Photo credit: Courtesy of Voyage Theater Company
Come experience a wide range of art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement and Creative Learning grantees at their events this August!
PARTS UNKNOWN Reading Series
Thursday, August 24 from 7:00-8:30pm
53rd Street New York Public Library, 18 W 53rd St., New York, NY 10019
Voyage Theater Company continues its PARTS UNKNOWN play reading series with a staged reading of ILLEGAL HELPERS by Maxi Obexer, translated by Neil Blackadder. This award-winning documentary play addresses the plight of the people from all walks of life who seek to provide aid and shelter to migrants —even though it is against the law. A powerful insight into a contemporary tragedy that threatens to engulf Western Europe, the play provides a sharp look at those who help, and those who callously sit by doing nothing. Directed by Miriam Eusebio. Visit www.voyagetheatercompany.org/ for more information.
Raqs Without Borders: A Middle Eastern Dance Festival
Thursday, August 31 from 7:30-9:30pm
University Settlement, Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge St., New York, NY 1002
Torkomada presents Raqs Without Borders: the epicenter of dance in cultural diplomacy in NYC from August 31 to September 3. Raqs Without Borders is a Middle Eastern dance festival with master workshops, inspiring instructors, spectacular gala shows, and a competition. For more information, visit www.torkomada.weebly.com.
Pop-Up Memory Book
Tuesday, August 15 from 10:30am-12:00pm
Greater Chinatown Community Association, 105 Mosco St., New York, NY 10013
The Pop-Up Memory Book is a hands-on activity based workshop in which art is used as a medium for storytelling. The culminating event will showcase the participants’ creations and celebrate their achievements using their pop-up book as a memory prompt to tell their stories. Afterwards the audience will have a chance to give feedback and ask questions. We will also highlight the learning process the participants have undergone during the workshops, by exhibiting their sketches, storyboards and collages, thereby documenting their memories.
At the end of the project, all participants will have their own “Pop-Up Memory Book” as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance of their life storytelling and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories. At the same time others can also use the book to pass on their stories, from generation to generation.
Saturday, August 12 from 10:00-11:00am
Morningside Park, Morningside Ave. and 117th St., the East side of the park
Free community yoga classes on the second Saturday of June, July and August in Morningside Park at the site of Reflections public art project. Find out more at www.artinfluxharlem.com.