The American Museum of Natural History celebrates Black History Month will a full day of family-friendly activities, lectures and musical performances. Artist Jerry Craft will show visitors how to use simple shapes to create a comic strip (11am–4pm); Master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston will play a traditional 21-stringed kora while she tells traditional and contemporary stories of African-American culture (12pm); HBO Def Poetry Jam performer Roger Bonair-Agard and musician Valerie Coleman will, along with others, explore the influence of African-American music on contemporary music (1pm). The event concludes with the world premiere of "Rites of Passage," a hip-hop, jazz, and theater collaboration with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC and the IMPACT Repertory Theatre youth ensemble (4pm). All ages.
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