3 day weekend events, Slam Dunk Contest site if watching live, (Dianna Ross tickets on sale)

February is Black History Month, February 15–23 Kid’s Week.
Slam Dunk Contest http://www.boxevents.us/l1.html
Sunday: American Revolutionary War event with the. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the battles, heroes, and British Occupation of New York during the American Revolutionary War. Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx 1:00 p.m.
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. For the first half of the 20th century, Hollywood’s animators followed the stereotypes of the time when drawing black characters. This changed in the late 1960s and early 1970s with Saturday morning cartoons portraying black animated characters in a more positive manner. This exhibition explores this change and the impact it had on young viewers. nypl.org.
The Intrepid’s annual Kids Week celebrates sports, science, theater, music and history on board the World War II aircraft carrier. Program highlights include performances by Broadway talent, live-animal shows and hands-on science workshops on robotics and 3-D printing. For the complete schedule of public programming, visit intrepidmuseum.org.
Washington’s Birthday celebrates George Washington’s birthday as New Yorkers did in the 19th century – with live music and traditional country dances. The day also includes a presidential-themed scavenger hunt, museum tours and a toast to Washington. Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden 421 E. 61st St. (61 St/1 Av) mvhm.org.
Monday: Jewish Children’s Museum food drive and exhibit: The drive and exhibit teaches children about the many forms of charity and giving. The best part is donate a can or dry goods and get 10 percent off your visit. 792 Eastern Parkway and Kingston Ave. http://htt://www.jcm.museum Mondays – Thursdays, 10 am –4 pm from Monday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, March 9 free with museum admission
Dainna Ross $75 tickets on sale at Tiketmaster.com for Saturday 21 at MSG.


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