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Trunk Show with Evelyn Brooks

One-Time Events The NMAI is hosting Peruvian jewelry designer Evelyn Brooks in the Roanoke Museum Store (2nd Level). Come meet the artist for this exclusive jewelry trunk show, featuring her innovative and modern jewelry influenced by her native Peruvian culture. Evelyn Brooks will present her Peruvian-inspired collection mixed with natural seeds from the rainforest of Peru, known as "huayruros" (why-ee-ru-ros) and mixed with sterling silver and gold. The collection has some bold pieces inspired by nature and the exoticism of Peruvian culture, and some other pieces are inspired by the Nazca and Moche cultures including a lot of spirals and geometric figures. Evelyn Brooks Designs is based in Washington, D.C. and she creates an eco-friendly jewelry line that is carefully hand-crafted at her studio in Alexandria, VA; with natural good luck seeds from Peru, silver & gold, inspired by her Peruvian heritage and following the latest trends. They are exhibited at the most prestigious galleries of art, museums and boutiques… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Roanoke Museum Store. Cost: Free. Continues: Sunday, July 5. Related Events: Peru: Pachamama. Related Exhibition: The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 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 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

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

Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Trunk Show with Evelyn Brooks

One-Time Events The NMAI is hosting Peruvian jewelry designer Evelyn Brooks in the Roanoke Museum Store (2nd Level). Come meet the artist for this exclusive jewelry trunk show, featuring her innovative and modern jewelry influenced by her native Peruvian culture. Evelyn Brooks will present her Peruvian-inspired collection mixed with natural seeds from the rainforest of Peru, known as "huayruros" (why-ee-ru-ros) and mixed with sterling silver and gold. The collection has some bold pieces inspired by nature and the exoticism of Peruvian culture, and some other pieces are inspired by the Nazca and Moche cultures including a lot of spirals and geometric figures. Evelyn Brooks Designs is based in Washington, D.C. and she creates an eco-friendly jewelry line that is carefully hand-crafted at her studio in Alexandria, VA; with natural good luck seeds from Peru, silver & gold, inspired by her Peruvian heritage and following the latest trends. They are exhibited at the most prestigious galleries of art, museums and boutiques… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Roanoke Museum Store. Cost: Free. Related Events: Peru: Pachamama. Related Exhibition: The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 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 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

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

Hok-noth-da Story Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, July 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

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

Especially for Kids

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

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, July 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. 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 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 10:30 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 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 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 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:30 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. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Story Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. 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 8, 2015, 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 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Tour - Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 10:30 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. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

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

National Museum of the American Indian Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join our knowledgeable horticulturist, who discusses some of the native plants in the National Museum of the American Indian Native landscape gardens and answers questions about gardening with native plants. Offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 4 through September 24. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 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 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:40 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 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

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

Hands-On Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, July 10, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

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

Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-noth-da Story Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Rast 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. 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 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, July 13, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 13, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. 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 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:30 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 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 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 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 10:30 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. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Story Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. 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 15, 2015, 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 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Tour - Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10:30 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. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

National Museum of the American Indian Garden Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join our knowledgeable horticulturist, who discusses some of the native plants in the National Museum of the American Indian Native landscape gardens and answers questions about gardening with native plants. Offered Thursdays at 1 p.m. June 4 through September 24. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Meet near the flagpole outside the south entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.gardens.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 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 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:40 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 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events This festival, now in its sixth year, continues to inform visitors about issues of environmental concern and focuses on traditional agricultural practices, renewable energy, green technology, living healthy, active lifestyles, and the importance of Native foods in our diets, while also including celebration through music and dance. Featured artists include: Janie Luster (Houma) who creates jewelry from alligator and garfish scales, Stephanie Madere Escude (Tunica-Biloxi) will demonstrate how to create Native-inspired pieces out of everyday recycled items. Father and daughter Juan and Marta Chiac (Mayan Belize) will demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of items made from their native henequen (hammocks, ropes, grocery bags) and guests can try some of Belize’s native Mayan dishes such as escabeche or chilmole or enjoy a traditional Mayan cacao drink made by Julio and Heliadora Saqui. Dance and music will be performed by  local drum group, Youghtanund from Richmond, VA. A youth-led Navajo Community… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, July 17, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 17, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, July 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Living Earth Symposium—On the Table: Creating a Healthy Food Future

One-Time Events Increasingly health-conscious Americans have an appetite for change. This special symposium explores innovative ways to build a healthier, more resilient food future that provides fresh, nutritious choices while protecting public health and sustaining our environment. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about sustainable farming, the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the conservation of heritage seeds, and traditional indigenous approaches to the environment and harvest. Speakers include Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists; Clayton Brascoupe of Tesuque Pueblo, director of the Traditional Native American Farmers Association; and Robin Kimmerer, award-winning writer, scientist, and professor. Tim Johnson, National Museum of the American Indian Associate Director for Museum Programs and Executive Committee member of the Smithsonian’s Living in the Anthropocene Initiative, will moderate the program. Please… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Friday, July 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events This festival, now in its sixth year, continues to inform visitors about issues of environmental concern and focuses on traditional agricultural practices, renewable energy, green technology, living healthy, active lifestyles, and the importance of Native foods in our diets, while also including celebration through music and dance. Featured artists include: Janie Luster (Houma) who creates jewelry from alligator and garfish scales, Stephanie Madere Escude (Tunica-Biloxi) will demonstrate how to create Native-inspired pieces out of everyday recycled items. Father and daughter Juan and Marta Chiac (Mayan Belize) will demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of items made from their native henequen (hammocks, ropes, grocery bags) and guests can try some of Belize’s native Mayan dishes such as escabeche or chilmole or enjoy a traditional Mayan cacao drink made by Julio and Heliadora Saqui. Dance and music will be performed by local drum group, Youghtanund from Richmond, VA. A youth-led Navajo Community Heath… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Indian Summer Showcase Concert featuring Quetzal

One-Time Events Quetzal Guerrero has Native American, Mexican and Brazilian heritage and is one of the most exciting young talents on today’s music scene. His engaging contemporary style along with his impressive violin, guitar and percussion skills make his performances distinctive and fun. His music incorporates Latino, jazz, blues and hip-hop violin. Don’t miss this “Man with the blue violin.”. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Living Earth Festival

One-Time Events This festival, now in its sixth year, continues to inform visitors about issues of environmental concern and focuses on traditional agricultural practices, renewable energy, green technology, living healthy, active lifestyles, and the importance of Native foods in our diets, while also including celebration through music and dance. Featured artists include: Janie Luster (Houma) who creates jewelry from alligator and garfish scales, Stephanie Madere Escude (Tunica-Biloxi) will demonstrate how to create Native-inspired pieces out of everyday recycled items. Father and daughter Juan and Marta Chiac (Mayan Belize) will demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of items made from their native henequen (hammocks, ropes, grocery bags) and guests can try some of Belize’s native Mayan dishes such as escabeche or chilmole or enjoy a traditional Mayan cacao drink made by Julio and Heliadora Saqui. Dance and music will be performed by local drum group, Youghtanund from Richmond, VA. A youth-led Navajo Community Heath… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-noth-da Story Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Rast 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. 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 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tour - Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples, visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver, turquoise and squash blossom necklaces. The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, July 20, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 20, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Lois Kaminsky for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Monday, July 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. 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 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. The film, Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government and self-expression. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:30 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 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 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 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This tour provides an overview of the museum’s background and history and a focused look at one of the main exhibition galleries. Time Detail: 30 - 45 minutes. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 1, Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 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 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10:30 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. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hok-noth-da Story Program

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 3, imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. *Please note: As of May 11, The Education Classroom has been relocated from the East Hallway to the West Hallway on the second floor. Please consult the Information Desk upon arrival for the exact location. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: "The Medicine Game"

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. 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 22, 2015, 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 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. 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 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY The Medicine Game, 2012, 70 min. United States. Lukas Korver. For Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, brothers from the Onondaga Nation in New York, the sport of lacrosse is more than just a game—it’s part of their Iroquois heritage. They are pinning their hopes on their skill in the sport to take them to Syracuse University, a school with fourteen national championship wins in lacrosse. With their college dreams nearly within reach, the boys are caught up in a constant struggle to define their Native identity, live up to their family's expectations, and balance challenges on and off the reservation. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM.

Tour - Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, NM. Featuring more than 300 contemporary examples, visitors are invited to learn how the exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historic context of art and commerce, illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.