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Celebrate Culture programs include: 

  • Global Weekends
    A family-friendly series of day-long programs about contemporary cultures from around the world. 
  • Culture Salons
    Indulge your curiosities in this after-hours series for adults. Attendees will experience the Museum's cultural halls in exciting new ways.

See individual listings for upcoming programs below.

Upcoming Offerings

Past Offerings

Expression of Beauty

Expressions of Beauty: Sights and Sounds

April 26, 2013 - April 27, 2013

This is a special multi-day Global Weekends festival exploring beauty from a global perspective and how beauty is represented throughout cultures and time.

Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

February 23, 2013

The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience! From noon to 6 pm, the program features Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC, who returns to the Museum with Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre, special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and other storytellers, poets, choreographers, and more.

Festival Luna (New)

Festival Luna

January 25, 2013 - January 26, 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Ehnita song from Bear Fox and Kontiwennenhawi of the Mohawk Nation; create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting, and much more.

Kwanzaa 2012

KWANZAA 2012: First Fruits of the Harvest

December 29, 2012

Join the Museum’s 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration to experience the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honor the holiday’s seven guiding principles. Hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, the celebration will include a special interview about Karamu (African Feast) with pioneering restaurateur B. Smith, family-friendly hands-on activities, an international marketplace, and much more.

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Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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