Cultural Heritage Celebrations
Latin Heritage Month
Latino Heritage Month is nationally celebrated and recognized from September 10 to October 15. The historic context of this celebration is to increase awareness and celebrate not only the contributions, but the various Diasporas that reflect the Latino community.
Italian Heritage Month
Italian Heritage Month is set in October to coincide with Columbus Day and celebrates the many achievements and successes of not only Americans of Italian descent but also Italians living in America. America was named after an Italian (Amerigo Vespucci).
Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States. Because of the timing of the birthdays of two very important individuals in the fight to end slavery, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Marillac Terrace, Queens
Featuring Keynote Speaker Daryl Homer, St. John's Alumnus and Olympian Fencer
Presented by the Black History Month Committee and OMA
Women's History Month
Annually celebrated in March, Women's History Month acknowledges the many contributions women have made in America's rich past. From its beginnings as International Women's Day on March 8, 1911, it has been expanded twice by the United States Congress first as a weeklong celebration in 1981 and to its current month-long celebration in 1987.
Irish Pride Celebration
We celebrate the rich Irish American history at St. John's. We honor the achievements made by Irish-Americans during this time. For many generations those of Irish heritage have contributed to our society. It is for this reason that we take pride in celebrating Irish culture.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
May is National Asian-Pacific Heritage Month. With an emphasis on celebrating the rich Asian history and traditions and contributions and accomplishments, every year in April, Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinates observances of National Asian Pacific Heritage Month on campus to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the vibrant and diverse cultures of Asians.