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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 25, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, May 25, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, May 25, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legends of Hawai’i: Pele Searches for a Home

American Indian Museum NY Legends of Hawai’i In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month Pele Searches for a Home 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Pele, the primal force of volcanic heat and lava, leaves her ancient home of Kahiki and searches out a new home for herself and her family. Pursued by her eldest sister Nāmaka, the goddess of water and the sea, Pele travels across the Hawaiian islands. When Nāmaka finally catches up with Pele, who will win the epic battle?. Why Māui Snared the Sun 2011, 20 min. Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Kalā (the sun) races across the sky as he pleases, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. To set things right, Māui, son of the goddess Hina, travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā and confronts the mighty Kalā. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

National Museum of the American Indian Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join our knowledgeable horticulturist, who discusses some of the native plants in the National Museum of the American Indian Native landscape gardens and answers questions about gardening with native plants. Through September 24, 2015: Most Thursdays: 1 PM, weather permitting Note - No tours on federal holidays. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, June 5, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, June 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, June 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, June 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, June 8, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 8, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, June 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Indian Relay, 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian relay season--hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.