Little Amal Walks Arrives in NYC to Visit All Five Boroughs

 

 

 

Image via walkwithamal.org

Bringing attention to displaced people everywhere, Little Amal Walks NYC, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse, will visit each of our five Boroughs ~ meeting all New Yorkers including civic leaders, community groups.

The giant puppet named Little Amal, imaging a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, has traveled over 5,500 miles, brings with her a message of hope and solidarity for displaced people everywhere.

#LittleAmalWalksNYC will be in our area from September 14th to October 2nd. Below are a few dates for locations and times near you.

September 14th ~ JFK Airport, Queens

September 14th ~ Jamaica, Queens

September 15th ~ Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan

September 16th ~ New York Public Library on 42nd Street 3:30 and 5:30pm

September 16th ~ Times Square 11:00am

September 17th ~ Columbus Circle at 1:30pm and Lincoln Center at 1:50pm

September 17th ~ She will walk from Lincoln Center to the American Museum of Natural History 2:30pm

September 17th ~ American Museum of Natural History 4:00pm

September 18th ~ St. Patrick’s Cathedral 11:30am

September 18th ~ The People’s Festival in Washington Heights

September 19th ~ Coney Island Boardwalk 9:00am

September 19th ~ Brooklyn Public Library 1:00pm

September 19th ~ The Plaza at 300 Ashland in Brooklyn

September 19th ~ Brooklyn Bridge Park 8:00pm

Image via walkwithamal.org

September 21st ~ Dancing with Indigenous Dancers in Corona, Queens 11:00am

September 21st ~ Corona Park in Corona, Queens 4:30pm

September 21st ~ With the drummers in Jackson Heights, Queens 7:30pm

September 22nd ~ Brooklyn Children’s Museum 3:30pm

September 22nd ~ Restoration Plaza in Bed Stuy 5:00pm

September 23rd ~ Green-Wood Cemetery 3:30pm

September 23rd ~ At a Syrian wedding procession in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn 5:30pm

September 23rd ~ Williamsburg, Brooklyn 7:30pm and 8:00pm

September 24th ~ St. Ann’s Warehouse 10am and 11am

September 25th ~ Mott Haven, Bronx

September 26th ~ High Bridge, Bronx 11:00am ~ Amal wants to cross the astonishing High Bridge joining The Bronx to Washington Heights, but discovers that she is afraid of heights. The local community come to her aid and help her find the courage to walk all the way to the other side.

September 26th ~ Taking a walk through Harlem 3:00pm where she will begin at the State Office Building on 125th Street, walk along 126th Street, arriving at Lenox Ave around 3:30pm, and on to Marcus Garvey Park! In Harlem at 4:00pm.

September 26th ~ Bryant Park 6:00pm ~ In Bryant Park Amal is welcomed to a special performance of The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, celebrating an art movement by which NYC is known all over the world: the Harlem Renaissance.

September 28th ~ The Lower East Side and Chinatown at 1:00pm ~ As she makes her way through The Lower East Side into Chinatown Amal gets entangled in lines of laundry that are hanging from the buildings. She discovers two parallel NYC traditions that have flourished in the Lower East Side as words in Yiddish and in Mandarin float through the air above the narrow streets.

September 28th ~ Clemente Soto Vélez Center, Lower East Side 4pm

September 28th ~ In the East Village 7-7:30pm

September 29th ~ New York City Hall 10:00am

September 30th ~ Meeting with families of victims of 9/11 at 8:00pm

September 30th ~ Staten Island ~ Amal rides the Staten Island Ferry, enjoying the wind as it blows through her hair as well as the breathtaking views of the city.

September 30th ~ Snug Harbor

October 1st ~ Lower Manhattan

October 1st ~ A surprise location!

October 2nd ~ The Annual Atlantic Antic on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn

October 2nd ~ St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park

October 2nd ~ Little Amal will still away

Image via walkwihamal.org

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