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The Square to host Second Annual Black History Month Event in partnership with Rohi’s Readery and The Office of African and African American Studies

Celebration to promote cultural pride amongst students with family-friendly activities, educational workshops, live performances, black-owned businesses and more.

The Square is proud to announce the Second Annual Black History Month Kickoff Event: See What I Can Be! on February 4th. Continuing the district’s mission as an effective community voice for diversity, equality and inclusion, the event is in partnership with Rohi's Readery, South Florida’s first stand-alone social justice-oriented children’s bookstore, and The Office of African and African American Studies.

Centered around the See What I Can Be! theme, the free family-friendly event will serve as an uplifting celebration of the multifaceted history and culture of African Diasporic people that promotes pride amongst students through representation.

With live performances, an artisan market of local black-owned business vendors, speakers, fun classes from yoga to dance and educational workshops for both children and adults, The Square is honored to host the critical gathering once again after welcoming 500 community members last year. 

The event will be held from 8:30am-3pm and registration is available on Eventbrite for select activities. Full schedule includes the below and is open to all ages unless otherwise noted:  

  • 8:30AM- Soul Cycle “The Origins of Hip Hop” themed class with instructor Shaynna (adults only)
  • 9AM- Yoga with Jade
  • 9AM-3PM- Black Owned Business and Local Authors Market
  • 10AM-2PM- Children Activity Stations: Crafting, Cooking and Gardening
  • 10:15AM- Kickoff and Performance
  • 10:45AM- Music with Whole Vibes
  • 10:45AM- Families Workshop with Ieshah Clelland
  • 12PM- Dance with Natural Movers Foundation
  • 1PM- Educator Workshop with Brian Knowles
  • 1:15PM- Local Authors Series Readings
  • 2:15PM- Black Student Union Spoken Word Closeout
  • 2:30PM- Conservatory School Jazz Band Performance Finale

For more information, visit The Square’s website or the Eventbrite page to RSVP.


About Related Southeast:
Headquartered in the heart of rapidly expanding Downtown West Palm, Related Southeast is Related Companies’ locally-based, global real estate and lifestyle company that has redeveloped Downtown West Palm into one of the nation’s fastest growing commercial, retail, culinary, art and tourism destinations. Related Southeast leads the market in Class A office with 1.3M square feet of existing commercial holdings, 275,000 square feet under construction at 1 Flagler and an additional 1.3M office space in the pipeline; is under construction with mixed-use luxury apartment building 575 Rosemary, and owns the celebrated destinations of The Square, Hilton West Palm Beach, RH West Palm and the historic Harriet Himmel Theater. The dynamic neighborhood of the Square recently underwent a $700 million transformation designed to foster culture and enrich the community with lush green spaces; a diverse mix of experiential retail and culinary offerings; the largest concentration of public art installed by a private company in Palm Beach County, featuring renowned artists such as Yinka Shonibare, CBE, and Jeppe Hein; rich cultural and educational programming and modern residences. For more information about Related Southeast, please visit

About Rohi's Readery:
Rohi’s Readery is a social justice driven children’s bookstore and learning center committed to sharing beautiful stories of historically marginalized communities including: Black, Indigenous, Arab, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latine, LGBTQIA+, disability and neurodiversity community.  We offer free educational programming tied with empowering literacy experiences for children and adults to find liberation in their identity while learning the stories of others.  Some examples of classes include gardening, cooking, dance, book club for children and healing writing, caregiver gatherings, educator workshops, and inclusive yoga for adults. We consistently engage in community outreach, developing over 75 partnerships, bringing nearly 1,100 community members together, hosting 150+ free events on/off campus, and consulting within schools, programs and business spaces around DEIA.