Hispanic Heritage Month: Taino Mask Making and More @ The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

CMOM
Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and the The Children’s Museum is joining in with a day full of activities geared for kids. The day will be filled with many activities for kids of all ages, in English and Spanish.

  • Book of the Day: Oso Parda, Oso Parda Que Vez Ahí
  • Little Artists: Uno Dos Tres Collage: Practice numbers in English and Spanish and crafts (10:00am)
  • Bilingual Story Time: Learn words in English and Spanish (11:30am)
  • Little Artists: Uno Dos Tres Collage: Practice numbers in English and Spanish and crafts (1:00pm)
  • Meet The Artist: Taino Mask Making with Donna Lindo (2:00pm)
  • Meet The Artist: Taino Mask Making with Donna Lindo (3:30pm)
  • Bilingual Story Time: Learn words in English and Spanish (4:00pm)
  • Adventures with Dora and Diego (ongoing exhibit)

DORA CMOM

The museum is open from 10am until 5pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the activities and other exhibits. Tickets are $11.00 for both adults and children, $7.00 for seniors.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, New York 10024

This is something I plan on doing with my girls. Our Puerto Rican heritage is rich in Taino history and this will be a great way to introduce Puerto Rican history to my girls. They have no idea and of my plans to take them to the a museum. It will be their first museum visit, but hopefully not our last.

taino mask

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Show Your Puerto Rican Pride This Halloween with a Vejigante Costume!

It is rare to find costumes that represent the Puerto Rican culture, but I have found a Vejigante costume for both adults and kids! What is a vejigante you say? The history of the vejigante goes back to medieval Spain, when St. James defeated the Moors, and masks with horns wore worn representing the defeated infidels. Over the years, the Puerto Rican natives used the vejigantes as a symbol of patriotism and self identity, and it is now deep rooted in Puerto Rican culture, especially in places like Ponce and Loiza. A Puerto Rican even celebrating our history and culture is never complete without the vejigantes.

The costume is customizable and made to order. First you pick the colors you want for your mask. Here is an example of masks:

mask

Then you pick your costume, you can get more elaborate ones, for an extra charge.

costume

All costumes are custom made, orders need to be placed with sufficient time, in order to ensure completion and delivery before Halloween. Make sure you check out the other products Isla Online has to offer, straight from Puerto Rico.

Isla Online
Call: 1-800-575-4752
Email: IslaOnline@prw.net

Check out these other Halloween deals still available:

Enhanced by Zemanta
%d bloggers like this: