Native American Games, Photography & Film at NMAI NYC

By 1/03/2023 11:11:00 AM ,

Warm up on a cold winter’s day at The National Museum of the American Indian with these family friendly events happening in January and February.

Indigenous Games, Photography & Film National Museum of the American Indian

All events are free unless otherwise noted. The National Museum of the American Indian is free, open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and is located at 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.

Winter Blast: A Day of Indigenous Games
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Play Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Try your hand at Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, Hawaiian chess, hoop throwing, and more.

Fresh Focus on Native American Photography
Saturday, Feb. 4, 1–5 p.m.

Examine the work of photographers who are lending their voices to defining what it means to be Indigenous today. Photojournalists Donovan Quintero (Navajo), Tailyr Irvine (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), and Russel Albert Daniels (DinĂ© descent and Ho-Chunk descent)—whose works are featured in the museum’s Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field exhibition in New York—discuss their personal journeys.

The event will be livestreamed at
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Native Cinema Showcase Screening: Encanto
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.
(USA, 2021, 120 mins.) Directors: Byron Howard, Jared Bush, and Charise Castro Smith

Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in a magical house in a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia.

The magic of this wondrous, charmed Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal—every child that is except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

Special support for Native Cinema Showcase provided by the Walt Disney Company.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30p.m.–4:30 p.m.

The interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors a lively space to explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives. The experience will leave visitors with a key takeaway—Indigenous people are the original innovators of the Americas. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

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