Conuco is a Taíno word for a traditional family garden where Native plant technology and farming practices thrive! Throughout the Caribbean, conucos continue to serve as sites for cultural continuity and gathering. Similarly, a bodega, or a small grocery store, is a cultural gathering space that supports many aspects of community life for Caribbeans and others living in New York City. Inspired by the Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean exhibition and the work of Dominican American artist and NMAI’s Youth Leadership Council Member, Gisselle Jiménez, explore cultural connections as you learn more about Native plant technology and create your own bodega-style planter!
Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 1:oopm – 4:00pm
Location: 1 Bowling Green – National Museum of the American Indian
Fee: Free – BUT MUST REGISTER (212) 514-3705 or NMAI-NYemail@example.com
Age: recommended for ages 9 and up
Fidi Families Insiders: While there, swing by their new exhibit catered towards children: imagiNATIONS Activity Center
For more information and to register please visit their website HERE