Black History Month

This is a Town-Organized event. What does this mean?

Black History Month, from February 1st through March 1st, provides an annual opportunity to honor the contributions and legacy of Black Americans across U.S. history and society.

Featured Events & Activities 

Hip Hop Dance Class with Live Drumming 

Saturday, February 10 2024  | 1 PM

Apex Senior Center (63 Hunter St)- Hughes/Hunter Rooms

Join us for this all ages, all skills level Hip Hop class in honor of Black History Month. This class includes a brief history of hip hop, the classic moves, live drumming and more. This class is free, but requires prior online registration. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. Register for this class here.

Counter History Ice Cream Social

Thursday, February 15 2024  | 7 PM

The Halle Cultural Arts Center

This event focuses on two different award-winning programs that document black history in the South; the Counter History Royal Ice Cream Sit In and the Virtual MLK Project.  Panelists from both programs will be discussing how the Royal Ice Cream Sit In led to a visit from Martin Luther King Jr.. There will be a movie showing, virtual reality elements, a discussion, and of course, ice cream.  This event and is free and open to the public., but registration is requested. Register for this event here.

Check back later for more information about other Black History Month events planned for 2024.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise BadgeMinority and Women Business Enterprises Program

The Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) program, launched in early 2023, aims to support minority and women-owned businesses in finding resources and also provides a directory of their businesses and the services they offer the community. Apex’s MWBE initiatives advocate for and facilitate business growth to provide opportunities for historically underutilized businesses (HUB).

Learn more about this program and find out if your business qualifies

What is the difference between a Community Event and a Town-Organized Event?

Community Events 
This is an event that a non-profit organization runs, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff provides an event location (Town Hall Campus, Salem Street, etc.), along with staff from public safety, public works and other departments, as necessary.

Town-Organized Events
This is an event that the Town of Apex creates, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff manages the programming, including activities, logistics, and vendors. This is sometimes referred to as a “Town Owned Event”.