Pier 4 (Sheepshead Bay)
Harborlore brings lore of the fishing world to the annual Bay Fest, with Garifuna storyteller James Lovell from Belize and New York Harbor diver Lenny Speregen telling fish tales; and fishing dances performed by Aeilushi Mistry (Indian koli) and Yasser Darwish (Egyptian saiadeen). You’ll have a chance to relay your own big fish story at our open mic!
Held at Bay Fest 2013. Festival Address: Emmons Avenue from E. 27th Street to Ocean Avenue (Sheepshead Bay).
Presented by Bay Improvement Group with participation from BAC.
Where the River Meets the Sea in Brooklyn’s Folk Imagination
Dance, Music and Storytelling
May 10 – June 15, 2013
It’s no secret that Brooklyn is surrounded by over 50 miles of water from Greenpoint to Canarsie, and is also home to thousands of immigrants hailing from coastal locales across the globe—Jamaica, Bangladesh, Italy, Guyana, Egypt—where water is omnipresent. These immigrants, especially the artists among them, have brought cultural traditions to Brooklyn that capture the beauty, meaning and vulnerability of living at water’s edge. For Harborlore Festival, BAC presents a series of free concerts, panel discussions and performing arts events exploring the role of water in the artistic traditions of Brooklyn’s diverse immigrant and diaspora communities. In post-Sandy New York, Harborlore Festival signals the importance of learning new respect and reverence for the power of water.Read More
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A series of film shorts and documentaries reflecting the experiences of transgender individuals and honoring New York's Trans Day of Action
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