Tastefully South Jersey Exhibition

An exploration of food traditions from Caribbean, Eastern European, West African, African-American Southern and Latino cultures and how they are sustained in our communities. Featuring documentary of tradition keepers, artifacts, photography, visual art and interactive exhibits. Special Events: Opening Reception – July 12, 2018 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interpretive Tour of Exhibit, Tastefully South Jersey Presentation, Food Tasting Taste of West Africa and African-American Soul – July 14 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Food Demonstrations, Soul Line Dancing with I am Kenny J, Broomcorn Doll Making Workshop with Alma May (Limited, registration required) Taste of Poland and Turkey – July 28 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Monique Legare International Folk Dance Performance and Workshop, Food Tasting, Tea-for All Demonstration, Turkish Lace-making Workshop (Limited, registration required) Taste of Mexico and Peru – August 18 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eco Del Sur: Music from the Andes and Latin America, Food Demonstrations, Heritage Preservation Day Becoming American: It’s not a Melting Pot… It’s Pot Luck – August 23 – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Take a seat at our community table to discuss and celebrate America’s immigrant fortune and delight in cultural food fare (Free, RSVP Required) Taste of the Caribbean – August 25 – 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Hosted by South Jersey Caribbean Cultural Organization featuring Steel Pan Performance and Workshop, Island Delights and Differences Panel Discussion, Food Tasting, SocaFitness [su_row] [su_column]CULTURAL FOOD ARTISANS: Elizabet Aguilar – Mexican Ylvia Anatolia Asal – Turkish Serife Ayakta – Turkish Loona Cadely-Jeanty – Haitian Anna Felcyn – Polish Esther Giple – Liberian Katherine Inez Guadalupe – St. Lucian Jonathan Jernigan – International Sherma Joyce – Trinadadian Nana Kittoe Manful – Ghananian Corrine B. Powers – African American Soul Travara Tilghman – African American Soul [/su_column] [su_column]FINE ARTISTS: Robert Bender Phil Carroll Michael Clay Ruthanne Compton Judy Karten Rita Kieffer Lisa Matera Peter Meadowsong Marie Natale Mark Natale Laura Renner[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/xyb0kqR1I1s” width=”300″ height=”300″] [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/ikoCPn-H81M” width=”300″ height=”300″] Tastefully South Jersey Press Release

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CamdenpopRock on Haddon Ave.

Perkins Center’s Lawn Chair Concert Series returns to Collingswood with a live outdoor concert featuring CPR: Music Invincible. Established in 2015, CamdenpopRock will present a wondrously eclectic fusion of modern, classical and international music and performance art. CamdenpopRock will perform on the corner of Haddon and Woodlawn Avenues, next to Grooveground Coffeebar (647 Haddon Ave). This free performance is part of Perkins Center for the Arts’ annual Lawn Chair Concert Series with a partnership from the Borough of Collingswood and presented by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey with additional support from Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation and PNC Arts Alive. This concert is part of 2nd Saturday in Collingswood which invites guests to plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free and there are local artists and musicians on each block. Just

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Vinyl Comes Alive at Collingswood Green Festival

Perkins Center for Arts house band, Vinyl Comes Alive, will perform a concert featuring many of the greatest songs from the Motown era, as well as artists and bands that popularized the Stax and Atlantic Records sound.  Songs by artists such as Wilson Picket, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Charles Bradley and many others will be presented for your listening pleasure.

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Heritage Preservation Days

Community members are welcome to bring in family heirlooms that relate to foodways and cultural food traditions such as, aged photographs, negatives, heirloom cooking instruments, handwritten recipes, handcrafted pottery, back-dated news articles, traditional herbal remedies, heritage farming and gardening tools, passed-down cook books, ancestral holiday linens and artwork.

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Birthday Fiesta

Celebrate Perkins Center’s 40th year at a birthday dinner with our friends at Tortilla Press Cantina in Merchantville.

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