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PLAYDATE! FREE Day Holiday Celebration with Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Join us for a FREE fun-filled family day featuring art-making, storytelling, music and more celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

10am – 12pm Art-Making activities & Live Painting with Tatiana Arocha

12pm – 1pm Workshop with Artist-In-Residence Lina Puerta
Make a Collage Weaving using unconventional upcycled materials. Take a creative journey with Lina Puerta, our Artist in Residence, and learn how art materials can reinforce themselves.

11am – 3pm Artist-In-Residence Open Studio
Visit our artist-in-residence Lina Puerta at her studio where she will be available to talk about her work and what she is creating.

1pm – 2pm  Story Hour with Flor! 
Join our resident storyteller Flor Bromley for magical stories. You are encouraged to jump, dance & sing and be a part of the story.

2pm – 3pm March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
Screening of the animated short film in which Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sister presents a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and of the man who went on to inspire the nation.

3pm – 4:30pm The Drum Major Instinct
We will celebrate community, our voices, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art-making, a children’s book reading and inter-generational program exploring oral histories, spoken word, and basic American Sign Language expressions facilitated by Pickney Productions and the Significant Elders.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s reflective and inspiring sermon The Drum Major Instinct is a clarion call for all times, especially now. Dr. King once said, “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice… for peace… for righteousness.”

STORY TIME: Los tres cochinitios/The Three Little Pigs by Repertorio Español

Repertorio Español is proud to present Eduardo Navas and his Scaramouches Puppet Theatre which was created in 1995 with Gredivel Vasquez with the aim of developing quality theatrical activities for children. Through live bilingual shows and puppetry based pieces geared towards a young audience, their aim is to promote the magic of theatre and develop a positive influence on a child’s social and emotional growth. These puppet shows both entertain and teach the little ones.

Los tres cochinitios/The Three Little Pigs

Once upon a time there were three little pigs that used to lived in the forest. To escape from the big bad wolf each little pig decided to build a house. To work less and play more, the first little pig built a house of straw and the second little pig built his house of sticks. But, the third little pig that loved to read, decided to use his knowledge and built his house of bricks, so it would be stronger and windproof. The wolf came blowing with force and brought down the first house, then the second house. When the wolf tried to tear down the brick’s house, he could not because the clever little pig and his knowledge was the key to defeat the wolf. This story teaches us that everything is possible with dedication. Also, that we should give our best effort to help each other in solidarity under any difficulty can solve our problems more effectively.

About Story Time: Tales on Sugar Hill
Story Time: Tales on Sugar Hill is a series of curated programs that aim to provide children with a meaningful, interactive and fun art experience.  Grounded in our curatorial mission to share stories through theater, music, dance and visual art, as well as oral and literary forms, Story Time presents tales, fables, histories, and myths that genuinely reflect the diverse ethnic and cultural milieu of our surroundings.  Story Time also leverages the Museum’s own art exhibitions to foster richer engagement with, and a deeper understanding of, public art already on view.  Held every second Saturday of each month, each two-hour presentation includes a participatory art activity facilitated by teaching artists from the community, so children not only experience others’ stories, but also reflect on what they see and hear, and create and share their own stories.