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This WEEK at LICM: BLACK HISTORY TOLD THROUGH ‘DOLLS OF COLOR’ – FEB 13 – FEB 19

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Start Date: February 14, 2017
End Date: February 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Location: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

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The stories of generations of African-Americans are shared with children as they examine April Marius’ extensive collection of dolls of color during Black History Month.

Program Schedule –February 14-19, 2017

Happy Hearts Wreaths
Tuesday, February 14 through Friday, February 17 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The Inner Lobby is filled with love this month! Create your own heart wreath with colorful tissue paper to display in your loving home!
Ages: 3 and up.  Free with museum admission.

“Princess Frog – A Musical Fairy Tale”
Book, Music and Lyrics – Lena Pennino-Smith
Adapted from a story by Italo Calvino
Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. and noon
Mix three wild boys, who happen to be princes, one frustrated (Queen) mother, three magic rocks and an enchanted frog and you have the makings of a modern fairy tale. Families are a complex cultural quilt and those attending this performance will observe the relationships of siblings and parents. The audience will be called on to help the Queen as they shape the unfolding story.  With 300 versions of this tale told throughout Europe, this new twist by Long Island native Lena Pennino-Smith focuses on the values of family and reminds us all to trust our instincts.
Ages: 3 and up.  Fee: $9 with museum Admission ($7LICM members), $12 theater only.

Green Teen Series – Wild About Conservation
Saturday, February 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join us for engaging hands-on activities on wildlife conservation. Activities will bring science to life and create awareness of the importance of conserving our environment. This program is made possible with the support of National Grid.
Ages: 4 and up.  Free with museum admission.

History of Dolls of Color – Celebrating Black History Month
Sunday, February 19 at 1 and 3 p.m.
Go on a journey through time as you view April Marius’ collection of rare African American dolls.   April will share the folklore and facts behind her treasured collection.  Let these dolls inspire you as you create your own piece of black history in our Dolls of Color program.
Ages: 5 and up. Free with museum admission.

Dolls of Color
Sunday, February 19 from 1:30-3 p.m. 
Use fabric to create a cloth doll similar to those made by mothers for their children in the 19thcentury.
Ages: 5 and up. Free with museum admission.

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature
Through Sunday, May 7, 2017
Families are encouraged to embrace their inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach about science, engineering, math, and literacy.  Jump into STEM as you pull a tablecloth out from under a place setting to learn about inertia, build a boomerang as an introduction to aerodynamics, and fold paper rings to explore geometry.
Amazingly Immature encourages communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks.

In this exhibit visitors of all ages learn important life-long lessons:

All ages.  Free with museum admission.

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am.-5 p.m. and most school holidays.  Museum admission: $13 for adults and children over 1 year old, $12 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.

 

 

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Organized by :  Long Island Children’s Museum Organizer's Address : 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY Website : http://www.licm.org/

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Event categories: Exhibitions, Family, Theater, and Workshops/Classes.Event tags: Art, Crafts, Family/Kids, Interactive, Mixed Media, Museum, Nassau, Painting, Theater, Tour, and Workshop.

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