17th Street and the Coney Island Boardwalk (Coney Island)
BAC’s Harborlore Festival resonates with this annual ceremony, now in its 24th year, memorializing enslaved Africans who died at sea in their forced passage to the Americas. Hundreds of New Yorkers attend Tribute annually to drum, pray, remember, wade in the water and leave flowers at the shoreline. See Guyanese master drummer Baba Mpho with additional drummers and singers perform at the ceremony down by the water starting between 4 and 5pm.
Presented by Medger Evers College, People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective 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.
American Folklore Society president Dr. Kay Turner returns for our upcoming Folk Arts Society meeting.
The Cluster Gallery is pleased to present Beautiful Obsolescence, a group exhibition featuring photographic works by Jeanette May and Adrianne Wortzel as well as sculpture by Mary Mattingly, curated b