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Free Thursdays

Join us for free arts and cultural programming every Thursday from October through May at 10:00am.

Coffee & Classics: (Every 1st & 3rd Thursday) A series of musical performances by Perkins Conservatory faculty members.

Conversations on Culture: (Every 2nd Thursday) A series of culturally focused conversations designed to connect and introduce topics of interest in South Jersey.

Art Discovery Arts: (Every 4th Thursday) Art based programs designed for toddlers and PreK children and their grown-ups.

Each of these programs are free and open to the public thanks to the support of PNC Arts Alive.

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee & Classics

A Series of FREE Morning Musical Presentations

Take your morning coffee break with us during our twice monthly classical music series. Join us two Thursdays per month through May at 10:00 am.

The series by Perkins Conservatory faculty will resume on January 3rd in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.

2019 Coffee & Classics Schedule:

1/3Tom Cavanagh (Guitar)

1/17Joseph Krupa (Piano) & Rachel Ellis (Cello)

2/7 – Dr. Ray Landers (Piano)

2/21 – Diane DeLuca (Vocal) featuring Dr. Ray Landers (Piano)

3/7 – Emma Brailovsky (Piano)

3/21 – Dr. Ray Landers (Piano)

4/4 – Emma Brailovsky (Piano)

4/18 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

 

2018 Coffee & Classics Schedule:

10/4 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

10/18 – Ray Landers (Piano)

11/1 – Irina Nenartovich (Piano)

11/15 – Diane Deluca (Voice)

12/6 – Frank James Staneck (Piano)

12/13 – Chris Hansen (Flute)

This series is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Social Artworking programs are focused on eliminating barriers to the arts.  These acts of Social Artworking are made possible with the support of PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming American – Program Two

Program Two: Promise and Prejudice
Welcome to Shelbyville

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Welcome To Shelbyville is a story set in a small town in the middle of “America’s Bible Belt”. Shelbyville undergoes a break neck demographic change and with it, the onslaught of issues of resulting from this new integration and the complex lives of the African American, Latino, White and Somali residents. Filmed during the 2008 Presidential election, the film captures the deeply complex lives of a small, culturally diverse, middle America town dealing with race and culture barriers and the efforts made to overcome them.

This important collaboration, made possible by a grant from City-Lore through the National Endowment for the Humanities:Exploring the Human Endeavor, the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System, will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today.

For further information, please contact Karen Abdul-Malik, Director, Folk Life Center at the Perkins Center for the Arts 856 235 6488.

All programs are free, open to the public and will begin at 6:30PM.

Presented by:  Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and BCLS
Location: Burlington County Library, Meeting Room

Becoming American – Program One

21 Feb 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA — All cotton goods factories and shops workers in Chicago have been called on strike by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, which claims a membership of 10,000 in the city, for higher wages and a $16 minimum. Pickets are shown above in front of a factory on market street, on the edge of downtown Chicago. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Program One: The Century of Immigration: 1820-1924

New York, A Documentary Film: Episode 4, The Power and the People | The Jewish Americans: Episode 2, A World of Their Own

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history.

This special event will begin with a screening of The Century of Immigration: 1820-1934 which provides a critical view of the study of immigration, looking at the reasons for and consequences of one of the peak periods of immigration. During this heightened period more than forty million immigrants were added to the population of the United States. This influx of cultural diversity helped to make immigration a major and defining aspect of American life. A guided discussion will explore the industrial expansion and how the need for inexpensive labor motivated major waves of immigration from all over the world. Topics such as the economic role of immigration, immigration and freedom, urbanization and the changes that impacted the social institutions that transformed America.

This important collaboration between the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today.

For further information, please contact Karen Abdul-Malik, Director, Folk Life Center at the Perkins Center for the Arts 856 235 6488.

This program is made possible by a grant from City-Lore through the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and in cooperation with the Perkins Center for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System.

All programs are free, open to the public and will begin at 6:30PM.

Presented by:  Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and BCLS
Location: Burlington County Library, Meeting Room

Becoming American Series

Becoming American is an in depth series studying the immigration experience in America. This special six -week public programming event will feature a documentary film presentation and a moderated discussion led by Bill Westerman, PhD. The series is designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues set against the backdrop of our immigration history.

This important collaboration between the Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System will shed great light on the history of immigration in our country and how it had impacted the culture of our ancestors as well as the communities we live in today.

PROGRAM ONE: THE CENTURY OF IMMIGRATION: 1820-1924
September 17
-New York, A Documentary Film: Episode 4, The Power and the People and The Jewish Americans: Episode 2, A World of Their Own

PROGRAM TWO: PROMISE AND PREJUDICE
October 1
-Welcome to Shelbyville

PROGRAM THREE: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: IDENTITY AND ACCULTURATION 
October 22
-The New Americans, Episode 1, The Nigerians

PROGRAM FOUR: HELP WANTED? IMMIGRATION AND WORK
Spring 2019
-Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door

PROGRAM FIVE: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
Spring 2019
-My American Girls

PROGRAM SIX: IMMIGRATION AND POPULAR CULTURE
Spring 2019
-The Search for General Tso

This program is made possible by a grant from City-Lore through the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and in cooperation with the Perkins Center for the Arts and the Burlington County Library System.

All programs are free, open to the public and will begin at 6:30PM.

Presented by: Folk Life Center at Perkins for the Arts and BCLS
Location: Burlington County Library, Meeting Room

For further information, please contact Karen Abdul-Malik, Director, Folk Life Center at the Perkins Center for the Arts at 856 235 6488.

ARTS Reaching the Students Open House

Perkins Center has been a provider of In-School Arts Residencies for over 25 years. Join us to learn more about the experiences we can offer your school and teachers.

– Meet our teaching artists.
– Learn how residencies are customized to fit school themes like cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, character values and yearlong study areas.
– See how Perkins Center can inspire educators through artist-led Professional Development sessions.

We invite school leaders, administrators, and parents to join us to connect and learn more about the programs we offer K-12 schools throughout the year.

RSVP requested. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call Allison Hunt 856.235.6488 *305 or ahunt@perkinscenter.org.

Wiffle Ball Cup

Evergreen Lawn, Moorestown

Perkins Center’s Wiffle Ball Cup is the largest event featured on the Evergreen Lawn in Moorestown. The day features family friendly competition with the Wiffle Ball Cup and Corn Hole tournament. While on deck, enjoy concessions, art activities, and more! All funds raised through the event support the community arts & education programs and services at Perkins Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)3 organization.

SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

 

*Registration Fee Required for Wiffle Ball and Corn Hole players.

2018 Tournament Schedule:

9AM-12PM – AM Wiffle Ball Bracket

12PM-3PM – PM Wiffle Ball Bracket

3PM-5PM – Championship Games

6PM-9PM – Corn Hole Tournament

2018 Festival Schedule:

9AM-10AM – Yoga with SHINE Power Yoga

9AM-1PM – Pottery Second Sale

9AM-2PM – Party Moon Bounce

1PM-5PM – Caricatures with Tiffany Case

2PM-5PM – Art Activity with Jenni Deets

2PM – Mister Softee Truck

PLUS All Day Concessions featuring Bacio and Manhattan Bagel.

 

 

Our 2018 Sponsors:

Canton Custom Homes | Garrison Architects | Miller Subaru | Republic Bank | Lubert Family Foundation | Reconstructive Orthopedics | Bidwell Chiropractic | Infinity Title Agency, Inc. | Lewis Funeral Home | Hagner & Zohlman, LLC | Jamco Heating & Air Conditioning | Marone Contractors, Inc. | Fortius Physical TherapyEsposito Family Dental | Taylor Made Custom Cabinetry | Riggins Oil | Saratoga Benefit Services | Bacio | Wegmans | Manhattan Bagel | Shine Power Yoga | Mosquito Squad | Bob Drayton Inc. | Showcase Graphics, LLC

 

Taste of the Caribbean

  • Hosted by South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization featuring Steel Pan Performance and Workshop
  • Island Delights and Differences Panel Discussion
  • Food Tasting
  • SocaFitness

Becoming American: It’s not a Melting Pot… It’s Pot Luck 

Take a seat at the table as we discuss Becoming American.

Evening includes:

Viewing Tastefully South Jersey Documentary      

Dinner: Cultural Fare

Discussion Led by Bill Westerman

  • What does it mean to be American?
  • What does it mean to become American?
  • What does it mean to break bread with your neighbor?
  • What does your family bring to the table to make this community special?

 

Admission:  Bring one Family Recipe.

Limited Availability.

RSVP HERE

 

Taste of Mexico and Peru

  • Eco Del Sur: Music from the Andes and Latin America
  • Food Demonstrations
  • Felix Pitre Storytelling
  • Heritage Preservation Day: A Free Community Digitization Project

 

Bring in family heirlooms relating to cultural foodways traditions. Aged photos, negatives, slides, handwritten recipes, heritage cookware, ancestral linens, back-dated newspaper articles and more.

We will digitally preserve your memories and record your stories. You will take home a flash drive as a keepsake for generations to come. All families, all cultures are welcomed.

 

 

Contact us

Moorestown
395 Kings Highway
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856.235.6488
Toll Free: 800.387.5226
Fax: 856.235.6624
create@perkinscenter.org

Collingswood
30 Irvin Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Phone: 856.235.6488
Toll Free: 800.387.5226
Fax: 856.235.6624
create@perkinscenter.org

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