SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FAMILY PROGRAMS: JUNETEENTH SKYSCRAPER YOGA

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

Get ready to move and have fun as we explore how our own bodies help us understand skyscrapers! After a history lesson on the celebration of Juneteenth and how African-American culture has impacted this country, kids will learn why mindfulness is important and connect to their foundations to stretch to new heights in a 30-minute yoga session! They will have a chance to create a yoga pose inspired by their favorite skyscrapers in the museum exhibits. This activity will help improve motor skills, mindfulness, and gives kids a creative outlet for self-expression.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Belvedere Plaza BPC Esplanade & North End Ave, New York

Come to Battery Park City’s 6th annual Juneteenth Celebration! A brief history of Juneteenth will be told by members of the Federation of Black Cowboys, with lasso demonstration. Bluesmen Michael Hill and friends Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Bill McClellan present a live Juneteenth Jam along with a sing-along to songs of the Underground Railroad and American Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Riders. Take pony rides (Must be 3 years old or older for pony ride). Make your own Juneteenth flag and greeting card Western-style or fancy dress is optional!