The City Of North Miami Celebrates African American Heritage

With A Series Of CommunityEvents During Black History Month 2020

CeeLo Green Will Headline the City of North Miami’s 5th Annual NoMi Music Fest.

       NORTH MIAMI, FL — February 6, 2020 — The City of North Miami will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout February that honor cultural trailblazers of the past, while recognizing their impact on the present. This year’s theme “We Count, Census 2020,” demonstrates North Miami’s commitment to making the diverse voices of its residents heard by encouraging participation in the 2020 Census count. The signature event is the 5th Annual NoMi Music Fest, a charity concert featuring Grammy Award Winning Headliner, CeeLo Green.

“We are excited to have a recognized time in the City of North Miami to celebrate, teach and expose others to the rich history, accomplishments, perseverance and traditions of African Americans of the past of present,” said Dr. Alix Desulme, North Miami’s Vice Mayor and Honorary Black History Month Chair-man. “Our series of Black History Month events will provide the community the opportunity to continue the conversation of Black legacies and achievements, as well as reflect on extraordinary impacts on our culture. And, I am especially proud to have a charitable component added to our Black History Month Celebration for the second year in a row!”

The 5th Annual NoMi Music Fest will feature live performances by CeeLo Green, Adina Howard, Sunshine Anderson and Teenear. NoMi Fest will be hosted by Chubb Rock and will take place Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, from 6 – 11 p.m. at Cagni Park, 13498 N.E .Eighth Ave., North Miami. Early bird tickets can be purchased for $10 at www.nomifest.com.

Prices will increase after Feb. 14. Proceeds from ticket sales support the City of North Miami’s Water Utility Bill Assistance Program, benefiting residents in fin-ancial distress.

The Rap Up is the official NoMi Fest After Party. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 29, at 10 p.m., For after party updates, please visit www.nomifest.com.

Members of the com-munity are also invited to attend the following free Black History Month events: Essay Contest Awards Ceremony: Iconic African American Inventors

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

North Miami Public Library, 835 N.E. 132 St., North Miami, Fla., 33161.

  • North Miami students in grades K-12 are encouraged to write an essay about an iconic African American inventor. Winners will be announced during an educational event hosted by the Oscar Thomas Foundation. Refreshments will be sponsored by the Friends of the North Miami Public Library.
  • Rules and entry forms are available at www.northmiamifl.gov/celebrate. The submission deadline is Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. Jazz@Moca, featuring Nicole Yarling, Friday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m., MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami, Fla. 33161
  • Nicole Yarling will take the stage for Black History Month’s Jazz@MOCA Con-cert Series. Enjoy her unique sound, which com-bines voice, violin and fiddle.
  • This event will take place rain or shine. March for Education Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m., MOCA Plaza
  • This spirited event for parents, teachers and students offers a variety of local resources and programs created and designed to help the community.

Supporters of education will march in solidarity from MOCA Plaza to North Miami’s Irons Manor Fountain. Register at www.marchforeducation2020.eventbrite.com.

All of the City’s 2020 Black History Month events are organized by a team of dedicated staff volunteers. To learn more about the City of North Miami’s exciting 2020 Black History Month event line-up, click here or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (305) 895-9840.

For all media enquiries, additional comments and request for interviews, please contact: Eunicia Baker (786) 910-1706 ebaker@northmiamifl.gov or Jessica Garrett Modkins (305) 970-1518 jgm@hiprockstar.com

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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