Friday, July 1, 2016

Rubin Museum Annual Block Party


RUBIN MUSEUM ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY
Celebrate Nepal’s monsoon festivals with art-making, performances,
Himalayan street food, and more

New York, NY – The Rubin Museum of Art will host its annual summer Block Party, a day of family art-making, music and dance performances, and free admission to the Museum. Inspired by the Rubin’s exhibition, “Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual,” activities and performances will celebrate Nepal’s festivals, nature, and culture, with connections to the art and ideas of the region. Create rainsticks, flower garlands, and celebrate Nepal’s monsoon throughout the afternoon!

Activities include:
  • Art-making activities inspired by Nepal’s seasonal festivals and monsoon rituals — rainsticks, frog masks, pinwheels, hybrid animals, prayer flags, flower garlands, and more
  • Nepalese-inspired music and dance performances by artists including Dikyi, Brooklyn Raga Massive, and Acha Himalayan Sisterhood
  • Educational activities led by Adhikaar and other Himalayan cultural groups, including traditional Nepali dress demonstration
  • Family yoga instruction
  • Museum tours and gallery searches for families
  • Henna tattoos

Refreshments available for purchase:
  • Himalayan street food, including samosas, chutney sandwiches, and fruit lassis by Café Serai
  • Artisan ice cream from Van Leeuwen

Event is free and open to the public (includes FREE admission to the museum all day) and will happen rain or shine

Details:                rubinmuseum.org/blockparty
Event Date:        Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time:                    1-4pm ET

Location:             W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
(Block will be closed to traffic)
The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Social Media:    #RubinBlockParty



About the Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make powerful connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas and neighboring regions including India. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate the big questions that extend across history and span human cultures.


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