February 27 Harlem Swing: Black History Month Family Day
Voices from the Ball: The Development of Swing Dance and the Lindy Hop in Harlem, Panel Discussion & Performance, 1-2 pm
A panel moderated by Dr. Derrick Washington (Andrew W. Mellon Fellow), featuring legends from the swing dance and jazz era in Harlem, including: Topsy Durham, Crystal Johnson, Gregory Waco Arnold, Sonny Allen.
Our Stories, 1-3 pm
Storytelling with Daniel Carlton
Freedom Wall: Interactive Mural, 1-5 pm
Interactive mural with PJ Gubatina Policarpio. Explore photographs and quotes by historic Black figures of New York City. Leave your mark to the wall by answering one main question. What does Freedom look like to you?
Edible Schoolyard NYC: Gardening Activity, 1-5 pm
Explore African-American history through agriculture, nutrition, and a food tasting
Jitterbuggin’ in Harlem: Bringing Swing to the World, 1-5 pm
A pop-up exhibition of objects from the Harlem swing dance era curated by Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García (Andrew W. Mellon Fellow/Fordham University).
Swing Dance Workshop, 2:30-3:30 pm
Swing Dance Party, 3:30-5 pm
Register for Free: http://www.mcny.org/event/black-history-month-family-day
This celebration is presented in partnership with The Harlem Swing Dance Society and the Edible Schoolyard NYC. As part of our Heritage Celebration Series, this Free Family Program is geared towards visitors of all ages and features several activities that celebrate Black History and excellence in New York City