Moms with Tots’ Picks for
Family Weekend Events in Maryland: Feb 3-4
Happy Black History Month! We’ll be highlighting special activities, sights and icons that celebrate our culture and history. This weekend is just the start with a number of events that will be happening all month long.
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
February 1 – February 28
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm & Sunday, 11am – 4pm
The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad’s line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.
Valentine Bean Bag Toss
February 3; 9:00am
FREE but RSVP Requested
Score points with your loved ones and build a Valentine bean bag toss in this hands-on workshop. Construct a fun bean bag toss game and decorate it with paint and stickers. Kids receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime
Local Barnes & Noble Stores
February 3; 11:00am
Enjoy story time with Brad Meltzer’s bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series book, I Am Harriet Tubman. It tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s pivotal role in the fight against slavery.
Chinese New Year Celebration: Lion Dance!
Montgomery County Public Library – Silver Spring Library
February 3; 1:00pm
Come celebrate the year of the dog a little early with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance! Presented by East Rising Lion Dance Troupe. 5th floor, no registration required.
Valentine’s Day Lovebugs
Michaels’s Craft Stores
February 3; 10am – Noon
$2 | SUPPLIES INCLUDED
They make, you shop! Kids 3 and up and can enjoy making Valentine’s Day lovebugs using clothespins and pom poms.
A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps
Josiah Henson Park
Every Saturday in February; Noon to 4:00pm | Last Tour Begins at 3:00pm
Retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Screenings of the Time Team America documentary: The Search for Josiah Henson at Noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.
The Plummer Family: From Slavery to Freedom
Riversdale House Museum
Adam Francis Plummer, the patriarch of the African American Plummer family, lived at Riversdale. In this exhibit, we recognize the 20th anniversary of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998 by recounting how some members of his family successfully escaped to freedom, while others waited for legal emancipation. We continue the family’s stories after freedom and into the 20th century.
Blacks in Classical Music Panel
February 3; 1pm
Montpelier Arts Center – Laurel
In honor of Black History Month, music experts will help clarify, solidify and highlight the strong role Blacks have had in the world of classical music, “Past, Present and Future,” as well as the popular idea of adapting a variety of genres into classical music including jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel.
Honoring African-American Contributions in Sport
February 3; 1pm
Southern Region Technology and Recreation Complex – Fort Washington
Join us as we celebrate the many African-Americans who have made a difference in sports on and off the field of play. Enjoy live music, a sports museum, live entertainment, dynamic speakers, vendors, and much more.
Afternoon Aviators: Simulators and African-American Pilots
College Park Aviation Museum – College Park
Many barriers stood in the way of African-Americans becoming pilots, notably access to education. This month we will learn about African-American pilots who persevered through many obstacles while we try “flying” aircraft from different eras of aviation on simulators.
Free Family Sunday
The Baltimore Museum of Art
February 4; 2:00pm
Explore your creative side with hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view.
This Sunday, paint a portrait.
FREE EVENTS in DC
Saturday Morning at The National presents ¡Uno, Dos, Tres, con Andres
February 3; 9:30am and 11:00am
Join Andrés as he travels Latin America in search of Juana la Rana. Sing and dance to new and classic Spanish songs and even learn español along the way!
imagiNATIONS Creations! Kuna Molas
Smithsonian American Indian Museum
February 3; 1:30pm
Learn about the Kuna people of Panama. Make and take home your own paper mola using a cacao (chocolate!) design.
Under African Skies
Rock Creek Park – Nature Center
Every Saturday & Sunday Thru February 25; 4:00pm
Join a ranger for a unique look at sub-Saharan Africa’s night sky and star stories in honor of Black History Month. The African American “Night Sky to Freedom” will also be discussed.
Free Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts
February 4; 12:00pm
Visit on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum.
GIVEAWAYS and Upcoming Events
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
February 14 -19, 2018; Capital One Arena
[GIVEAWAY and DISCOUNT]
Day Out with Thomas 2018 Big Adventures Tour at the B&O Railroad Museum
April 27 – 29 & May 4 – 6, 2018
[GIVEAWAY and DISCOUNT]
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
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