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
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
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.
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.
Programs and performances are inspired by our new exhibitions on view, Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold, Justin Favela: Recuérdame, and Yuken Teruya: Cutting Trees.