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Past Folk Arts Events

Rhythms & Dances of Haiti

July 29, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Haiti Cultural Exchange and Pelham Art Center present: Rhythms & Dances of Haiti with teaching artist Okai Fleurimont. Discover the traditional drum rhythms of Haiti during this interactive performance. After the music performance there will be a great workshop on making your personal flag or bandana lead by Rebecca Mills.

Free and Open to All Ages!

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Traditional Tarantella Dances, Ritual Drumming and Craft Workshop

September 30, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come see the award winning Alessandra Belloni perform a whirlwind of Southern Italian tambourines combined with singing and traditional tarantella dances performed by Francesca Silvano. After the performance there will be a workshop on colorful tissue stained glass making.

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Scandinavian Midsummer Fest

June 24, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

What better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than with a real Scandinavian midsummer event! Dancers wearing traditional Scandinavian clothing will demonstrate and teach accessible and fun Norwegian and Swedish folk dances. A fiddler will play and you will learn how to make lovely floral head wreaths. Scandinavian folk dances are generally […]

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Klezmer Music, Song and Dance

June 2, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

We are getting closer to summer and we celebrate with The Westchester Klezmer Program under the direction of Kenny Green. They will perform entertaining, lively and uplifting classic Klezmer music consisting of freylekhs, horas, bulgars and sing-alongs beginning at 1:30 pm The Westchester Klezmer Program is dedicated to preserving the celebratory secular musical heritage of […]

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Mexican Day of the Dead!

October 28, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hands-on Workshop and Dance Performance with Zafiro Romero-Acevedo and Telphochcalli Traditional Mexican Performance Arts & Theater Free and Open to All Ages! Pelham Art Center’s Folk Arts Series presents the annual celebration of Mexican Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos). Come join in this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones […]

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Diwali – The Colorful Hindu Festival of Lights

November 18, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indian Classical Dance Performance, Henna Tattoos, and Hands-on Traditional Indian Art Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm Pelham Art Center’s popular Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights, returns as part of its Folk Arts Series. Join us for this colorful and festive event with a free ancient Indian classical […]

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Hawaiian Hula Dancing

May 5, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dance Performance and a Hands-on Workshop Free and Open to All Ages! Aloha Hula NYC performers have been sharing Hawaiian and Polynesian culture for over 20 years across the US and abroad including Australia, the Philippines and Bahrain in the Middle East. The company regularly shares “Aloha” in the tri-state area. The bold prints and […]

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

April 7, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Drum Performance Plus Flower Arranging and Origami Art Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Spring has arrived! The cherry trees are starting to bloom again and we celebrate the seventh annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Pelham Art Center. Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of […]

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Flamenco and La Ida y Vuelta

March 3, 2018

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Feel the heat of the summer approaching with the spicy rhythms and passionate flamenco dance by the group Flamenco Latino. Dance and Music Performance and Hands-on Workshop Free and Open to All Ages! From 1:30-2:30 pm this exciting traditional dance will inspire you!  Pelham Art Center invites artists to take advantage of the passion and […]

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Celebrate Diwali – The Colorful Hindu Festival of Lights

December 2, 2017

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indian Classical Dance Performance, Henna Tattoos, and Hands-on Traditional Indian Art Workshops Free and Open to All Ages! Pelham Art Center’s popular Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights, returns as part of its Folk Arts Series on Saturday, December 2 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Join us for this colorful and festive event with a free ancient Indian […]

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