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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. 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

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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 a visit 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/ 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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 a visit 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 *2pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* 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 - 5) 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 *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! 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… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! 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.

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 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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 30, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs 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. Thursday, June 30, 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 a visit 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 30, 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 30, 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, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 1, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 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. Friday, July 1, 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. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 2, 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 a visit 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, July 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Kumu Hina

One-Time Events (USA, 2014, 77 min. documentary) Directors: Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson In English, Hawaiian, and Tongan with English subtitles. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hinaleimoana “Hina” Wong-Kalu, a Native Hawaiian māhū or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s allmale hula troupe. Despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? As Hina’s arduous journey unfolds, her Hawaiian roots and values give her the strength and wisdom to persevere, offering a new perspective on the true meaning of aloha. A Q&A with filmmaker Dean Hamer and documentary subject, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kanaka Maoli), will follow the screening. Wong-Kalu will be in Washington, DC to receive the 2016 National Education Association Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Human and Civil Rights Award on July 3. She will also be participating i… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation. Saturday, July 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. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 3, 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, July 3, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 3, 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, July 3, 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, July 3, 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, July 4, 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, July 4, 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, July 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 5, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 5, 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, July 5, 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, July 6, 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/ 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 6, 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 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 6, 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, July 6, 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 a visit 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, July 6, 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, July 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *2pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* 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 - 5) 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 *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! 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… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 6, 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, July 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. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs 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. Thursday, July 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 a visit 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, July 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. Thursday, July 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. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 8, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 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. Friday, July 8, 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. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 9, 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 a visit 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, July 9, 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, July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 10, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 10, 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, July 10, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 10, 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, July 10, 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, July 10, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 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 a visit 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, July 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 13, 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/ 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 13, 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, July 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 13, 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 a visit 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, July 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *2pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* 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 - 5) 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 *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! 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… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 13, 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, July 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. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs 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. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 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 a visit 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, July 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events This 3-day event is filled with activities for the entire family. On Friday we have a Native foods symposium, on Saturday will be a screening of 2 Seasoned with Spirit Episodes and on Sunday is a Native chef cooking competition. Each day will feature artist demonstrations, hands-on kids activities, traditional foods cooking demonstrations and tastings and music and dance performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Welcome Plaza, Potomac, Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Inka Road. Friday, July 15, 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, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 15, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events This 3-day event is filled with activities for the entire family. On Friday we have a Native foods symposium, on Saturday will be a screening of 2 Seasoned with Spirit Episodes and on Sunday is a Native chef cooking competition. Each day will feature artist demonstrations, hands-on kids activities, traditional foods cooking demonstrations and tastings and music and dance performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Welcome Plaza, Potomac, Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Inka Road. Saturday, July 16, 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, July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 16, 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 a visit 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, July 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events This 3-day event is filled with activities for the entire family. On Friday we have a Native foods symposium, on Saturday will be a screening of 2 Seasoned with Spirit Episodes and on Sunday is a Native chef cooking competition. Each day will feature artist demonstrations, hands-on kids activities, traditional foods cooking demonstrations and tastings and music and dance performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Welcome Plaza, Potomac, Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Inka Road. Sunday, July 17, 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, July 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Monday, July 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, July 18, 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, July 18, 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, July 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:00 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, July 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 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 a visit 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, July 19, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, July 19, 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, July 20, 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/ 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 2pm now accepting groups! Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu OR call 212.514.3710 (Ages 2-5 years old) 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,… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 20, 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, July 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 20, 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 a visit 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, July 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY *2pm is now accepting groups! (Ages 2-5)* 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 - 5) 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 *Groups of 10 or more are required to register by email NMAINYToddlers@si.edu or call 212.514.3710 to reserve your spot now! 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… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom! Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 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. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 21, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 21, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Landscape Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a Smithsonian Gardens' horticulturist for a tour and discussion of some of the native plants and garden techniques used in the National Museum of the American Indian Native Landscape gardens. Native Landscape tours offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 2 through September 29, weather permitting. No tours on federal holidays. Venue: American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Native Landscape. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 1:00 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs 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. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 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 a visit 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, July 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Thursday, July 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. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 22, 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 22, 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. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 23, 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 a visit 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, July 23, 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, July 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Children's Hawaiian Program with Melissa Mokihana Scalph

One-Time Events This is an entertaining educational program about Hawaiian traditions and culture. Traditional hula teacher Melissa Mokihana Scalph shares Hawaiian culture through stories, dance, song, games, and crafts or other hands-on activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic movements of hula and how the dance is used to tell a story. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.  Melissa Mokihana Scalph is a certified school teacher and a graduate of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, directed by respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Mokihana’s small classes and programs strive to dispel stereotypes about hula and teach a correct understanding of the people, history, and culture of Hawai`i through traditional hula, crafts, and storytelling. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Level 3. Cost: Free, open to the public. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:15 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, July 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 a visit 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, July 24, 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, July 24, 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, July 24, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Learn + Play: American Indian Games!

American Indian Museum NY This summer, come discover and play traditional American Indian games such as Yup'ik Yo-yo and Ring and Pin! Practice your hand-eye coordination and learn new skills. Today, these games are still played and enjoyed by all! The Arctic Yo-yo is a game played by Native people throughout the Arctic Circle in various forms. Traditionally, these games were practiced to develop and enhance hunting and lifeskills. Today, the game is played and enjoyed by young and old alike.  Similarly, Ring and Pin games continue to be an enjoyable pastime for Native American people throughout the Americas - almost every Native nation across North America has a version of Ring and Pin. Join us this summer and learn + play! Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 7 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: July: Diker Pavilion; August: Tipi Room. Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, July 25, 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, July 25, 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, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Storytelling Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions Tuesday to Thursday in July.  Meet Ty Defoe (Giizhig), a multi-talented Native American artist, who integrates singing, storytelling, and hoop dancing in an engaging, interactive performance. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 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 a visit 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, July 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Learn + Make: Rawhide Pendants!

American Indian Museum NY Native Peoples of the Great Plains processed animal hides for many uses, including tipi covers and liners, bags, drums, shirts and dresses. Rawhide is the stiff untanned leather, often used for drums, parfleche bags and the bottom of moccasins. Join us in designing your own pendant inspired by designs from the Plains, using real deer rawhide and various contemporary colors and tools!  Program is FREE of charge. Recommended ages 5 and up, please register total number attending. For groups larger than 10, registration is required via email: NMAINYEducation@si.edu or phone 212-514-3705 - thank you! Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi Room. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.