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Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Kaypi Peru Festival

One-Time Events Kaypi Peru means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artist sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas. Festival highlights include exhibition and sale of handmade crafts by indigenous artisans from Peru, as well as traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families. Click here for the daily schedule:   http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/Peru_Tuesday-Thursday072914.pdf The festival is presented with the Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and the National Geographic. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: The Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and National Geographic. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, August 3, 2014. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

CANCELED - Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions! Tuesday-Friday 11am and 1pm July 8-18: Louis Mofsie/Michael Taylor (Hopi/Winnebago) July 22-August 1: Ty Defoe (Ojibwe) First come first serve! Time Detail: 11am and 1pm. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions! Tuesday-Friday 11am and 1pm First come first serve. Time Detail: 11am and 1pm. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Toddler Music with 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: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaypi Peru Festival

One-Time Events Kaypi Peru means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artist sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas. Festival highlights include exhibition and sale of handmade crafts by indigenous artisans from Peru, as well as traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families. **LIVE WEBCAST of the performances at 11:30 a.m. 12, 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the Rasmuson Theater will be available.** CLICK here for the full schedule:  http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/Peru_Tuesday-Thursday072914.pdf. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: The Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and National Geographic. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Music with 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: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. 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 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions! Tuesday-Friday 11am and 1pm July 8-18: Louis Mofsie/Michael Taylor (Hopi/Winnebago) July 22-August 1: Ty Defoe (Ojibwe) First come first serve! Time Detail: 11am and 1pm. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about the museum's history and tour one of the museum's main galleries. Through August 2014: Most Wed. & Fri.: 2:15-2:45 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Kaypi Peru Festival

One-Time Events Kaypi Peru means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artist sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas. Festival highlights include exhibition and sale of handmade crafts by indigenous artisans from Peru, as well as traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families. **LIVE WEBCAST of the performances at 11:30 a.m. 12, 2:30 and 3 p.m. will be available.** Click here for the full schedule:  http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/Peru_Tuesday-Thursday072914.pdf. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: The Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and National Geographic. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

CANCELED - Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Garden Tour at the National Museum of the American Indian

One-Time Events Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the native plant garden which surrounds the National Museum of the American Indian and answer horticultural questions pertaining to native gardening. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet at the flagpole near the south entrance. Cost: Free. Continues: every Thursday through Sept. 25, 2014. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions! Tuesday-Friday 11am and 1pm July 8-18: Louis Mofsie/Michael Taylor (Hopi/Winnebago) July 22-August 1: Ty Defoe (Ojibwe) First come first serve! Time Detail: 11am and 1pm. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 1, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Kaypi Peru Festival

One-Time Events Kaypi Peru means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artist sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas. Festival highlights include exhibition and sale of handmade crafts by indigenous artisans from Peru, as well as traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families. **LIVE WEBCAST of the performances at 11:30 a.m. 12, 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the Rasmuson Theater will be available.** CLICK here for the full schedule: http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/Peru_Friday-Sunday072314.pdf. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: The Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and National Geographic. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, August 3, 2014. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions! Tuesday-Friday 11am and 1pm July 8-18: Louis Mofsie/Michael Taylor (Hopi/Winnebago) July 22-August 1: Ty Defoe (Ojibwe) First come first serve! Time Detail: 11am and 1pm. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Dance!

American Indian Museum NY Join us for storytelling and interactive Native dance sessions! Tuesday-Friday 11am and 1pm July 8-18: Louis Mofsie/Michael Taylor (Hopi/Winnebago) July 22-August 1: Ty Defoe (Ojibwe) First come first serve! Time Detail: 11am and 1pm. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about the museum's history and tour one of the museum's main galleries. Through August 2014: Most Wed. & Fri.: 2:15-2:45 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

CANCELED - Hands-On Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location Varies; ask at Welcome Desk. Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 2, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Kaypi Peru Festival

One-Time Events Kaypi Peru means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artist sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas. Festival highlights include exhibition and sale of handmade crafts by indigenous artisans from Peru, as well as traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families. **LIVE WEBCAST of the performances at 11:30 a.m. 12, 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the Rasmuson Theater will be available.** CLICK here for the full schedule:  http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/Peru_Friday-Sunday072314.pdf. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: The Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and National Geographic. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, August 3, 2014. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Special Screening | Rocky Mountain Time

American Indian Museum NY Rocky Mountain Time Saturday, August 2 2:00 p.m. Diker Pavilion Before There Were Parks: Yellowstone and Glacier through Native Eyes 2010, 29 min. United States. Charles Dye.  Produced by Montana PBS. Narrator: N.Scott Momaday.  For the past 12,000 years or so, Native Americans have regarded the lands of these national parks as significant and sacred.   Leaders from some of the nearly 30 tribal nations that maintain official ties to Yellowstone and Glacier and other experts reflect on the significance of contemporary Native involvement for both their peoples and the parks themselves. Indian Relay 2013, 57 min. United States. Charles Dye. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, Indian Relay explores  one of the most competitive, dangerous, and thrilling forms of horse racing practiced anywhere.  The film follows teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 3, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Kaypi Peru Festival

One-Time Events Kaypi Peru means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artist sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas. Festival highlights include exhibition and sale of handmade crafts by indigenous artisans from Peru, as well as traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families. CLICK here for the full schedule:  http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/Peru_Friday-Sunday072314.pdf. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: The Embassy of Peru and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and a partnership with the Amazon Conservation Association, ARKive, Pisco Portón, the Mountain Institute, Grupo Corzo and National Geographic. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 4, 2014.

CLOSED: imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 4, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, August 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, August 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. 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, August 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through August 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through August 2014: Most Tues. & Thurs.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Toddler Music with 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: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities (For ages 4-8.) People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Come hear a Native staff member read stories by or about people from different Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Hok-noth-da" means "Did you hear?" in the Shawnee language. Through August 2014: Most Sun. & Wed.: 11:15-11:45 AM Note - Subject to staff availability. - Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Music with 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: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. 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, August 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about the museum's history and tour one of the museum's main galleries. Through August 2014: Most Wed. & Fri.: 2:15-2:45 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 7, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through August 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Garden Tour at the National Museum of the American Indian

One-Time Events Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the native plant garden which surrounds the National Museum of the American Indian and answer horticultural questions pertaining to native gardening. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet at the flagpole near the south entrance. Cost: Free. Continues: every Thursday through Sept. 25, 2014. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through August 2014: Most Tues. & Thurs.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 8, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, August 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, August 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about the museum's history and tour one of the museum's main galleries. Through August 2014: Most Wed. & Fri.: 2:15-2:45 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Friday, August 8, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Stop by one of our teaching carts for an interactive, tactile experience to explore an assortment of topics important in different Native cultures, including cattail, bison, maize, boats, and dolls! Through August 2014: Most Fri.: 3-4 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location Varies; ask at Welcome Desk. Friday, August 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, August 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, August 9, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through August 2014: Most Tues & Thurs.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, August 10, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities (For ages 4-8.) People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Come hear a Native staff member read stories by or about people from different Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Hok-noth-da" means "Did you hear?" in the Shawnee language. Through August 2014: Most Sun. & Wed.: 11:15-11:45 AM Note - Subject to staff availability. - Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 11, 2014.

Smithsonian Summer Camp: Fiesta Latina!

One-Time Events It’s a celebration of the history, art, and culture of Latin America as campers explore the American Indian Museum and the Museum of the Americas. Inspired by what they’ve seen, they create paintings and pottery; dance to the music of the late, great Cuban singer Celia Cruz; and discover the wide and varied world that is Latin America. Grades 3-5. Time Detail: Monday - Friday. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Metro: Smithsonian Mall Exit (Blue/Orange). Monday, August 11, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit smithsonianassociates.org.

CLOSED--imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, August 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. 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, August 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through August 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through August 2014: Most Tues. & Thurs.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cheers to the Chief! Favorite Presidential Cocktails

One-Time Events Presidents may not always agree with their predecessors on policy, but many found common ground—and a respite from the burdens of power—in their enjoyment of a well-crafted cocktail. Philip Greene of the Museum of the American Cocktail serves up bi-partisan tales about preferred White House drinks, and some of the cocktails themselves for sampling. View more details. Categories: After Five. Culinary Arts. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Mitsitam Cafe, 4th St. & Independence Avenue, SW, Metro:L'Enfant Plaza(Blue/Orange/Yellow/Green). Cost: Click here to view prices. Purchase Tickets: http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2012FY-Trumba-calend&tmssource=202957&performanceNumber=229354. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:45 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Toddler Music with 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: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities (For ages 4-8.) People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Come hear a Native staff member read stories by or about people from different Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Hok-noth-da" means "Did you hear?" in the Shawnee language. Through August 2014: Most Sun. & Wed.: 11:15-11:45 AM Note - Subject to staff availability. - Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Music with 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: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. 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, August 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about the museum's history and tour one of the museum's main galleries. Through August 2014: Most Wed. & Fri.: 2:15-2:45 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, August 14, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through August 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Garden Tour at the National Museum of the American Indian

One-Time Events Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the native plant garden which surrounds the National Museum of the American Indian and answer horticultural questions pertaining to native gardening. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet at the flagpole near the south entrance. Cost: Free. Continues: every Thursday through Sept. 25, 2014. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through August 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through August 2014: Most Tues. & Thurs.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, August 15, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Chikasha Poya-We Are Chickasaw

One-Time Events The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrates its tribal heritage and history with two days of food, hands-on activities, and performances, including dancing, singing, storytelling, and other cultural arts such as beading, woodwork, pottery, weaving, and more. Come join this celebration and get to know the Chickasaw people! Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Saturday, August 16, 2014. Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about the museum's history and tour one of the museum's main galleries. Through August 2014: Most Wed. & Fri.: 2:15-2:45 PM. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, Level 1. Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Stop by one of our teaching carts for an interactive, tactile experience to explore an assortment of topics important in different Native cultures, including cattail, bison, maize, boats, and dolls! Through August 2014: Most Fri.: 3-4 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location Varies; ask at Welcome Desk. Friday, August 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun 2004, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Episode 1/13.  The pilot for the Raven Tales animation series brings to life the great Northwest Coast figures of Raven, Eagle and Frog in the story of how daylight is brought to the world. Raven Tales: Raven and the First People 2005, 25 min.  Canada.  Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Episode 2/13.  Raven, Frog and Eagle discover the First People in a giant clamshell.  Can Raven teach them how to survive in this new world before they drive him crazy? Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, August 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.