December 2010 Children's Programs at the American Museum of Natural History:
Wild, Wild World: Bird Brains
Saturday, December 11, 11 am-noon, 1-2 pm
Linder Theater, first floor
$10 children, $12 adults (Members’ tickets are $8 children, $10 adults)
In this special live-animal presentation, avian behavior expert Aimee Morgana will discuss her research on animal communication with beloved parrot N’Kisi, a unique animal who mimics human language. Five parrots from the Long Island Parrot Society, along with teaching assistants who will show visitors how to properly care for and handle a companion parrot, will join Morgana.
Presented in conjunction with Brain: The Inside Story
KWANZAA 2010! The Legacy Continues...
Sunday, December 26, noon-5 pm
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, first floor
Free with Museum admission
For details, call 212-769-5315 or visit amnh.org/kwanzaa
This vibrant all-day celebration honors the seven African-based principles of Kwanzaa with performances of song, dance, and spoken word presented beside an international marketplace. This year’s event features a traditional “Second Line” parade led by the McCollough Invaders Band; empowering dance performances by Kotchegna Dance Company, Allen Liturgical Dance Ministry, and Gestures Dance Ensemble; and an homage to the traditions of African culture performed by the Restoration Dance Theatre Company.
The Legacy Continues...KWANZAA 2010! is co-produced by Community Works, an arts and education nonprofit organization founded 20 years ago, and New Heritage Theatre Group, the oldest nonprofit black theatre company in New York. KWANZAA 2010! is dedicated to the memory of James Stovall, who served as the artistic director of New Heritage Theatre Group for several years. The marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.
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