Van Bramer to host Black History Month celebration on Feb. 27

On Thursday, February 27, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting his 10th annual Black History Month celebration at Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, located at 10-25 41st Avenue.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with music by DJ Hank and live performances from Own IT Dance and the PS 111 choir.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP at ptenzin@council.nyc.gov or call 718-383-9566.

The celebration will honor the following community leaders:

  • New York State Senator James Sanders
  • Patricia Robinson, Vice President of Operations, Hot 97/WBLS
  • Chief Malcolm Moore, FDNY
  • Chief Rodney Harrison, NYPD
  • Bernadette Nation, Executive Director of Emergency Response Unit and Intergovernmental Services
  • K Bain, Founding Director, 696 Build Queensbridge
  • Aleeia Abraham-Toussaint, Founder, The BlaQue Resource Network
  • Sam Sneed, Founder, Strickly Skills “Back to School Book Bag Drive”
  • Niaya Johnson, Co-President, PS 76
  • Crystal Thrower, Vice President, PSA 9 Police Community Council

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