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5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Baltimore

Celebrate Black History Month at various events in Baltimore perfect for you, family and friends.



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    If you're looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month outside the D.C. area, several events celebrating the contributions of African-Americans are being held just an hour north in Baltimore, Maryland.

    From attractions at the National Aquarium to cruises on the Patapsco River, Charm City has a lot of ways to celebrate while you learn something new. 

    We've rounded up a list of five fun things you can do this month: 

    1. The National Aquarium's Black History Month Celebration

    On Friday, the National Aquarium is hosting an evening of family fun. From 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., you can watch live performances and learn how African Americans have contributed to the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime and seafood industries. You’ll also learn the role African-Americans play in shaping the industry’s future. 

    The event will include hands-on activities like oyster tonging. All of the festivities are included in your half-price Friday night admission ticket. Click here for more information.

    2. Bob Marley's Birthday Soul Shakedown 

    Celebrate reggae legand Bob Marley's birthday at a concert in Charm City. The annual dance party will be held Feb. 4 at Creative Alliance on Eastern Avenue. Creative Alliance is a nonprofit that promotes art in the city.

    See-I, a reggae band founded by two brothers, will perform some of their hit songs. Local DJs Papa WaBe and Papa T will also be at the party. Jamaican food will be available for purchase. 

    Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are on sale for $18. If you're a member of Creative Alliance, discount tickets are available for $15. 

    3. Picturing Frederick Douglass

    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is hosting "Picturing Frederick Douglass" as a part of its genealogy and history series. On Feb. 4, John Stauffer of Harvard University will examine Douglass' work and fight for African-American representation through 50 years of photographs. 

    Admission to the event is included with your museum ticket. Tickets to the museum are $8 for general admission and $6 for senior citizens and children. Because the event is on the first weekend of February, you can get in for free if you are a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit holder by showing your card and ID at the door.  

    4. Creativity Exchange - Intersection Between Black Artists and Black-Owned Businesses 

    The Baltimore Museum of Art is inviting you to a day of discussion and networking at the Creativity Exchange on Feb. 11 from noon to 5 p.m.

    Do you own a business? You can learn how to brand yourself and connect with customers during a workshop at 12:30 p.m. Because space for this workshop is limited, you'll need to RSVP in advance. 

    You can also listen to a panel discussion about how to develop innovative projects. 

    Throughout the day, afro-punk jewelry, bath and body products and apparel will be available for purchase at a vendor fair. The event is open to the public. 

    5. Black History Month Lunch Cruise 

    Cruise the Patapsco River during a 2-hour cruise Feb. 25. Spirit Cruises is hosting the Black History Month lunch cruise.

    Participants can dine on a delicious buffet and enjoy beautiful river views while learning about important black history moments in the city. 

    Tickets are available for $46.90, but if you want a better view, you can purchase a seat at a window table for $61.90. T

    These are just some of the Black History Month celebrations happening in Baltimore. Check out other exciting events here!