What to Do in the Triangle June 4-7: Decoding Hip-Hop, Crafts, Getting in the Mud and Exploring Art
Here are some fun things to do with your kids this week
Learn all about mud this week at a program at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh.
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There is a lot happening in the Triangle this week: Teens can decode hip-hop lyrics at a fun program at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham. Kids in grades K-2 can make a fun tote at a program at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner. And preschoolers can have fun in the mud at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh and explore art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
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Your middle or high schooler will have a blast at this hip-hop Music Decoding Program at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library in Durham. Staff will lead attendees through a musical journey as they explore and dissect hip-hop music from early artists like The Sugarhill Gang and Run DMC, and compare them to present-day artists like Migos and Kendrick Lamar. This event takes place June 4, 4-5 p.m., and requires no preregistration.
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On June 5, children in grades K-2 can use acrylic paint to decorate an artistic tote bag. Sounds like the perfect thing to carry home library books, doesn’t it? This activity takes place at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and preregistration is required. Be prepared to get messy.
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Get down and dirty at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh and learn about the components of soil. Mix in water and see what happens — mud! Afterward hear mud-related story and participate in other themed activities. This event takes place June 6, 1-2 p.m., and is intended for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. The fee is $4 per child and preregistration is required.
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What’s in the Box ? Parts of Art
Have fun with preschoolers ages 2-5 at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh June 7 for a fun exploration of art. Museum staff will introduce a work of art from the collection and lead activities that stretch the imagination. Find out what will be in the box: lines, shapes, colors, textures or patterns? Attendees can also collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish at the session. Be sure to preregister to ensure your space and choose what time you’d like to attend: 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. The fee is $8 per child for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. There is no fee for adult caregivers.
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