Black History Month events continue

February 21, 1993|By New York Times News Service

There are still opportunities to celebrate African-American culture and heritage in these final days of Black History Month. Across the United States, museums and community centers are staging a variety of events, including the following:

* In Washington, the Smithsonian Institution is holding lectures on the 1920s and '30s Harlem renaissance; the final lecture is on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in Room 3037, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W., (202) 357-3030; admission, $10.

"Tricksters, Fishtraps and Biscuits," a performance of African and African-American folk tales by the United Stage, will have several performances each week through March 13 in the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater in the Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive, S.W., (202) 357-1500. Admission is $4, $3.50 for children.

* In New York, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, (212) 769-5315, is scheduling a variety of lectures and performances, including "African-American Folk Music: A Legacy Deferred," a dance, poetry and video presentation by the dancer C. Scoby Stroman on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Harold Linder Theater; free with the suggested museum donation of $5, $2.50 for children.

The Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, (718) 735-4400, will have a performance of spirituals and gospel music by the Princeton University Gospel Ensemble at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday; free with the suggested museum donation of $3.

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