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Drawing inspiration from contemporary cultures around the world, this exciting, family-friendly series includes day-long programs featuring live performances.

 

Support for Global Weekends is provided, in part, by the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.

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.

American Museum of Natural History

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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