Living Newspapers: Acting Through Activism

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February 17, 2013


Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

Young elementary, Tween

Free with admission: $20 families; $10 adults; $6 seniors and students; free for kids younger than 12

Event description: What is important to you? Feeling safe in your community? Getting a good education? Caring for the environment? Staying healthy? Would you take action to protect these things? How?

Through a visit to the museum's Activist New York exhibition, participants will learn how everyday New Yorkers have been standing up for their beliefs for more than 300 years, using a variety of methods to get their points across, such as boycotts, protests, strikes, petitions, art, and even theater performances. Working with theater educators, families will then create their own dramatic "Living Newspaper" piece based on recent headlines from local newspapers. Recommended for ages 7 to 12 and their adults.

All programs are free with admission and a light snack will be served. Email for more information. Registration is required.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY 10029
Phone: 212-534-1672

About Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.


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