 4:30 p.m.
February 25 Brown vs Board of Education Community Conversation
John Muir High School 1905 Lincoln Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
February 25 State of Black Pasadena “Power of the Black Vote” hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 6:30-8:00 p.m.
February 26 PUSD District 3 Community Conversation hosted by Board Member Michelle Richardson Bailey

John Muir High School 1905 Lincoln Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

February 28 Chocolate Story Time: Tales and Treats for Children
La Pintoresca Library 1355 Raymond Ave., 4:00 p.m.
February 29 History of the Black Man Book Discussion & Dominoes Day – Highlighting history of Reverend Joseph Julius Jackson, DD
Sidewalk Café 2057 N. Los Robles Ave., Noon
February 29 Black History Festival –Pasadena Central Library
Central Library Donald Wright Auditorium 285 E Walnut St., 1:00-4:30 p.m.
February 29 A Conversation with Lynell George
Allendale Branch Library 1130 S. Marengo Ave., 2:00 p.m.

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Start:
January 30 @ 6:00 pm
End:
February 29 @ 2:00 pm
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