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Kid flicks celebrating Black stories, a used book bazaar, love bird painting and more

Part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, Kids Flicks – Celebrating Black Stories will take place this Sunday at the Cinema Arts Centre. Still image from “Cupids” via tribecafilm.com.

Kid Flicks – Celebrating Black Stories
Sunday, February 5, 12pm
Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington
Black stories take the spotlight to highlight short films that share the joy, determination, resilience, and complexity of being Black and young. Explore a range of genres and styles in a program that spans the globe. Regular admission; entire program is 76 minutes and recommended for ages 9 and up. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Here’s what’s playing:
Comic Escape: A young boy unexpectedly finds a comic book that changes his reality. (US, 2021, 15min., English | Dir. Alphonso McAuley)
Cupids: This whimsical comedy love letter to New York's essential workers follows a whole class on the last day of school as they scheme to find the perfect partner for their adored bus driver, Ms. Cheryl, and save her from a lonely summer without them. (US, 2021, 10min., English | Dir. Zoey Martinson)
Generation Impact, The Coder: Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built an app to help kids connect with their incarcerated parents, inspired by her own experience. Now she is creating a coding academy to help other kids do the same. (US, 2021, 7min., English | Dir. Samantha Knowles)
My Name is Maluum: Maalum comes from a home surrounded by love and Afro-centered references. When her classmates tease her about her name, Maluum discovers the lovely legacy of her name and ancestry. (Brazil, 2021, 8min., In Portuguese with English subtitles | Dir. Luísa Copetti)
The Night I Left America: While anxiously awaiting the results of his mother’s visa renewal request, a teenage boy living in Texas conjures memories of his life in Uganda. (Uganda/US, 2021, 14min., In English & Luganda with English subtitles | Dir. Laki Karavias)
Room Rodeo: Grounded and with a last-minute school project due, Jamil takes matters into his own hands in order to prove he is the great grandson of a legendary Black cowboy. (US, 2021, 14min., English | Dir. Daniel Kayamba)
Wolf and Cub: A father and son cross a world of imagination in order to return a bag of their mother's forgotten lunch. (US, 2021, 8min., English | Dir. Marvin Bynoe)

Used Book Bazaar
Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, 1-5pm
The Dog-Eared Bard's Book Shop, 250 Larkfield Road, East Northport
Come on down to the Dog-Eared Bard on Saturday for its used book bazaar and check out a surplus of books that haven’t hit the shelves yet. A tote bag filled with as many books as you can fit is $20. Other specials include: $2 paperbacks, $2 kids’ books and comics and $3 hard covers! Samples of Bard's Brew coffee will be available. PoeTea gift packs, poetry anthologies, book bundles and more for sale.

Valentine's Day Love Birds Painting
Sunday, February 5, 2-4pm
Nest On Main, 135 Main Street, Northport
Express your creativity and make something you’ll proudly hang at home or gift to someone with love! Instructor Kellyanne of Rosebud Art & Soul makes painting fun with simple, easy to follow instructions during this workshop. No experience is necessary, and all art supplies are included. Just bring a smock to cover your clothes or wear something you wouldn't mind getting some paint on. Cost is approximately $50 per person. Register here.

Frozen Jr. The Musical
February 4 through March 5
Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart! Based on the popular movie, Frozen. For show dates, times and tickets, click here.

Photo courtesy the Engeman Theater.