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Folk Arts Series – Upcoming Free Events

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba!

September 22, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Diwali – Hindu Festival of Lights

October 6, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

October 27, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Indigenous American Folk Art

November 10, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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