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Celebrate Black History Month with Kids in Manhattan

Celebrate Black History Month with Kids in Manhattan


Learning our history can help future generations from making the same mistakes, so supplement your children's school learning by taking them to an event in Manhattan where the can learn about and celebrate Black History Month.


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Migration
AGES: 7 and older
WHERE: Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
WHEN: Through Feb. 24. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (closed on municipal holidays)
WHAT: Learn about the Great Migration, when 6 million African Americans fled the segregation and discrimination of the South between 1910 and 1970.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-360-8163. nycgovparks.org.


Start With Art and Music
AGES: 3-6
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
WHEN: Feb. 5, 3:30pm
WHAT: Kids explore African-American history through movement, art, and music.
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 877-946-4868. metmuseum.org.


Makers Making History: A Black History Month Celebration
AGES: All
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
WHEN: Daily, Feb. 14-22 (including Feb. 16), Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm
WHAT: Comic books, films, sculptures, and readings from famous storytellers celebrating African-Americans.
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $11; free for children 1 and younger. 212-721-1223. cmom.org.



I Am Jackie Robinson Cover
Black History Month Story Time
AGES: 8 and younger
WHERE: Barnes & Noble Stores: 33 E. 17th St., Union Square; 160 E. 54th St., Citigroup Center; 150 E. 86th St., Upper East Side; 2289 Broadway, Upper West Side.
WHEN: Feb. 28, 11am
WHAT: Listen to readings of I Am Rosa Parks and I Am Jackie Robinson.
WANT TO GO? FREE. bn.com.


Here We Stand: Honor Black History
AGES: All
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, LeFrak Theater, 200 Central Park West, Upper West Side
WHEN: Feb. 28, 3-5pm
WHAT: Globally minded, groundbreaking artists premiere “From the African Village to the Urban Village.”
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $22; $17 students and seniors; $12.50 for children ages 2-12. 212-769-5200. amnh.org.

 

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Author: Emma Steven is a British freelance writer living in Manhattan with her husband, two small kids, and two cats. Previously the Manhattan calendar editor for NYMetroParents.com, she writes about parenting and New York City. When asked about what she most misses about the UK she’s most likely to say British humor and least likely to say British weather. See More

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