Celebrate Black History Month near Royal Athena

You don’t have to travel very far to take part in rich Black History Month celebrations. We rounded up some fun, yet educational and enriching, things to do near your Royal Athena apartment.


The African American Museum in Philadelphia — Located 13 minutes away from Royal Athena, The African American Museum in Philadelphia is open for you to enjoy the life and work of African Americans. Several performances, lectures and more are taking place during Black History Month. This includes a celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 201st birthday (Feb. 14), two performances of THE COLORED MUSEUM (Feb 16-17), a celebration of Yoruba culture with Kulu Mele presents Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas (Feb. 17), a presentation of Cotton in the American Imagination: A Lecture with Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson (Feb. 17), a guided tour through ArtBreak at AAMP!, and the 23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium (Feb. 23).


Bala Cynwyd Library — Kick back and enjoy amazing films on the big screen every Friday night, from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. at the Bala Cynwyd Library. They include “Fences,” (Feb. 1) “Queen of Katwe,” (Feb. 8) “Race” (Feb. 15) and “Southside with You” (Feb. 22).


National Constitution Center — The National Constitution Center has amazing offerings for its African American History Month programming. Take a look into the lives of fascinating African Americans, including Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson and many others. Plus, take a close look at the Emancipation Proclamation. Want to do your own thing at the museum. Be sure to pick up a flier to embark on your own self-guided tour. Click here for more information on each event.


The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 574-0380


Bala Cynwyd Library

131 Old Lancaster Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(610) 664-1196


National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 409-6700