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Harlem Renaissance: A Celebration of Black Artistry

Feb. 1 – 29, various,
$16.75

Cloche Hats- During the Harlem Renaissance, the cloche hat was the iconic hat of the Jazz Age. Meaning “bell” in French, the cloche gained popularity around 1925. Inspired by Art Deco geometric shapes and jewels, create a cloche hat perfect for your noggin!
Thursday – Sunday, February 1 – 4 | 10:15 am – 4:45 pm | All ages

Do the Charleston!- Move your bodies to the rhythms of the beat, foot stamps, and handclaps as you learn the Charleston! The Charleston is a dance form that combines European steps, African movements, and jazz music, with influences from Trinidad, Nigeria, and Ghana dances.
Thursday – Sunday, February 1 – 4 | 10:30 am – 11:00 am | Ages 4 & younger

Louis Armstrong Instrument Making- Considered one of the most influential musicians in jazz history, Louis Armstrong helped develop the medium to new heights with his beautiful tone and high-note climaxes! Create a trumpet of your own using mixed –media materials!
Thursday – Sunday, February 1 – 4 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Ages 4 & younger

Glittering Doll Gown Designs- Inspired by the pioneering design work of Zelda Wynn Valdes use beads, fabric shapes, and other mixed media materials to create elaborate gowns that echo Valdes’ technical precision and particular flair for women’s tailoring.
Tuesday – Friday, February 6 – 9 | 10:15 am – 4:45 pm | All ages
Tuesday – Thursday, February 27 – 29 | 10:15 am – 12:45 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Ella Fitzgerald: Microphone Making- Ella Fitzgerald, also known as “The First Lady of Song,” was a popular jazz singer known for her flexible, wide-ranging, and ageless voice. Create a tube microphone and join our jazz singalong!
Tuesday – Friday, February 6 – 9 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Ages 4 & younger

Location:

212 West 83rd Street New York, NY 10024
New York, NY 10024 United States