LIFT/UPLIFT Dance Performance
Nov 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
Suggested Ages: 4-5 to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly
See an extraordinary dance celebration that serves as a climactic conclusion to the feature-length documentary, LIFT, directed by Academy Award nominee David Petersen. Eight years in the making, the film follows a group of remarkable children from underprivileged backgrounds who embrace the discipline, passion, and beauty of ballet to step from the street to the New York stage. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of LIFT, founded by Diana Byer, artistic director of New York Theatre Ballet, with a new work by Steven Melendez (who was director of LIFT for 2 years), performed by Victor Rosario and the dancers of LIFT. Guest artist, Alicia Graf Mack, will perform a world premiere of a dance she especially created for the celebration, and dancers of New York Theatre Ballet will perform other works.
Cooper Hewitt: Drag Story Hour
Celebrate Pride Month with Cooper Hewitt. At Drag Story Hour, an artist will read a picture book and get kids singing and moving. This fun and fabulous program will celebrate all forms of difference and give kids confidence to express themself. Dress up, dress comfortably or dress as you are every day. After the story…More info
Super Sábado | Celebrating Puerto Rican Art & Culture
Join us a fun-filled day celebrating Puerto Rican art and culture inspired by El Museo del Barrio’s new Permanent Collection exhibition, Something Beautiful. Activities include storytelling, gallery tours, art-making, dance workshops, and a special salsa performance by Jose Trombone & His Conjunto Rumbon. All ages welcome.More info
Young Urban Planners: Playground Adventure
Join Conservancy guides for an intergenerational summer adventure at one of Central Park’s iconic playgrounds. Explore the playground’s structures and landscape through fun, hands-on activities to learn about the design and urban planning principles that shape Central Park’s play spaces. Fun for budding urban planning enthusiasts and playground regulars.
Happening weekly at different playgrounds throughout…More info
Cooper Hewitt: Pride & Positivity T-Shirt Design
Celebrate Pride month by designing a t-shirt that expresses yourself and the message of inclusion. Get inspired by Pride-related designs from the collections of Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian.
Drop in anytime during the two sessions, 10 am–12 pm and 1 pm–3 pm.
Online registration includes free museum admission for more self-expression in the More info