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Family Day Celebration: African-American Arts, Amazing Grace - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
Add to Calendar 12-02-2012 12-02-2012 15 Family Day Celebration: African-American Arts, Amazing Grace An entire day of family activities around artist Winfred Rembert's exhibition, "Amazing Grace." From 1-1:30pm, walk around the gallery and talk with scholar Clifton Watson to learn about Rembert's life in civil rights-era Georgia. At 12:30pm or 2pm, take in a Planetarium show, "Follow the Drinking Gourd, Fact and Fiction," exploring whether slaves in the South really used the Big Dipper to find the way north. From 12-3pm, families can participate in one or more drop-in workshops: Leather Art-making led by artist John Ashford, or Felt and Carved Colorful Reliefs led by junior docents. From 2-3pm, storyteller and singer Vienna Carroll will sing gospel songs, and from 3:15-4:15pm, the 25-member Harambee Dance Company, in vibrant costume, weaves together African-based movement, dance, and percussion. All programs are free with museum admission. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=101074 Hudson River Museum & Planetarium true DD/MM/YYYY  

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Date: February 12, 2012
Hours: 12-5pm
Ages: All Ages
Price: $5; $3 seniors/children 5-16 years old; free children ages 5 and younger

Address:
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10101

Phone: 914-963-4550
Website: www.hrm.org

Description: An entire day of family activities around artist Winfred Rembert's exhibition, "Amazing Grace." From 1-1:30pm, walk around the gallery and talk with scholar Clifton Watson to learn about Rembert's life in civil rights-era Georgia. At 12:30pm or 2pm, take in a Planetarium show, "Follow the Drinking Gourd, Fact and Fiction," exploring whether slaves in the South really used the Big Dipper to find the way north. From 12-3pm, families can participate in one or more drop-in workshops: Leather Art-making led by artist John Ashford, or Felt and Carved Colorful Reliefs led by junior docents. From 2-3pm, storyteller and singer Vienna Carroll will sing gospel songs, and from 3:15-4:15pm, the 25-member Harambee Dance Company, in vibrant costume, weaves together African-based movement, dance, and percussion. All programs are free with museum admission.

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