Greenwood Forest Farms Association Celebrates Black History at the Library

Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Contact: 
Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Children

Greenwood Forest Farms Association will celebrate Black History with a two part program featuring the arts. Filmmaker Patricia DeArcy will preview portions of her new film "The Harlem Cultural Council." Founded in 1964 by Artist Romare Bearden, The Harlem Cultural Council is an African-American arts advocacy group. The film focuses on the Council's innovative use of the "jazz-mobile" and the "dance-mobile" to bring music and dance to the community in the 1960's and 70's. Following the film the Youth Theatre Interactions Inc. of Yonkers will perform a selection from the classic play "A Raisin in The Sun" and a scene from their original production, "Risky Business." Youth Theatre Interactions Inc. includes seniors and young adults in intergenerational theatrical performances which range from classical to educational theatre. Their performances are intended for grandparents, parents, and children to experience together.
The Greenwood Forest Farms Association, Inc. is an organization dedicated to
preserving the history of New York State’s first African-American resort community,
founded in 1919, in the Town of Warwick.

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