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Lewis Latimer’s 175th Birthday Celebration

September 16, 2023, 1 pm5 pm.

Explore free hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects with your kids, and enjoy great music! Help commemorate Lewis Latimer’s 175th Birthday with a celebration filled with lively performances, delectable food, and exciting science and art activities!

Experience the Mobile Lewis Latimer Lab, in partnership with Biobus, where kids can create their own paper circuits.

Be amazed by an engaging science experiment show by Mad Science .

Galore Urban Tech will offer Robotics, Chess & Virtual Reality activities.

Watch a captivating African drum and dance performance by FANIKE! African Dance Troupe.

Hear a mesmerizing vocal jazz performance by Arrow, the Symbol.

Paint a canvas with Art by TK.

Make you own masking tape sculpture with artist Gregory Valentine.

Enjoy ice cream and snacks from Trendyyy Kitchen.

Celebrate Lewis Latimer’s contributions to American life–as an inventor, artist, and creative writer. Latimer (1848-1928) made significant advancements in developing the telephone and electric lighting and worked alongside some of the most celebrated scientific inventors, including Thomas Edison, Hiram Maxim, and Alexander Graham Bell. His work was instrumental in shaping our modern world.


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Centerport, NY 11721 United States