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. Folk Arts Day intends to address issues in our folk and traditional arts networks throughout New York City. It is open to the general public. While the method and venues change from year to year, all programs are meant to be a dialogue. At each program, we invite audience members to join in a discussion with artists and humanities scholars about traditional ideas, practices and arts approaches to managing the trauma of natural disasters.
Resisting a Culture of Exclusion
featuring Barbara Norales, Rose October Edun, Esraa Warda, Victor Sirelson, Marie "Lily" Cerat, and Shahid Khan.Read More
featuring Claire Goring, Barbara Norales, Luz A. Pereira L., and Victor Sirelson.Read More
featuring interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana (Baba Mpho), Ghana (Harold Akyeampong), and India (Aeilushi Mistry).Read More
featuring Robert Baron, Anna L. Wood, Don Fleming, and Nana Dr. Rokoto.Read More
featuring Johari Jenkins and Robert Baron. Also the official folk farewell to former Folk Arts Director, Dr. Kay TurnerRead More
Traditional Artists Responding to Hurricane SandyRead More