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August 4, 2018

Inside caribBEING House. (Photo: Courtesy of caribBEING)

caribBEING House

Saturday, August 4, 2018
11 am–11 pm

Plaza on Eastern Parkway

Stop by mobile art center caribBEING House, in residence throughout August.

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Movement Workshop: Fiyah Fit with Jessica Phoenix

Saturday, August 4, 2018
5–6 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Choreographer Jessica Phoenix leads a dance and fitness workshop that introduces the basics of multiple Afro-Caribbean dance forms. All are welcome; no experience required.

caribBEING House

Saturday, August 4, 2018
5–10 pm

Plaza on Eastern Parkway

Stop by mobile art center caribBEING House, which amplifies Caribbean voices through art and activations, and experience cultural production from across the diaspora.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, August 4, 2018
6–8 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Create and decorate your own noisemaker using festive colors inspired by the West Indian Day Parade and by our collection of instruments in Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Dance: Brooklyn Dance Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2018
6–8 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn Dance Festival presents performances that showcase diverse dance styles from across the English, Spanish, and French Caribbean. Featuring Dance Caribbean Collective, The Sabrosura Effect, Project of ContempoCaribe, KaNu Dance Theater, and Bloodline Dance Theatre. Followed by a Q&A with dancers. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Drink and Draw

Saturday, August 4, 2018
6:30–9:30 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Grab a drink and sketch from live models from traditional and contemporary mas camps as they show off the diasporic costume traditions that have found a home in Brooklyn. With sounds provided by Rodney Hazard.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

Saturday, August 4, 2018
6:30–7:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks highlighting Caribbean art and stylistic influences in our American Art collection.

Music: Alex Mali

Saturday, August 4, 2018
7 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Alex Mali plays modern R&B with reggae-infused pop that pays tribute to her Jamaican and Trinidadian roots.

Pop-Up Poetry: Cave Canem

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Enjoy readings by Caribbean-identified poets Rico Frederick, Erica Mapp, and Camille Rankine. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.

Music: Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:30–10 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Brooklyn-based Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra celebrates the contemporary possibilities of the steel pan while bringing together youth to advance the art form.

Community Talk: Organizing Caribbean Communities in Brooklyn

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:30–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Learn about the political impact of people of Caribbean descent in New York and ways to get involved in supporting our Black immigrant neighbors from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America with Ernest Skinner, Dr. Waldaba Stewart (Medgar Evers Caribbean Research Center), Ninaj Raoul (Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees), and Albert Saint Jean (Black Alliance for Just Immigration). 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.