BLACK CULTURE FOR KIDS

Celebrate Black voices with family-friendly literature, music, art & more. Exposure to culture creates empathy which creates change.

Also see our list of history websites & games  and find great anti-racism parenting tips on Pretty Good Design's Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup.

Black Art Picture Books

Learn about African American art history with curated lists from Culture Type, a website exploring art by and about people of African descent. Find gorgeous books about Jean-Michel Basquiat, fashion designer Ann Cole Lowe,  Jacob Lawrence and other great black…

The Concious Kid

Learn about parenting and education through a critical race lens. Feature great recommendations for diverse books and smart graphics with easy-to-understand explanations and action items. Join their patreon for comprehensive book lists and in-depth, research-based guidance on anti-racist parenting.

Here Wee Read

Find great books recommendations in all sorts of diverse & inclusive categories, from Harlem Renaissance picture books to graphic novels to talking about race. Plus links to buy at bookshop.org, an alternative to amazon that supports independent bookstores.

BRAINPOP

Watch short, well-written animated films on a variety of topics including antiracism& Black history, STEM, arts and the coronavirus, starring a very funny robot. Take quizzes and play games to test what you learned. Two editions, for ages K-3 or…

Ailey All Access

The acclaimed Alvin Ailey dance company shares full length videos of past performances. Also see videos of company members dancing the landmark Revelations and other pieces together from home, join free online dance classes and check out the  great Resource Guide for Educators.…

Carnegie Hall Music Explorers

Learn about musical culture and tradition around the world – African-American Freedom Songs, South African Zulu songs and many more – with lessons plans, music and video featuring global artists. The well-designed site features a world map to explore.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy

Watch curated educated videos on the from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational programs and learn about it’s roots in African-American traditions and communities.  WeBop instructors demonstrate fun activities to get families swinging and singing, members of the Jazz at Lincoln…

Black-Owned Chocolate

Treat yourself while supporting local black-owned business buy ordering  delicious chocolate treats from Sol Cacao (Bronx artisan “bean to bar” chocolate manufacturer), Dalloway Chocolate (vegan, gluten-free, bars & truffles with no refined sugar made in Brooklyn),  and Harlem Chocolate Factory…

Flushing Town Hall Global Arts for Global Kids

Learn about international music, dance and more through short videos with post-lesson activities featuring African drumming, Chinese dance, Pop-up Page Making and more. Also explore the Smithsonian Year of Music collection and video archive. Focus on Jazz, Blues & Rock, Folk…

Lincoln Center At Home

Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices. Learn puppetry, dance,…

Kennedy Center Education

Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education  interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History,  US President’s Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, Dance, popular American songs and more. Designed…

African Restaurant Week Popup Kitchen

Support African Restaurant Week (“ARW”), a citywide food festival that celebrates the best in African cuisine and culture by ordering from seven different African restaurants for pick-up (in Brooklyn) or delivery all over NYC. Includes African and South African fusion…

Kidville’s Beyond Your Backyard: Explore African Culture

July 9 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Join Ms. Vasthy to  explore different African cultures and learn how African influences have shaped the culture of that week’s city or county, which will vary from the Caribbean to Nigeria, and even New Orleans. Explore culture through dance parties,…