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PLAYDATE! December 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!

This PLAYDATE features words, music, movies, dance and storytelling. There's something for the entire family in almost every creative discipline highlighting the diversity of our neighborhood as we celebrate the holiday season.

Go To The Movies while at The Museum

See films that were selected as winners of a jury prize at the 2018 New York Children's Film Festival. Each of the films being shown are eligible for Academy Award consideration in the Best Live Action and Best Animated Short Film categories.

"Ailey60" Words and Movement
Enjoy Storytime and a mini dance workshop in Harlem with Ailey this Sunday! Preview of the 60th Anniversary season of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a reading of "My Story, My Dance" from talented Ailey student Reed Harris Butts and participate in an Ailey Arts In Education Dance Workshop.

Stories, Puppets & Music ...OH MY!
Susie Jaramillo, author of CÁNTICOS,  and Burrito Sabanero, will join Flor Bromley for a special duet  presentation that includes story, puppets and music, followed by a book signing.

Performance by The Mariachi Academy of NY 
The mariachi has been widely considered the quintessential Mexican folk-derived musical ensemble. Its components include passionate vocals and full chorus of flowing violins and guitars including the vihuela a high-pitched, round-backed guitar and the guitarrón, a deep-voiced bass guitar. Enjoy this 100 year tradition as performed by The Mariachi Academy of NY.

Earlier Event: December 15
Later Event: December 16