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March is Women's History
Month! It’s a time to celebrate all women and let their incredible
stories be known. Together we will be learning about some
inspirational women in Think Big, Little One by
Vashti Harrison and The Queen of Physics by
Teresa Robeson. These women believed that they could change the
world, and so they did. Join us in celebrating them and other
remarkable women in this week’s MOCAKIDS Storytime. Remember to
bring along an object that makes you feel powerful!
You’ve probably used
stamps to mail letters and postcards, but have you ever wondered
how stamp designs are chosen? The post office creates stamps to
celebrate holidays, recognize significant events, and honor
important people, but there are so many remarkable people who
aren’t on stamps yet. Have you noticed how few Asian Americans are
featured? For this Women’s History Month, we want to honor the
amazing accomplishments of some of our favorite Chinese American
women. Click here to learn how
to make your own stamp!
do you think should be on a stamp? Share your designs with us by
tagging #MOCANYC and #MOCACREATEathome on social media, DMing us
@mocanyc, or emailing email@example.com.
IN-PERSON for MOCAKIDS: Drag Story Hour with Yuhua
Hamasaki in Cantonese & English
We had so much fun at our IN-PERSON Drag Story Hour
with Yuhua Hamasaki, we’re doing it again! Join us at MOCA
IN-PERSON on April 2nd for stories, songs, and crafts for kids ages
Drag Story Hour (DSH) is
just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children.
DSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of
childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer
role models. In these spaces, kids are able to see people who defy
rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can
present as they wish, where dress up is real.
Drag Story Hour NYC
provides a range of fun and fabulous educational experiences for
children and teens from 3 to 18 years old in libraries, schools,
museums, and community spaces in all five boroughs of New York
City. Through storytelling and creativity, DSH teaches children
about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy
and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they
feel comfortable. Learn more here: www.dshnyc.org.
This event is made
possible by former NYC Council Member Margaret Chin through the
Cultural Immigrant Initiative.
Always 25-years-old, Yuhua
Hamasaki is a fun and campy queen from New York City! Yuhua’s drag
character is her own invention of her superhero that has given her
courage, confidence, and happiness. She especially loves to explore
the city and be creative during her spare time!
Join eight incredible authors as they read
some of their amazing picture books in the new YouTube
Originals series BookTube Jr. It’s the newest book club
just for kids, and each episode features an exciting story
that inspires kids to learn, play, create, and tell their
own stories. Watch the trailer
Colorín Colorado is the
premier national website serving educators and families of English
language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has
been providing free research-based information, activities, and
advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for
more than a decade.
you so much for being a part of our virtual family programs
over the past year—we hope you've been enjoying them; we sure
have! As we look ahead to future programming, your feedback is
vital to making sure our programs are as fun and engaging as possible.
Please take a few moments to reflect on your experiences
throughout last year's family programming and also to share
what you'd like to see in the future by completing this five minute survey.