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Malama Honua: Hokule'a Worldwide Voyage Celebration

One-Time Events Malama Honua: Hokule'a Worldwide Voyage Celebration Join the Museum in a celebration of the traditional worldwide voyage of the Hawaiian outrigger canoe Hokule‘a. After an unprecedented three-year journey around the world, Hokule‘a will arrive in Washington, D.C. Meet and greet the crew members undertaking this once-in-a-lifetime expedition.  Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei will also be sharing their music and dances in honor of the historic voyage of Hokule‘a and her sister vessel, Hikianalia. The museum gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our partner, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac and Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

CANCELED - Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at 212-514-3794… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 2:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 2:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, June 3, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 3, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Being Noka (Bear clan): The Murder Trials of Daniel Du Lhut and the Lessons of Cultural and Linguistic Translation

One-Time Events Join us as historian Michael Witgen of the University of Michigan speaks about a fascinating case of cultural misunderstanding. In 1683, three Anishinaabe warriors killed two French traders traveling southwest of Lake Superior. Two of the young men involved in this affair were sons of Achiganaga, a prominent leader of the Noka doodem. The Bear clan served as keepers of the war pipe among the Lake Superior Anishinaabe. These deaths were not random acts of violence but were intended to send a message. Unfortunately, Daniel Du Lhut, the ranking French military officer in the region, misinterpreted the meaning of this message. He called Achiganaga and his sons to council, and then proceeded to turn that council into a murder trial. Du Lhut’s misinterpretation of these events unwittingly placed the French in the middle of a power struggle among the Anishinaabe doodemag (clans) vying for control of the fur trade alliance network that linked the western interior of North American to the Atlantic World economy. Profe… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Friday, June 3, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at 212-514-3794… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 6, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 2:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, June 9, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cherokee Days

One-Time Events Join us for the third annual Cherokee Days Festival on the National Mall. The three federally recognized Cherokee Tribes—the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians—will come together to celebrate their common heritage and showcase some of their celebrated artists, storytellers, musicians, and dancers. There will also be language and genealogy presentations and children’s make-and-take activities.  Tsa-La-Gi Dancers will perform the Bear Dance, Bison Dance, Quail Dance, and Friendship Dance. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cherokee Days

One-Time Events Join us for the third annual Cherokee Days Festival on the National Mall. The three federally recognized Cherokee Tribes—the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians—will come together to celebrate their common heritage and showcase some of their celebrated artists, storytellers, musicians, and dancers. There will also be language and genealogy presentations and children’s make-and-take activities. Tsa-La-Gi Dancers will perform the Bear Dance, Bison Dance, Quail Dance, and Friendship Dance. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, June 11, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Storybook Reading and Hands-on Activity

American Indian Museum NY Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: TBD. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Storybook reading followed by a hands-on activity. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cherokee Days

One-Time Events Join us for the third annual Cherokee Days Festival on the National Mall. The three federally recognized Cherokee Tribes—the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians—will come together to celebrate their common heritage and showcase some of their celebrated artists, storytellers, musicians, and dancers. There will also be language and genealogy presentations and children’s make-and-take activities. Tsa-La-Gi Dancers will perform the Bear Dance, Bison Dance, Quail Dance, and Friendship Dance. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at 212-514-3794… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 13, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recovering Latinx LGBT History: Dan Guerrero with the Editors of "Queer Brown Voices"

One-Time Events Join the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Human Rights Campaign for a free Pride Month celebration! This program will feature a presentation of Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey by director, producer, and activist Dan Guerrero.  Guerrero will then moderate a discussion with Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism co-editors Leti Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, and Uriel Quesada about the history of Latinxs in the LGBTQ movement, making connections across civil rights struggles. Share your questions and perspectives during the Q&A! Includes a special response by Joanna Cifredo (National Center for Transgender Equality). Followed by a book sale and signing. Please enter via the museum’s Independence Avenue entrance. The nearest Metro station is L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange, Silver, Yellow and Green lines). Co-sponsor: Humans Rights Campaign. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://latino.si.edu/Programs. Cost: Free. Accessibility Services: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, June 17, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

At the Movies - FIRE SONG |The Americas Film Festival of New York – Closing Night

American Indian Museum NY ​Celebrating LGBT Pride Month! FIRE SONG 2015, 96 min. Canada. Director: Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis/Danish). FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. Program presented in cooperation with imagineNATIVE Film +Media Arts Festival. When a teenaged girl commits suicide in a remote Northern Ontario Aboriginal community, it's up to her brother Shane to take care of their family. Shane was supposed to move to the city for University in the fall, and he has been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to come with him, but now everything is uncertain. Shane is torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling to him from the city. He pushes through barrier after barrier, determined to take care of his mom and earn money for school. But when circumstances take a turn for the worse, Shane must choose between his family or his future. Discussion follows with director Adam Garnet Jones and actors Andrew Martin (Mohawk) and Harley Legarde (Ojibwe). Moderated by Jason Ryle, Executive Director,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Reservation required. Friday, June 17, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, June 18, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Inti Raymi

American Indian Museum NY Inti Raymi, or the “Festival of the Sun,” is a celebration of the winter solstice throughout many Andean cultures. The shortest day of the year in the Andes Mountains, this event welcomes the sun, longer days, plantings and harvests to follow. The countries of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador are united in this festival, yet each community has its own unique way of celebrating. The celebration will include an opening blessing and the presentation of an altar followed by an afternoon of music and dance. This will be led by members of the Ecuadorean Kichwa Nation, headed by Fabian Manuela, and will also include performers from Ayazamana and Kaylla. All visitors will be welcome to participate in the festivities. This festival has received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. . Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, June 19, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at 212-514-3794… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 20, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Choctaw Nation Arts and Music Festival

One-Time Events The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrates its tribal history and heritage with two days of artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for children.  Special concerts will be presented by Choctaw recording artists Samantha Crain and Lainey Edwards. Meet and greet Choctaw Nation princesses and learn more about Choctaw culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Friday, June 24, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Choctaw Nation Arts and Music Festival

One-Time Events The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrates its tribal history and heritage with two days of artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for children.  Special concerts will be presented by Choctaw recording artists Samantha Crain and Lainey Edwards. Meet and greet Choctaw Nation princesses and learn more about Choctaw culture. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Sunday, June 26, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Tours of “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed” are now offered in Spanish upon request. Sundays at 2 p.m. For tours in Spanish, please contact Visitor Services at 212-514-3794… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY 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. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 27, 2016, 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:00 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program for families. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. For millennia, people in all cultures have told stories as a way to teach children. We invite parents and children to hear a story about a Native community. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free and open to the public! Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 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 the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert 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, viewing the Collectors office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.