The streets of Harlem are the setting for the tale of a four-year-old boy named TJ in James Baldwin’s ”Little Man Little Man”. The community of Harlem is a point of departure for a daylong celebration of this monumental author and the only children’s book he ever produced. Join us for a colorful day of art-making activities, storytelling, poetry, and music for children ages 3-8.
Program Celebrating James Baldwin 11:00am – 1:00pm:
11:00am – 11:30am: The ABCs of James B.
11:40am – 12:10pm: Little Poems Little Poems
12:20pm – 12:50pm: The Stoop’s Story
Independent celebration activities from 10:00am – 11:00am + 1:00pm – 5:00pm:
-Art-making activity stations in the Living Room
-Access to the Studio Lab
-Access to the exhibitions
-Access to a series of children’s books in the nooks for independent reading exploring Harlem, Baldwin, and ideas correlating to “Little Man Little Man”
-A loop of Yoran Cazac’s illustrations for the book projected on the Museum’s main screen
-A continuous playlist of jazz fusion and funk specific to the time that the book was produced
Join us for a FREE fun filled family day of art exhibitions, art-making, and more! This month Sugar Hill will feature Black Love Fest NYC in partnership with The New Museum and the Black Love Committee.
Black Love Fest NY 2018
Black Love Fest NY is a free one-day celebration that builds upon work initiated in the The Black School by sharing student artwork with the community. BLF NY is a public event, creating a gathering space for all people who share in love for the well-being and self-determination of Black people. BLF NY will also include music performances, art installations by professional artist, hands-on art making workshops for all ages. The purpose of this project is to illustrate the positive impact of collective action.
Join us for a evening honoring the elders of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue in collaboration with While We Are Still Here. There will be a special screening of In the Face of What We Remember: Oral Histories of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue followed by a reception.
To RSVP email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Film
Racing against the dynamic forces of gentrification and time, the documentary, In the Face of What We Remember: Oral Histories of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue,” captures the extraordinary history of two Harlem buildings that were, perhaps, the social, political, and cultural epicenter of the Black World.
Drummer Aaron Pinkston brings a wealth of energy to the stage. He started his musical career in his teens but has been playing drums from the age of 2-3. Based in New York, Pinkston has played at venues such as Mercury Lounge, Cafe Wha? and the Village Underground (with the legendary, Prince). We are excited to host Pinkston who will deliver an evening of live dance music that the entire family can enjoy!
This month songstress April Armstrong will lead a toe-tapping journey through Sugar Hill, with a story inspired by the jazz era of Bebop. April and her band will transform the Museum into a cabaret that sets the stage interactive storytelling. April’s performances delight, inform and inspire audiences of all ages. Her programs have been featured throughout NYC tri-state area; nationally and as far away as Indonesia.