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PHILADELPHIA



 

 

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

 

Events held in Philadelphia unless indicated otherwise.

 

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration 
Celebration of the life of the civil rights leader; Philadelphia;
http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

 

FEBRUARY

 
Black History Month
Highlights include an African-American Doll Display by Stephanie Farris and the Pennsylvania Doll Museum, Storytelling with Oni Asana, Dance Workshop by Dunya Performing Arts Company, Gospel Music, Kid's Activities, and more; Longwood Gardens; http://www.phillyfunguide.com

 

Viva Latino
Virtuoso jazz flutist and Latin Grammy Award-winner Nestor Torres has been captivating audiences with his distinctive mix of Latin, jazz, classical, and pop sounds for more than two decades; Kimmel Center- Verizon Center;  http://www.phillyfunguide.com

 

Karamu and Company
Conwell Dance Theater; Temple University
http://www.phillyfunguide.com

 

African Cultures Day
Music and dance of Africa and the African diaspora, storytelling, arts and crafts, culture and cuisine; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology;
http://www.phillyfunguide.com

 

Center for African American Research and Public Policy,
Annual Conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, http://claweb.temple.edu/caarp

 

APRIL


Penn Relays
A must attend track event featuring the best track stars and lots of additional activities; Franklin Field;
http://www.thepennrelays.com

 

MAY

Annual Celebration of Black Writing: The Black Arts Movement
Annual black writers festival featuring local and national writers, Art Sanctuary; http://www.artsanctuary.org


Jam on the River
Memorial Day Weekend; Annual outdoor festival featuring food, music and more; past performers included Al Green, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Neville Brothers, George Clinton, Bo Diddley; Penn's Landing;
http://www.jamontheriver.com

 

JUNE

ODUNDE African Street Festival
Street festival featuring live entertainment and processions to Delaware River; South Street (between 21st and 23rd streets), Philadelphia;
http://www.odundeinc.org


Juneteenth
Annual celebration of African American culture; Philadelphia;
http://www.juneteenth.com


Real Men Cook
Family celebration and fundraising event; Philadelphia;
http://www.realmencook.com


Philadelphia International Film Festival and Market
One of the oldest regional film festivals; Philadelphia;
http://www.philafilm.org

 

AUGUST

 

Annual Peoples Festival
Featuring educational exhibits, arts & crafts, poetry reading, food and more; Vernon Park; http://www.phillyfunguide.com


African Heritage Festival
Annual festival honoring African Americans; Philadelphia; http://www.philadelphiamac.org


Annual Philadelphia DooWop Festival
Penn's Landing - Great Plaza; http://www.PhillyDooWopFestival.org


Smooth Jazz Summer Nights
Penn's Landing - Great Plaza; website

 

Sunset Jazz Series:
Wiggins Waterfront Park and Marina; website

 

Art After 5: Jazz through the Roof:
Philadelphia Museum of Art; http://www.philamuseum.org/artafter5

 

NOVEMBER

International Art Expo 
One of the largest African American art shows in the country; Liacouras Center, Temple University;
http://www.octobergallery.com

 

DECEMBER


Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture in various venues around Philadelphia; http://www.soulofamerica.com/kwanzaa-celebrations.phtml

 

 

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