Black History Month
As A Black Bl k History Hi t Month M th drew d to t a close,l the th New N York Y k Botanical B t i l Garden G d paid id tribute t ib t to t African Af i A American i culture
and the contributions of African American leaders at its annual celebration on Wednesday, February 27. The cultural
celebration featured African doll crafting by Vickie Fremont; hands-on plant science activities by Mercedes Harris;
‘I Am Beautiful’ poetry showcase by Jamie Lee Lewis; African Dance and Drumming history by Frank Malloy, an art
exhibition by NYBG volunteer DePrator and a special presentation by Harambee Dance Company.(insert) Harambee
Dance Company’s Nyenah Stuart danced through the audience with the her fellow performers.
Photos by Silvio Pacifi co
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NYBG volunteer DePrator showcased her African American
arts and crafts collection.
(l-r) P.S. 453’s Melody Perez, Stacy Madrid, their
teacher Josea James Givan II, Amber Matute, and
Ibrahim Camera explored the scientifi c acheivements
of African Americans.
Harambee Dance Company’s
Frank Malloy (l) and
Frank Malloy II had everyone
dancing to the beat of
(above) Misael Bermudez showed
the mask he was creating.
(left) BronxNet’s Veronica Guity (r) asked
Samantha Pagan to read her poem.