Immigrant Heritage Week 2019

Immigrant Heritage Week 2019

Monday, April 15th – Sunday, April 21st

Immigrant New York: Weaving a Tapestry of Us

Established in 2004, The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) organizes Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW). The week pays homage to the legacy of April 17, 1907, the day in NYC history that the largest number of immigrants – 11,000, entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. During this week long celebration, we highlight the histories, unique cultures, and contributions of New York City’s diverse immigrant communities. This year will mark the 15th annual IHW celebration which kicks off on Monday, April 15th, and runs through Sunday, April 21st.

IHW is a rich collection of free and low cost programs designed by MOIA and community partners that build cross-cultural understanding between New Yorkers, celebrates immigrant culture and the arts, and our collective work with NYC’s diverse immigrant population. Through panel discussions, educational forums and workshops, cultural programming and community conversations, we seek to empower all New Yorkers to take pride in what makes our city one of the most inclusive cities in the world.

Click on a day below or download the IHW brochure, to learn more about the events taking place throughout the city during Immigrant Heritage Week 2019!

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April 2 – 24, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s District Office
244 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Make your appointment today! To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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Bilingual Birdies: Putonghua/Mandarin
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
New Utrecht Library
1743 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214

New York's first and most outstanding foreign language and live music program for kids is coming to Brooklyn libraries. Explore themes like transportation and nature through singing, dancing, and puppetry. Each class ends with a lively bubble dance party!

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Book Discussion Club for English Language Learners
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hudson Park Library
66 Leroy Street, New York, NY 10014

Do you want to improve your English skills while reading and discussing great books? Join our book discussion club for English Language learners! Join us for our first meeting on April 15th to pick up your copy of the book and learn more about the club. Light refreshments will be served. Our first book is a novel, Another Brooklyn written by the American author Jacqueline Woodson. In this book, August is 35 the year she returns to Brooklyn to bury her father, and a chance encounter with a friend in her old neighborhood prompts a flood of memories from her youth. Having moved to Brooklyn at eight, August's coming of age was marked by a search for belonging, close friendships, freedom, and the little-understood absence of her mother. Her memories explore what it was like to be an African-American girl (and teen) in the 1970s, what possibilities existed -- and what challenges. This tale of friendship, love, and loss cuts back and forth through time.

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
In Partnership with Council Member Mark Gjonaj
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, March 29 – April 18, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Get your free IDNYC Card in your neighborhood today!  To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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Russian Storytime
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brighton Beach Library16 Brighton First Road at Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Join us for stories and songs in Russian for children and their parents or caregivers.
Приглашаем детей и родителей ! Рассказы и песни на русском языке

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Open House: Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mosholu Library
285 East 205th Street, Bronx NY, 10467

Join us for a tour of the Library and learn about our educational resources, books, citizenship information, computer access, online resources, programs, & more, including signing up for  a Library Card!

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

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Screening of The Melting Pot
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Great Kills Library
56 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308

To celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week, we will be screening The Melting Pot which is part of the series "Finding Your Roots". Come learn about the culinary and immigrant history of three celebrity chefs whose roots hail from Italy, China and Mexico. Discuss your thoughts with others over snacks and refreshments. Books and information about genealogy and culinary history will be available for you to check out.

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Urban Stages: Art of Mime
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Homecrest Library
2525 Coney Island Avenue, at Avenue V, Brooklyn, NY 11223

World-renowned mime Bill Bowers shares a short performance and teaches some of the fundamentals of mime. Yes, even you can learn how to escape from an invisible box or win tug-of-war against invisible enemies! (Age 4+).

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Poetry Bookmark Making
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kingsbridge Library
291 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY 10463

In celebration of both IHW and Poetry Month, children and families can explore the immigrant experience through poetry. A bookmark-making workshop will be followed by a fun "Poetry Contest" featuring the bookmarks the children have created!

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Tertulia Literaria – Book Discussion in Spanish 
Nosotros Los Dreamers

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bronx Library Center
Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Collection
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458

Join us as we discuss Josefina Vásquez Mota’s book - Nosotros Los Dreamers. We will explore the stories of Mexican children who arrived in the US 10-20 years ago and are now  current day Dreamers. This book gifts us their stories in which, despite the adversities faced, these dreamers are innovative, civically active and responsible youth that are aware of the role they have to play in the world. Dreamers is a book that transforms our world view and gives us hope for a restored faith in the future.

En esta tertulia literaria, Josefina Vásquez Mota cuenta la historia de Nosotros Los Dreamers.  Hombres y mujeres mexicanos llegaron a Estados Unidos desde muy niños. Esos niños de hace diez, veinte años son ahora los Dreamers. Este libro nos regala sus historias en la que, contra todas las adversidades a las que se han enfrentado en su vida, hoy son jóvenes innovadores, participativos, responsables y conscientes del papel que les toca jugar en el mundo. Dreamers es un libro que transforma la manera de ver la vida y permite volver a tener esperanza en el futuro.


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Immigration Information Walk-in Hours
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Central Library – Balcony Conference Room
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview? Join us for our monthly Immigration Information walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service provider about the Citizenship application, Adjustment of status, DACA renewal, and other benefits. On-site legal service providers can also help you prepare for the citizenship interview and exam as well as provide you with the list of documents and the information you need.

For more information, contact Immigrant Services at 718-230-2007.  No registration needed.

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Cultivating Cultural Curiosity
UMACA, DBA Malian Cultural Center
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
P.S. 125 The Ralph Bunche School
425 West 123rd Street, New York, NY 10027

The Malian cultural center presents a performance of Madingo dance and music..Students will showcase traditional musical instruments of the Mandingo heritage anddance and sing African tunes.

Contact: Assetou Traore at assetouaskia@yahoo.com or (917) 557-2298

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Black Shadows on a Silver Screen: The Great Migration and Independent Filmmaking
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
This celebration and discussion of African American independent filmmakers showcases films from the Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library with Commentary by special guests.

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Showcasing the Immigrant Experience through Local Community Art 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Join us for a discussion on the many facets of American culture and nationality fostering dialogue and understanding. The evening will feature a small panel discussion, and an exhibition of the work of local community artists. Food and drinks will be available.

Migrations: The Making of America, A Citywide Festival

From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Carnegie Hall  - Stern Auditorium /Perelman Stage
881 7th Avenue, at 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
From Shtetl to Stage celebrates the journey of Yiddish culture from Old World to New through music, song, poetry, and drama. A company of extraordinary Yiddish talent—as well as stars of the classical, folk, and theater worlds—mix chestnuts from the Yiddish theater and folk song repertoire with Yiddish-tinged vaudeville, art song, classical music, and klezmer in a program that explores how Eastern European Jewish culture interacted with and contributed to American culture at large. Ticket purchase required.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April 2–24, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s District Office
244 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Make your appointment today! To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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Showcasing the Immigrant Experience through Local Community Art 
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Join The Harlem Collective at their member lounge to see the work of local community artists. 

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Open House: Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Morrisania Library
610 East 169th Street, Bronx, NY, 10456

Join us for a tour of the Library and learn about our educational resources, books, citizenship information, computer access, online resources programs, and sign up for a Library Card!

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
In Partnership with Council Member Mark Gjonaj
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, March 29 – April 18, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Get your free IDNYC Card in your neighborhood today!  To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of NY
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Kings Bay Library
3650 Nostrand Avenue, near Avenue W, Brooklyn, NY 11229

Conducted by world-class musicians from the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York, the audience will gain knowledge of the relationship between Chinese music, history, culture, and the philosophy of eastern thought behind the music. This interactive/hands-on program covers the topics of background and stories of the music, names and history of instruments, making materials, and basic playing techniques. There will be a short question-answer period following the program. This program is both entertaining and informative.

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

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Spanish Conversation Circle: Immigrant Heritage Week Edition
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Grand Central Library, Teen Central
135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017

Are you looking to practice your Spanish language skills? Are you looking to practice your Spanish language skills?If you are at an intermediate or high beginner level and would like to practice conversational Spanish, this meetup is for you! All native Spanish speakers are welcome.

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Cantonese Storytime
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Fort Hamilton Library
9424 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Join us for stories and songs in Cantonese for children and their parents or caregivers.
歡迎所有任何有興趣的兒童與家長或與其照顧者一起參加我們的普通話故事及兒歌時間

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Open Mic: Stories from Home
5:00 PM- 7:00 pm
Westchester Square Library
2521 Glebe Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461

In recognition of Immigrant Heritage Week, we invite adults to share poetry, stories, or vocal performances from their native land. Registration is required for performers.

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Book Discussion: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Grand Central Library, Teen Central
135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017

Join us to discuss A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister's footsteps. And their estranged son, Amar, returns to the family for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture?

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Know Your Rights Forum - TPS
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Life of Hope
710 East 37th Street Brooklyn, NY 11203

This forum will inform immigrant communities about their rights, changes to immigration law, the State's DREAM Act, TPS and more. This event will serve as an opportunity for the community to learn about immigration services available to them and panelists will be answering questions from audience members.

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An Evening of Pravasi Indian Classical Music
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Consulate General of India
East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

Join us for an evening of Indian classical music presented by local talents. To RSVP email: culture.newyork@mea.gov.in

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Celebrating the Latino Heritage
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
El Centro del Inmigrante
350 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

Join El Centro del Inmigrante and the Staten Island Immigrants Council as we celebrate Latino Heritage. We will recognize members with Latino roots that have worked for the betterment of the immigrant community on Staten Island. The event will include food and cultural performances.

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In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture & The National Black Theatre
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture & The National Black Theatre
515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY 10037
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
This one-day event examines the movement of Black bodies in America and the impact that movement has had in the quest for liberation. Utilizing the archives of the Schomburg Center, and using multidisciplinary performance and community dialogue, the National Black Theatre commission’s new pieces by theater-makers of African descent to examine the works of James Baldwin, Harriet Powers, Marcus Garvey, Harriet Tubman, and Jacob Lawrence to illuminate the complexities Black people have faced migrating in America. Presented by the National Black Theatre in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Find Your Voice: A Person of Color Storytelling Workshop
6:30 – 8:30PM
Asian American Arts Alliance
20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Asian American Arts Alliance and Slant'd are hosting an intimate storytelling workshop to empower Asian Americans with the tools to reclaim and celebrate their narratives. In today’s political and social climate, it is more important than ever to elevate immigrant stories and provide a safe space for Asian Americans to freely express their identity. Working together, we can ensure our stories are told, shining a light on Asian American heritage by giving our community the space, the power, and the confidence to find their voices. Seasoned storytelling coaches will provide a short tutorial on the fundamentals and share techniques for effective storytelling. Through a series of exercises, attendees will work with each other and the coaches to shape their stories. Attendees will also have a chance to share their stories in a safe and supportive environment.

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The Land of Promise - Celebration of Scots-Irish Gift to America
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
This groundbreaking celebration of the Scots-Irish and their gift to America is an evening of music, song, and dance, written by Turlough McConnell and George C. Heslin. Experience the ingenuity of how these inspirational settler became pioneers, patriots, and presidents. Presented by Origin Theatre Company in association with the Ulster Scots Agency and the Northern Ireland Bureau. Ticket purchase required.

Documentary Screening: Sowing Traditions and Customs
Consulate General of Mexico
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, Room GDH 285, New York, NY 10027

The Mexican Consulate in collaboration with Bibyanna Corona and Francisco Sanchez of Organizacion Mexico Americana New York, AC Creativa and Coalition of Latinx Scholars at Teachers college present the documentary, Sowing Traditions and Customs. This documentary narrates the struggles and achievements of three Mexican origin artistic groups in New York City: the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York, Chinelos de Morelos and Tecuanes de San Gabriel. Through one-on-one interviews with its members, we can learn about their traditions and how immigrants contribute daily to enrich this country's social fabric.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Immigrant Day of Friendship
Brooklyn Borough President
7:00 AM – 7:00PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall, Columbus Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, near Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 1120
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In honor of Immigrant Week and in the spirit of friendship, Brooklyn Borough Hall will display the flags of the world at the Cadman Plaza Gardens. Brooklynites can revel in the flags of the world without having to visit the United Nations, in recognition of the day a record number of immigrants came through Ellis Island, 112 years ago. Visitors will not only be able to take a picture with the flags of their descendants but will also have the opportunity to learn facts of each country on display. Local organizations will be present on the Plaza to engage and support immigrants’ rights through advocacy and action. Voter registration and other resources will be available.

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April 2–24, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s District Office
244 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Make your appointment today! To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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Showcasing the Immigrant Experience through Local Community Art 
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Join The Harlem Collective at their member lounge to see the work of local community artists. 

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Open House: Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Morrisania Library
610 East 169th Street, Bronx, NY, 10456

Join us for a tour of the Library and learn about our educational resources, books, citizenship information, computer access, online resources, early literacy workshops, and sign up for a Library Card!

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IDNYC on the GO!
In Partnership with Council Member I. Daneek Miller
10:00 – 5:00 PM, April 17-19, 2019
Grace Gospel Tabernacle
96–09 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 1142
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Join us as we Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week with Council Member Miller. IDNYC on the Go! will be onsite to enroll residents into the municipal identification program, offering a multitude of benefits, including free memberships at cultural institutions and entertainment discounts across the City.

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
In Partnership with Council Member Mark Gjonaj
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, March 29 - April 18, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Get your free IDNYC Card in your neighborhood today!  To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

CUNY Citizenship Now!
Free Application Assistance Event with Council Member Carlos Menchaca
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mixteca Organization
245 23rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Continuing our partnership with CUNY, the office of Council Member Carlos Menchaca will co-sponsor a citizenship application assistance event in Council District 38 to help hundreds of lawful permanent residents apply for citizenship. The event will also feature an immigration resource fair to connect immigrants with health, financial, and education services.

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Esperanza de Otro Mundo Posible
Hope for Another Possible World

Presented by White Toy Box
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ChaShaMa
340 East 64th Street, New York, NY, 10065

Chashama and White Toy Box are proud to present Esperanza de Otro Mundo Posible/Hope of Another Possible World, a multimedia exhibition featuring works by artists Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles. Born in Ecuador and Mexico respectively and both recipients of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Donoso’s and De Los Angeles’ work explores ideas of placement, migration and the experience of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Through their work as artists and educators, they investigate the systemic problems with immigration, touching on how conversations surrounding this issue are often intertwined with racism, xenophobia, classicism and colonialism.

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NYC Human Rights 101 for Immigrants
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Edenwald Library
1255 East 2334rd Street, Bronx, NY 10466

The NYC Commission on Human Rights fights every day to protect all New Yorkers and visitors to New York City from discrimination and harassment. Human Rights Law 101 for Immigrants will focus on the rights of immigrants in housing, religious observances, public accommodations, employment and other areas regardless of immigration status. Learn about protections and reasonable housing for victims of domestic violence, sex offenses and stalking. Throughout this workshop, fostering understanding and respect among the City’s diverse communities is emphasized with a special focus on the rights of immigrants living, working, and renting in New York City.

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Immigrant Experience Memory Circle
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Woodlawn Heights Library
4355 Katonah Avenue, Bronx, NY 10470

Join us for our immigrant experience memory circle. Neighbors, friends, and family will come together to share their memories.


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Hate Crimes Forum: Using The Power of Our Stories to Combat Hate Crimes
Presented by the Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz and the Queens District Attorney, Richard A. Brown
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Helen Marshall Cultural Center-Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424

Join us for a discussion on hate crimes and current trends including the rise of extremism. Hear powerful personal stories from diverse Queens community members – Robina Niaz, Executive Director, Turning Point for Women and Families; Yvonne H. Plummer, Certified Ombudsman, CID-NY; and Manfred Korman, Holocaust survivor; volunteer/advisory board member – Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, among others. We will also be joined by special guest speaker, Moisés Kaufman, the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony-and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.  His play, The Laramie Project (which he wrote with Tectonic Theater Project), is a theatrical exploration of the events surrounding the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard who was abducted, beaten and killed because he was gay.  The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in America.

Please RSVP, Email: hcforum@queensda.org or call 718-286-6413

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Studio Squared | Collaging Migration
The Studio Museum in Harlem & African Services Committee
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
African Services Committee
429 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027

Inspired by the work of Jacob Lawrence, this hands-on workshop will begin with a brief discussion of selected images from his Migration Series. Following the conversation, teaching artist Monique Schubert will guide participants through a series of individual and collaborative art-making exercises, intended to explore the medium of collage. Participants are encouraged to create multiple collages that reflect their experiences of migration within and across borders. 

Space is limited. Please RSVP below or call 212.222.3882 ext. 2130 to secure your spot. French and Spanish translation will be offered. The entrance and event space at African Services Committee is accessible by elevator.

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Wellness y Bienestar
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano
619 West 145th Street, New York, NY 10031

Now in its 5th year, joins us for this wellness event  where we will discuss such topics as cancer issues,breathing control, healthy cooking, herbal usage, vegetarian cooking and substitution of meat for vegetables.

Kiran Rajagopalan

Poetry Through Movement
Bronx Council of the Arts
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190, at 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451

Developed and taught by Daya Arts co-founder Kiran Rajagopalan, Poetry Through Movement  is a workshop for all ages  focusing on a distinctive aspect of Indian classical dance called abhinaya, or poetry through movement. Abhinaya is the subtle use of hand gestures, facial expressions, and body language to bring to life text and subtext in a dance composition. It can be used to narrate a piece, describe through metaphor, and to depict characters. More than just pantomime or storytelling, abhinaya serves as a “cultural archive” in which Indian classical dancers try to spontaneously recall and interpret images, metaphors, similes, ideas, stories, characters, and archetypes culled from personal experience and South Asian history, mythology, and tradition. At the same time, abhinaya is a teachable technique of establishing intention, narrative, and/or characterization that can be useful for performers of any discipline or cultural background.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, April 2-24, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s District Office
244 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Make your appointment today! To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

The Harlem Collective logo

Showcasing the Immigrant Experience through Local Community Art 
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Join The Harlem Collective at their member lounge to see the work of local community artists.

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IDNYC on the GO!
In Collaboration with Council Member I. Daneek Miller
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April 17-19, 2019
Grace Gospel Tabernacle
96–09 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11429

Join us as we Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week with Council Member Miller. IDNYC on the Go! will be onsite to enroll residents into the municipal identification program, offering a multitude of benefits, including free memberships to cultural institutions and entertainment discounts across the City.

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
In Partnership with Council Member Mark Gjonaj
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, March 29 - April 18, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status. Get your free IDNYC Card in your neighborhood today!  To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311

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Spanish Storytime
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Williamsburg Library
240 Division Avenue, at Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

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We Speak NYC Conversation Group
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunset Park Library
4201 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

We Speak NYC is an English conversation group that helps individuals to learn and improve their English by watching videos, participating in activities and interacting with other members of the group. Members will also learn about free City Services available to every New Yorker.

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Sauti Yetu’s Immigration Celebration
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families
2417 3rd Avenue, Suite #205 Bronx, NY, 10451

Join us for Sauti Yetu's Immigration Celebration in honor of immigrant parents and families to highlight their valuable contributions to the City of New York.

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

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Esperanza de Otro Mundo Posible
Hope for Another Possible World

Presented by White Toy Box
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ChaShaMa
340 East 64th Street, New York, NY, 10065

Chashama and White Toy Box are proud to present Esperanza de Otro Mundo Posible/Hope of Another Possible World, a multimedia exhibition featuring works by artists Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles. Born in Ecuador and Mexico respectively and both recipients of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Donoso’s and De Los Angeles’ work explores ideas of placement, migration and the experience of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Through their work as artists and educators, they investigate the systemic problems with immigration, touching on how conversations surrounding this issue are often intertwined with racism, xenophobia, classicism and colonialism.

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Hope, Health and Healing
Harlem United
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Nest Community Health Clinic
169 West 133rd Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10030

Our community health and wellness event will include health education sessions on wellness, nutrition, and risk reduction strategies.  Health screenings will also be offered by our multi-lingual providers in French and Spanish. Events are designed to educate and encourage healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

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Immigrants Are US: The (G)eneration Project
Harlem Arts Foundation
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027

"Immigrants are US" is the latest chapter of "The Generation (G) Project", a participatory art campaign launched by New York-based immigrant artist Edward Hillel. It transforms the current hysteria around immigration and the negative view of migrants through a collaborative public art project encouraging us to recognize that we are ALL immigrants whether by choice or through forced migration, as is the case with the African-American diaspora. In this way we hope to build and expand a dialogue between Americans from all walks of life, in order to begin to recognize ourselves in each other and each other in ourselves.

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Know Your Rights Forum
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
West Farms Library
2085 Honeywell Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460

Come and learn about immigrants’ rights, along with various services that are available to the community!

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Mairead McCormack: Formidable Parallels
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

Artist Mairead McCormack’s work on Irish linen—born from a fascination with her native Northern Ireland’s legacy of textile manufacturing—examines the interplay between the machine-made and the handmade, and the archival and the contemporary. Using embroidery, darning, collaging, printing, drawn-threading and digital design, McCormack manipulates her linen canvases with materials like colored fibers, dyes, and found documents—including paperwork from the storied Old Bleach Linen Company in Randalstown, Co. Antrim.

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Our Blood: A Social Sculpture - Art as a Means of Social Change
6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
The New York Public Library
The Celeste Auditorium, The Stephan A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018

'Our Blood' is a major public artwork by the celebrated contemporary artist Marc Quinn. It is a not-for-profit social sculpture and collaborative installation made by Quinn and more than 5,000 refugees and non-refugees to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis and funds for refugees around the world. 'Our Blood' is a sculpture of equality and solidarity, and will exist as a monument to our common humanity, emphasizing how that there is more that unites us than divides us. Presented by our partners The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the New York Public Library.

Kindly RSVP at ourblood@suttonpr.com as seating is limited.

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Immigrant Artistry: Home Cooked
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Gibney Dance
280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Curated by Gibney’s Equity Action Committee, Immigrant Artistry: Home-Cooked is a celebration of food, performance, and stories on April 18, 2019 as part of Gibney’s observance of Immigrant Artistry Week. The evening will include salon style performances by Frank Malloy IV/Harambee Dance Company, Silva Dance Company, Suku Dance Lab, video by Kayhan Irani, and visual art by Farah Mohammad. The evening also includes a Gallery exhibition with audio from the Queens Borough Public Library archive, and interactive storytelling components. Food and drinks will be served, and we encourage attendees to bring dishes they grew up with to contribute.

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“Electronic City” by Falk Richter
PAMAR-Pan American Art Research Inc.
8:00 PM – 9:05 PM
New Stage Performance Space
36 West 106th Street, Basement, New York, NY 10025

Electronic City is a multimedia theatre piece created by Hungarian immigrant theatre director Ildiko Nemeth featuring a cast that is 50% immigrant artists, and all of whom feel displaced in this world. The play follows characters Tom and Joy as they seek belonging, connection, and meaning amid transient lives pressured by long-distance travel, instant communication and constant commerce. With New Stage Theatre Company’s signature flair for beauty, darkness and humor, the show will explore the isolation and alienation of our image-saturated culture using a dynamic mix of projection, music, movement, and Richter’s compelling text.

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17 Border Crossings
8:30 PM – 9:15 PM
New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

With a chair, table, and bar of lights, visionary theatre maker and NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips magically conjures a rusty Croatian ferry, perilous international flights, obscure Amazonian ports, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, deportations, strip searches, illegal crossings, arbitrary passports and curious customs. Based on Phillips’ actual adventures, 17 BORDER CROSSINGS is a harrowing, comical, visually surreal and engrossing look at the imaginary lines that divide up the world and the very real barriers they create. 17 BORDER CROSSINGS makes its Off-Broadway premiere after sold out runs on four continents. Tatiana Mallarino (¡El Conquistador!) directs. Ticket purchase required.

Friday, April 19, 2019

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, April 2-24, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s District Office
244 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status.  Make your appointment today! To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311.

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Showcasing the Immigrant Experience through Local Community Art
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Join The Harlem Collective at their member lounge to see the work of local community artists. 

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Financial Empowerment within Immigrant Communities
Prana
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
New Lab
19 Morris Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

On average, immigrants are less likely to qualify for loans or credit in the United States than native-born Americans. Despite such constraints on access to mainstream sources of capital, the growing number of minority-owned businesses suggests that other avenues to capital may also exist. A communal, decentralized approach to finance is something that immigrants from Asia, Africa, Caribbean, and Latin America brought with them given the fragile financial infrastructure in their countries. Through this event, we will be exploring various ways in which immigrant communities have financially prospered in the United States, building businesses, creating wealth, and adding to the tax revenue and GDP of the country. This discussion will happen with a panel of following experts in the field of immigration, small business loans, community activism, and immigrant art.

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IDNYC on the GO!
In Partnership with Council Member I. Daneek Miller
10:00 – 5:00 PM, April 17-19, 2019
Grace Gospel Tabernacle
96–09 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11429

Join us as we Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week with Council Member Miller. IDNYC on the Go! Will be onsite to enroll residents into our municipal identification program, offering a multitude of benefits, including free memberships at cultural institutions and entertainment discounts across the City.

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IDNYC Pop Up Enrollment Center
In Partnership with Council Member Mark Gjonaj
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, March 29 - April 18, 2019
Closed from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

IDNYC is the New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 10 years and older who reside in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status Get your free IDNYC Card in your neighborhood today!  To make an appointment visit www.nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311..

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Walking Tour: Where Art, Culture, and Community Intersect
Harlem One Stop
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Tour starts in front of El Barrio Artspace
215 East 99th Street, New York, NY 10029
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
East Harlem–El Barrio is a conglomeration of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. It is also a neighborhood once again in transition as new arrivals from below 96th Street push north to East Harlem and begin to make their mark on the streetscape. But in the face of impending gentrification, East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals. Explore this vibrant neighborhood during this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Ticket purchase required.

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

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e-Services – Resources for Immigrants
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Grand Central Library
135 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017

During the library’s  normal eServices hour on Friday, 1pm-2pm a librarian will demonstrate all of the ways you can use the library's website to find resources helpful for immigrants and materials in your language.

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The New York Kathak Festival
2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

The New York Kathak Festival presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. The festival brings together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. The festival is a 3-day event with concerts, workshops, and discussions, inspiring creative exchange between local Kathak artists and diverse New York audiences. Ticket purchase required.

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Film Screening: 16mm
2:00 PM –3:00 PM
Hudson Park Library
66 Leroy Street, New York, NY 10014

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week, the New York Public Library will present  two films, highlighting Italian-American culture with the screening of Song of the City and Italianamerican.

Ralph Fasanella: Song of the City Jack Ofield (1980, 25 min)
A film documenting the life and art of Ralph Fasanella, a self-taught painter born in Greenwich Village in 1914. Raised in a struggling immigrant Italian-American family, Fasanella grew up to become a school truant, laborer and union organizer before discovering his true vocation as a painter. Working within the broad tradition of “social primitivism”, the artist, through his detailed canvases, interweaves scenes of his troubled youth, urban landscapes, labor history and social-political causes.

Italian American Martin Scorsese (1977, 26 min)
Profiles the experiences of Italian-American immigrants through the eyes and lives of one couple, Catherine and Charlie Scorsese, interviewed by their son, film director Martin Scorsese. Includes informal footage of the family at the dinner table, reminiscences about the Scorsese family in Sicily and New York, and treasured family.

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TLC in Your Borough
Taxi and Limousine Commission
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Baitul Mamur Masjid & Community Center, 1033 Glenmore Ave Brooklyn, NY 11208

TLC in Your Borough is a panel discussion with representatives from the Office of Inclusion, Prosecution, and External Affairs. Come by with your TLC paperwork and talk directly with TLC staff.  Representatives from the New York City Police Department will give a brief presentation on safe driving.

Questions? Contact: Malcolm Cain at cainma@tlc.nyc.gov or 212-676-1094

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The New York Kathak Festival
9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
The Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

The New York Kathak Festival presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. The festival brings together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. The festival is a 3-day event with concerts, workshops, and discussions, inspiring creative exchange between local Kathak artists and diverse New York audiences.

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“Electronic City” by Falk Richter
PAMAR-Pan American Art Research Inc.
8:00 PM – 9:05 PM
New Stage Performance Space
36 West 106th Street, Basement, New York, NY 10025

Electronic City is a multimedia theatre piece created by Hungarian immigrant theatre director Ildiko Nemeth featuring a cast 50% of whom are immigrant artists, and all of whom feel displaced in this world. The play follows characters Tom and Joy as they seek belonging, connection, and meaning amid transient lives pressured by long-distance travel, instant communication and constant commerce

Saturday, April 20, 2019


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A Roundtable Discussion and Multicultural Celebration of Immigrant Communities
Nigerian-American Community Association (USA), Inc.
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SI ABC Auditorium
73 Wave Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

Staten Island home to diverse groups of immigrants with different cultural experiences. The day will consist of bringing communities together to discuss each other’s traditions and cultures. There will be a roundtable and a series of celebrations and performances.

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Botanical Immigrants Garden Tour
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Join our botanical immigrant’s tour, inspired by the story of the tulip, to learn about the global origins of plants within our collections and how they are used in different cultures throughout the world.

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Walking Tour: Where Art, Culture, and Community Intersect
Harlem One Stop
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Begins in front of El Barrio Artspace
215 East 99th Street, New York, NY 10029
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
East Harlem–El Barrio is a conglomeration of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. It is also a neighborhood once again in transition as new arrivals from below 96th Street push north to East Harlem and begin to make their mark on the streetscape. But in the face of impending gentrification, East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals. Explore this vibrant neighborhood East Harlem–El Barrio is a conglomeration of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. It is also a neighborhood once again in transition as new arrivals from below 96th Street push north to East Harlem and begin to make their mark on the streetscape. But in the face of impending gentrification, East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals. Explore this vibrant neighborhood during this guided, 90-minute walking tour. Ticket purchase required.

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Flushing Poetry Festival
Organizing Committee for the Flushing Poetry Festival
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Join us for the 2nd annual Flushing Poetry Festival, in celebration of National Poetry Month in the US. The festival promotes the writing of poetry and, Chinese poetry generally in an effort to build cultural participation locally.

Civic Salon Feburary 10, March 24, April 20, May 12

Civic Salon: Yearning to Breathe Free
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Every day brings news of further horrors on our Southern border, of families ripped apart, of an ongoing rejection of the best promise and principles of America. But standing up for our neighbors is only the first step for any of us –join keynoter Valeria Luiselli (Lost Children Archive, Tell Me How It Ends, National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree), poet Camryn Bruno (2019 NYC Youth Poet Laureate), and more for an exploration of how to engage your civic power to help defend those most vulnerable and to stand up for the rights of everyone yearning to breathe free. This event is free with RSVP and open to all.

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

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Exhibit: “For Freedom”
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lithuanian Alliance of America
307 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001

“For Freedom” explores the political, financial, military, and cultural aspects of the passionate support which energized Lithuanian Americans in the cause of independence and recognition for Lithuania. Using photographs, documents, publications, and other historical artifacts—drawn from the Museum as well as other regional and national collections—the exhibition demonstrates that Lithuanian Americans did not waver in their support of the native land, a support that lasted most of the twentieth century.  Most importantly, “For Freedom” uses historical documents (resolutions, memoranda, correspondence, and presidential statements) to show that this century-long struggle for freedom was powered by ideas and ideals expressed in words and actions.

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Film for Families: An American Tail
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Kingsbridge Library
291 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY 10463

Come celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week with a screening of the animated film An American Tail. Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the century America, a courageous little mouse named Fievel becomes lost at sea. Washing ashore in New York Harbor, Fievel braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family. A short discussion will follow the movie. Suitable for children and families!

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Film Screening: Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Macomb’s Bridge Library
2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10039

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week, join us for a special screening of the film " Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey". This documentary depicts the mass migration of Cuban refugees to the United States in the spring of 1980. Beginning with their departure from the Cuban port of Mariel, the film follows the flotilla of refugees across the 90 miles of sea to Key West, Florida and ultimately into refugee camps. This impressionistic portrait is personalized by its focus on particular individuals, including a visit to these refugees a year after their settlement. Ultimately, the Cuban odyssey raises questions about U.S. immigration policy.

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Journey Down the Silk Road: Music of Dunhuang by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Central Public Library, Auditorium
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432

Dunhuang is a desert oasis that is located in Gansu Province of northwest China. It served as an important trade route on the Silk Road to connect ancient China and its western neighbors. The Dunhuang Music Scores, known as Dunhuang Pipa Scores, were found in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang. The scores comprise 25 pieces in ancient pipa tablature during the late 4th to 11th centuries. Performed by Zhou Yi on pipa, Yimin Miao on bamboo flute, joined by guest musicians Tomoko Sugawara on konghou, August Denhard on medieval lute, Adem Merter Birson on Turkish ud, and Rex Benincasa on percussion, Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will take the audience on a journey down the ancient Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty.

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Celebrate Bengali New Year
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cortelyou Library
1305 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Please join us in celebration of Bengali New Year 1426 with the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) presentation of dance and music from Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) promotes Bengali culture by offering accessible classes and providing platforms for emerging artists and performers for the last 25 years.

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Cantonese Storytime
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fort Hamilton Library
9424 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Join us for stories and songs in Cantonesefor children and their parents or caregivers.
歡迎所有任何有興趣的兒童與家長或與其照顧者一起參加我們的普通話故事及兒歌時間

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From Azerbaijan with Love
Azerbaijan Society of America
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

Join us for a Classical Azerbaijani music performance presented by the Azerbaijan Society of America.

Buddy Merriam and the Back Roads and Conjunto Guantánamo

Global Mashup-Bluegrass Meets Cuba
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s "Migrations: The Making of America" festival.
Starting with dance lessons, a set by each band, and then a jam session between them, two cultures are mashed up on one stage with an open dance floor! Get ready to square dance with mandolin and bluegrass master Buddy Merriam and the Back Roads, mashing up the night with the hip-swiveling, Afro-Cuban rhythms of Conjunto Guantánamo. Ticket purchase required.

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Storytelling Facebook Live CHAE on FIRE
CHAE Afro-Colombian Acoustic
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

CHAE is a multi-genre Afro-Colombian international recording artist & Singer/Songwriter Activist based in NYC. CHAE creates socially-conscious music by merging today's popular sounds with her native Afrolatin & Caribbean rhythms. The CHAE Facebook live event will bring us awareness of the existence and struggles for justice and Human Rights through songs, stories, and conversations culminating with the premiere of the "COLOMBIANOS" music video.

 For questions contact: Darrell Dillon - dillond4344@yahoo.com or (917) 770-8094

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“Electronic City” by Falk Richter
PAMAR-Pan American Art Research Inc.
8:00 PM – 9:05 PM
New Stage Performance Space
36 West 106th Street, Basement, New York, NY 10025

Electronic City is a multimedia theatre piece created by Hungarian immigrant theatre director Ildiko Nemeth featuring a cast 50% of whom are immigrant artists, and all of whom feel displaced in this world. The play follows characters Tom and Joy as they seek belonging, connection, and meaning amid transient lives pressured by long-distance travel, instant communication and constant commerce

Francisco Gattorno and co-star

Doña Flor y sus dos Maridos
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Repertorio Español
138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

A bawdy farce in the streets of Bahía, Brazil brought to life with soap-opera star Francisco Gattorno. Ticket purchase required.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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The New York Kathak Festival
9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
The Ailey Studios
405 W 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

The New York Kathak Festival presents and promotes dancers, scholars, and practitioners of Kathak, a classical dance tracing its origins to India. The festival brings together established and emerging artists from across the United States and overseas. The festival is a 3-day event with concerts, workshops, and discussions, inspiring creative exchange between local Kathak artists and diverse New York audiences. Ticket purchase required.

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Art for Tots in Japanese | Sky-High: Building Sculptures
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY 11106

Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits while exploring art materials and Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. This program is for families with children ages 2–4. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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Immigrant Heritage Walking Tour conducted in English
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Coney Island History Project
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn NY 11224

Learn about the contributions of immigrants to the history and development of "The Playground of the World" on this special Coney Island History Project Walking Tour conducted in English. Among the stops on the tour and the stories of struggle, success and achievement are Nathan's Famous, founded in 1916 by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker; Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, where the landmark 1920 Wonder Wheel was purchased by Greek immigrant Denos D. Vourderis as a wedding ring for his wife; and the B&B Carousell, created in 1919 by German and Russian immigrants and now Coney's last hand-carved wooden carousel. The tour also highlights businesses operated by immigrants who have recorded their stories for the Coney Island History Project's Oral History Archive.

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The Farewells Photographs by Alberto Marti
Consulate General of Spain
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

The Council for Galician Culture and the Regional Government of Galicia, through the Galician Center of Image Arts, gather for this exhibition curated by José Caruncho, a selection of 50 photographs by Alberto Martí on the Galician migrant exodus to the Americas between 1957 and 1963, taken at the ports of A Coruña and Vigo, in Galicia (northwest of Spain). The exhibition is structured around three clearly differentiated sections: The Departure, The Return and The Portuguese Passenger Ship SS Santa Maria, which operated the route Caracas-Lisbon-Vigo and was hijacked by Iberian Revolutionary Directorate of Liberation, in January 1961. Ticket purchase required.

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Balancing Yin and Yang: The Place of Chinese Philosophy in Garden Construction
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
(Meet at Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road)
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

What are the secrets and principles that lie behind the design of traditional Chinese gardens? Why is the water in the garden green and not clear? What are there bat-shaped door fittings? In this talk, we’ll explore how yin and yang and other ideas from ancient Chinese wisdom books like The Book of Changes and the Dao De Jing are embodied within the garden, and get a sense of how the traditional Chinese worldview is brought to life within its walls. After the presentation, we will tour the garden to see these ideas in action! Ticket purchase required.

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Immigrant Heritage Walking Tour conducted in Mandarin
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Coney Island History Project
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn NY 11224

Learn about the contributions of immigrants to the history and development of "The Playground of the World" on this special Coney Island History Project Walking Tour conducted in Mandarin. Among the stops on the tour and the stories of struggle, success and achievement are Nathan's Famous, founded in 1916 by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker; Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, where the landmark 1920 Wonder Wheel was purchased by Greek immigrant Denos D. Vourderis as a wedding ring for his wife; and the B&B Carousell, created in 1919 by German and Russian immigrants and now Coney's last hand-carved wooden carousel. The tour also highlights businesses operated by immigrants who have recorded their stories for the Coney Island History Project's Oral History Archive.

Francisco Gattorno and co-star

Doña Flor y sus dos Maridos
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

A bawdy farce in the streets of Bahía, Brazil brought to life with soap-opera star Francisco Gattorno. Ticket purchase required.

traditional chinese garden

Balancing Yin and Yang: The Place of Chinese Philosophy in Garden Construction
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
(Meet at Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road)
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

What are the secrets and principles that lie behind the design of traditional Chinese gardens? Why is the water in the garden green and not clear? What are there bat-shaped door fittings? In this talk, we’ll explore how yin and yang and other ideas from ancient Chinese wisdom books like The Book of Changes and the Dao De Jing are embodied within the garden, and get a sense of how the traditional Chinese worldview is brought to life within its walls. After the presentation, we will tour the garden to see these ideas in action! Ticket purchase required.

New York City's Multicultural Festival

Preview of 10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival
New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031

On Sunday April, 21st. from 5pm to 7pm, New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc. will present a preview of the artists that will be performing at the 10th NYC Multicultural Festival. These artists are well known and loved in their own community. Ticket purchase required.