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"CULTURE BITES: Northern Kentucky's Food Traditions"

April 22 - July 23

The impact of food from immigrants on Northern Kentucky's social and cultural development is the focus of a new exhibit developed by students in Northern Kentucky University's Public History Graduate Program in cooperation with Behringer-Crawford Museum.

"CULTURE BITES: Northern Kentucky's Food Traditions" will run from April 22 to July 23. On display will be old cookbooks, antique cooking utensils and everyday items immigrants brought with them on their journeys from their home countries to Northern Kentucky, such as clothing and steamer trunks. Visitors will have the opportunity to smell the spices from various ethnic recipes and to create their own cookbooks as they tour the exhibit.

Admission is free for BCM members and included with regular museum admission for future members.

 

Duveneck Memorial Art Show Award Winners

June 4-30

The Northern Kentucky Heritage League started the Duveneck Memorial Art Show in 1969 to stimulate interest in the arts, give regional artists a place to display and sell their wares, and promote local history. They established the Duveneck Purchase Award to emphasize the historical mission of the league. The award requires that the subject of the work be an original Greater Cincinnati structure or landmark that is over 50 years old. Over five decades of winners will be on display. Included with museum admission. For more information, visit NKHL.org.

 

 

Grand Camp: "Mystery at the Museum"

 

June 28-29, 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.


A “grand” opportunity for grandparents and grandkids to spend time together learning how to solve mysteries and decode secret messages. This two-day camp takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Campers should bring a packed lunch.  Cost: $40 per adult and child for members; $60 for future members. Additional adults and children: $15 each. Register by June 18 at 859-491-4003.

 

2017 Summer Camp Information

 

Music @BCM Concert: “Crawfish Ramble” with Robin Lacy and DeZydeco

Thursday, June 29, 7-9 p.m.

Let the good times roll because a night with Robin, Joanie and the  band is “nothing but a party!” Performance takes place in BCM’s amphitheater overlooking Devou Park. In the event of rain, the performance moves indoors Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

 

2017 Music@BCM Schedule

 

Family-Friendly Fridays: Madcap Puppets -“Jumping Over the Moon”

July 7, 7 p.m.

The creepy party guests (the audience) have already arrived when two vaudeville actors, Sigmund and Edie, enter a mysterious old house to perform at a birthday party. They’re astonished to discover the party is for a baby monster! Thinking fast on their feet, they entertain with twists on traditional rhymes fit for a monster party. 7 p.m.  $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12.

 

 

Grand Camp: "Kentucky Settlers"

July 11-12, 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Take a trip back in time with your grandkids and experience life as the early settlers did, with pioneer-style cooking, crafts and games. This two-day camp for children ages 5-10 and their grand parents takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Campers should bring a packed lunch. Cost: $40 per adult/child couple for members; $60 per couple for future members. Additional guests: $15 each. Register by July 1 at 859-491-4003.

2017 Summer Camp Information

 

Dolly Day in NaturePlay@BCM

Thursday, July 13, 1-3 p.m.

Bring your dolly or stuffed animal friend for a playdate in NaturePlay@BCM. Enjoy a game, make a craft and have a light snack. Admission is free for members +$3; future members, museum admission +$5. Reserve by July 7: 859-491-4003.

Music@BCM Concert: “Southern Comfort” with Hot Magnolias

Thursday, July 13, 7-9 p.m.

Hot Magnolias bring the French Quarter to Devou Park. This eight-piece band will open your eyes and ears with exciting musical styles and showmanship. Performance takes place in BCM’s amphitheater overlooking Devou Park. In the event of rain, the performance moves indoors. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

2017 Music@BCM Schedule

 

Family-Friendly Fridays: "Mix & Mingle with the Animals"

July 14, 7 p.m.

The Cincinnati Zoo will bring three of its animals to NaturePlay@BCM for an up-close-and-personal experience! Guests will able to visit, touch and learn about each animal from a zoo expert and also create an animal craft. 7 p.m.  $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12.


Tot Tuesdays! Picnics

July 18, 10:30-11:3- a.m.

Let’s pack up a basket and head to the park! Summer is the perfect time for a picnic at this monthly play-and-learn date. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts with your toddler. Tot Tuesdays!, designed to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization, are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for BCM members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. There is a $1 craft fee per child.

 

Brown Bag Luncheon: Devou Roots: "Discovering the Devou Family's History"

Thursday, July 20, noon-1:30 p.m.

Tiffany Hoppenjans, former BCM curator, will share some of the forgotten history of the Devou family, namesakes of Devou Park. The lunch and lecture will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCM Education Center.  Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Reservations recommended: (859) 491-4003.

 

Music@BCM Concert: "Hot, Hot, Hot" with Tropicoso

Thursday,  July 20, 7-9 p.m.

Tropicoso is pulsating percussion, fiery horns and passionate vocals, all wrapped in a tight, sophisticated mix. Performance takes place in BCM’s amphitheater overlooking Devou Park. In the event of rain, the performance moves indoors. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

Music@BCM 2017 Schedule

 

Family-Friendly Fridays: "Drones"

July 21, 7 p.m.

Learn all about unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as  drones, and watch a demonstration by the experts at Flamingo Air’s Worker Bee Drone Training  Program. 7 p.m.  $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12.

 

Splash Bash at NaturePlay@BCM

Wednesday, July 26, 12:45 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Come splash with us while you cool off from the hot summer sun! Children from preschool to age 8 will play staff-guided water activities and games, hear a summer-themed story and enjoy a light snack. Be sure to dress children in clothes that can get wet; shoes required. Dress in clothes that can get wet! Shorts (over bathing suits) and shoes must be worn at all times. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $2 per child; adult companions free. Event takes from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Pre-Registration required: 859-491-4003. Location: NaturePlay@BCM, adjacent to Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking.

 

Garden Camp: "Summers Bounty"

Thursday, July 27, 10-11 a.m.

Join us in NaturePlay@BCM as we learn about vegetables and other crops that are now in season and what we can plant now for a fall harvest.  We’ll discuss the importance of seed saving and the basics of starting your own seed library. Each participant will plant their own seeds in a small peat pot and take this souvenir home. For children aged 5 and up.  Camp takes place from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $5 per child and one accompanying adult for members; $3 for each additional child. For future members, cost is $10 per child and adult; $5 for each additional child. Reserve by July 17 at 859-491-4003 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2017 Summer Camp Information

 

Music@BCM Concert: "Big Blues" with Leroy Ellingto

Thursday, July 27, 7-9 p.m.

Leroy Ellington and the crew define the meaning of the blues in their second commanding Behringer-Crawford appearance. Performance takes place in BCM’s amphitheater overlooking Devou Park. In the event of rain, the performance moves indoors. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, with the performance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

Music@BCM 2017 Schedule

 

Family-Friendly Fridays: "Cirucs Mojo"

July 28, 7 p.m.

Juggling! Balancing! Stilt-walking! Circus Mojo presents the circus arts with a fresh perspective and encourages everyone to express their unique mojo—talent, zeal, confidence, drive and spirit. 7 p.m.  $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12.

 

 

 

 

 

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