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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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La Ciencia Y Yo: Hispanic Heritage Month At The New York Hall Of Science

NYSCI celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with hands-on science activities. Kids can make solar calculators, explore StarLab, NYSCI’s portable planetarium, and build architectural structures, all while discovering a variety of ways that Central and Latin American peoples contributed to the science of astronomy, food and architecture. Face painting, live musical performances, and folk dancing will bring a festive atmosphere to the event. Free with NYSCI admission.

Activities include:

  • Planetarium Shows – Learn how ancient people were the first astronomers able to predict seasons in an interactive planetarium show. 11 & 11:30 am, 1, 1:30, 3 & 3:30 pm
  • Solar Calculator Activity – Make a solar calculator to take home that will allow you to predict the rising and setting of the sun. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Build a Mayan City – Help create a city modeled after the strong and stable structures built by the ancient Mayan civilization. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Mask-Making – Design and create your own unique and colorful mask out of fruits and vegetables that are native to Central and Latin America. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Build a Bridge – Build a suspension bridge with blocks. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Musical Performances – Unique musical performances celebrating Latin American Culture. The Quintet of the Americas interprets folk and contemporary wind quintet music of North and South America (1 pm). And Frank Valiente performs on the piano (4 pm).
  • Dance Performances – Watch a variety of folk dances. noon, 2, 2:30, 3 & 3:30 pm
  • Face Painting – 11 am – 5 pm
  • Royal Botanical Expedition Display – View a collection of botanical prints. 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday October 09,2011

10:00am-6:00 pm
47-01 111th Street
Queens, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: Free with $11 museum admission; $8 for children ages 2-17, students with college ID and seniors
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4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

The terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” are used to describe groups of people who are ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse.

In 500 words or less “How do you identify culturally with the Latino community and what makes you different or unique? What do the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” mean to you?

Enter in the Middle School or High School Category
  • GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 Savings Bond
  • FIRST PRIZE:iPadTM
  • SECOND PRIZE:Laptop
  • THIRD PRIZE:Netbook
How To Enter
  • Submit an original essay addressing the essay topic.
  • Essays must be written in English, typed and not be longer than 500 words.
  • TO ENTER BY MAIL:
    • Entrants must send two copies of the essay and a completed and signed Official Entry Form to Cablevision‘s Power to Learn, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.
    • A teacher or guidance counselor from the school the entrant attends must complete the verification of authenticity on the Official Entry Form.
    • Entries must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2011.
  • TO ENTER VIA E-MAIL:
    • Entrants must email a copy of the essay and a completed and signed Official Entry Form to info@powertolearn.com.
    • The Official Entry Form can also be mailed separately to Cablevision’s Power to Learn, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.
    • A teacher or guidance counselor from the school the entrant attends must complete the verification of authenticity on the Official Entry Form.
    • Entries must be received and postmarked on or before November 30, 2011.
  • TO ENTER ONLINE:
    • Click on Enter Online above.
    • Online entrants complete their Official Entry Form online when they submit their essay.
    • Entries must be received on or before November 30, 2011.

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Payless Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with this beautiful bilingual bracelet featuring sleek faux leather wraparound cords, rhinestone accents, and the words “Dream”, Believe” and “Inspire” in both English and Spanish.

Payless ShoeSource® will donate $2.50 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for each Inspiring Possibilities bracelet sold from September 1-30, 2011 with a total minimum donation of $37,000 in 2011. Available while supplies last. Purchase price of bracelet is not tax-deductible. Not valid with BOGO offer.

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