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Author/Illustrator Javaka Steptoe and Friends

  • 898 St Nicholas Ave; 9th Floor Rio III Gallery New York, NY (map)

Story Time: Tales on Sugar Hill

It was a rainy day at the park - inside the Rio III Gallery - as Javaka Steptoe led an enthusiastic group of children and adults through the images, sounds and movement inspired by the book Rain Play, written by Cynthia Cotton with illustrations by Javaka.  Tap dance artist Claudia Rahardjanoto provided the sound effects, and led the children in a dance lesson that had them tapping out a routine for a very appreciate audience!

Photos by Lauren Kelley

Story Time: Tales on Sugar Hill is co-curated by Omo Misha McGlown. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright and the New York State Office of Children and Families. Leadership support is provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.