PAMES Celebrates Black History Month

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With a thrilling program that featured dance, step and drumming, Park Avenue Elementary observed Black History Month on Feb. 24.

Beginning with a stunning performance on the steel drums from Caribbean drum band Steel Impressions, the audience gathered in the auditorium heard from students about famous black dancers and choreographers and watched the 21st Century Dance Group perform an array of routines under the choreography of Dee Coghiel and Danielle Coles. The evening also featured a vocal performance by student Jackeline Andino and closed with an audience participation step session led by Kenneth Williams.

Sixth-grade teacher Nakia Williams emceed the event. Special guest, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, was in attendance for the vibrant and informative evening. This year’s program was organized and chaired by Denise Graham and Kathy Hyland, with the help of the Black History Month Committee.