Sensory Friendly Afternoon: Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras
Teens and adults with autism and developmental disabilities and their families are invited to a sensory friendly afternoon at the Presbytère! On Saturday, November 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., trained educators and volunteers will lead drop-in art activities and explorations of the museum exhibition, Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras.
Participants will experience the rich history of Black masking traditions, meet Big Chief Darryl Montana and Big Queen Dianne Honoré of the Yellow Pocahontas Black masking Indians, and hear and make music with Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Big Chief of the Northside Skull and Bone Gang. Come create, dance, sing, and explore together. This program is free for the whole family, but registration is required. Please register here: https://forms.gle/QniEdD9GBHts8F6Y6
This program is offered in partnership with Friends of the Cabildo and made possible with support from the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy. For more information about this program, please contact Manager of Education, Sara Lowenburg, at [email protected] or (504) 568-6980.