Events downtown

May 27

Taíno Petroglyphs for Kids Workshop
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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For thousands of years, Taíno artists carved special symbols into cave walls and decorative rocks. For this workshop, we get to be rock artists, too!

During the event, we’ll spot the spiral, coqui frog, sun, and baby symbols in ancient rock carvings. We’ll learn their Taíno names, and then we’ll make our own special rock designs to take home with us!

All ages are welcome.

This event is one part of a Taíno Mini-Conference funded by the Maine Humanities Council. As described by Priscilla Colón, the principal goal of the project is to, “raise general awareness of Taíno indigenous culture—not just its existence but how it’s thrived & become part of every other culture in the world.” This lineage can be traced through food, language, music, and other cultural pathways.

Please join us for the events: From Hammocks to Hurricanes | Taíno Influence on Language & Culture (Friday, May 26 at 6:30 PM); Taíno Petroglyphs for Kids Workshop (Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 AM); Taíno Taste Tour of the Caribbean (Saturday, May 27 at 12:00 PM); Bomba de Aquí Workshop (Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 AM); & the Bomba de Aquí performance (Saturday, June 24 at 5:00 PM).