February is a fun month at the New York Public Library. The Kids! Programs has lots of cultural activities that are great for families to enjoy.
African and African-American Folktales
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 3 p.m.
Children's Center at 42nd Street (Manhattan)
Anansi the spider and others, are here in this program that highlights both African and African-American folktales. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Julie Pasqual.
Uncovering the Beauty and Diversity of Muslim Architecture
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 3:30 p.m
Riverdale Library (Bronx)
CMOM educators transport children across the globe to uncover the beauty and diversity of Muslim architectural design. Developed with collab, Fabrication Lab & Innovation Studio, this 3-dimensional pop-up book offers an in-depth exploration of the shapes, patterns, materials and environments found in a striking selection of mosques from around the world. Following this immersive, multimedia journey, children will create their own projects inspired by design and structural elements found in Muslim architecture.
Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop
Monday, February 23, 2015, 4 p.m.
Tottenville Library (Staten Island)
Come learn the Chinese ribbon dance! Margaret Yuen, Director of the Red Silk Dancers will demonstrate the dance and show you how to wave a long silk ribbon to create rainbows, dragons and waterfalls. No previous training required and all materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 6 to 12 years old.
Preregistration is required by phone or in-person.
As I see more cultural events I'll try to share, but you can see a list of events at www.kids.nypl.org/programs