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February 3, 2023

Black History Events Happening in Rochester

Look for the various opportunities to celebrate Black History at churches and community events and at Roberts Wesleyan University and Northeastern Seminary. A list of local events as well as resources for Black history are provided below:

City of Rochester’s Black Heritage Committee presents Black Resistance: Powerful and Resilient

Black History Month Creative Painting Celebration; 02/07/23 from 5:30-7 pm; 1 East Main Street, Suite 950A, Rochester

Black History Month DeTOUR; Join Calvin Eaton of 540WMain to take a look at Black history in America and learn more about Black art and culture; 02/09/23 at 6 pm; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester; 500 University Ave., Rochester

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) kicks off Black History Month with Rooted in Rochester: A celebration of Black Composers; 02/09/23 at 7:30 pm & 02/11/23 at 8 pm; Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre; 

Tickets for all Kodak Hall shows start at $24/$12 for children ages 3-17 and are available online anytime at, by phone at 585-454-2100 (Monday-Friday,10 AM-5 PM), and in person at RPO Patron Services at 225 East Avenue (Monday -Friday, 10 AM-5 PM) and one hour prior to curtain at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main St.).



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