YONKERS, N.Y. – Various city employees, police officers and firefighters will be honored Wednesday in Yonkers as part of Black History Month.
Organized by City Councilman Christopher Johnson and Mayor Mike Spano, the Black History Month celebration and reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Mayor’s reception room on the second floor of City Hall. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is invited to attend.
Following the reception, an African-American History program will be held at the Yonkers City Council’s 8 p.m. meeting.
Wednesday evening’s event continues the celebration of Black History Month throughout the city.
A free film series, True Light Revealed, at the Yonkers Public Library is intended to shed light on some of the lesser-known personal and historical stories of African-Americans after slavery, organizers say.
The library is also hosting Black History Month poetry events every Thursday in the month of February, as well as a gospel concert and a tribute to poet Langston Hughes later this month.