Mar
8
10:00 am10:00

Images Of Us Read Aloud Series KICK OFF

"Images Of Us" is an 8-week integrated arts read –aloud series that promotes literacy and positive self concept through art integration, culturally relevant read-alouds and social play.

"Images Of Us" Read Aloud & Play

"Images of Us" Read Aloud & Play takes place on Mondays 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  Scholars will participate in Harambee (Kiswahili for "pulling together") which consists of a motivational song, cheers and chants, interactive read-aloud, moment of silence and art integration.

Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Ami's Ile Playgroup KICK OFF

Ami's Ile Playgroup is a bi-weekly playgroup where children and parents can build community, share best practices and carve out time to breath, de-stress and enjoy the comfort of connection.  We decided to keep the playgroup open so both younger and older children can experience the benefits of a dynamic, vibrant community.  Playgroup sessions are Thursdays 10am-12pm.

Mar
4
6:30 pm18:30

Chess With Mr. Dodd KICK-OFF (Ages 3-6)

Not only is chess fun, but it has proven benefits to brain development in early learners.  Studies show that through playing chess, children learn how to do thorough analysis and research before making decisions.  Mental clarity and mental dexterity will help children in solving problems, analyzing consequences and developing appropriate strategies in both the game and real life!  Chess with Mr. Dodd is on Fridays from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Mar
3
6:30 pm18:30

Chess with Mr. Dodd (Ages 7-18)

Not only is chess fun, but it has proven benefits to brain development in early learners.  Studies show that through playing chess, children learn how to do thorough analysis and research before making decisions.  Mental clarity and mental dexterity will help children in solving problems, analyzing consequences and developing appropriate strategies in both the game and real life!  Chess with Mr. Dodd is on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Languages Of The Diaspora: Kiswahili with Baba Wakili (Ages 7-13)

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Crayons & Culture is proud to offer Kiswahili classes  as the first installation of our Languages Of The Diaspora series.  Children will learn Kiswahili through songs, drumming, read-alouds and interactive play!  Co-taught by Baba Wakili and Mama Agzja, this experience will ground scholars in a strong cultural identity by immersing children in a language that supports and promotes Africa.  In addition, learning Kiswahili will open future educational and business opportunities in regions such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Barundi, The Congo, Zaire, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Somali Republic.

Classes are on Thursdays 5pm-6pm

Mar
1
10:00 am10:00

Languages Of The Diaspora: Kiswahili with Baba Wakili KICK-OFF

Crayons & Culture is proud to offer Kiswahili classes  as the first installation of our Languages Of The Diaspora series.  Children will learn Kiswahili through songs, drumming, read-alouds and interactive play!  Co-taught by Baba Wakili and Mama Agzja, this experience will ground scholars in a strong cultural identity by immersing children in a language that supports and promotes Africa.  In addition, learning Kiswahili will open future educational and business opportunities in regions such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Barundi, The Congo, Zaire, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Somali Republic.

Classes are on Tuesdays: 10am-11am

Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Painting With Berries, Roots & Leaves w/ The Brooklyn Greenhouse

Preschoolers will celebrate the legacy of George Washington Carver by exploring and investigating the parts of a plant.  They'll learn about the peanut, the plant that Carver is most associated with, and explore some of 300 ways of using this crop.  They will also create and take home their very own painting with paint made from roots, leaves and berries just like Carver did when he was a boy.

Feb
15
Feb 19

Mid-Winter Recess Book Club: Assata

Crayons & Culture is hosting a Mid-Winter Recess Book Club featuring the renowned narrative, “Assata: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Students will critically analyze the success and failure of Black Liberation Movements in the 20th Century and compare and contrast to current efforts
  •  Students will contextualize book topics and themes by researching supportive documents, documentaries and first-account testimonials.
  • Students will gain a knowledge of socio-political and economical power structures and how those systems are leveraged for intended purposes.

February 15- February 19

Registration: $125 (Book Included)