SAVE THE DATE: Reginald F. Lewis’ 70th Birthday Recognition Program

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11:30am - 2pm  Join us as we celebrate the life of the museum’s namesake, Reginald F. Lewis (1942-1993) with a special program featuring Maryland high school students.

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Museum admission required.

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Members & Volunteers Tour: Chasing Freedom

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9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This daylong adventure includes round trip bus transportation from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, continental breakfast and a guided driving tour, which includes a stop at the Harriet Tubman Organization Museum and Educational Center (424 Race Street in Cambridge, MD)

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For more information, please call 443-263-1852
Members: $40; Volunteers: $30

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‘70s Night with Spice Band

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5 - 8 p.m.  Come to the museum with your '70s gear on and ready to ride the “Soul Train.” The Spice Band returns to take on a trip back in time that will have you moving and grooving for sure.

photo: Spice Band

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Special Admission: $5
The party begins at 6 p.m.

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Poetry Night with Rebecca Dupas

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5 - 8 p.m. Come relax at the Museum for Third Thursday with the poetry stylings of Rebecca Dupas. Reserved, soft-spoken Ms. Dupas is heard “loud and clear” by audiences who have learned to appreciate her subtle, yet powerful messages. The museum's permanent galleries and special exhibition will be open.

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Special Admission: $5
Poetry begins at 6 p.m.

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Salsa Night with Salsa Obsesión

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5 - 8 p.m. Add some spicy new moves to your dance routine as instructor Ron Warczynski of Salsa Obsesión teaches you the best of LA Style Salsa. Come prepared for a fun-filled, high energy experience. The museum's permanent galleries, special exhibition, café and gift shop will be open.

Important Information: 

Special Admission: $5
Dance lessons start at 6 p.m.

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2012: And A Child Shall Lead Them

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Noon - 4 p.m.  The festival, led by children and community elders, includes an African Marketplace to peruse gift items, musical performances, craft activities, and a Kwanzaa ceremony with story-telling by the Growing Griots.

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Noon – 4 p.m.  Craft Activities with “Little Builders”                         

12:30 p.m.        Film Presentations: The Griot’s Eye Program           

1:30 p.m.          Play: Bone Soup, A Kwanzaa Story by Culture Kingdom Kids          

2:30 pm.           African Dancing & Drumming Performances by Connexion Repertory Company and N-CHAT     

3:30 p.m.          Storytelling & Kwanzaa ceremony, featuring Growing Griots                     

 

Important Information: 

For details or to participate as a vendor, contact Terry Taylor at taylor@maamc.org or 443-263-1829.

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

Special admission: $5

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“The Pact” (85 minutes)

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Watch the inspirational story of Sampson Davis, Ramreck Hunt and George Jenkins, three friends from an impoverished neighborhood in Newark, N.J. who beat the odds, became doctors and returned to their community to practice medicine.

Important Information: 

Museum admission required.

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Poet’s Talk: Remembering Lucille Clifton

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Examine the poetic works of Maryland Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton with Dr. Joanne Gabbin, executive director of James Madison University’s Furious Flower Poetry Center. This talk will closely explore Clifton’s poems about the female body.

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Sign language interpretation services provided.

In conjunction with Among Poets.

Museum admission required.

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2013 Vision Masks (for adults and children)

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Noon - 3 p.m. What visions do you have for the upcoming year? Create an African American inspired vision mask with community artist Ada Pinkston; bring a picture of yourself with family or friends to include.

Important Information: 

In conjunction with Growing Up AFRO.

Museum admission required.

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Sabbath Tables (Joint Program with the Jewish Museum of Maryland)

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1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Share personal memories of Shabatt and “Sunday dinners” with folklorists Diane Macklin of the National Association of Black Storytellers and Mary Zajac. Taste samples of traditional Jewish and African American foods.

Important Information: 

Sign language interpretation services provided.
For details and to RSVP, contact 443-263-1829.
Free program, made possible by a grant from the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council
Location: Reginald F. Lewis Museum and Jewish Museum of Maryland; participants will visit both sites.

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