Saturday, January 19
African American Iconic Images Mural Tour ~ 10a - 12p
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend by joining us for an African American Iconic Images Mural Tour led by special guest tour guide Richard Watson, Artist-In-Residence at the African American Museum in Philadelphia! View 30+ murals that bring to life Philadelphia's African American experiences and cultures.
Presented in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
For ticketing and more information, visit muralarts.org or call 215-925-3633 x. 13.
Saturday, January 19
After School Activities Partnerships Family Chess Day ~ 12 - 5p
Inspired by a chess coach, ASAP's Family Chess Day is held on the weekend of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to unite families in an afternoon of positive intellectual and social interaction. More than 200 people have attended at the African American Museum of Philadelphia in past years, and each year Congressman Chaka Fattah has played a simultaneous match against several Chess Challenge youth.
For more information about ASAP's chess events, please contact Ben Cooper at email@example.com or 215-545-2727 ext. 17.
Free with Museum Admission
Monday, January 21
AAMP and The Citizens Bank Foundation present …
Sharing the Heritage! Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration & Day of Service ~ 11a – 5p
Join AAMP and the Citizens Bank Foundation as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! Featuring events at AAMP as well as at off-site locations, this day of activities, learning, direct service and community celebration is appropriate for all ages.
11am Doors Open!
11am - 2pm | Face Painting with Mlanjeni's Magical Theater
11am - 4pm | Citizens Bank Foundation Audacious Freedom Scavenger Hunt for Youth *Pick up your clue sheet at the Welcome Desk*
11am - 5pm | Canned Goods Collection for Philabundance
(Helpful items include canned tuna, mac and cheese, canned pasta, canned beef stew, canned chili, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, and breakfast and hot cereals.)
11am - 4pm Donate Items For, Decorate, and Assemble Care Packages for The Red Cross House, My Brother's House and Guadenzia House Winner's Program
(Please contact us if you would like to donate items. Necessities include: sample sizes of mouthwash, lotion, body wash, soap, perfume and cologne, and shaving cream, as well as small puzzle books, small packs of crayons, razors, and small combs and brushes.)
11:30 - 12:30 Civil Rights Movements: A Break Dance Presentation by Hip Hop Fundamentals
Plus 3 Different Concerts and Programs!:
* 2pm - 2:50pm: Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz Youth Jazz Ensemble, The Words and Lessons of Dr. King
*3pm - 3:50pm: Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz Youth Jazz Ensemble, Sharing the Heritage Writing Contest Award Presentation, Reverend Joseph Williams of Mount Airy United Fellowship
*4pm - 5pm: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble of the Unity Community Center
ALL SHARING THE HERITAGE ACTIVITIES ARE FREE ADMISSION!
Please note, space is limited this year due to the installation of our newest exhibit, Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection, presented by PNC Arts Alive.
*To allow as many participants as possible to enjoy these performances, FREE timed tickets will be provided for the Community Celebration, each allowing admission to 1 hour of the 3-hour program. Tickets can be picked up at the FRONT DESK beginning at 12:30pm on January 21st. Tickets may not be reserved in advance. Limit 1 ticket per person.
Saturday, January 26
To Tell The Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells
A Teacher Workshop ~ 10a
Join Mia Bay - historian, educator, and Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Race and Ethnicity – for this teacher workshop carrying Act 48 credits where you will explore the life and work of activist Ida B. Wells. Bay is the author of Ida B. Wells: To Tell the Truth Freely.
Co-sponsored by the School District of Philadelphia's Teaching American History Grant Program and Moonstone Art Center as part of the Ida B. Wells, Lynching & Trayvon Martin Project.
To register, contact Melvin Garrison at 215-400-5694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the project and events, visit www.moonstoneartscenter.org/idabwells or call 215-735-9600.
Thursday, January 31
Motown Karaoke Jam! ~ 7p - 10p
Whip out your hairbrush and start practicing - it's time for our Motown Karaoke Jam! We're kicking off our newest exhibit, Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection Presented by PNC Arts Alive, with a full-throated, hand-clapping, sequined glove-wearing, all out karaoke party. We'll have a deep songbook of Motown's best - originals and remakes - for you to sing, plus light refreshments and ticketed beverages provided. And if you're feeling fancy, get dressed up as your favorite Motown act - there will be prizes!
$15 (includes 1 drink ticket), AAMP Members $10
To purchase your admission ticket in advance, visit:
Many Thanks to Our Prize, Food and Beverage Sponsors: Pinot Boutique, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Commonwealth Ciders, Tazia Restaurant, and Brown Betty Dessert Boutique