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African-American Educational and Cultural Festival

Virtual Juneteenth benefits two days of music, dance, comedy, film and more

by Jun 18, 2021
The two-day virtual benefit hosted by the African American Educational & Cultural Festival features a host of performers June 19 & 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

‘Caravan for Justice’ protesting police brutality stops in Riverhead Sunday night

by Oct 26, 2020
Horns blaring, flags waving and “baby Trump” balloons bobbing in the breeze, a Black Lives Matter “caravan for justice” came through Riverhead last night, stopping for a brief demonstration in a Route 58 parking lot before heading east to Greenport.

At ‘Unity in the Community’ rally, many calls to action

by Jun 21, 2020
“This moment— this is history, this whole season of life. Someday, when you get older and you’re talking to your grandkids and they’re going to ask you about what happened in 2020. They’re going to ask you what you did,” Kyle Braunskill of Flanders told the crowd at the event in Stotzky Park June 20.

‘Unity in the Community’ rally to take place today in Stotzky Park

by Jun 20, 2020
A “Unity in the Community” rally is taking place today at Stotzky Park. Organizer Eric Williams said the...

African American Educational and Cultural Festival celebrates Black History Month

by Feb 29, 2020
The event included food, music, dance and poetry — from steel drummers and African dancers to Gospel music by the First Baptist Church Liturgical Ministry.

Celebrating the complex and often elusive history of African Americans

by Feb 22, 2020
The complexities of African American history make it difficult to unearth and nearly impossible to condense into one small exhibit space during one month of the year. But Marylin Winter and Dr. James Banks of the African American Educational and Cultural Festival embrace the challenge.

African-American culture and history celebrated at Riverhead Free Library

by Feb 26, 2019
The African-American Educational and Cultural Festival organized a reception and exhibit at Riverhead Free Library celebrating African-American culture and history by promoting diversity, multiculturalism and unity.