Join us at Community Day in Manhattanville - September 28th

September 11, 2019

Another Community Day is upon us in Manhattanville. On September 28th a number of family friendly events will take place at the Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Forum, Jerome L. Greene Science Center and the Small Square. The day is organized in partnership with the Zuckerman Institute, Wellness Center, The Forum, Wallach Art Gallery, and School of The Arts and community organizations. The bulk of the events will take place between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., however there will be some events starting as early as 11 a.m. and ending as late as 6 p.m. Read below for more information. 

The Small Square Outside Lenfest Center for the Arts

Lenfest aerial shot

Bodies of Water
An interactive program for families and community members to learn about the impact water has on their communities and overall well-being. The event will include a hands-on activity providing reusable cups for the younger attendees to decorate and personalize as their own. (Studies show that kids are more inclined to drink water if they’re drinking out of a colorful cup).  Informative material from cited scientific resources will be distributed. Two ‘bodies of water’ cardboard cutouts will be placed on the Small Square and the lobby of The Forum.
Location: In The Square
Time: 1-4 p.m.
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The Lenfest Center for the Arts

Wallach Family Day

Wallach Art Gallery Family Day
Visitors of all ages are welcome to have an interactive experience with artmaking, storytelling, and in-gallery conversations with Wallach educators. The gallery is open to all. 
Location: Lantern, 8th Floor
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Film Screening: Inside Out
For a fun look into the brain, School of the Arts presents a free screening of Inside Out, a film set in the mind of a young girl named Riley. This Oscar-winning animated film follows five personified emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust – as they help Riley adjust to her changing life. Inside Out was developed in consultation with neuroscientists and psychologists at UC Berkeley and San Francisco. 
Recommended for ages 7+
Location: The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Time: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Screenings

Movie Flyer

Jerome L. Greene Science Center

Come meet the brain onboard a BioBus Mobile Science Lab! Students of all ages can make their own discoveries using our research-grade microscopes. Join our scientists for this special event, as BioBus gets ready to launch another exciting year of science exploration at schools across Harlem.
Location: BioBus will be parked outside the J.L.Greene Science Center (3227 Broadway)
Time: 1-4 p.m. 

Zuckerman Saturday Science
Come and be curious, play and learn about your brain's extraordinary abilities! We invite families and community groups to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and unique scientific resources. Learners of all ages welcome! Advance registration recommended.
Location: Education Laboratory, Zuckerman Institute - 1st floor of the Jerome L.Greene Science Center (3227 Broadway)
Time: 1-4 p.m.


The Forum

The Forum

U.S. Census Bureau
The agency that will administer the 2020 Census will be on hand with information on the upcoming census and temporary job opportunities.  Stop by if you have questions regarding the census, the pay rates and positions available, or how you can partner with us to help us spread the message about the importance of the 2020 Census in your community. The U.S. Census Bureau table will be hosted by Nicole Yearwood, Partnership Specialist, Field Division/New York Regional Census Center.
Location: The Forum Atrium West
12:30 - 4 p.m.

furReal Interactive Pet Toys & Coding
Hands on experience with pet toys and coding. The furReal Interactive Pet Toy lets kids customize their pet’s reactions and responses with 400+ sounds and 100+ eye animations. Kids can code interactive routines to create the pup of their dreams! Presented by: Women in Tech @ Columbia University, Community Outreach  
Location: The Forum Atrium West
Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

LinkedIn Learning
Whether you’re looking to learn new skills for an entry-level position in IT or sharpen your skill set for career advancement, LinkedIn Learning offers online video courses taught by industry experts.  As part of Columbia’s commitment to create strong partnerships with the surrounding communities, WIT and the Columbia Employment Information Center (CEIC) offer free access to over 9,000 courses. Presented by: Women in Tech @ Columbia University, Community Outreach  
Location: The Forum Atrium West
Time: 12:30-2 p.m. 

The Harlem Chamber Players 
Join us for a performance of The Harlem Chamber Players string quartet celebrating African-American and women composers. Performances include J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins, William Grant Still: Lyric, Florence Price: Quartet in G Major, and Jessie Montgomery: Strum. The audience will have an opportunity to interact with the performers - Josh Henderson & Amadi Azikiwe on violins; Tia Allen on viola; and Wayne Smith on cello.
Location: The Forum Atrium West
Time: 2-3 p.m. 

Hip Hop Stroke Education Table
Hip Hop Stroke is a lively, interactive health education program provided by InTOuCH, using hip hop music and animated cartoons to educate children (everyone, really) about the signs of stroke and what to do in a stroke event. The education table will be hosted by Harmon Moats, Community Health Worker Project Manager, InTOuCH
Location: The Forum Atrium
Time: 12:30-4 p.m.

Hip Hop Stroke Interactive Program
Hip Hop Stroke presents an interactive educational program with rapper Easy AD, Founding Member of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers Rap Group and Director of Hip Hop Educational Programming
Location: The Forum Atrium Alcove
Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m

Short Documentary Film & Tour: Manhattanville: A New York Nexus.
Enjoy a screening of a 15-minute short documentary film, Manhattanville: A New York Nexus. The film explores the history of the neighborhood with particular reference to the milk industry and the public good. Later join us for a tour of the accompanying exhibit located at the Nash building.
Locations: Screenings will be held at The Forum Atrium Alcove. Those wishing to attend the tour can meet at The Forum Public Safety desk at 4:30 p.m. and walk to Nash with group.
Time: 12:15 p.m., 1:15, and 2:15 Screenings. 4:30 p.m Tour.

NYC Water Facts and Water Learning Activities
Learn facts about NYC water as well as about the important research and action on issues around water, being done by faculty, students and staff as Columbia marks “The Year of Water.”
Location: The Forum Atrium West
Times: 12:30, 1: 30, 2:30, 3:15 p.m. 

Harlem Cultural Collaborative/Harlem Renaissance 100
Harlem Cultural Collaborative/Harlem Renaissance 100 is a community-wide celebration marking the landmark 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. This celebratory community collaborative effort, spanning the next two years, is comprised of over 13 Harlem cultural institutions. Learn more about Harlem Renaissance 100 at their table with Yuien Chin, Convener/Facilitator.
Location: The Forum Atrium West
Time: 12:30-4 p.m.  

The Café at The Forum
The Café at The Forum, will be featuring products by Harlem vendors. Drop by for some cider, coffee or a Harlem-made sweet.
Location: The Forum Atrium East
Time: 12-4:30 p.m.