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Trinidadian Neighborhood Tour 2: Roy Pierre's J'Ouvert Mas Camp The legendary Roy Pierre describes his 2008 presentation for the daybreak pre-carnival celebration J'Ouvert (a contraction of the French jour ouvert meaning beginning of the day). Mr. Pierre, now 62 years old, has been participating in the West Indian Mas ...
Trinidadian Neighborhood Tour 3: The New Generation Mas Camp Kathyann Hernandez, leader of the New Generation mas camp, prepares for the annual West Indian Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn. Hernandez is dedicated to immersing young people in the masquerade tradition. Her band of youngsters has won the top "Kiddies ...
Flushing Neighborhood Tour 1: Growing Up Chinese Alvin Eng tells tales of growing up in Flushing:
As a child, my parents ran a Chinese Hand Laundry at 29-10 Union Street in Flushing. We were one of a handful of Chinese/Asian families living there. By the time I ...
Flushing Neighborhood Tour 2: Childhood in a Chinese American Hand Laundry Alvin Eng tells tales of growing up in Flushing:
As a child, my parents ran a Chinese Hand Laundry at 29-10 Union Street in Flushing. We were one of a handful of Chinese/Asian families living there. By the time I ...
The Mary Mack-a-thon This Mary Mack-a-thon is an excerpt from Let’s Get the Rhythm, directed by Irene Chagall and coproduced with City Lore and Public Art Films. The hour-long documentary tells a powerful, engaging, and poignant story about women’s lives by chronicling girls’ ...
David Sharps of the Waterfront Museum - Waterfront Heroes One of the last on the water, the Lehigh Valley Barge #79 was built in 1914 for the railroads that worked in the Port of New York. The barge managed to survive the mid-20th century replacement of lighters with container ...
North Oyster Bay Baymen's Association - Waterfront Heroes Baymen have harvested shellfish in Oyster Bay and neighboring harbors starting with the Native Americans in pre-colonial times. A small but dedicated group of shellfish diggers continues these traditions, using the same techniques as those of previous generations. As bayman ...
South Shore Bay House Owners Association - Waterfront Heroes Bay House owners are a unique group of survivors who have battled government and Mother Nature, preserving a way of life that is rare on Long Island. Baymen and fishermen have worked the waters of Long Island’s south shore for ...
South Shore Waterfowlers - Waterfront Heroes In 1953 a group of duck hunters got together to share their favorite hunting spots and exchange information on decoys and other equipment. Today the South Shore Waterfowlers Association hosts events where men and women of all ages and backgrounds, ...
Rocking the Boat - Waterfront Heroes In 1995 Adam Green volunteered as a boat-building instructor working with students in East Harlem. With the successful launch of the class’s eight-foot dinghy, and the power of the collaborative experience under his belt, Green founded Rocking the Boat as ...
Carolina Salguero of PortSide NewYork - Waterfront Heroes In 2005, Carolina Salguero founded PortSide NewYork as a maritime center combining the working waterfront, public access, workforce and harbor advocacy, and community development. Programs take place on and off their flagship, the historic tanker MARY A. WHALEN.
To learn ...
Naima Rauam Paints the Fulton Fish Market - Waterfront Heroes Naima Rauam discovered the “electric energy” of the Fulton Fish Market in the 1960s while studying at the Art Students League. Instantly captivated by its visual richness, the market has inspired her work ever since, resulting in extensive documentation of ...
Seetha Wickramasuriya - Waterfront Heroes Born in Tangol, Sri Lanka, Wickramasuriya is one of the few elders in Staten Island’s Sri Lankan community who writes and performs traditional kavis -- simple-meter sung poems improvised over a set melody that narrates daily life. Having grown up ...
Heritage 2 Health - An Introduction In a novel approach to cultural competency training, the WMC Health Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation along with the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and City Lore have developed two unique arts-centered e-Learning courses for improving healthcare providers’ ability to offer ...
George Ward Sings The Off Mule's Fussin' Commemorating and celebrating the bicentennial of the digging of the Erie Canal, The Heartland Passage Tour brought 23 musicians and storytellers along with a series of screenings to 10 cities and towns along the Canal from September 2nd to the ...

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