Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 18, Noon to 4:00 pm


World Stage Performances (Great Hall of Dinosaurs)

1:00 Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble

2:00 Nation Drill Squad Youth Program

3:00 Kouffin Kanecke Company — Traditional West African dance and drumming performance


Auditorium (3rd Floor)

12:00–3:30  Teen Summit


Monday, January 19, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


World Stage Performances (Great Hall of Dinosaurs)

11:00 Pan Jam and Lime Steel Band

12:00 Solar Youth Drummers   

12:15 Tarpukay Peruvian Art & Culture

1: 00 Brian Jarawa Gray and Friends

2:30 Michael Mills — Drumming performance and drum circle finale


Auditorium (3rd Floor)

11:00–12:00    Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Community Poetry Open Mic — An opportunity for people of all ages to share their original poetry or rap and speak their minds on issues of justice and injustice. Pre-registration required.


12:30–4:00      Annual Invitational Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Poetry Slam. Invited Poetry Slam Participants: J-Sun, Influence, So`re Agbaje, Chilo, Anthony Ragler, Roya Marsh, Yadira Delariva, Porscha Olawiyola, Thomas Fucalaro, Mind Evolution, Ms Reign, Nichole Acosta, Michael Chief Patterson, Jashua Sa Ra, Chelsee Johns, Venessa Marco


Both the Open Mic and the Invitational Slam will be streamed live this year for the first time at this YouTube Live page! Please note – some of the language and themes may not be appropriate for children. Any opinions expressed in this material are those of the artists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History or Yale University.


Storytelling at The New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue

12:30   Joy Donaldson — “Martin Luther King Word and Song"

1:30    Waltrina Kirkland Mullins — “More than Black & White: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr.King”           

2:30     Karen Johnson — “Thriving in the Harvest”

New Haven Museum Monday, January 19 from Noon to 4:00pm

                                             Free Admission