Black Gotham Experience
Join the Black Gotham Experience and the Museum in celebration of Black History to learn about the stories of free and enslaved Africans in early New Amsterdam as well as Black communities including Weeksville and Seneca Village. Learn how their legacies are connected to New York City today. Enjoy a robust schedule of events designed to engage and celebrate this history.
11:00 am | Opening Remarks
Performance by the American Slavery Project
12:00 pm | Panel: Black Communities of Early New York
Moderated by curator, Sarah Seidman
Panelists: Dr. Prathibha Kanakamedala, Kamau Ware, and Dr. Deborah Gray White
1:00–5:00 pm | Community Fair, including:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force
The Black Gotham Experience
The Black Connection
Museum of Impact
Food Tasting with Edible Schoolyard NYC
1:00–5:00 pm | Scavenger Hunt
Hands-on Mapping Activity with the Studio Museum in Harlem
Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, geared towards all ages, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children alike.
Registration suggested but not required.