Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rubin Museum of Art Annual Block Party 2017


A really fun event coming up this weekend at The Rubin Museum of Art !!


RUBIN MUSEUM ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY
Sunday, July 16
Discover and create the “Sounds of the Street” with art-making, performances, and in-gallery sound experiences

New York, NY – The Rubin Museum of Art will host its annual summer Block Party, a day of art-making, performances, and free admission to the Museum. Come make some noise with thousands of other New Yorkers and participate in unique experiences for all ages, inspired by the exhibition The World is Sound.

Activities include:
·         Sonic art-making activities for kids and adults of all ages, including bubble painting, instruments of your own, cut-up poetry, and dancing ooblek

·         Special Museum tours and in-gallery sound meditation experiences

·         Performances by:
o    New York Suwa Taiko Association
o    The Brooklyn Express Drumline
o    Poets John Giorno and Tenzin Dickyi
o    The Bhakti Center
o    Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus Yoga
o    Tibetan Community of NY/NJ
o    MSHR (Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy)

·         Activities led by community partners from the block party advisory board:
o    Oral histories showcased by Adhikaar
o    Music selections by ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood
o    Nepali children’s songs by Grassroots Movement in Nepal (GMIN)
o    Garba dance by India Home
o    Musical instrument demos by Tibetan Community of NY/NJ
o    English to Tibetan name translation by United Sherpa Association
o    Sign Language Center

·         Himalayan snacks from Café Serai, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, and Korilla Korean Tacos available for purchase

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

Rubin Block Party is made possible through the generosity of New York Life. Additional support has been provided by Con Edison, Agnes Gund, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Details:                rubinmuseum.org/blockparty

Event Date:        Sunday, July 16, 2017
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

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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