This weekend make time to learn about Black history with your kids. There are plenty of streaming events to keep you busy for days. But don’t stop there, find out more about our local Black community and all they have to offer families. We’ll keep your crew busy and inspired with the activities and events listed below. Read on for more.

photo: Andrea Piacquadio pexels 

Check out These Local Black Owned Businesses

Support Portland’s Black Entrepreneurs by familiarizing yourself with their products and services. Order a book a new clothing from one of these awesome businesses.

Get New Reading Material

Start talking your kids about the big stuff in life with some help from this book publisher.

Get a Spring Hair Cut!

Clean up your COVID do with a trip to one of these kid-friendly salons.

Little Warriors: an Adventure in Yoga & Bubbles

Ms Brittany will guide our Little Buddies through a story book inspired yoga adventure while teaching the basics of mindfulness and positive affirmations! Bring your yoga mat and bubbles and get ready to conquer the world by being your best self! Event Details.

Black History Month at the Field Museum

The Field Museum will be hosting a variety of online programs throughout February that highlight and amplify Black voices and stories. The live and pre-recorded events include a mix of Black History-themed behind-the-scenes tours, virtual exhibition viewings, and panel discussions with museum scholars for museum fans, educators, and students to enjoy. Event Details.

Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities

Via their Black Harvest programming, The Gene Siskel Film Center will stream Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities. Filmmakers gaze at themselves and the world around them, attempting to make sense of what is reflected back in this collection of six shorts. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, viewers will see timely stories from black artists that will take them outside of the ordinary. Event Details.

Frederick Douglass: Agitator Exhibit

Originally on view at the American Writers Museum in 2019, Frederick Douglass: Agitator is now available virtually. Visitors can see the original content from the exhibit that explores the later life of writer and orator Frederick Douglass, learn about his use of portraiture, download curriculum and more.  Event Details.

Tour Boston’s Black Heritage Trail

Fourteen historic sites are included in this virtual tour, among them are former residences, schools, businesses, churches of this thriving black community as well as several stations on the Underground Railroad, along which escaped slaves fled from the South to freedom in the North and in Canada. Event Details.

The Snail and the Whale

Tall Stories presents The Snail and The Whale, a play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti