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TJ’s Bash: A Happening Inspired by James Baldwin’s ”Little Man Little Man” at Sugar Hill

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

Walking Tour: Contemporary Murals of Audubon Birds

Ever wonder about the artists who created the Audubon bird murals on security gates and apartment buildings in Washington Heights? With this two hour tour (starting at John James Audubon’s grave in Trinity Church Cemetery) learn all about the Audubon Murals.

Who are the artists? Where are they from? Why did they paint climate threatened  birds all over Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights? Art historian, tour guide and Northern Manhattan resident Mary-Beth Shine will answer these questions and many more with this fascinating tour of the Audubon Mural Project between 155th & 165th Streets.

And…learn a bit about Northern Manhattan’s culturally diverse and thriving community. Things have changed a bit since John James Audubon lived here.

Meet at Trinity Church Cemetery (155th & Broadway South/East Corner)



Learn more about Mary-Beth:
Mary-Beth Shine of SHINE NYC ART

The 1960s At the Movies: “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” at Fort Washington NYPL

(1962)  A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.  The 1960’s was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores the 1960’s.
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