Celebrate Congo! Mask Making at the Bronx ZooJune 19, 2009
11:00am - 4:00pm
Free with admission. The scheduled times for each 20-minute workshop are: 11:00 am, 11:40 am, 1:00 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:00 pm and 3:40 pm.
Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo is hosting ten days of craft making workshops in collaboration with the Museum for African Art. They will take place at WCS Bronx Zoo’s Dancing Crane Plaza. Each workshop is based on artistic traditions from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Central Africa. These programs will inspire children and their families, through the art that they create and the knowledge they gain in the process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Democratic Republic of the Congo from teaching artists while participating in the arts of mask making, basket making, gourd adornment and beading. Workshops will take place 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Fridays and Saturday from June 19 – July 11.
Bonboy M. Ikolo, a Congolese educator and artist, will conduct a mask making activity revolving around masks that represent specific animals from the DRC.
The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays through November 2, 2009. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.