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PLAYDATE! November FREE Day 10am -5pm

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Join us for a FREE fun-filled family day (10am-5pm) featuring art-making, storytelling, music and more!

11:00 - 12:00

Kid Flicks: the best short films from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival!


The Kid Flicks tour features audience favorite and award-winning short films from New York International Children’s Film Festival, the nation’s largest film festival for kids and teens in North America.

1:00 - 2:00

A Special Reading of We Came to America


Playdate’s Story Hour will feature a dynamic reading of Faith Ringgold’s 2016 book We Came to America in celebration of the first Thanksgiving and the timeless narrative of migrating in search of a new life.

3:00 - 4:00

Percussion Workshop

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We will celebrate the drum as the first instrument that Pilgrims heard upon arriving in America with famed Brazilian jazz drummer Annette Aguilar.  Annette will teach about the drums, orchestrate a jam session, and close the day with a dynamic performance. 

4:00 - 5:00

Jazz Percussion Performance by Annette Aguilar 

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Sunday’s performance will occur in observation of the city’s 13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week Celebration occurring across New York City November 13-21st. Aguilar is a former percussionist with The Grateful Dead. Her band Aguilar & the String Beans has toured nationally and abroad. 

All Day

Art Making Inspired by Faith Ringgold

To continue our yearlong celebration of the prolific legacy of Faith Ringgold, we make art inspired by the exhibition Sugar Hill Songbook with a specific focus on her 2016 book We Came To America. 

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Earlier Event: November 17
Later Event: November 18