Mexican art and culture - June 2017

Mexican art and culture - June 2017


México in New York

Our program Mexico in New York brings Mexican art and culture to classrooms and community groups. Join us for these activities at our partner organizations across the city. All events are free and open to the public.

Below you will find information about our participation in these events.


 

Oye Corona Life is Beautiful!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 2pm-6pm
Park of The Americas 42nd Ave and 104th Street Corona, NY 11368

Presented by the Queens Museum

WORKSHOP

Tsikuri - the Eye of God

Participants will create a Tsikuri, a traditional Wixarika (Huichol) yarn-weaving object known as the Eye of God.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Son Jarocho Performance

Son Jarocho is a Mexican folk music genre that originated in the colonial era and fuses Spanish, indigenous and African rhythms to create a musical poetry that is a central part of the musical heritage of the region.  In Veracruz, Mexico a fandango is a community-based celebration where people get together to dance, play and sing. Musicians play and sing Son Jarocho music while people dance the "zapateado" atop a Tarima, a large wooden platform.

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/177034872825318/


Film Works Alfresco

Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Inwood Hill Park – Gaelic Field, Manhattan
Enter park at W 218th St and Indian Rd

Preseted by Inwood Art Works in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (#NoMAA). Part of 2017 #UptownArtStroll

MUSIC AND DANCE

#SonJarocho performance by members of Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders' Artists Network followed by the screening of "La Leyenda de la Llorona" (In Spanish with English subtitles).

Facebook Event Page
www.facebook.com/events/1718758665089055


Paper flowers

Paper Flower Workshop

Tuesday, June 13, 2pm
New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch
503 W 145th St, New York, NY 10031

In this workshop participants will learn a brief history of paper, how it came to the Americas, and create paper flowers.

Paper flowers are used in Mexico for decoration during holidays such as the Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo and Mothers’ Day and special events such as weddings, baptisms etc. Mexican paper flowers can decorate a tabletop, a Christmas tree, or parties.


Mosaics

Pre-Columbian Mosaics with Seeds and Beans

Wednesday, June 14, 2pm
New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch
503 W 145th St, New York, NY 10031

Inspired by pre-Columbian cultures native to Mexico, participants will create a unique mosaic with seeds and beans of different colors and sizes.


Tsikuri

Tsikuri (Eye of God)

Thursday, June 15, 3pm
Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Participants will create a Tsikuri, a traditional yarn-weaving object known as the Eye of God, inspired by the visionary art of the Wixarika (Huichol) people native to the states of Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit and Zacatecas. The workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as those with art experience (kids and parents).


Craft Workshops

Wednesday, June 21, 4pm
International Immigrant Movement
108-59 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, Queens 11368

Paper Flowers Workshop

In this workshop participants will learn a brief history of paper, how it came to the Americas, and create paper flowers.

Paper flowers are used in Mexico for decoration during holidays such as the Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo and Mothers’ Day and special events such as weddings, baptisms etc. Mexican paper flowers can decorate a tabletop, a Christmas tree, or parties.

Tsikuri (Eye of God)

Participants will create a Tsikuri, a traditional yarn-weaving object known as the Eye of God, inspired by the visionary art of the Wixarika (Huichol) people native to the states of Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit and Zacatecas. The workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as those with art experience (kids and parents).


Tepeyolohtli-Son-Guerrerence

Son Guerrerense

Thursday, June 22, 2017. 3pm
Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
340 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Son Guerrerense is a regional folk musical style of Mexican Son from Tixtla, Guerrero, a state located on the Southern Pacific coast of Mexico.


Tsikuri (Eye of God)

Saturday, June 24, 3pm
New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch
503 W 145th St, New York, NY 10031

Participants will create a Tsikuri, a traditional yarn-weaving object known as the Eye of God, inspired by the visionary art of the Wixarika (Huichol) people native to the states of Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit and Zacatecas. The workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as those with art experience (kids and parents).


About Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders based in New York is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting Mexican traditions.

Mexico in New York is funded under the Cultural Immigrant Initiative supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Thank you to our Supporters

 DCA     

Mexico in New York is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


 

NYSCA

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

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