Apr 15, 2011

COAHSI Folklife: LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, & DEMONSTRATIONS--This Saturday @ 2pm!

coahsi folklife

MEET THE ARTISTS: Kickoff of Culture of Joy Traveling 
Exhibit 2011

THIS SATURDAY APRIL 16 @ 2pm-5pm : St.George Public Library
(5 Central Ave, SI)   

"Meet the Artists" on Saturday April 16th, at the St.George Public Library.   
We will unveil the four exhibit panelswill circulate around the borough.  Mingle and 
talk with the artists and watch some live performances and demonstrations featuring 
Kente cloth weaving, Irish traditional music, Mexican dance, and Liberian dance 
and drum.  All are welcome and refreshments will be provided. For more information, 
please visit our blog or call Christopher at (718) 447-3329 ext.1006.     

Please see the blog for more information about this important event!  

The Staten Island 350: One Island, Many Storie

si350logoThe si350 theme for April is Ethnicity and Immigration
chosen to coincide with the eighth annual New York City 
immigrant heritage week April 11-17.   From Lenape to
 French (Huguenot) Refugees and Dutch settlers to later 
German, Hungarian, Afro-Caribbean, Italian and Chinese immigrants and more recent 
Liberian and Si Lankan communities, discover how the borough's population and 
landscape has evolved.   Discover unexpected ties between Chinatown, Little Italy 
and Staten Island that go back to 1900.   Enjoy exploring the Lenape, Hungarian and 
other ethnic sites.  Join former Advance reporter Jay Price to reminisce about New 
Dorp's evolution. 

Italian and Chinese Immigrants to Staten Island and New York." Historians Marcella Bencivenni 
and Peter Kwong explore ties between Little Italy, Chinatown and our borough at 6:30, 
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College.  Photo Exhibit curated by Willie Chu with over 50 images 
of our "Borough of Immigrants"-Opening Reception 5:30 Hormann Library Spotlight Gallery.  
Introductory Remarks by Anthony Ferreri, CEO Staten Island University Hospital, whose 
grandparent's 1916 Rosebank wedding photo is featured in the exhibit and Julie Tam, Staten 
Island Chinese School Principal.  Organized by Lori Weintrob, Wagner College, who will be 
the panel moderator. This event is made possible by a grant from the New York Council on the 
as part of the si350 lecture series.

BookPublished by The History Press, Discovering Staten Island 
can be purchased for $20.00 at Historic Richmond Town's 
gift shop.  Funded by a generous grant from the Richmond 
County Savings Foundation, the book's publishing is one of 
the principal undertakings of SI 350, a year-long celebration 
of the Island's 350th anniversary.The book features welcome 
letters by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President
 James P. Molinaro, and is divided into 12 chapters, each 
representing one of SI 350's monthly themes: Transportation, 
Education and Health, Business and the Economy, Ethnicity 
and Immigration, Food and Drink, the Arts, Sports, 
Civic and Political Life, Architecture, Military History, and 
on the media
 Folklife in The Times
 Ghanaian Funerals, Voodoo, & Congress vs. Cowboys

"Voodoo, an Anchor, Rises Again"
"For Cowboy Poets, Unwelcome Spotlight in Battle Over Spending"

"Dance, Laugh, Drink, Save the Date: It's a Ghanaian Funeral"

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