Kongobeat

Move your body and tap into your own energy with this core-centered Central and East African traditional dance class with Eto’o Tsana. You will be invigorated by dancing to the sounds of fusion Kongo-beats, and traditional Ngoma drums.

2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Kongobeat

Move your body and tap into your own energy with this core-centered Central and East African traditional dance class with Eto’o Tsana. You will be invigorated by dancing to the sounds of fusion Kongo-beats, and traditional Ngoma drums.

2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Ayazamana Dance Group

The Ayazamana Cultural Center and Dance Group is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Ecuadorian culture. Ayazamana Dance Group will perform traditional dances from different regions of Ecuador—sharing with us greater access to Ecuadorian culture through music and dance.

Let’s Dance with the Experts

Weekly Thursday workshops invite you to explore dances that span across a multitude of styles and time periods through interactive workshops with dance teaching artists and dance educators.

Dancing together with Dionne Kamara
Dance teaching artist Dionne Kamara provides dancers of all ages with the tools to enable them to dance with freedom, creativity and strength. Join Dionne as she introduces you to a variety of dances from folk dance to the BrainDance with music by African diasporan percussionist Hasan Bakr.
August 3, 2017 | 2 & 3pm| All ages | Ticketed*

Hip-hop Dance Party with Neil Fernando
Dance teaching artist and choreographer Neil Fernando uses pop music, hip-hop and funk to get the whole family movin’ and groov’n. Neil has worked with major music groups like the Village People and is on the board of Jersey City Ballet.
Thursday, August, 10, 2017| 2 & 3pm | All ages| Ticketed*

African Diasporic Dance with Maxine Montilus
Maxine Montilus shares traditional dances of Haiti, including Ibo, Nago and more!
Thursday, August 17, 2017| 2 & 3pm | All ages| Ticketed*

*Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

Funding for these programs is made possible with public funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the NYS Council for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support comes from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Jody and John Arnhold.

Let’s Dance to a Performance

Breaking with Dynamic Rockers
Victor “Kid Glyde” Alicea and his Dynamic Rockers crew share the art of breaking, hip-hop and free style. Learn some signature moves and team up for a mini-break dancing competition.
Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

Ayazamana Dance Group
The Ayazamana Cultural Center and Dance Group is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Ecuadorian culture. Ayazamana Dance Group will perform traditional dances from different regions of Ecuador—sharing with us greater access to Ecuadorian culture through music and dance.
Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

 

*Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

Funding for these programs is made possible with public funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the NYS Council for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support comes from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Jody and John Arnhold.

Ramadan

Ramadan is a joyful and holy month. It is a time dedicated to self-reflection, family, friends, and personal growth. Join us as we explore this holiday and its many traditions.

Paint a Fanous
Paint your own clay fanous, a colorful lantern used to illuminate homes and city streets around the world during Ramadan.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28, 2017| 10am & 1pm| 5 & younger | Drop-in

Storytelling: The White Nights of Ramadan
Hear the story of Noor as she and her brothers prepare for the special Ramadan festival of Girgian in a reading of The White Nights of Ramadan, an inspiring picture book by Maha Addasi, led by Children’s Museum of Manhattan educators.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28, 2017| 11am and 4pm | All ages |Drop-in

Navigation Station: Read the Stars
Through air, land and sea, explore the history of navigation and how the stars have guided travelers for centuries! Read the sky, understand the importance of star clusters and learn how to find them while making your own constellation tube.
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28, 2017| 10:30am-12pm & 2-4:30pm | 6 & older| Drop-in

The Art of Design with Afsoon Talai
Design your own fanoos (lantern) with patterns found in the exhibition America to Zanzibar: Msulim Cultures Near and Far with Afsoon Talai—designer and founder of Golreezan Design Store.
Sunday, May 28, 2017| 2 and 3pm| 6 & older| Sign-up*

Funding for these programs was made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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