HARBORLORE - "Water in Brooklyn's Folk Imagination: Story, Song, Dance" by Brookyn Arts Council. May 12, 2-4pm. Free. RED HOOK

HARBORLORE -- "Water in Brooklyn's Folk Imagination: Story, Song, Dance" presented by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)
Opening Weekend Performances for BAC's Harborlore: Where the River Meets the Sea in Brooklyn's Folk Imagination
Waterfront Museum and Barge
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 2-4pm
290 Conover St  Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Red Hook)

Part of Harborlore's opening weekend, this afternoon showcase features diverse Brooklyn traditional artists on the museum barge docked in Red Hook. Artists demonstrate a variety of stories and rituals associated with water including Mother & Daughter Annie & Taseen Ferdous  dancing the Bangladeshi Water Vessel dance; James Lovell telling and drumming the Garifuna boys'  initiation story from St. Vincent about a young man named Supnik who catches fish in a magical way; Lenny Speregen, NY Harbor diver telling stories of "treasure" found in our Harbor;  Braata Jamaican Folk Singers performing traditional baptismal hymns; and a Hindu water ceremony dedicated to the Elephant-headed god Ganesh. The event is FREE. Donations are requested. Families are encouraged to attend.

Harborlore is made possible, in part, by public and corporate support from the National Endowment for the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Program, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Con Edison.

Photo: Lenny Speregen telling NYC Harbor stories. Photo: Etienne Frossard, 2011
Photo: Lenny Speregen telling NYC Harbor stories. Photo: Etienne Frossard, 2011