Brooklyn Historical Society
Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6pm, Brooklyn Arts Council, in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society and The Interfaith Center of New York, will celebrate the 5th annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day. This year’s gathering be held at the beautiful Great Hall at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY) and feature interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana (Baba Mpho), Ghana (Harold Akyeampong), and India (Aeilushi Mistry). In addition, a town-hall discussion will address ways to preserve, sustain, and demystify misconceptions surrounding traditional rituals and cultural ceremonies practiced in Brooklyn. Food and drink will be provided.
Brooklyn Folk Arts Day is an annual gathering of Brooklyn's traditional artists, traditional arts organizations and communities they serve, teaching artists and educators, funders, elected officials, and other friends of folk and traditional arts. Seating is limited so please RSVP at the link on the left or contact Christopher Mulé, Folk Arts Director, Brooklyn Arts Council at email@example.com or 718-625-0080 x229
Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn is supported by a grant from New York Council for the Humanities. BAC Folk Arts is sponsored by Con Edison. Additional support for BAC folk arts programs comes from the Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.
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