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Celebrate Black History Month in North Miami with a Series of Events Recognizing African American...

Celebrate Black History Month in North Miami with a Series of Events Recognizing African American Heritage

February 15, 2023

In embracing the 2023 national theme of Black Resistance for Black History Month, the City of North Miami is celebrating African American contributions with a series of events throughout February. The city is honoring cultural trailblazers of the past, while recognizing their impact on the present. Thus, its series of events reflect how African Americans fought repression from America’s earliest days and how they advanced to have such a great influence on America’s history even today. From Black children’s book authors at North Miami Public Library to legendary entertainers at NoMi Music Festival, the City of North Miami is offering a plethora of events for the entire family.

The 7th Annual NoMi Music Festival is Saturday, February. 25, 2023, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Cagni Park, 13498 NE 8 Avenue, North Miami, FL 33161. Hosted by Chubb Rock, it will feature live performances by En Vogue, Stephanie Mills, Tony! Toni! Tone! Atlantic Starr, Miki Howard, and B Howard. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at Proceeds from ticket sales support North Miami Utility Emergency Fund which benefits North Miami residents in financial distress.

NoMi Fest has traditionally been held in conjunction with an evening honoring South Florida's most incredible inspirations. An evening of joy, celebration, and applause will embody an Evening of Honors. Join the City of North Miami on Friday, February 24, 2023, at the Joe Celestin Community Center, 1525 NW 135 St, North Miami, FL 33167, beginning 7:00 p.m., to recognize those who have made an impact both locally and globally during this Evening of Honors event. Tickets range $15-$500 and available on

The following are FREE Black History Month events:

Black Children’s Book Week
Wednesdays 3:30 p.m.
North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 St, North Miami, FL 33161
In conjunction with Black Children's Book Week, the North Miami Public Library hosts Story Time every Wednesday until March 4, 2023. These story times will showcase Black children's books by local South Florida children's book authors. Each attendee will receive a copy of the book presented that day. This is the perfect opportunity for families to add Black children's books to their home libraries. On March 4, 2023, the North Miami Library will have a Children’s Book Master Class. Sign-up today.

Conversations at MOCA: The Aesthetic Languages of the Haiti in Diaspora
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161
Moderated by Jerry Philogene, the Aesthetic Languages of the Haiti in Diaspora conversation highlights three notable diasporic Haitians -- Michele Lisa Polissaint, Mark Fleuridor, Morel Doucet -- whose work draws on their complex relationship to the place of their birth. 

The Conversation with Nina Turner
Friday, February 24, 2023, 9:30 a.m.
North Miami Senior High School, 13110 NE 8 Avenue, North Miami, FL 33161
The conversation is the City of North Miami’s opportunity to bring nationally known thought-provoking leaders to speak directly to North Miami High School students. Past lectures have been facilitated by Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Esq. and Dr. Cornel West who discussed the crisis on Black education. 

Friday, February 24, 2023, 8 p.m.
MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161
Listen to the melodic sounds of Troy Anderson and the Wonderful World Band. These artists have performed with many jazz greats of yesterday and today, such as Toney Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

Black History Poem/ Short Story Contest Winner Announcement
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7 p.m.
North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 Street, North Miami, FL 33161
North Miami Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Library sponsors the 2023 Black History Month Poem and Short Story Contest. For event details and contest submissions, visit For media questions, contact


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About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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