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Image Source: Wofabe Dance and Drum Festival/NJ.COM

You’re going to have so much fun that you might not even notice the slot machines! On February 23, Resorts World Casino New York City will host a jam-packed afternoon of music, dancing, the spoken word and giveaways in celebration of Black History Month. WBLS radio personality DJ Mitch aka The People Plezzer will kick off the event, which will feature spoken word artists D Black and Essence, a dance and drumming performance by the Asase Yaa Theatre Company and live music by the Ancestral Ankhestra, which specializes in jazz, blues, R&B and African- and Caribbean-influenced percussion and storytelling. There will also be ticket and prize giveaways and an after party.

Resorts World Casino New York City
110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, South Jamaica
Saturday, February 23
2pm – 6pm | Free

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Image Source: The Louis Armstrong House Museum

February is Black History Month in the United States, and two Corona venues are participating in the NYC 5 Boro Passport to Culture Tour. Visitors to the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center can simply check in at each site and pick up a gift from Applebee’s. (Mention promo code NYCbhm for 10% off a meal purchase.) While supplies last, each Armstrong House guest will receive a rare 1931 photograph of Satchmo in New Orleans. An excerpt from the jazz legend’s own, never-before-published manuscript is printed on the reverse. Langston Hughes Library visitors can check out New York City’s largest circulating Black Heritage reading collection with roughly 40,000 volumes of material about Black Culture. In the other boroughs, the participating sites are the African Burial Ground National Monument, MoCADA, Harlem’s National Jazz Museum, Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Weeksville Heritage Center and the Woodlawn Conservancy.

NYC Black History Month 5 Boro Tour
Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center
100-01 Northern Boulevard, 2 Floor, Corona
Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-05 107th Street, Corona, NY 11368
February 1 through February 28
Hours vary by venue | Free