Free Friday Films
This month will feature Black actors who starred in a Yale Repertory Theater production while attending the Yale School of Drama and then went on to star in feature films in Hollywood!
Queen of Katwe
Friday, February 2, 2-4 pm | IVES
A story about a Ugandan girl who sees her world change after being introduced to the game of chess.
What’s Love Got to Do With it?
Friday, February 9, 2-4 pm | IVES
Anna discovers her love of singing in her church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career and meets Ike Turner, who offers to help her succeed.
Friday, February 16, 2-4 pm | IVES
Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky Assassin. His latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe.
Love & Basketball
Friday, February 23, 2-4 pm | IVES
This film is about two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players and begin to fall for each other.
Keepers of the Flame: A Community Black History Celebration
Saturday, February 3, 1-3:30 pm | STETSON
Join us as we Pass the Torch and enjoy a real southern meal served hot! Sisters with a New Attitude Women’s Support group gathers the community to participate in African culture and diaspora through sounds of the African drum, children dance performance, poetry readings, and raffle. Learn the hidden meanings behind slave songs through Slave Narratives retold by Sister Deborah Elmore.
Black and Blue in Bridgeport: Author Talk
Wednesday, February 7, 6-7:45 pm | STETSON
Author and former Police Officer, Dave Daniels, discusses his book Black and Blue in Bridgeport.
Music Haven Concert: Celebrating Black History
Saturday, February 10, 11 am-12 pm | STETSON
Come out and enjoy a concert performance by the students of Music Haven.
Black History Month Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
Monday, February 12, 6-7:30 pm | MITCHELL
Kwadwo Adae founded his art gallery back in 2005.
Film Screening: The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
Thursday, February 15, 6-8 pm | IVES
Join us for a screening of the documentary film The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, a film that celebrates the history of America’s Black newspapers.
Headshots & Networking
Tuesday, February 20, 4-7 pm | WILSON
In need of a headshot or want to connect with other business owners and professionals in our city? Join the Black B2B Network, our Leads Group aims to generate business for participants by sharing leads and building trusted relationships through networking. This event is hosted by community leader and entrepreneur, Doreen Abubakar of the Black B2B Network. Headshots are free to all, please register to guarantee a slot.
Negro League Baseball Owners and Players
Thursday, February 22, 6-7 pm | FAIR HAVEN
Calvin Ramsey, author of Ruth and the Green Book discusses the history of Black baseball team owners and players and Black Latinos who operated their own leagues when the sport was segregated.
Harmony of Resilience: Celebrating Black History Through Music
Saturday, February 24, 3:30-5 pm | STETSON
Performances by The Greater New Haven Jack and Jill of America Inc. Youth, The Chill Band, Mae Gibson Brown, Music Haven, dancers, and more. Presented by Jack and Jill of America Incorporated, Stetson Branch Library, and the Monk Youth Jazz and STEAM Collective. Hosted by Greater New Haven Jack and Jill of America Inc. Youth.
Author Talk: Lucy Anne Hurston
Wednesday, February 28, 6-8 pm | STETSON
Join us as Lucy Anne Hurston shares the life story of her aunt, Zora Neale Hurston, and her personal experiences as a University Professor as told in a new book Being Black In The Ivory by her colleague, Sharde M. Davis. Refreshments served!
History of Black-Owned Businesses in New Haven
Thursday, February 29, 6-7 pm | FAIR HAVEN
Join us when the New Haven Museum presents the history of Black entrepreneurship in New Haven and learn about important figures like William Lanson.