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On Wednesday, March 2, Brooklyn Arts Council will partner with Brooklyn Historical Society and The Interfaith Center of New York to celebrate the 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day.
Brooklyn Folk Arts Day is an annual gathering of Brooklyn’s traditional artists, traditional arts organizations and the communities they serve, teaching artists and educators, corporate and cultural sponsors, elected officials, and other friends of folk and traditional arts. Food and drink will be provided.
This year’s gathering will be held at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall and will feature interactive presentations of traditional ritual practices by Baba Mpho of Guyana, Harold Akyeampong of Ghana, and Aeilushi Mistry of India. A town hall discussion will address ways to preserve, sustain and demystify misconceptions surrounding traditional rituals and cultural ceremonies practiced in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Folk Arts Day provides a forum for Brooklyn-based artists and practitioners of public sacred rituals, along with the broader public, to discuss the complex and sometimes controversial life these creative expressions take on when carried into the public sphere of an urban metropolis like New York City. Wednesday’s discussion will be moderated by Brooklyn Arts Council’s Folk Arts Director, Brooklyn regional and county folklorist Christopher Mulé and The Interfaith Center of New York’s Director of Education Programs, Henry Goldschmidt, PhD.
The event takes place Wednesday, March 2, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, from 6 to 8:30pm. RSVP here.