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Opening Night Celebration of “Brooklyn is Africa” Public Art Exhibit at Brooklyn Borough Hall

February 23, 6 pm9 pm.

Come celebrate Black History Month with Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso!

This Thursday, February 23, from 6 – 9pm, join Borough President Reynoso for an opening night celebration of the free and public “Brooklyn is Africa: Survival + Persistence = Resistance” art exhibit at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

In partnership with the Cultural Museum of African Art (CMAA), this year’s exhibit will tell the story of “Survival + Persistence = Resistance” through a selection of Eric Edwards’ collection of rare and historical African art and artifacts, representing the diaspora of the borough.

The opening night reception will include cultural performances and light refreshments. The evening celebration is made possible by the support of Brooklyn for All, Inc., Citizens Bank, Macy’s, National Grid, and Emblem Health.

Following opening night, the “Brooklyn is Africa: Survival + Persistence = Resistance” art exhibit will be free and open to the public Friday, February 24, 2023, through Friday, March 3, 2023. The exhibit will be open 10am – 4pm every day, including Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, ‘Brooklyn is Africa’ will be open for extended hours, from 10am – 7pm.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2023; 6 – 9pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, 11201

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