July Story Time in the Park “I Am Unique And Special”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "I Am Unique And Special" by Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman, PhD. The book teaches youngsters that we all are unique and different in many wonderful ways, and that's what makes our world a truly beautiful place! We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series July – She Did That

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

"She Did That." offers an intimate peek inside the lives of four Black women who continuously raise the glass ceiling for future generations. The film features vulnerable conversations with four change agents - Luvvie Ajayi (NYT best-selling author), Lisa Price (founder, Carol's Daughter), Melissa Butler (founder, The Lip Bar) and Tonya Rapley (founder, My Fab Finance.) Their powerful testimonies as to how grit and perseverance set the stage for success reminds audiences that Black women are indeed bosses in business, embarking on their own ventures at six times the national average. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively...

August Story Time in the Park “The Reflection In Me”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "The Reflection In Me" by Marc Colagiovanni. The book is a story of self-love that teaches children that their physical layer is just that -- one layer -- and below it lies a rich tapestry of attributes that make them unique and wonderful! We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series August – My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

"My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage" explores the politics, culture and history of African American hair. Is there such a thing as "Good and Bad" hair? The film uses the evolution of black hairstyles as a touchstone to address the broader struggle of African American people in their search for social control, identity and economic independence. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

September Story Time in the Park “Dream Big, Little One”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "Dream Big, Little One" by Vashti Harrison. The book is a story featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series September – On These Grounds

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

A viral video shows a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her school desk. One woman helps the girl, faces the officer, and dismantles the system. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

October Story Time in the Park “Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment”

Hemisfair 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio

Join us every first Tuesday for story time at Hemisfair.  Each month young explorers learn and play around the theme of being different while being included.  A short story is shared followed by a hands-on learning activity. This month's book is "Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment". The book tells the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Black History Film Series October – The Green Book

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

In 1962, African-American classical pianist Don Shirley employs tough, out-of-work bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga to be his driver for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with "The Negro Motorist Green Book," a guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation.... a ride that would change both their lives. Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Black History River Tour, departs at 1:45pm

SAAACAM at La Villita 218 South Presa, San Antonio

Join us for a tour on the beautiful San Antonio River for a 100 minute cruise exploring San Antonio 's Black History along the Riverwalk.  Our trip starts by meeting at 218 S. Presa in La Villita. Please arrive at 218 S. Presa 30-45 minutes ahead of the boat departure time. We then travel through history on a north route through the Museum Reach to the Pearl then back downtown to the Alamo, Convention Center and back to La Villita.  You will be surprised at the continued African American influence in San Antonio. No professional video or photography allowed on the...

Black History Film Series November – Something The Lord Made

The Little Carver 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio

Lab technician Vivien Thomas (1910-1985) an African-American without a college degree, is a gifted mechanic and tool-maker with hands splendidly adept at surgery. In 1941, cardiologist Alfred Blalock (1899-1964) and Thomas take on the challenge of blue babies and invent bypass surgery. In defiance of custom and Jim Crow, Blalock brings Thomas into the surgery to advise him, but when Life Magazine and kudos come, Thomas is excluded. Will he receive his due? Immediately following the film, join us for the lively panel discussion.   ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!