On Feb. 29, Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School celebrated their annual Black History Month program in Amityville.
The event was well attended by parents, teachers, students and district administrators in the school’s auditorium. This year's theme was “African American and the Arts.” Celebrating 50 years of hip-hop, students and staff shared their talents through singing, dancing and reading about hip-hop artists.
Park Avenue staff member Ms. Thompson emceed the event and kept the audience entertained as she introduced each performance. The chorus led by Mrs. Koraus sang, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." The PAMES Dancers had everyone grooving to the song “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. The Leaders of Tomorrow Dancers showed everyone their moves dancing to “Fine China” by Chris Brown, and some students from Ms. Arias' class did the “Toosie Slide” by Drake.
Park Avenue was also thrilled to have The Wula Drummers perform an interactive set. The school’s Black History Month program concluded with an amazing performance from Principal Mr. Edward Plaia on the electric guitar and Mr. Maisl singing “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. Everyone was on their feet as they both captatived the audience with their performance.
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