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Folk Art: Diwali Celebration!

August 2, 2022

On Sunday, October 23rd, Pelham Art Center celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with a wonderful program full of the arts. The Art Center brought Diwali traditions and Indian culture to the community with a mesmerizing Indian classical music performance by Satyaki Dutta (sarod player) and Vikas Yendluri (tabla player), as well as an Indian classical […]

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Folk Art: Mexican Day of the Dead

August 2, 2022

Join us in the courtyard for a folk art celebration of Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos) with artist & educator Zafiro Romero-Acevedo Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the […]

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Pamela & Gerard in Concert

June 25, 2022

Pamela & Gerard are both teachers and performers in the Rockland County area. With both being string players, Pamela a harpist and Gerard a guitarist, the two blend their instruments into beautiful arrangements of well-known classics. The two began collaborating musically 3 years ago and have developed a repertoire of pop, classical, and varied other […]

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Folk Art: Afro-Rican Drumming with BombaYo!

August 5, 2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Pelham Art Center welcomes internationally-acclaimed performer/educator and Bronx native Jose Ortiz, a.k.a. Dr. Drum, to lead the community in a Bomba music celebration. Bomba is an African-derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. With call-and-response singing, drumming and dance, BombaYo will kindle the joy of this Afro-Puerto Rican art form […]

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Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration!

January 27, 2021

Ring in the Year of the Ox! Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration with Jane Chang Monday, February 8th | 3:30pm EST Free & Open to All | Hosted on Zoom      Chinese New Year is a transitional Chinese holiday that starts with the new moon of the first day of the Lunar New Year. […]

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Indigenous American Folk Art

September 10, 2019

Pelham Art Center invites the community to come engage with the cultural traditions of local Indigenous American peoples on Sunday, November 10, 2019. This event is free and open to all, 2:00-4:00PM. Members of the Matinecock Tribe of Queens and Long Island, Turkey clan Chief Reggie Ceaser and artist Tecumseh Ceaser will introduce attendees to […]

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Diwali – Hindu Festival of Lights

September 9, 2019

Free and open to all! Pelham Art Center will celebrate Diwali on Sunday, October 6th during ArtsFest Weekend.  Diwali is a major festival for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains, who believe that light is a metaphor for knowledge and signifies health, wealth and peace. Madhusmita Bora & Prerona Bhuyan of the Sattriya Dance Company will […]

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Mexican Day of the Dead

September 9, 2019

Free and open to all! Join Pelham Art Center for its highly popular Day of the Dead Folk Art celebration. Experience this festive Mexican tradition in which passed loved ones are remembered with joy and celebration. Renowned artist Zafiro Romero-Acevedo returns to the Pelham Art Center to share the history of one of Mexico’s richest […]

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Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba!

August 21, 2019

Pelham Art Center welcomes internationally-acclaimed performer/educator and Bronx native Jose Ortiz, a.k.a. Dr. Drum, to lead the community in a Bomba music celebration. Bomba is an African-derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. With call-and-response singing, drumming and dance, BombaYo will kindle the joy of this Afro-Puerto Rican art form and ignite the […]

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Celebrate Ghana!

March 5, 2019

Experience the vibrancy and joy of Ghana at the newest installment of Pelham Art Center’s Folk Arts Series: Celebrate Ghana! on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:30-4:00pm at the Pelham Art Center. Come learn about Ghana with traditional folklore, song, dance, and hands-on art making!  Award-winning performer Therese Folkes Plair will transport audience members through the […]

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