Little Amal Walks NYC: High Bridge, Harlem & Bryant Park
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza
163 West 125th Street Harlem/Upper Manhattan
New York, New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee girl who has travelled over 9,000km with her message of hope and solidarity for displaced people everywhere, explores all five boroughs of New York City, meeting artists, civic leaders, community groups, and young New Yorkers of all backgrounds.
At 11 am, Amal wants to cross the astonishing High Bridge joining The Bronx to Washington Heights, but discovers that she is afraid of heights. The local community and Highbridge Voices come to her aid and help her find the courage to walk all the way to the other side.
At 3:30 pm, Amal is led through the streets of Harlem by a second line processiona with the drumming students of the Harlem School of the Arts and The Kotchegna Dance Company.
At 6 pm, Amal is welcomed to Bryant Park by a special performance of The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, celebrating an art movement by which NYC is known all over the world: the Harlem Renaissance.
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