Join us for a FREE fun-filled family day (10am-5pm) of art-making and interactive performances.
10:00am – 11:30am – Art-making in the Living Room
11:30am – 12:30pm – Artist Talk with Artist-in-Residence Damien Davis
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Story Hour
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Double Dutch Dreamz – Beginners and all skill levels welcome to learn the ropes and rhymes that move the crowd.
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Reading of Yuyi Morales’ acclaimed book “Dreamers” with NY State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, the third DREAMer to be elected to political office in the United States and first in New York State. A Question and answer session follows the reading.
Bring the family for an evening of music, art-making workshops and more. This is the final edition of Nights at Sugar Hill this year and will feature special performances from Butter & Friends featuring Slam Allen and Grammy Award Winning Artist Wayne Escoffery, who is presented in conjunction with neighborhood restaurant Tsion Cafe.
Everyone who attends will receive coupons for discounted food and/or drink from Tsion Cafe who will host a post-event Jazz Jam session at the restaurant at 763 St. Nicholas Avenue.
Sugar Hill Mornings is a summer musical performance series (May-August) that began in 2018 exhibition as part of programming for the exhibition Jewel Bright: Kaleidoscope of Neighborhood Gems. Last year we launched this series in collaboration with the Jazz Foundation of America to highlight the legendary talent of neighborhood pianist, Marjorie Eliot. We are partnering with the Jazz Foundation this summer and again celebrating the longstanding history of musical genius inherent to Sugar Hill. This year’s program has been devised to foster intergenerational
exchange and reiterate themes present in this year’s exhibitions, amplifying the power of listening, memory, and the human voice as a tool for societal uplift.
Neighborhood legend and a muse of exhibitions at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, Marjorie Eliot exemplifies “playing from the heart.” She is best known for welcoming listeners into her apartment every Sunday since 1992, in celebration of life. Marjorie’s piano performance at Sugar Hill will tell the story of jazz.
Saturday, February 13, 2:00-4:00 PM
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
of Art & Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ W. 155 St.
This month’s Story Time celebrates our People, Places, Things: Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem exhibit with stories, poetry, and jazz. Stay afterwards to make art that tells the stories of your world! Continue reading STORY TIME: TALES ON SUGAR HILL