Bomba y Plena with Jose Ocasio y su Cultura

Dance to the bomba beats to celebrate the season! Enjoy an afternoon of Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena with Staten Island’s own plenero Jose Ocasio, a Puerto Rican born and New York City raised bomba y plena master. Jose Ocasio shares his knowledge of this Afro-Puerto Rican traditional art form through workshops, musical therapy and performances around NYC.

Sunday, January 7 | 2:30 & 3:30 pm | All ages | Ticketed

Puerto Rican Superheroine—La Borinqueña

Comic book writer and creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez introduces you to the newest superhero from Brooklyn, NY here to help Puerto Rico! Celebrate your own culture and heritage as Edgardo helps you design your own superhero comic book cover!

Monday, October 9 | 2 & 3pm| Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Caribbean Arts Fest

Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month at the Children’s Museum with a weekend of design workshops and powerful performances.

Caribbean Carnival Masks
Explore the world of masks, headdresses, and costumes from the Caribbean! Colorful characters and elaborate costumes are one of the ways we see African, European, and Indigenous influences found in the Caribbean. Create your own mask or headdress in this hands-on workshop.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 10:30-1pm & 2pm-6pm| All Ages |Drop-in

The Bomba with Bombazo Dance Company
Bomba is one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico. Like many art forms in the Caribbean, it is a mixture of African, European and Indigenous influences. Join Bombazo for a performance of the Bomba and learn about the music and its culture through rhythms, song, and dance.
Sunday, June 4, 2017| 2 and 3pm |All ages | Drop-in

Funding for these programs was made possible by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.