POSTPONED: Fourth Annual Herstory Day

When: Sunday, March 22, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Price: Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required.
Priscilla Edwards is standing on a basketball court, holding a bottle of water and a clip board, she is smiling directly at the camera.
Courtesy Priscilla Edwards

Please note that this program has been postponed. All registered participants will be contacted directly. 

Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City. For the fourth annual celebration, join us for a day of activities to learn about the role women have played in shaping the game of basketball.

Meet Priscilla Edwards, Associate Head Coach of Providence College women’s basketball team and founder of PE Basketball Skill Training and Development. Learn about her years as a St. Bonaventure Bonnie, where she amassed a career 881 points, 448 rebounds, and 354 assists.

Get hands-on in a multi-station skills workshop that will show you how to be a basketball star on and off the court.

Create basketball-themed art projects and explore the exhibition City/Game: Basketball in New York to learn more about the women that have made New York City the place for basketball. A light snack is included.

Schedule:

11:15am–12pm—Keynote Presentation by Priscilla Edwards

12pm–3pm—Drop-in Activities:

  • Skills Workshop:  
    • Learn how to be a basketball player on and off the court.
      • Participate in a mini clinic and get your shooting stance on point.
      • Learn how to “dance” like a baller using bball moves.
      • Become a sideline reporter! Record yourself interviewing a player post-game.
  • Art Making Activities:
    • Make your own sweatbands/headbands.
    • Basketball is poetry – use a word bank to create an original poem about your favorite game.
  • Herstory Scavenger Hunt 
    • Explore the exhibitions City/Game: Basketball in New York and Activist New York

All are welcome – no basketball skills required!

 

Priscilla Edwards embarks on her second season at Providence College as Associate Head Coach of the women's basketball program. She began her career as the Director of Basketball Operations at St. Bonaventure in 2009 and was elevated to assistant coach in 2010. Edwards helped guide the Bonnies to the regular-season Atlantic 10 crown and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012. She also played a role in mentoring and developing two All-Atlantic 10 First-Team selections while with the Bonnies. Edwards spent the next three years as an assistant coach at St. John's (2012-15). During her time with the Red Storm, she helped to develop and mentor four WNBA Draft selections, including Nadirah McKenith and Shenneika Smith.

In 2015, Edwards founded PE Basketball Skill Training and Development. With PE Basketball, Priscilla oversaw and directed training of athletes of all levels, including the NBA, WNBA, and top European Leagues. Priscilla also has worked with the NBA youth initiative Jr. NBA as a lead skills clinician.

In March of 2019, Edwards opened The Glow Cafe & Juice Bar, Rhode Island's first black-owned, plant-based cafe & juice bar.


Family programs are free with Museum admission and free for Members, geared to families with children ages 6–12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. 

Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required.

Accessibility: Our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

Supporters

Education programs featuring City/Game are made possible by the Gray Foundation.

Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and the Frank J. Antun Foundation.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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