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Where to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the New York Area

11 virtual and in-person family-friendly activities to learn about and celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the New York metro area


November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month to celebrate the diverse cultures and traditions of Native people. There are many events happening around the New York area to celebrate all month long.

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month in Manhattan

ONLINE Reading into History @ Home: 'In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse'
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2-3pm
WHERE: DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society via Zoom
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and join us via Zoom to discuss "In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse." In Joseph M. Marshall III’s powerful story, we follow Jimmy McClean, a Lakota boy who embarks on a road trip with his grandfather that follows in the  footsteps of Crazy Horse. Join Jimmy in his quest to learn more about Lakota tradition, history, and his own personal heritage. Dive deeper through observation and discussion of relevant primary sources from the New-York Historical collection.
WANT TO GO? $10 suggested fee. nyhistory.org.

FREE ONLINE Kids Online Book Club: Native American Folklore Read Aloud
WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 12, 3:30pm
WHERE: Google Hangouts Meeting
AGES: 6-12, adult
WHAT: November is Native American Heritage Month! Join us to celebrate with a read aloud of Native American folklore! Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the program. When registering for this book discussion program, parents/caregivers should use their information.
WANT TO GO? nypl.org.

FREE IN-PERSON Historic New York: The Lenape
WHEN:
Sunday, Nov. 22, 1pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park, Isham Street and Seaman Avenue, Inwood
AGES: All
WHAT: The Lenape are a significant part of the formation of NYC. Learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife in everyday life, and how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.

FREE ONLINE Virtual Comics Chat
WHEN:
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 4pm
WHERE: Google Hangouts Meeting
AGES: 13-18
WHAT: Join three librarians to talk about some of their favorite comics. This month focuses on comics, manga, and graphic novels for Native American Heritage Month and National Novel Writing Month. Advanced registration required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with Internet connection and audio and/or video capabilities. Public participation in the talk is optional.
WANT TO GO? nypl.org.

FREE ONLINE Native Cinema Showcase: Future Focused Shorts Program
WHEN:
Nov. 21-26, daily
WHERE: Online
AGES: All
WHAT: The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This program of family-friendly short films is fun for kids of all ages.
WANT TO GO? americanindian.si.edu.



FREE IN-PERSON Historic New York: Native Americans Past and Present
WHEN:
Sunday, Nov. 29, 1pm
WHERE: Riverdale Park, Palisade Avenue and Spalding Lane, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: The Lenape are a significant part of the formation of NYC. Learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife in everyday life, and how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month in Brooklyn

FREE ONLINE Virtual Story Time with Coney Island Librarians
WHEN:
Saturday, Nov. 7, any time
WHERE: Coney Island Library Facebook page
AGES: 2-5
WHAT: Join Ms. Sharon for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language developmental skills. November is Native American month. This program presents myths and stories of the Taino natives of Puerto Rico (U.S. Commonwealth).
WANT TO GO? facebook.com/ConeyIslandLibrary

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month in Queens

IN-PERSON Autumn Dance Celebration
WHEN:
Nov. 7-8, Saturday-Sunday, 12-1:30pm and 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate American Indian Culture through music and dance! Autumn Dance Celebration showcases over twenty different Native American dances over two days outdoors in front of a socially distanced audience. Eight Indian Nations will be represented including Hopi, Winnebago, Lenape, Choctaw, Mayan, Seneca, Santo Domingo and Chickahomin. This event also features a market of authentic Native American art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and food. The audience is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets, as seating will not be provided. In autumn, the bountiful summer harvest is celebrated and thanks is given through song and dance, reflecting a reverence and appreciation for the wonderful things we find in nature. For COVID visitor guidelines, see queensfarm.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 4-11. queensfarm.org.

FREE ONLINE Native American Storytelling With Alexair Dream
WHEN:
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4pm
WHERE: Queens Public Library Facebook page
AGES: 6-12
WHAT: There is so much beauty, history, and knowledge in Native American culture. It is the cornerstone of our country. Learn about Native American songs, dances, and customs. Celebrate this amazing culture with Alexair Dreams Storytelling.
WANT TO GO? facebook.com/QPLNYC

FREE ONLINE Native American Tales And Tunes By Joy Kelly
WHEN:
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7pm
WHERE: Queens Public Library Facebook page
AGES: 6-12
WHAT: Children will celebrate Thanksgiving by enjoying Native American tales and tunes with Joy Kelly.
WANT TO GO? facebook.com/QPLNYC

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month in Long Island

ONLINE Craft Kit: Corn Husk Dolls
WHEN:
Nov. 1-30, daily
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
AGES: All
WHAT: ?Explore the folktale of the corn husk doll, a traditional craft shared by Native American and colonist families. Learn how corn husk dolls were created and craft your own figure using corn husks and other materials found in your kits. Register in advance to purchase kit.
WANT TO GO? $10. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

 



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