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7/12/12 NYC: Fiddlers on the Roof (Class and Performance) 0 L. Cashman From City Lore:If you’re itching for a klezmer fest, as we at City Lore sometimes are, then you wouldn't want to miss an amazing night of rooftop fiddling presented by the JCC in Manhattan and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. The night begins with a master class for those violinists and fiddlers who want to learn the klezmer style, a Jewish musical tradition with its roots in Eastern Europe, then ends with a performance led by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and her protégés from the master class.When: Thursday, July 12th, 7pm for the master class and 8pm for the show Where: JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St. New York, NY 10023 For more information, registration, and ticketing: Please visit the JCC’s website at or call 646-505-5708.
by L. Cashman
Friday, July 06, 2012
7/28/12 NYC: Activist New York (Family Program and Exhibition) 0 L. Cashman From City Lore:The City Museum of New York, have created a wonderful and exciting exhibition called, Activist New York, which deals with the many avenues and areas of activism throughout New York City’s history. As part of this exhibition, they are hosting a program which brings families together to discuss the changes they would like to see within the city and what to do about them. The night will conclude with designing and creating your own activist button.When: Saturday, July 28th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10029Admission: FREE. Reservations required For more information: Please visit museum’s website at or call 917-492-3395.
by L. Cashman
Friday, July 06, 2012
7/14/12 NYC: Rasin Ginen: The African Roots (Performance and Exhibition) 0 L. Cashman Rasin Ginen: The African Roots • El Museo del Barrio, in conjunction with their "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" exhibition (June 12-January 6th) presents a showcase of New York’s finest Haitian traditional dance groups, coming together to water the ancestral roots of Haitian traditional dance, with a special tribute to Haitian dance educator and elder, Jean Leon Destiné.When: Saturday, July 14th, 7:00pm – 9:00pmWhere: El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave at 104th St. New York, NY 10029Admission: Suggested donation of $9For more information: Please visit museum’s website at or call 212-431-0233 ext 212.
by L. Cashman
Friday, July 06, 2012
6/29-31/12 New York: Beasts of the Southern Wild 0 L. Cashman From City Lore:Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin, opens this weekend. As many of you know, he is City Lore’s Steve Zeitlin and Amanda Dargan’s son, and coeditor of the documentary, From Mambo to Hip Hop. You may also know by now that his film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera D’Or Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens at the Sunshine Cinema and Lincoln Plaza this week. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 29, 30, and 31 are particularly important because ticket sales determine how widely the film will seen in other theaters and cities. We hope you’ll take a chance this weekend to see this wonderful feature film which Manohla Dargis in The New York Times called one of the best films to premiere at Sundance in two decades. A few days ago, Jonathan Caouette, also in the Times, described it as "fresh, passionate and disarmingly sincere contribution to postmodern Americana… a fantastical essay on the notion of place."
by L. Cashman
Monday, June 25, 2012
6/27/12 New York: Yiddish Poets: Mayn heym, New York 0 L. Cashman Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 8:30pmEldridge Street Synagogue (12 Eldridge St.) City Lore and Bowery Arts + Science welcome you to a night of poetry in Yiddish and English, recited and projected onto the beautiful facade of the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side. Among the Yiddish poets participating are NEA National Heritage Fellowship winner – Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; columnist at the Yiddish Forward newspaper – Yoel Matveyeev; writer, translator Mindl Rinkewich; and Gitl Schachter-Viswanath, poet and editor of the English-Yiddish dictionary. The event will open with Yiddish music performed by Lisa Mayer and Sruli Dresdner. The POEMobile will project poems in both Yiddish and English simultaneously. The POEMobile experience has been described as "sublime" and as "Cinema Paradiso come to town." For more information visit this event listing on our calendar.
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I'd Still Be Puerto Rican Even if Born on the Moon 0 R. Vanscoyoc I'd Still be Puerto Rican Even if Born on the Moon(Yo sería borincano, aunque naciera en la luna*) Puerto Rican Migration through the Arts This new exhibit, curated by City Lore’s own Elena Martínez tells the story of the Puerto Rican diaspora to New York City during the 20th century and into the 21st through the lens of expressive culture. Nuyoricans may celebrate Three Kings’ Day differently and wear vejigante masks for the Puerto Rican Parade instead of Carnival, but they are still Puerto Rican—and would be—"even if born on the moon." This exhibit features the work of both traditional and contemporary Puerto Rican artists, many of whom are long-time City Lore collaborators. Opening with a reception on June 21st.When: Thursday, June 21st - Wednesday, July 25thOpening Reception: Thursday, June 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm For more information: Please visit this event listing on our calendar!This program is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
by R. Vanscoyoc
Thursday, June 14, 2012
5/8/12: Kay Turner, Living with the Sacred: The Home Altar as Ex-voto 0 L. Cashman At the John D. Calandra Institute, New York, NY:Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6 pmLiving with the Sacred: The Home Altar as Ex-votoKay Turner, Brooklyn Arts Council/New York University Using Italian-American and Mexican-American examples from her research on Catholic women's domestic altar traditions, folklorist Kay Turner discusses the liveliness of relationships between women and the saints they venerate personally. For these women, holy images and statues are not just static representations, but signs of affiliation and maternal legacy. At the altar associations with the saints are built over time, using multiple means such as prayer, narrative, and ritual. The talk is presented in cooperation with the Brooklyn Arts Council and its festival Half the Sky: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance, April-June 2012. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th floorNew York, New York 10036(Between 5th and 6th Avenues) note: Due to ongoing renovation of our building's lobby, the 43rdStreet entrance will be closed. There will be an alternate entrance throughthe retail space to the east of the 43rd Street entrance during businesshours (7 am - 8 pm). After 8 pm or on weekends, please use the entrance at28 West 44th Street. The 44th Street entrance is also available duringregular business hours.   RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. Please note that seating is limited and wecannot reserve seats.
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
9/16/11--5/25/12: Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-votos from Italy 0 L. Cashman Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-votos from Italy The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, New York, NYThe works featured in the exhibition date from 1865 to 1959 and are from the collection of Professor Leonard Norman Primiano of Cabrini College. Within Catholicism, ex-votos are votive objects offered in thanks for heavenly intercession with a misfortune such as an accident or illness. Historically, objects in Italy included metal ex-votos that took the shape of persons (e.g., a soldier, a swaddled infant), afflicted body parts, or hearts representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In addition, painted narrative tablets (tavolette), usually on wood, often depicted the dramatic moment of crisis for which intercession was requested. Ex-votos were an important part of the Italian-American religious practices in New York City in the first half of the twentieth century.   On view September 16, 2011 to May 25, 2012   Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, N.Y. 10036Telephone #:(212) 642-2094 Fax #:(212) 642-2030Email is: calandra@qc.edu
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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