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Sugar Hill Mornings featuring Marjorie Eliot

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.  

FREE Playdate! at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Join us for a FREE fun-filled family day (10am-5pm) of art-making and interactive performances celebrating National Poetry Month.

10am – 1pm – Art-making workshop in the Living Room

1pm – 2pm – Story Hour with Flor Bromley

2pm – 3pm – Art Making workshop with Artist-in-residence Damien Davis

3pm – 4:30pm – “Art-Music-Word: Sight Sound Poetry”
Feat. Carletta Joy Walker, MC/Orator
Saco Yasuma, Musician
Alejandra Mandelblum, Multi-medium artist

Interactive performance, an afternoon of poems and poetry read/spoken to music and visual art created from the duet of the sounds created and words spoken.


STORY TIME: “Pinocchio and The Three Coins” by Repertorio Español at Sugar Hill Museum

Join us for Story Time featuring Pinocchio and The Three Coins by Repertorio Español!  Eduardo Navas and his Scaramouches Puppet Theatre will tell Pinocchio’s original adventure, when he decides to follow his new friends, a puppeteer and later Fox to have great fun and to become rich instead of getting an education. Pinocchio will be tricked by Fox into throwing three gold coins into the mountain of miracles. With the aid of his real friends in the audience, Pinocchio will realize that he should go to school so he can be smart and not be fooled again.

Please join us before and after this unforgettable show for more stories and art-making for the entire family! On the same day, the Museum is also celebrating El Dia del Niño, a “Day of the Child” featuring engaging activities relating to traditional Mexican toys and games

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.


Saturday, February 13, 2:00-4:00 PMstory time

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