First Fridays: Black History Month

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Andy Street Community Association presents, in collaboration with 8th District Councilmember Al Austin II and the BKBIA:

7th Annual Los Angeles County


A Black History Month Event


Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd

Featuring: The history of the Caribbean islands including exhibits from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, and St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands.


CEO Diversity Awards Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 1st at 12:00pm with keynote speaker Carmen Smith, Vice President, Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering.

Tickets $25.00 – Purchase your ticket with the Eventbrite link above


Kick-Off Reception on Thursday, Jan 31st at 6:30pm hosted by the LBGTQ Center, Long Beach and Black Lesbians United.

Forgotten Images – A Travelling Education Exhibit and Museum


Saturday, Feb. 2nd | 10:30am – 2:00pm

African American Community at a Crossroads Community Panel Discussion

Produced by Long Beach Community Action Partnership and

Don’t miss this dynamic reflection on Black Community Leadership and the issues of Education, Employment, and Public Health, quality of life indicators from the State of Black Long Beach Report. Enjoy a spirited discussion, insight and community dialogue from prominent community figures.

Opening Presentation, 10:30am

Features historic Negro spirituals, special musical selections and poetry presented by Derrel Acon, D.M.A., Long Beach Opera

Education and Employment, 12:00pm

with Errol Parker, featuring:

Dr. Jane Conoley, President, CSULB
Dr. Adriene Alex Davis, LA & OC Regional Consortium
John Keisler, City of Long Beach
Tony Tate, African American Parents Group

Public Health, 1:00pm

with Darick J. Simpson, featuring:

Carolyn Caldwell, CEO Saint Mary’s Medical Center
Jennifer Ponce, MPH, The children’s Clinic
Dr. Anissa Davis, MD, MPH, Long Beach Dept. of Health and Human Services
Diane Brown, MPH, MPW, Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Communications


More Action on First Friday:

Twig and Willow (4130 Atlantic Ave.) will have an illustrator to sketch you and your kids! They will make great Valentine’s Day gifts and they’ll be promoting v-day that night. Get 20% off one item when you show a receipt from another Bixby business. Enjoy complimentary sips + snacks!

Averyboo Arts (3908 Atlantic Ave)
Kids! Stop by and make quality Valentine crafts ranging from free-$5.

Cheftech Cooking School:
FEBRUARY 1 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Spice up Chinese New Year with Us!
• Sichuan Chicken Potstickers with Sweet and Hot Orange Dipping Sauce
• Pan Fried Chive Pancakes stuffed with Shrimp and Eggs
• Chinese Red Barbecued Pork
• Long Life Noodles with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms
• Charred Chinese Broccoli Eggplant Stir Fry
• Grinning Sesame Fritters

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February 1, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST(GMT+00:00)


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