Purpose Lounge [s6k Arts & Reconstruct Art], chashama & Jamaica Performing Arts Center in association with Harlem Arts Alliance, The Apollo Theater, Allen-Stevenson School, and FM Charities present
The Spirits Sing Across the Mountains
Saturday, June 26, 2010, noon - 9p
Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, Queens, NY (E or J train to Jamaica Center (last stop) or F to Parsons Boulevard: walk down 153rd Street to Jamaica Avenue.)
FREE and open to the public Held in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name at chashama 461, 461 West 126th Street in Harlem, NYC.
This production connects two legendary New York communities of the African Diaspora for a remembrance of Juneteenth [the last day of legalized slavery in the US] and its cultural legacy. By engaging the hosting communities of Jamaica and Harlem, we will expand the understanding of various culturally affirming perspectives of their different yet intertwining histories. Our multigenerational program will be entertaining as well as informative.
Schedule of events: 12 noon to 4p: Documentary screenings in the theater
This will be an entertaining and educational video mastermix of documentaries spanning the history of the African Diaspora in the United States. Compiled and edited by veteran experimental video artist Darryl Hell.
- 4pm to 6:30p: Live Art exhibition in the lobby & lounge
Aleathia Brown will be doing a live art performance in the lounge and there will be viewing of work in the lobby gallery. The mixed media exhibition will feature; Reconstruct Art, Darryl Hell, "Ride: The Lifestyle of Urban Motorcycling", Lawrence Joyner, Purpose Lounge, Progressive Unlimited, and the Allen-Stevenson Prep School for Boys. We will also be serving free food and drinks during this segment of the event.
- 7pm to 9p: Feature presentation in the theater
There will be special presentations from "Ride: The Lifestyle of Urban Motorcycling", Community Board 12 District Manager Yvonne Reddick, The Apollo Theater, Harlem Arts Alliance, Ademola Olugebefola, and a Juneteenth commemoration.
Sponsored by Harlem Brewery Company
Catering supplied by Creative Catering
Additional support provided by:
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
Gifts From Deez Hands