• Lift Every Voice 2018 Youth Choir Performance

Upcoming Events

African Heritage Month: Opening Night

Share in this special community event and celebrate the launch and 35th anniversary of African Heritage Month.

The evening features the traditional Opening Night ceremony, musical entertainment, and greetings from special guests. 

A reception and refreshments will follow the official program.


In partnership with the Black History Month Association


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

George Dixon Community Centre - Thursday January 24th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

Puppet Show: Akimba & the Magic Cow

Akimba keeps losing his magic animals to his tricky friend.  Will he ever learn?


All ages


Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Alderney Gate Public Library - Saturday February 2nd @ 10:30am - 11:00am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers Registration Required.

TD Halifax Jazz Festival Workshop: African Drumming

Join us for an African drumming workshop on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Part demonstration, part participation - everyone is welcome to learn and make some noise!


In partnership with TD Halifax Jazz Festival and TD Bank Group


Alderney Gate Public Library - Saturday February 2nd @ 11:30am - 12:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers

Thank You

Thank you to our Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.

  • Tracey Jones-Grant | Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Russell Grosse | Black Cultural Centre
  • Sylvia Parris | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Insititute
  • John Wedderburn | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute​
  • Kesa Munroe-Anderson | NS Human Rights Commission
  • Karen Hudson | Auburn High School
  • Lou Gannon | African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Juanita Peters | Africville Museum
  • Rielle Williams | Black Cultural Centre
  • Renise Cain | Halifax Public Libraries
  • Crystal Mulder | Halifax Public Libraries

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have brought African Heritage Month to life through events at the Library.

  • 902ManUp
  • African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Africentric Learning Institute (ALI)
  • Africville Heritage Trust
  • Ashanti Leadership & Professional Development Services
  • Black & Immigrant Women Network Association of Nova Scotia
  • Black Business Initiative
  • Black Educators Association
  • Black History Month Association
  • CBC
  • Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
  • Fernwood Publishing
  • Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter
  • Halifax Community Investment Fund
  • Maritime Centre for African Dance
  • Mary's African Cuisine
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Nova Scotia Mass Choir
  • Patoria Legacy Project
  • Saint Mary's University
  • TD Halifax Jazz Festival
  • TeensNowTalk Magazine
  • The Objective