The Actors Fund Art Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Join us for the third annual Brooklyn Folk Arts day! This year’s theme is Collaborations and Partnerships and we’ll be discussing ways to strengthen old partnerships and build new ones as we all work together to preserve and promote traditional arts in Brooklyn. We'll also be saying farewell to BAC's beloved folklorist Dr. Kay Turner at this year's Folk Arts Day.
Special guests include representatives from two important partners, Con Edison Public Affairs Manager Johari Jenkins and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Folk Arts Program Director, Robert Baron.
As we have done in the past, we will gather first for a taste of Brooklyn world cuisine. This year we’ll sample Indian, Moroccan, Brazilian, Caribbean, Italian, and Polish delicacies. Then we’ll have a rousing Town Hall-style meeting.
This year’s meeting is also an occasion to bid a folk farewell to Dr. Kay Turner, who, after 13 years directing the Council’s Folk Arts program, is leaving BAC in early 2014 to pursue new projects.
RSVP by Monday, November 18 to Kay Turner at 718-625-0080 x229; firstname.lastname@example.org
Walkie Talkie Dream Garden, soundwalk in a free iOS/Android app, launches 9/15/18. Walk, run, or ride the ferry, to hear GPS-driven sounds/music by Dafna Naphtali at the Williamsburg waterfront.
Andrew Drury’s DRUM/BRIDGE TENTET performs at the BNS/BCS Auditorium, 6pm December 19. All-star band performing Drury's original music. Info: www.andrewdrury.com
This project hopes to break down stereotypes about Arabic culture, and foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and the West through dance.