Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug trafficking and violence, the border—porous in nature—is also a place that allows for the exchange of ideas, wealth, and culture.
Recently at the forefront of political and cultural conversation following the current US President's anti-immigration discourse and executive orders, the border has been characterized by contradictions since the nineteenth century, when the US annexed an important portion of Mexican territory. For Mexicans, Central Americans, and the United States citizens living alongside it, the border presents daily challenges that carry within them both hope and devastation. It is a complex physical, economic, cultural, social, and emotional landscape of human interaction.
Venue: Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
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Block Lab at Brooklyn Children Museum
Wed | 10AM - 4PM
BCM's Block Lab invites visitors to develop spatial reasoning, engineering, and language skills with our Imagination Playground block set. Experience the fun in our play space where big blue blocks bu...
Transit Tots – Animals All Around at New York Transit Museum
Thu | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
After reading Gus the Dinosaur Bus, we'll create our own dinosaur-inspired bus, thinking about the biggest vehicles and animals on earth. Ages 2-5 and adult companions....
Free Summer Meals at Brooklyn Public Library - Highlawn Branch
Thu | 1:15 pm – 2PM
Please join us in having lunch at the library, that are free every Monday- Friday. We hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and come enjoy a healthy meal with us. For child...