Saturday, May 1, 2010 (4)

May 1, 2010
April 30, 2010
  • Foreign Language Immersion Program

  • Apr 30, 2010 at 2:00pm to May 2, 2010 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Manhattan
  • Description: What are you doing on April 30, May 1-2?The New School is holding an immersion weekend in French, Spanish, Japanese and Italian.Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, you will be immersed for 14 hours over the course of one weekend.$300For more info, call 212 229 5676 or email:
  • Created by: Florence Leclerc-Dickler
May 1, 2010
  • From Haiti To Brooklyn: Youth Arts Change

  • May 1, 2010 at 6:00am to May 22, 2010 at 9:00am
  • Location: K-189, The Bilingual School
  • Description: Haiti Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with Brooklyn for Barack, presentsFrom Haiti to Brooklyn: Youth, Arts, ChangeA Series of Free Youth Arts Workshops Saturdays in Maybeginning Saturday, May 1st, 2010, 10am - 1pmat K-189, The Bilingual School, located at 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn. (3 train to Sutter Ave/Rutland Road)In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January, we would like to address the needs of Haitian and Haitian-American youth of all ages by providing a creative outlet to express their loss. We hope to encourage and support their creative explorations and in the process teach effective coping strategies, foster supportive relationships, and connect children with their culture and heritage.Our goal is to offer arts activities that will help them cope with the feelings brought about by the earthquake, as well as activities that simply offer a respite and an opportunity to enjoy themselves, all the while giving them a chance to document their exper
  • Created by: Rachel - Haiti Cultural Exchange
  • World Nomads Lebanon: Nabil Nahas -- Cedrus Libani: Roots & Memory

  • May 1, 2010 at 7:00am to May 29, 2010 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description: Lebanese-American artist Nabil Nahas, whose work has been exhibited all over the world, brings his striking, large-scale works—including a few new pieces—to FIAF’s Gallery.Nahas’s pieces reflect both western modernism and classic Islamic art, and explore the concept of order emerging from disorder through vibrant color, texture, patterns, and abstract images. Inspired by the beauty of nature and the rich complexity of Middle Eastern culture, Nahas uses natural elements such as trees—in particular the cedar, symbolizing Lebanon—to present his personal vision of his homeland.Gallery HoursTue–Fri, 11am–6pmSat, 11am–5pmSun & Mon, closedFree and open to the publicWorld Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, is intended as a forum for dialogue between cultures. It returns this May for its third edition to focus on Lebanon, a country whose rich heritage has long captivated imaginations around the world.For a complete listing of the series’ events, please vi
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
  • World Nomads Lebanon: Bassam Saba Ensemble

  • May 1, 2010 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
  • Description: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) kicks off its World Nomads Lebanon series with a special opening celebration featuring the acclaimed Bassam Saba Ensemble. The eight-piece ensemble will take the stage at Florence Gould Hall for one night only on May 1, 2010.The Bassam Saba Ensemble is led by the Lebanese-born Bassam Saba, a preeminent figure in Arabic music and world-renowned virtuoso of the nay, who has helped develop the group's unique sound—a mix of classical/folk Arabic music combined with classical western influences.Don't miss out on this evening of soulful and passionate musical performance!World Nomads is a month-long, multi-disciplinary series held each May at FIAF, celebrating transculturalism in the twenty-first century and exploring the crossroads of culture and identity.For information and ticketing for this and other World Nomads events, please visit: members $20; non-members $25.
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher