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Black History Month: Part 1

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 2021-02-18 18:00:00 2021-02-18 21:00:00 America/Chicago Black History Month: Part 1 This year, in light of Covid-19 restrictions, Part 1 will be a Virtual Program airing on Facebook and Channel 21. The Outdoor Virtual Viewing will be held in the parking lot of Independence Park Theatre at 6 p.m. and viewers can watch from their vehicles and receive complimentary refreshments. The program will include performances from Forest Heights Academy of Excellence, McKinley Middle Magnet School and Louisiana Leadership Institute Band. Independence Park Theatre BREC

Independence Park Theatre

This year, in light of Covid-19 restrictions, Part 1 will be a Virtual Program airing on Facebook and Channel 21. The Outdoor Virtual Viewing will be held in the parking lot of Independence Park Theatre at 6 p.m. and viewers can watch from their vehicles and receive complimentary refreshments. The program will include performances from Forest Heights Academy of Excellence, McKinley Middle Magnet School and Louisiana Leadership Institute Band.

This year’s celebrations will curate artistic expression by celebrating African American medical professionals and frontline workers. We will honor Dr. Leon Kraft, Dr. Irene Evuleocha and Dr. Janet Cook for their relentless work in the medical field and being present-day heroes in the community. This event is also sponsored by Imagination Leads, City of Baton Rouge, and Bonton and Associates.

Donations will be accepted through February 18. All donations will benefit the OLOL COVID Unit and Children's Hospital

Donation Sites for Our Lady of the Lake Covid Unit and Children’s Hospital:

  • City Hall
  • Charles R. Kelly Community Center
  • Exxon
  • Gallagher Insurance
  • BREC’s Eugene A. Young Administrative Office
  • Independence Community Park
  • Anna T. Jordan Community Park
  • Forest Community Park
  • North Sherwood Forest Community Park
  • Perkins Road Community Park

Suggested Donations:

  • Journals
  • Adult or child coloring pages
  • color pencil
  • crayons
  • puzzles
  • blankets
  • travel board games
  • comic books
  • Lotion
  • Magazines
  • Get Well cards from the community (in unsealed envelopes so we can vet them)
  • Warm socks (child and adult sizes)
  • Phone chargers
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Lip balm
  • Essential oil diffusers
  • Essential oils (relaxation)
For More Information

225-272-9200
recreationevents@brec.org

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Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center
7800 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-216-0660
Fax: 225-216-7799
theparktheatre.com

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