Heritage Celebrations

Black History Month Reception

February 25, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted their annual reception at the American Museum of Natural History. Remarks were delivered by Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Ellen V. Futter, and honoree S. Epatha Merkerson.  

Program Participants:

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • First Lady Chirlane McCray
  • Ellen V. Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History
  • S. Epatha Merkerson, Honoree

Community Engagement Partner:

  • EmblemHealth


  • A&E Networks

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