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Kick Off AAPI Heritage Month with a Virtual Author Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet with Margaret Chiu Greanias & Tracy Subisak
Celebrate AAPI History Month at a virtual MOCAKIDS Meet & Greet with author/illustrator duo Margaret Chiu Greanias and Tracy Subisak! Margaret will read her new picture book, Amah Faraway, a delightful story of a child’s visit to a grandmother and home far away, and of how families connect and love across distance, language, and cultures. Then you’ll have a chance to join in on a fun art project with Tracy.
Earth Day and National Poetry Month with MOCACREATE at Home!
In honor of Earth Day and National Poetry Month, we’d love to hear your budding voices! Create a work of art inspired by Song Dynasty works which combine poetry, calligraphy, and painting. Click here to get started!
Share your poetic creations with us by tagging #MOCANYC and #MOCACREATEathome on social media, DMing us @mocanyc, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOCAKIDS Storytime is free to the public. Please note that this workshop will be recorded via Zoom and available on Facebook Live.
About Drag Story Hour
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. #DSH
This event is made possible by former NYC Council Member Margaret Chin through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.
About the Storyteller
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!
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Beautiful eyes that shine like a million stars? A smile so bright it fills the hearts of those around you? Hair so exquisite that it frames the perfection that is your face? This week’s MOCAKIDS Storytime is about self love, loving who you are. So join us, as our characters from I am Golden by Eva Chen and Giraffe Problems by Jory John discover the beauty inside themselves. Please bring a mirror and be ready to tell us what magnificence you see when you look in it.
What’s in a name? A special meaning, a powerful history, and a beautiful story. All names are unique and your name was chosen J-U-S-T F-O-R Y-O-U. In Thao by Thao Lam and Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, we will follow characters in their journey to discover the importance of their names and the stories that their names tell. For this MOCAKIDS Storytime, please bring an item that shows off your name!