Upcoming Exciting Events for the Whole Family

Three puppets in a Holi Themed Puppet Show

These three upcoming events for the family involve music, puppetry and science!

Saturday (April 10th): Enjoy the educational puppet show, Asia Society‘s “The Colors of Krishna’s Love” which is about The Holi Festival, the Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil – and issues related to colorism:

“Typically celebrated at the first full moon of Phalguna (March) in the Hindu calendar, Holi is a time for people of all ages and walks of life to come out and join in the revelry—to sing and dance with each other, to share food, and the hope of brighter days ahead. Holi has been popularized and is now enthusiastically celebrated all over the world.

This special event will bring to life Krishna and the popular story of Holi, while addressing issues related to colorism that impact many cultures across the globe. The puppet show will be followed by a dialogue moderated by Nina Davuluri. A panel of students, ages 8-18, will share their thoughts and experience about culture, identity, and colorism.”

Monday (April 12th), take in a wonderful musical experience with renowned trombonists from The New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and more at Symphony Space‘s “The Art of the 21st Century Trombone“, an event streaming on YouTube which is part of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2021, now in its 23rd season. The concerts explore facets of contemporary music by living composers, all of whom will be present to discuss their works on stage with host and creator, Victoria Bond.

A trombinist in a grey suit holds a trombone. Grey background
Joseph Alessi

And, tonight (April 7th): A virtual event offers the winning combination of science and cuteness: American Museum of Natural History‘s “SciCafe: The Chimpanzee Within Us“:

“Join Assistant Professor of Psychology and Anthropology Alexandra Rosati of the University of Michigan and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Biology Zarin Machanda of Tufts University as they examine the world of chimpanzees, including chimpanzee social lives, ecological context, and how they think and solve problems. By understanding what it means to be a chimpanzee, we can turn back the evolutionary clock to glimpse the origins of human cognition and behavior.”

Two chimpanzees play together on a tree
Via American Museum of Natural History: “Chimpanzees are members of the Hominidae family, along with gorillas, orangutans and humans. Courtesy of Herestimbul/Wikimedia Commons”