Manhattan
Helping Parents Make Better Decisions

Read about August family activities

Family Calendar - Search for Kids' Activities in Your Area


Due to the coronavirus, please call to ensure this event is still happening before you leave home.


Monday Explorations: Black History Month: Creating Silhouettes

This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

We're taking it back to the old school as we create silhouettes, a special art form that uses light and shadow to make portraits.  Learn about the history of silhouette making, then sit for your own portraits and look at your profile. Practice drawing your friends. Leave your silhouetes as is, or decorate them how you want.

For ages 3-12 years.   

About New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch

104 W. 136th St.

Harlem, NY

212-491-2070

  • Standard hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am–7pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am–5pm

  • The Countee Cullen Branch gives Harlem residents of all ages access to library services delivered in a friendly and effective manner. We are home to the James Weldon Johnson Reference Collection for children, books on the African-American experience, a reference collection, including college catalogs and financial aid information, and the African-American/Black Culture reference collection.