What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts
adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. With this exhibition, City Lore marks the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act, implemented in 1968, which inaugurated a new era of immigration from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. What We Bring celebrates the rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, especially in New York City, where 6-in- 10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.
April 6th, 2018 – November 1st, 2018
April 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fri 2 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
*Open on Thursday 12, 28th*
and by appointment
Free and open to the public.
To schedule a visit outside of regular hours, please email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO ARE WE?
Founded in 1986, City Lore is New York City’s center for urban folk culture. With a mission to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs, City Lore encompasses a Lower East Side gallery space, performances, lectures, the People’s Hall of Fame, a POEMobile that projects poems onto walls and buildings, and programs throughout the five boroughs. We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. We work in four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each, we seek to further cultural equity and model a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.
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