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Brooklyn Folk Arts Day

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.

BAC traditional artists including Rita Silva, Yasser Darwish, Annie Ferdous, Kaina Quenga, and Jason Poole dance together at "Dancing the Waters," part of Harborlore Festival, on June 2, 2013. Photo: Misun Jin



6:30 pm - 9 pm

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;  

BAC Folk Arts is sponsored by Con Edison.

Additional support for BAC programs is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

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