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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. Wednesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 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, April 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World:Navajo jewelry of the Yazzi 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 Yazzi 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 historical 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, April 1, 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, April 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. Thursday, April 2, 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, April 2, 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, April 2, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 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. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 2, 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, April 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. Friday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events 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, April 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 3, 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, April 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. Saturday, April 4, 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, April 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 4, 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, April 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World-Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzi 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 Yazzi 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, April 5, 2015, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM.

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, April 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. Sunday, April 5, 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, April 5, 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, April 5, 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, April 5, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina 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, April 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 5, 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, April 5, 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, April 6, 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, April 6, 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, April 6, 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, April 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 6, 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, April 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 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. Tuesday, April 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. Tuesday, April 7, 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, April 7, 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, April 7, 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, April 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 7, 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, April 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events 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, April 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 7, 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, April 8, 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, April 8, 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. Wednesday, April 8, 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. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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, April 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 8, 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, April 8, 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, April 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World:Navajo jewelry of the Yazzi 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 Yazzi 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 historical 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, April 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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, April 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 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. Thursday, April 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. Thursday, April 9, 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, April 9, 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, April 9, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 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. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Diné Spotlight | DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST

American Indian Museum NY The largest Native community in the United States, the Navajo Nation has produced a lively and diverse community of independent filmmakers.  This two-day showcase of outstanding recent films explores the creative vision of Diné filmmakers by screening recent works and roundtable discussions. Drunktown’s Finest 2013, 93 min. United States.  Sydney Freeland (Navajo).In a lovingly interactive plot, three young Navajos – a girl adopted outside the reservation, a rebellious soon-to-be father, and a transsexual model wannabe – strive to find a place for themselves in their evolving world.  Discussion follows with the director Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and actor Jeremiah Bitsui (Navajo/Omaha) At the Movies and Diné Spotlight are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.  Diné Spotlight is presented in collaboration with New York University’s Center for Media, Culture and History. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium, Basement level. Cost: Free. Reservations are recommended. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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. Friday, April 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. Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Cherokee Days

One-Time Events Cherokee Days is a free three-day festival featuring storytelling, films, dance, music, family activities and demonstrations from citizens of the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee who are partnering on this program that shares the true Cherokee story. Visitors will see traditional dancing performances several times a day in the Potomac Atrium. Booths in the Potomac Atrium will allow visitors to meet and talk to artists who specialize in basketry, pottery, carving and textiles. Learn more about the Cherokee language; listen to traditional stories; gain appreciation for Cherokee art with artists; attend a lecture about the historic Trail of Tears or delve into Cherokee genealogy. Hands-on activities for kids and families will include making cornhusk dolls, molding their own clay medallion or making mini stickball sticks. Visitors can also see an exhibition that showcases a timeline of historical milestones. All of the events taking place in the m… Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:00 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. Cost: Free. Friday, April 10, 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, April 10, 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, April 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 10, 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, April 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events 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, April 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

One-Time Events The story of the Cherokee Nation is one of strength, heartache, survival and resilience, and its culture is among the richest, most vibrant and storied in all of Indian Country. Now, those stories are being shared with the world. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program featuring the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren. Catch the premiere of the third episode of this ground-breaking program and see the chapter when “Osiyo" visits with professional bass angler and Cherokee Nation citizen Jason Christie. This episode will also explore river cane conservation efforts, the story of how a walk to her mailbox changed one woman’s life and how traditions like picking wild onions bring families and communities together. This special screening will also include highlights from the show’s first two episodes. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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, April 11, 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, April 11, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Cherokee Days

One-Time Events Cherokee Days is a free three-day festival featuring storytelling, films, dance, music, family activities and demonstrations from citizens of the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee, who are partnering on this program that shares the true Cherokee story. Visitors will see traditional dancing performances several times a day in the Potomac Atrium. Booths in the Potomac Atrium will allow visitors to meet and talk to artists who specialize in basketry, pottery, carving and textiles. Learn more about the Cherokee language; listen to traditional stories; gain appreciation for Cherokee art with artists; attend a lecture about the historic Trail of Tears or delve into Cherokee genealogy. Hands-on activities for kids and families will include making cornhusk dolls, molding their own clay medallion or making mini stickball sticks. Visitors can also see an exhibition that showcases a timeline of historical milestones. All events taking place in the museum's P… Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:00 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. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 11, 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, April 11, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

DINÉ SHOWCASE SHORTS I

American Indian Museum NY The largest Native community in the United States, the Navajo Nation has produced a lively and diverse community of independent filmmakers.  This two-day showcase of outstanding recent films explores the creative vision of Diné filmmakers by screening recent works and roundtable discussions. In I Lost My Shadow (2011, 4 min.) Nanobah Becker (Navajo) creates a surreal cityscape to underscore the music of Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) and in The 6th World (2011, 15 min.) she explores the distant future in this sci-fi film about a Navajo astronaut (Jeneda Benally) and her journey to colonize Mars. The Rocket Boy (2010, 15 min.) by Donavan Seschillie (Navajo), a young boy builds a makeshift rocket to find his father in space. In Hoverboard (2012, 6 min.) director Sydney Freeland (Navajo) follows an imaginative young girl, her teddy bear and their desire to make a hoverboard. In The Migration (2009, 10 min.), set in the dystopian future, the film ponders the role of Native seeds in the survival of… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium, Basement level. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

American Indian Museum NY Listen to stories about spring, and afterward make a corn husk dragonfly ornament to take home! Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center/Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Film Screening: Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

One-Time Events The story of the Cherokee Nation is one of strength, heartache, survival and resilience, and its culture is among the richest, most vibrant and storied in all of Indian Country. Now, those stories are being shared with the world. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program featuring the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren. Catch the premiere of the third episode of this ground-breaking program and see the chapter when “Osiyo" visits with professional bass angler and Cherokee Nation citizen Jason Christie. This episode will also explore river cane conservation efforts, the story of how a walk to her mailbox changed one woman’s life and how traditions like picking wild onions bring families and communities together. This special screening will also include highlights from the show’s first two episodes. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rooms 4018/4019. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

DINÉ SHOWCASE SHORTS II

American Indian Museum NY The largest Native community in the United States, the Navajo Nation has produced a lively and diverse community of independent filmmakers.  This two-day showcase of outstanding recent films explores the creative vision of Diné filmmakers by screening recent works and roundtable discussions. In Blackhorse Lowe’s (Navajo) Shimásání (2009, 15 min.), a young Navajo girl in the late 1920s, must decide whether to retain her traditional lifestyle at home or seek a new life "just over the mountain." Bloodlines (2014, 11 min.) by Christopher Cegielski (Navajo) follows two brothers in their attempt to earn their father's respect, seek the wolf that has been killing their livestock. In Share the Wealth (2006, 8 min.) director Bennie Klain (Navajo) follows a homeless Native woman on an urban street as she encounters stereotyped misunderstandings. In Female Rain - Nilts'a Bi'áád (2006, 2 min.) director Velma Kee Craig (Navajo) expresses her love of the Navajo language, through a poem by Navajo writer Laura Tohe and… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium, Basement level. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Diné Spotlight | CHASING THE LIGHT

American Indian Museum NY Chasing the Light  2014, 89 min. United States. Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo). NEW YORK PREMIERE Cast: Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo), Sahar Khadjenoury (Dine'/Iranian), Scott Hale, Patricia Del Rio, Jason Asenap (Comanche/Creek), Cody Lightning (Cree), Sally Kewayosh (Cree, Ojibwe), Daniel Edward Hyde (Navajo), and Lydell Mitchell (Navajo). **Contains strong  language and adult situations. In his first new feature since the widely acclaimed 5th World, Lowe introduces us to Riggs, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter struggling to finish a script. But---failed suicide attempts, unstable friends, drug deals and memories of his ex-girlfriend---all threaten to interfere. Preceded by: Flat 2003, 8 min. United States. Nanobah Becker (Navajo). A moving tale of a mother and daughter, and their bittersweet celebration. Discussion follows with Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo), Nanobah Becker (Navajo) and cast. At the Movies and Diné Spotlight are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts,… Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium, Basement level. Cost: Free. Reservations are recommended. Related Exhibition: Glittering World. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Glittering World-Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzi 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 Yazzi 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, April 12, 2015, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM.

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, April 12, 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, April 12, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Cherokee Days

One-Time Events Cherokee Days is a free three-day festival featuring storytelling, films, dance, music, family activities and demonstrations from citizens of the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee, who are partnering on this program that shares the true Cherokee story. Visitors will see traditional dancing performances several times a day in the Potomac Atrium. Booths in the Potomac Atrium will allow visitors to meet and talk to artists who specialize in basketry, pottery, carving and textiles. Learn more about the Cherokee language; listen to traditional stories; gain appreciation for Cherokee art with artists; attend a lecture about the historic Trail of Tears or delve into Cherokee genealogy. Hands-on activities for kids and families will include making cornhusk dolls, molding their own clay medallion or making mini stickball sticks. Visitors can also see an exhibition that showcases a timeline of historical milestones. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 5:00 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. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Film Screening: Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

One-Time Events The story of the Cherokee Nation is one of strength, heartache, survival and resilience, and its culture is among the richest, most vibrant and storied in all of Indian Country. Now, those stories are being shared with the world. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is a new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program featuring the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren. Catch the premiere of the third episode of this ground-breaking program and see the chapter when “Osiyo" visits with professional bass angler and Cherokee Nation citizen Jason Christie. This episode will also explore river cane conservation efforts, the story of how a walk to her mailbox changed one woman’s life and how traditions like picking wild onions bring families and communities together. This special screening will also include highlights from the show’s first two episodes. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rooms 4018/4019. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, April 12, 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, April 12, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina 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, April 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 12, 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, April 12, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 13, 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, April 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, April 13, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events 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, April 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 14, 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, April 15, 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, April 15, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 15, 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 15, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 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, April 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 15, 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, April 15, 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, April 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Glittering World:Navajo jewelry of the Yazzi 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 Yazzi 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 historical 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, April 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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, April 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 15, 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. Thursday, April 16, 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 16, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events 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, April 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 17, 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, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Exhibition Opening: "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed"

American Indian Museum NY Be the first to see our newest exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed," which runs from April 18, 2015, to February 29, 2016. This bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition illuminates Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage with a selection of more than 150 objects. For thousands of years, Central America has been home to vibrant civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems, and arts. The ceramics these peoples left behind, combined with recent archaeological discoveries, help tell the stories of these dynamic cultures and their achievements. "Cerámica de los Ancestros" examines seven regions representing distinct Central American cultural areas that are today part of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Spanning the period from 1000 BC to the present, the ceramics featured, selected from the museum’s collection of more than 12,000 pieces from the region, are augmented with significant exam… Categories: Celebrations. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: West Gallery. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 18, 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, April 18, 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, April 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 18, 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, April 18, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

THUNDERBIRD SOCIAL

American Indian Museum NY Join the Thunderbird Indian Singers and Dancers in this participatory social evening full of inter-tribal dances and fellowships which is led by Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago).  Drum groups include Heyna Second Son Singers and Silvercloud Indian Singers. Photo Credit: Heyna Second Sons. Photo by Lee Wexler. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavillion. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Glittering World-Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzi 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 Yazzi 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, April 19, 2015, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM.

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, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina 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, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events 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, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Racing the Rez

American Indian Museum NY Racing the Rez 2012, 57 min. Brian Truglio In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for community pride and state-championship glory. Over the course of two racing seasons, the boys strive to find their place in their own Native communities, and in the American culture surrounding them. Win or lose, what they learn will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 19, 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, April 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.