Lunar New Year Tradition: Puppet Making & Dragon Walk
January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate The Year of the Rat with Puppetry in Practice artist and acclaimed author/ illustrator Angelo DeCesarem who will use live drawing to adapt “The Cat and the Rat” from the famous legend of the Chinese zodiac story. Make “tricky rat” puppets. Then go on a Dragon Walk with exciting PiP puppeteer and storyteller Luciano Cohen.
Afro-Colombian musical ensemble, Grupo Rebolu interprets the traditional sounds of their homeland: gaita, tambura, chalupa, and bullerengue, with original compositions reflecting on their New York home. Take part in a 1 hour, interactive dance workshop at 3pm, and come early to receive a free percussion instrument. Afterward, enjoy Afro-Colombian music…
Enjoy a free concert given by Pistolera. Anchored by the Spanish vocals of Sandra Velasquez, and buoyed by accordion, guitar, bass, and percussion, this band’s sound owes much to traditional Mexican music. The group’s socially conscious songs address timely topics such as immigrants’ rights, racism, feminism, and more.