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Black History Celebrations
January 6 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 11:59 pm
Celebrate Black History 2018 in Pasadena by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities beginning Saturday, January 6, through Sunday, March 18, 2018. The City and volunteer Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee will present a full schedule of events in celebration of the achievements by black Americans and in recognition of African-Americans in U.S. History. Pasadena is proud to host one of the largest Black History Month parades in the U.S.A., set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., February 17, 2018.
Pasadena’s Black History Month Parade is one of the largest in the U.S. Pasadena media, www.pasadenamedia.tv, will record the parade in its entirety for broadcast on KPAS, the City’s government TV station. A list of the events follows. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
|January 6||Rekindling the Light of Peace
City Hall Chambers, 9:00 AM, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
|January 9||Judging Essays & Art Display
Marshall Fundamental Sch. 5:00 PM, 990 N. Allen Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104
|January 13||MLK Day On, Not Off
Webster Elementary School, 2101 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104
|January 14||Martin Luther King Service
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 4:00 PM, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
|January 15|| Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration
McKinley Elementary School 8: AM – 12:30 PM -“Continental Breakfast & Teach – Program begins at 9:45 AM, Auditorium
|January 27||Red, Black & Green Honors Dinner
Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee honors parade grand marshals and presents community service awards, 7-9 p.m., Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Pasadena, CA 91101. Call the Jackie Robinson Center, (626) 744-7300, to purchase tickets, $65 per person.
|February 3||Black Pasadena
Sponsored by the NAACP Pasadena Branch, tour Pasadena and experience Historical African-American sites. At each location receive a presentation about the site and its African-American history. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|February 10||Matters of the Heart – State of Black Pasadena
Come together and embrace wellness, 9:00 -1:00 p.m. Receive information on healthy living and eating. All fitness levels welcome. Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
|February 11||Black Film Showcase: 2:00 p.m.
View a Black Film followed by a panel presentation. at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pasadena Alumnae Chapter.
|February 17||36th Annual Black History Parade and Festival
Begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena, heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue and ends at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. After the parade, enjoy the Black History Festival on Hammond Street and the north side of Robinson Park from 12-4:30 p.m. Food for purchase, fun activities for kids, displays, music and other free fun.
|February 23||NOBLE & Black Fire Fighters Association – Black History Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:30 am – Black History Breakfast. Special guest speakers.
|February 23||Chocolate story Time
4:00 pm La Pintoresca Library. Come out and share in reading stories by black authors to tiny tots and youth.
|February 23||Senior Night Out
Dance the night away during this year’s special Senior Night Out event. Enjoy good food, conversation, and upbeat fun at the Annual Senior Night Out. Hosted by the Pasadena City College Community Education Center, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., from 7-10 p.m.
|February 24|| We are One – Community Line Dance
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. an afternoon of Line Dance, Ball Room Stepping, Salsa and Cha Cha. Dance with friends and learn new dance steps, at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
|March 11||Celebrating Women: Afternoon Tea
Celebrate women’s contributions to black history over tea service. 3 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
|March 18|| Praise Dance & Song Jubilee
Enjoy music, dance and fellowship at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 3 p.m., Sunday, March 12.
Black History Parade and Festival Participation Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the 36th Annual Black History Parade and Festival. Pasadena is proud to host one of the largest Black History Month parades in the U.S.A., set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., February 17, 2018. Please contact Jarvis Emerson at email@example.com or call (626) 744-7333 for information about the honors dinner, sponsorship opportunities, vendor booths, and parade entries.