Yonkers Public Library logoIn celebration of Black History Month

Yonkers, NY  (February 13, 2023) – Yonkers Public Library will launch its “Grow, Harvest, & Feast” program series on Sat., Feb. 17, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Library in celebration of Black History Month. The kick-off party invites residents to learn about the library’s seed library, watch a cooking demonstration with Chef B, sample local cuisine from Black and Afro-Caribbean chefs, and enjoy an interactive dance performance with James Norton from Youth Theatre Interactions. 

The “Grow, Harvest, & Feast” is a year-long series of events celebrating the city’s diverse cultures through food, recipes, oral history, and community gardening. In partnership with ConEdison, Groundwork Hudson Valley, and Sarah Lawrence College, Riverfront Library has created a pop-up indoor gardening center featuring a new hydroponic garden, the seed library, and a curated collection of gardening, cooking and ecology books on display through 2024. 

Kick-off Party Information:

Grow, Harvest, & Feast: Black History Month Celebration 

Date: Sat., Feb. 17, 2024

Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Riverfront Library, Yonkers Room (4th Floor), One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701

Schedule of Events

  • 12 p.m.: Cooking demo with Chef B. (registration required)
  • 12:30 p.m.: Tasting of Local Black and Afro-Caribbean Cuisine
  • 2 p.m.: Interactive Dance Performance with Youth Theatre Interactions

This program series is made possible through a generous grant from ConEdison and the Mellon Grant for Civic Engagement through Sarah Lawrence College. In addition, Charles C. Hart Seed Company graciously donated thousands for seeds for the Seed Library. 

About Yonkers Public Library

For 131 years, The Yonkers Public Library (“YPL”) has been an essential and dynamic institution whose dedicated staff provide outstanding service, meaningful collections, and impactful programs in welcoming and inspiring spaces for the people of Yonkers. With three locations: Riverfront Library, Grinton I. Will Branch, and Crestwood Branch, YPL’s vision is to improve the life in Yonkers for everyone by fostering literacy, culture, connection, and community. For more information about the Yonkers Public Library, visit www.ypl.org.


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