The Newark Museum is celebrating Black History Month at its Second Sunday program on Sunday, February 12 from noon to 5 pm. The program features lectures; performances; tours; art and science demonstrations, and workshops; music; and baked goods. All events are free with admission unless otherwise noted. The Museum is located at 49 Washington St., Newark.

Highlights include:

Baked treats with music by the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble
Noon-2 pm

Gallery Maker Pop-Ups: Figure Drawing
Noon-4:30 pm

Creative Play Drop-In: 3 to 5 year olds and their families learn about and pay tribute to some of the African-American artists in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Noon-4:30 pm

Creative Play Backpacks: Explore the Museum with a specially-developed set of tools and activities for all ages 3-5 and their adult helpers.
Noon-4 pm

Family Gallery Workshops: Children ages 5-12 and their families celebrate Black History Month by exploring the collection of African-American artists and works from the Civil Rights movement to the Harlem Renaissance.
1:30-3 pm

Teen-Led Gallery Tour of Harlem Renaissance Music: Feel the music of the Harlem Renaissance as captured by prominent artists of the time and experience how music inspired great works of art.
12:30 pm

Docent-led tour of Ceramics: Hot, Hotter, Hottest; Ceramics of Native Artists of North America
1 pm

MakerSPACE Drop-In
1 -4:30 pm

Docent-Led Highlights Tour featuring African-American Art of the Newark Museum
2 pm

Newark Museum Through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists: Milcah Bassel
2 pm

Gallery Pop-ups
2 -4 pm

North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club: all male choral group performs a variety of music, from African-American to Classical
2:30-3:30 pm

Alice & Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium Shows
*additional fee required
Earth, Moon and Sky: Explore the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun. With the help of Coyote and Native American stories, learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more.
Recommended for children ages 12 and under.
1 pm

Navajo Sky: Join a Navajo family as they listen to elders telling stories about the constellations that were passed on from generation to generation. Hear about how stars were placed in the sky and how they signal when crops should be planted and when hunting season begins. Presented in Navajo and English.
Recommended for adults and children over age 12.
3:30 pm

Second Sundays are presented by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Additional support is provided by United. For further information, visit