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February 22 – 25 | Main Street Newmarket

DESCRIPTION

Newmarket’s historic Main Street, will become a pedestrian zone from Water Street to Park Avenue, Main Street will become a pedestrian zone, where visitors are invited to enjoy:

  • Food & beverage. Indulge in expanded outdoor restaurant options or grab a drink at one of the Ice Bars. During the event, guests will be permitted to enjoy alcohol outdoors throughout the event area.
  • Lounge areas. Kick back, relax and take in the atmosphere at one of the igloo lounges or warm up and roast marshmallows by the fire pits.
  • Art installations. Stroll along Main Street and admire the art, including ice sculptures and light installations.
  • Live entertainment. Music, magic and fire performances are just some of the delights that visitors can expect when they visit.
  • The best of Main Street.  Choose Local and explore the many boutique shops and services on Main Street. Win incredible prizes and earn rewards for shopping and dining during the event.

Visit the Town of Newmarket website for more information.

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Saturday, February 3 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m | Old Town Hall

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the Black History Month 2024 Reception featuring live entertainment, featured guests, keynote address, dance, spoken word and more! The reception will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular Ujamaa Black-Owned Marketplace will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where you can meet and shop from talented local artisans!

Click here for tickets and registration.

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Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Newmarket Public Library

DESCRIPTION

Hosted and sponsored by the Newmarket Public Library in partnership with the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association. There is growing awareness in Black communities that documentary and film evidence can be used as an empowering tool for story-making, history-making and change.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Newmarket Public Library

DESCRIPTION

Join us for a live and interactive speaker presentation and interview, hosted by the Newmarket Public Library and moderated by Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association’s Jerisha Grant-Hall. NACCA is pleased to welcome Dr. Natasha Henry-Dixon as this year’s honoured speaker. Natasha Henry-Dixon is an assistant professor of African Canadian History at York University. The 2018 Vanier Scholar is researching the enslavement of Black people in early Ontario. Her publications include Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking about Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012), a number of youth-focused titles, and several entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian history. Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories Black Canadians

DATE & TIME

February 3 to 29, 2024 | Old Town Hall

DESCRIPTION

This year’s exhibit interpreting the theme, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Telling Our Story, Writing Our History” is a powerful showcase of Black Canadian history and experiences. The talented artists behind the pieces use their unique perspectives and artistic vision to convey the message of reclamation and empowerment. NACCA is proud to provide a platform for this incredible group of individuals and celebrate their exceptional contributions to the community.

The theme of the exhibit centers on the power of storytelling as a mode of resistance against systemic erasure, silencing, and marginalization of Black Canadian history and experiences. The purpose is to highlight how art can serve as a tool for cultural expression and advocacy for Black Canadians.

DATE & TIME

February 3 to 29, 2024 | Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South)
Tuesday to Saturday | 10 a.m. to 12 pm. & 1 to 4 p.m. | Free Admission

DESCRIPTION

Join us in honouring Black History Month with an exhibit dedicated to Black History with special feature, Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now, in partnership with NACCA, on display at the Elman W. Campbell Museum during the month of February 2024. Learn about local Black contributions through a new historical exhibit on early Black pioneers such as Henry Hisson, Taylor Tamar, Edward Provost, Henry Thomas Shepherd.

This exhibit will showcase a rich and diverse history that is often overlooked. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the many achievements of Black individuals and communities that span centuries until today. Through interactive displays and educational programming, you will gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs that have shaped Black history in our local area and across the country.

We hope that this exhibit will inspire conversations and reflections on the ongoing fight for racial justice and equality. It is a chance to recognize the resilience, resistance and invaluable contributions of Black Canadians in the face of adversity, and to acknowledge the important role they have played in shaping our society. We encourage you to bring your family and friends to the Elman W. Campbell Museum throughout February 2024 to experience Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now and join us in this commemoration of Black history.