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Let it Shine

Black History Month at Port Discovery

Celebrate Black History Month with Kids at Port Discovery

Let it Shine Black History Month

Children and Families are invited to join in Let It Shine - Black History Month Celebrations at Port Discovery

Bring your little light down to Port Discovery, and join us as we “let it shine” in celebration of African American history and culture! Every weekend in the month of February will feature talented local performers, including spoken word artists, STEP dance group, and traditional drumming performances. Also, don’t miss out on the chance to meet youth entrepreneurs and get inspired by their story of self-empowerment!

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Child Entrepreneurs (Dates & Times Vary)

DJ Princess C Dance Party - Where Kids Come and Dance!

DJ Princess C Dance Party - Where Kids Come and Dance!
Saturday, February 1, 11:00AM 
Sunday, February 23, 1:00PM & 3:00PM

DJ Princess Christiona is an 8-year old DJ located in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) Metropolitan area. Christiona’s love for music began as early as 2-years old. It was through her father’s love of mixing music in his spare time on turntables that sparked a passion for music in DJ Princess C. Her music range from clean hip-hop, r&b, gospel, go-go, and her favorite, jersey club. She enjoys the interaction from the crowd and gives each gig all she has. Learn more about DJ Princess Christiona via her Website:

Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. – the Gill Brothers

Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. – the Gill Brothers
Saturday, February 29 - 2:00PM

Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. is an artisanal candle company created and managed by 3 brothers, Collin (13), Ryan (10), and Austin Gill (8). Port Discovery will be hosting the Gill brothers for a candle making demonstration followed by Q&A. Learn more about Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. via their Website:

Discovery Stage Series Performances (Dates & Times Vary)

Diane Macklin: Storyteller - Succotash Tales

Saturday, February 15, 2:00PM

Explore the richness of African American stories and traditions, while highlighting the universal bonds of family and communal responsibility, through a blend of savory tales for all ages! 

This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

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SOLE Defined

Saturday, February 22, 2:00PM

Join us for an exclusive and festive performance featuring an award-winning show that takes an exciting twist on theater dance! SOLE Defined combines tap dance, tapping, roller skating and more to create a conversation through music and movement.

This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

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Additional Black History Month Activities:

Show What You Know: African American Inventors
Every Saturday & Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Test your knowledge in this museum floor game show. Match and learn about famous inventions from African American men and women throughout history. Play with others for the chance to win multiple prizes!

African Movement Workshop with Marquette Shaw
Saturday, February 8 - 11:00AM & 2:00PM 
Sunday, February 9 - 2:00PM

Join in the fun and learn African Movement with Marquette Shaw, resident dance teacher for Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, as he teaches us African Dance for Black History Month.

Faza Fam Family Jam
Saturday, February 1, 1:00PM

Explore music, dancing and movement with the entire family during this interactive, lively and upbeat program!

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