A good post from Richard Kessler of the Huffington Post about arts, education, and the reality that there is no quick-fix for the problems in our educational system.
But, in many schools, particularly in big city schools that are low performing, subjects that make for an expanded curriculum rather than narrowed, like the arts and physical education, have been squeezed from the school day. The arts are starved for resources and diminished through policies that define an education as reading and math.
Check out the rest here on the Huffington Post.
Hopefully seeing Angels & Accordions at Green-Wood Cemetery. Why?
Photo: Tom Giebel (atomische.com)
Well, for one thing it’s going to be a beautiful day & maybe the last time all year you can see the breathtaking grounds of the Cemetery with such nice weather.
More than that, though- tomorrow is your last chance EVER to see this one-of-a-kind site-specific performance.
Tom Giebel (atomische.com)
For the last seven years, DTE Executive Director Martha Bowers has directed the piece and produced it in collaboration with the Green-Wood Historic Fund. Part walking tour, part performance, part guided meditation through the beautiful and richly historical Green-Wood Cemetery, Angels and Accordions brings to life a Brooklyn treasure through dance, live music, and design.
Tickets are offered at a discount if purchased in advance, so head over to the DTE site and choose the performance time (12:30pm or 4pm) you’d like to attend.
BWAC’s newest exhibition, “Red Hooked,” begins tomorrow. It’s a beautiful space & they pack so much artwork in there there’s sure to be something to make you think/feel/BE.
Came across this interesting teaser on New York Press:
…here’s a look at five pieces in the show and how they fit into the show, courtesy of BWAC’s Carmel Dudley.
“Untitled” by Kari Smith
Smith photographs the crumbling, dirty, toxic streets of Brooklyn with the people and animals that live within the grit. To her, to be “Red Hooked” is to examine the life that keeps growing through the cracks in an industrial landscape. Rotting buildings being taken over by plant life, kittens living in abandoned buses, and, of course, the people in the midst of it all. In “Untitled,” a muscled dog stares steadily from his home in a Brooklyn junkyard.
Brooklyn Independent TV station profiles longtime Red Hook spot, Metal & Thread:
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The weather gave us some scares on Saturday morning, but cleared up to allow for two beautiful performances of Angels & Accordions. A video is in the works featuring performance footage, performer interviews and more. Stay tuned for that.
For now, though, head over to Flickr to see DTE General Manager Liz Schuster’s lovely pictures from the 3:30 performance at Green-Wood Cemetery.
We’ll have an update on the weather situation for Angels & Accordions later in the day. Stay posted to the event webpage.
Photo: Frank H. Jump
In the meantime, check out some cool pictures from Frank Jump of the Angels in rehearsal.
The Red Hook Initiative is still working away to reach the fund-raising goals they’ve set in order to open their new permanent home in the neighborhood. Help them inch closer while enjoying the gastronomic delights of Red Hook at this year’s “Taste of Red Hook.”
The delicious offerings include local favorites like The Good Fork, Hope & Anchor, and Defonte’s. You can buy tickets here.
Picked up via the Word on Columbia Street.
From the Cobble Hill Blog:
Tomorrow, join the 76th Precinct, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Red Hook Community Justice Center for National Night Out Against Crime, where you can gain crime prevention tips and register portable electronics like iPods, laptops, and cell phones in the Operation Identification Program. The event takes place tomorrow, August 4, in Coffey Park (1 Pioneer St, Brooklyn), from 2 pm until 6 pm, and will include food as well as a clown for children.
From the 76th Precinct: We “etch” the device with invisible, indelible ink, which makes it easier for us to return the property to the owner in the event it is lost or stolen. We will also be registering bicycles, and providing information on our other crime prevention programs, all of which are free of charge.
Tomorrow night come to the CB6′s meeting regarding the “Superfund” status of the Gowanus Canal, which may or may not impact environmental efforts to clean up the notoriously polluted waterway. From the CB6 website:
Presentation and discussion with representatives for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a proposal to designate the Gowanus Canal and environs as a Superfund site, what a Superfund designation would mean for our community, learn more about the process used to make such a determination, and hear from representatives for the City of New York on the City’s plans to address Gowanus-related environmental conditions.
The when and where:
|P.S. 32 Auditorium
317 Hoyt Street
(between Union & President Streets)
Brooklyn NY 11231