February 5, 2024

🚎 African American Heritage Tour

The Go-To Winston-Salem

February 5, 2024

Heritage Tour

Did you know there’s a tour of Winston-Salem that highlights Black history? Join Triad Cultural Arts, Inc. on their African American Heritage Tours!

African American Heritage Tour

Boston Community Historical Marker

What: The African American Heritage Tour highlights the culture, art, and history that defines the Black narrative in Winston-Salem. On the tour, you can expect to see and experience:

  • Historic homes and neighborhoods like Boston Community

  • Educational institutions like Winston-Salem State University

  • An artistic scavenger hunt

  • Freedman’s Graveyard

  • Plus more!

Fun Fact: The African American Heritage Tour is featured in Tina Firesheets’ book, 100 Things to Do in Winston-Salem Before You Die!

Details: The tour is available in a variety of formats, including trolley + bus tours, walking tours, and virtual tours. There is no set time for when tours take place, and the price is calculated based on group size.


đź’• Working out is more fun with friends! Join the YMCA's Share the Love campaign and have a Y member refer you to join the Y! Both of you will receive $50 Y cash upon signing up and the chance to win a $500 Visa gift card! The joining fee will be waived by the YMCA if you take advantage of this offer before February 14.*


Tuesday, February 6

  • Resin Class - Learn the basics of resin casting, including how to mix colors and additives to your resin, at Mixxer. 1 PM

  • Wine Tasting - Enjoy a selection of Portuguese wines at The Caviste. 4:30-6:30 PM

  • Valentine Cards - Create your own custom Valentine’s Day cards using a woodblock stamp at Mixxer. 6 PM

Wednesday, February 7

  • CreatorXchange - Attend a meetup for digital designers, web developers, and marketing professionals at Flywheel Coworking. 11:30 AM - 1 PM*

  • Communication Workshop - Develop useful communication techniques at Greater Winston-Salem, Inc’s “Effective Workplace Communications” workshop. 1 PM

  • Book Swap - Bring a book to swap and meet fellow reading enthusiasts at the Miller Park Rec Center. 5 PM

  • Cake Decorating - Create a beautiful Valentine-themed cake at Cupcake Cuties Cafe & Bakery. 6 PM

Thursday, February 8

  • Film Series - Old Town Neighborhood Center presents a screening of The Great Debaters as part of an ongoing film series featuring prominent Black directors. 7 PM

  • Valentine’s Bar Bazaar - Find a unique item for your significant other at The Playground Golf and Sports Bar’s pop-up market, featuring over 15 vendors. 5-9 PM

  • Primm’s Party - Grab your girlfriends and join Primm’s for champagne, sweet treats, and giveaways from Beauty Road, Delta Glow, and more! 5:30 PM

  • Floral DIY - Create your own pressed floral frame with instruction from a Resin Flow Art instructor at Radar Brewing Company. 6 PM

  • Mixed Doubles - Grab a seat at Forsyth County Central Library for the third installment in a series of tandem lectures on unrelated topics. This week’s topics: Hot Sauce and Contemporary Dance! 6 PM

  • Film Academy - Mixxer is hosting an open house for its newest program, which will teach high school students how to produce films and videos. 7 PM

Other News

  • Education: Salem College received a record-breaking 1,900 applications for Fall 2024, which is more than double the amount of applications it received last year. The women’s college traditionally admits under 200 students each year.

  • New Bar: In addition to a drink and food menu, Dive Bar will have arcade games, billiards, darts, skee-ball, and more. The space is currently occupied by Eastern Standard, which will stop booking private events on February 15.

  • Closing: Harvest Market, a co-op grocery store south of downtown, has closed due to low sales. The grocery store opened in October 2022 to address food insecurity and provide healthier food alternatives to residents living in the area.

  • Contest: The Forsyth Humane Society’s pet calendar contest for 2025 is officially open. You can enter your pet and begin voting for which photos should be featured in next year’s calendar.

  • New Owners: Now under new management and ownership, Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse has changed its name to Lasso Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse. Chef Freddy Lee of Bernardin's and Cibo Trattoria is the new co-owner alongside Antonio Jochem.

  • Athletics: The Piedmont Plus Senior Games and Silver Arts are year-round wellness and educational programs for adults 50+. The programs conclude with competitions held on April 5; early bird registration for the competitions ends on February 29.

  • Funding: Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. will receive a grant from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The money will be used to increase the number of learners from traditionally marginalized populations who earn nursing or medical assistant credentials.

Upcoming Events

  • Revivify Peel Class - Take a class at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery on February 13 and learn about Revivify, a clinically proven at-home peel system.

  • Idea Expo - Do you have an idea with potential? Attend this event at Flywheel Coworking on February 15 to present your projects/ideas and receive friendly feedback.

  • DiamondGlow Facial - Unwind at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery on February 21 with a DiamondGlow facial, Chocolate and Marshmallow beauty mask, and gift.

  • Leadership - Wake Forest University presents “Leading People Who Are Different From You” on February 22. The program is designed to help leaders wishing to enhance their ability to build and lead effective teams.

  • Techstars Startup Weekend - Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup at Flywheel Coworking and Winston Starts on February 23-25.

The Wrap

  • During February, we will be sharing facts about Winston-Salem’s Black history. This week, learn about The Safe Bus Company!

  • Team member Jacob attended the previous Mixed Doubles lecture and highly recommends going!

  • Become a member of The Fast Food Secrets Club for access to fast food secrets, tips, menu hacks, and secret recipes. All for free!*


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