Montclair, NJ – The YMCA of Montclair is hosting a series of events in celebration of Black History Month that are free and open to the community.
All events will be held at the Park Street YMCA at 25 Park Street in Montclair. More events may be added, please check our website as we update the schedule at montclairymca.org.
The Missing Story: African American History in Montclair – Lecture led by Betty Holloway Thursday, February 20 at 10:00am
Betty Holloway, YMCA member, Activist and Public Historian will lead a discussion on some of the contributions to black history in Montclair. This event is presented in partnership with the Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. To attend the event, please RSVP at this link: https://bit.ly/31cbPbA
In addition, we invite members and the community to join us for selected weekly dance and fit classes held through the month of February and year-round:
Afro-Fit Dance Mondays at 8:00pm
Featuring Afrobeats, soca, dancehall, kompa, and Afro-Latin dance cultures married to a fitness workout. Class led by Jessica Elicin who specializes in Afro-Caribbean dance fitness that connects people to the culture, rhythm, and roots of the African Diaspora.
Afro-Caribbean Dance Sundays at 3:30pm and Thursdays at 9:00am
Immerse mind and body in the joy and vitality of rhythms rooted in traditional African-Caribbean dance with modern day music. Class led by Julio Jean, a renowned master Haitian dance teacher, choreographer and musician.
For individuals who are not current YMCA members please present a driver’s license or other government-issued I.D. to enter the facility. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.