What to do during Black History Month, from a poetry slam to a trolley tour, as recommended by locals
Local historian Karen Sprowal lectures on prominent African-Americans who have lived in and around Washington Heights. 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan; Feb. 9, 5 p.m.
Daniel Carter Beard Mall
A walking tour of the Flushing Freedom Mile in Queens features an Underground Railroad passageway. 137-17 Northern Blvd, Flushing, Queens; Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
The Riverside Church
It’s opening night of Harlem Fine Arts Show, with a cocktail reception kicking off the biggest traveling show of art from the African diaspora in America. 490 Riverside Dr., Manhattan; Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
Seneca Village was a community of predominantly African-American property owners started in 1825, located in what is now Central Park. Meet at 85th Street and Central Park West for an informative tour. Feb. 23, 1 p.m.
Hop aboard a trolley for Black in Brooklyn, an exploration of the cemetery chronicling the lives of prominent Black New Yorkers and abolitionists. 500 25th St., Brooklyn; Feb. 23, 11 a.m.
Brownsville Heritage House Inc
The Green Earth Poets Cafe’s annual Black History Month poetry workshop and slam features a grand prize of $100. 581 Mother Gaston Blvd., Brooklyn; Feb. 23, 6 p.m.
Pay respects to the birth of hip-hop on a walking tour of Cedar Playground, where DJ Kool Herc first spun turntables at a 1973 party. 1890 Cedar Ave., Bronx; Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
Brooklyn House Of Comedy
A jam-packed schedule of stand-up, improv and sketches are set for the Black Women in Comedy Festival. 1165 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn; Feb. 28, 7 p.m.