Free Hampton Attractions Tickets

You can win a pair of Hampton Day Pass Attractions tickets. Each ticket is a combination pass to six Hampton attractions: the Virginia Air & Space Center, Riverside IMAX® Theater, the Hampton History Museum, the Miss Hampton II Harbor Tour, the Hampton Carousel and the Bass Pro Shops® Rock-Climbing Wall.

Each ticket is valued at $16.50 to $31 for ages 12 to adult, and $12.50 to $21 for youth ages 4 to 11 depending upon the season you use the tickets. From November - March, the package does not include the Miss Hampton II and the Carousel.

To win a free pair to tickets, send us an e-mail with the answer to the following question:

What was the name of the forgotten explorer that C.R. Gibbs wrote about in the Feb - April 2009 issue? This person was the first Black man in recorded history to cross the American continent north of Mexico in the early 1800s. 

We will select three winners from the entries with the correct answer. If there are no entries with the correct answer, we will chose from the remaining entries. We will select three (3) winners April 15.  Click here to enter.


Viewpoint: A Word of Caution to Obama
By Desmond Tutu

In the midst of this celebration, however, a word ofcaution is appropriate. In the first days after 9/11, the United States had the world's sympathy, an unprecedented wave of it. President Bush squandered it.

Obama too could easily squander the goodwill that his election generated if he disappoints.

It would be wonderful if, on behalf of the nation, Obama apologises to the world, and especially the Iraqis, for an invasion that I believe has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Click here to read the full BBC Story.

Woolly Mammoth Theater Opens Antebellum in D.C.
World Premiere March 30 - April 26

Woolly Mammoth opens a new production, Antebellum, Monday, March 30 – April 26, 2009.

About the Show: In 1939 Gone with the Wind premiered in Atlanta, a city still struggling with the aftershocks of slavery. Meanwhile in Europe, Hitler’s death camps flourished and Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. The romance of Hollywood movies and Berlin cabarets collides with history’s harshest cruelties as a forbidden love transcends the bounds of time, race, and religion.

Woolly Mammoth offers Pay-What-You-Can tickets for the first two performances (usually Monday and Tuesday) of every main stage subscription series production. Tickets are sold at the theatre those evenings 90 minutes prior to showtime. Two per person, cash or check only. For Antebelllum the Pay-What-You-Can dates are: Mon 3/30 & Tues 3/31, 2009. Antebellum closes Sunday, April 26.

Look for additional discounts for Port of Harlem Snippets readers in a special release of Snippets.

photo: Jessica Dukes.

Harlem Book Festival -

We Are Returning Uptown!

Port of Harlem magazine, named for the world’s most famous pan-African community, returns for the Harlem Book Fair 2009, Saturday, July 18 from 11a to 6p - rain or shine. Look for our booth that we will share with our favorite doll artist, Ida Clowney.

The fun stretches for blocks along West 135th Street, but continues throughout Harlem where you will find Port of Harlem magazine including:

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about the fair and POH discounts

Howard U.

Celebrates with Inspiration

Hundreds of Bison and Bison lovers filled the Hilton Washington and Towers International Ballroom to celebrate the 142nd anniversary of the founding of Howard University.  Guests and performers included actress and Howard alumnus Phylicia Rashad.(HU ‘70). L. Douglas Wilder (HUSL ’59), the nation’s first elected Black governor, and gospel artists BeBe and CeCe Winans also graced the stage.

Six alumni were given awards for their life achievements including Sylvester Flowers, owner of several companies including a condom manufacturer; E. Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies; microbiologist Marian C. Johnson-Thompson; entertainment lawyer Charles D. King; former Professor of Surgery William E. Matory and keeper-of-the-culture Bernice Johnson Reagon

This year's corporate honorees were Abe and Irene Polin.

Photo:  Publisher Wayne Young with POH Book Editor and Howard Alumnus Ida Jones.

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Mother' Day Gift Idea

from the photographer of our Aug - Oct 2008 cover

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Coming Up & Free


  • Zawadi's 17th Anniversary          Sa March 28; 11:30a - 7p             1524 U St., N.W.; Washington, DC


  • The Anacostia Art Gallery and Boutique’s Spring Opening Celebration 

           Th April 2 - Su, April 5; 11a - 7p                2806 Bruce Place SE,

           Washington, DC

  • "1968 in America" Exhibit  Opening The Alexandria Black History Museum     

           Th April 9 6p-8p

           902 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA

            RSVP:  703-838-4356              

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