Reception To Kick Off Rahway’s Black History Month Celebration

RAHWAY — The City of Rahway will kick off its annual Black History Month celebration on Thursday, Feb. 3, with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Fazioli Piano Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway.

The program will include a keynote speech by Donald Benners, who is the vice president and head of anti-money laundering, anti-terrist financing and economic sanctions for North America Allied Irish Bank in New York. The brief ceremony will be followed by a performance of “The Red Zinger African-American Theatre Rag”, a collection of historical and contemporary dramatic readings, from Harriet Tubman to August Wilson featuring Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr. and Lorraine Stone of the Dunbar Repertory Company. A reception at Conservatory Piano and Hi-Fi, 1591 Irving Street, will immediately follow the performance.


There is no admission charge, but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Call the Rahway Recreation Center at 1-732-669-3600 for more information or to reserve.

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