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NYC Black History Month 5 Boro Tour Kicks Off First Season

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African Burial Ground National Monument, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center - Queens Library, Louis Armstrong House Museum, MoCADA, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - New York Public Library, Weeksville Heritage Center and the Woodlawn Conservancy have organized this city-wide cultural program.

The 5 Boro Tour is self-guided. Guests can plan their visits to each of the nine sites throughout the month of February to participate. By checking-in at each site, visitors can pick up a Tour gift from Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar. Simply mention Promo Code: NYCbhm and receive 10% off your meal purchase at Applebee's. Collect all 9!

"Reflective of our on-going participation in our neighborhoods, Applebee's is proud to partner with these fine cultural organizations in our local communities as we celebrate Black History Month," noted Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar NY Area Franchisee CEO Zane Trankel.

"The idea for the 5 Boro Tour for Black History Month was inspired by the Partners in Preservation program sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation," explained Michael Cogswell, Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum. "New York City is one of most culturally rich cities on the planet, and we want people to explore all 9 of the cultural organizations on the 5 Boro Tour -- each is wonderful and each is unique."

"The tour is a great opportunity for New Yorkers and tourists alike to deepen their appreciation and understanding of the powerful role African Americans have played in the cultural and economic development of our city," said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney. "Three of the cultural institutions included on the tour - the Louis Armstrong House, the Weeksville Heritage Center and the African Burial Grounds - are New York City landmarks, making an even more compelling case for visiting them."

"The 5 Boro Tour is an outstanding way for visitors to experience some of the City's richest cultural offerings during Black History Month this February," said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta.

Each site offers rich programming for the month of February. Details can be found at NYCbhm.org and on the links to each organization's site.

Here are the sites organized by Boro:

Brooklyn

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA)
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.230.0492
www.mocada.org

Weeksville Heritage Center
1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Bergen Street between Buffalo and Rochester
718.756.5250
www.weeksvillesociety.org

Bronx

Woodlawn Conservancy (Formerly Friends of Woodlawn)
Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street, New York, NY 10470
718.920.1563 x225
www.thewoodlawncemetery.org

Manhattan

African Burial Ground National Monument
290 Broadway, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10007
www.nps.gov/afbg
Phone: 212.637.2019

National Jazz Museum in Harlem
104 East 126th Street #2C, New York, NY 10035212.348.8300
www.jmih.org

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
TD Bank is the lead sponsor of Black History Month at the Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Blvd at 135th Street, New York, NY 10037
212.491.2234
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

Queens

Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, Queens Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368 2Fl.
718.651.1100
www.libraryactioncommittee.org

Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street
Corona, Queens, New York
718.478.8274
www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org

Staten Island

Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum
1538 Woodrow Road, Staten Island, NY 10309
718.317.5796
NYCbhm.org

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