The Black family has been a topic of study across disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts, film, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been described as a rich tapestry for exploring African Americans past and present and its complexity as the foundation of African American life and history. A panel will discuss these ideas and perspectives including family traditions, brothers and sisters, power couples, and community. Moderated by Ida E. Jones, University Archivist at Morgan State University, panelists include Alison Parker, author of Unceasing Militant: the Life of Mary Church Terrell; Darius Young, author of Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle; John Whittington Franklin and Karen Roberts Franklin, Franklin Global LLC, Managing Members; and Barbara Spencer Dunn, ASALH Vice President for Membership & Contributor and Member of the Black History 365 (BH365) Professional Development Team.
Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We’ll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that stimulate circulation. Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will include teas, salves, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, compresses, and poultices.
As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We’ll pay special attention to your ability to convey the intricacy of your subject. Are your details complete? Are your tonal values correct? Works in colored pencil, graphite, or watercolor are welcome. This class is highly recommended for Portfolio candidates.
Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for a variety of populations. Engage in activities for disability awareness and the development of therapeutic skills. Resources for professional development and the professional registration process are covered.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Charter School Office (CSO) is seeking proposals to establish a charter school technical assistance resource provider (TARP) to work with charter schools across New York State. Technical assistance to charter schools will focus on improvement in four specific areas:
*Governance by charter school boards of trustees
*High-quality educational services and opportunities for students with disabilities, with a focus on charter schools outside New York City
*Home to school connections
The TARP will work in collaboration with NYSED to provide professional development to charter school teachers, financial professionals, leaders, and boards of trustees. With the exception of the second item above, proposals must target all charter schools and charter applicant groups statewide. It is expected that in-person technical assistance activities or trainings will be a majority (more than 50 percent) of the proposed services. (If restrictions related to COVID-19 were to be in effect during the course of the contract, alternative means such as video-conferencing may be utilized in place of in-person activities.)
Black History Matters is a series of twenty-eight virtual introductory short “crash courses” addressing various aspects of Black American history and culture. The videos will provide critical context for the ongoing racial justice movements and the persistence of racism in America.
The videos will be released on NAHOF’s YouTube channel and will be shared on NAHOF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A new video will be made live every day in February.
Lecture by Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian and Independent Scholar
For many people the idea of African American foodways equals ‘Soul Food’ or southern cooking. Before the great migration of the 19th century, the foodways of Blacks in New York were based on the culinary traditions of the Dutch and indigenous people as much as they were British or African. Differences in climate also meant different foods were grown or available for foraging. Black History Month gives us an opportunity to look at New York’s colonial period and ponder a different root to our food lineage. Culinary historian, Lavada Nahon will share information about the colonial and early new nation periods, highlighting Dutch and indigenous foodways, the work of enslaved and free cooks, and their impact on our current food culture that you can enjoy at home.
The Shaker Museum has announced a call for woodwork for the new online exhibit “In Union, Remotely.” All submissions should draw inspiration from the Shakers’ values or way of life…Woodworkers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to submit clear digital images of their work by midnight on March 15th, 2021.
Learn Japanese through a series of fun, interactive courses designed just for kids! This spring, we are offering new exploratory sessions for children ages 3-5 and 6-10.
Learn to become a manga artist from home! With this series, manga enthusiasts can transform their imaginations into their very own manga. This ten-session course for artists will establish the basic drawing skills, character design and story development needed for manga design. Manga artists will help students infuse their designs with their own unique style, and unlock their inner manga artists through personal attention.
Join us for a virtual tour of Montclair Art Museum, right from your home, followed by an art-making studio workshop led by our talented teaching artists over the Zoom platform.
This program is geared towards children ages 5-12 with their adult companions, but all ages are welcome. Families will need to have a computer, tablet or phone with internet and access to Zoom, and will receive an email confirmation with the event link after registration. Participants will also need to provide their own materials, which will be listed on our website in advance.
Get a jump start on the growing season! Join long time urban farmer-educator Molly Culver for a virtual, hands-on exploration into how to start seeds indoors for annual crops. For the community gardener and home gardener alike, this class will be a deep dive into seed starting basics and seedling care. We’ll review containers, soil media, seed needs, and baby plant care needs.
Discover the amazing variety of annual and perennial flowering plants suited for NYC’s hardiness zone, as well as preferred seed and plant and seedling sources. We will review basic soil, nutrient, light, water, and space requirements for your cutting garden. And learn pro tips for successful flower growing, harvesting and arranging, pinching, integrated pest management, trellising, harvesting, and post-harvest care.
This year’s theme is:
I am strong because…
Strength isn’t only about how fast you can run or how many pushups you can do – it’s also about the strength inside of you.
How do you rise above troubles and keep moving forward in tough times? When you make mistakes or get scared, what helps you clear the clouds above your head? When people around you are feeling down, how do you use your inner strength to lift them up?
Our theme this year invites you to tell us what makes you uniquely strong.
Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until February 26, 2021 11:59pm Pacific Time (PT).
make white kimchi, as well as kimchi with gochujang (chili paste). Grab these ingredients to follow along: 1 medium Napa cabbage, non-iodized salt, 2-3 inches ginger root, 1 head of garlic, gochujang paste, a vessel to ferment in (quart-sized glass jar, ceramic fermentation crock, or food-grade plastic bucket). Feel free to bring other add-in ingredients, such as radishes, daikon, carrots, seaweed, or onions. Or just watch and learn, and walk away with the recipes and know-how to make kimchi on your own.
This special lecture series provides an in-depth study of human anatomy for artists. League Instructor Michael Burban will give a series of lecture demonstrations on drawing the structural forms of the human figure.
Hyper Games Conference (HGC) is the major online conference in its niche devoted to the development, promotion, and growth of the Hyper Casual Games industry. The conference will be held in 2-day format with solo lectures and panel discussions on relevant topics with prominent industry leaders.
Main conference topics:
DEVELOPMENT. BASICS AND METHODOLOGY OF HYPER CASUAL GAMES
GAMES MARKETING (AD NETWORKS)
SUCCESS CASESLECTURES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PARTNERS
While circumstances are keeping us from gathering in person this year, we’re putting together a little something early next year to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the form of an online show, which will be free to watch and engage in.
One of the events we’re planning for BlizzConline is the Community Showcase—an opportunity for cosplay crafters, artists, and other community creators to participate in the show and put their talent on display through a mix of world-class competition and exciting exhibitions. And thanks to the all-online nature of the show, we’re able to make these events accessible to even more people from around the globe.