Save the date… Saturday, December 24 to Thrusday, December 29, 2016
THE SECOND ANNUAL YIDDISH NEW YORK (YNY)
A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING YIDDISH MUSIC, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE!
Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders– a culture under construction! Drawing inspiration from the historic cultural riches of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Yiddish New York is an intergenerational gathering featuring daily workshops in klezmer music, Yiddish dance, song, and a broad spectrum of performances and programming in Yiddish language, arts, history, and culture. Yiddish New York evenings feature concerts, dance parties, and jam sessions at clubs and other venues around this vibrant neighborhood.
To keep tuition costs as affordable as possible (under $500), Yiddish New York is a non-residential event. The center of activities is the 14th St. Y (344 East 14th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) and the adjacent Town and Village Synagogue, easily accessible by public transportation. Participants will make their own arrangements for transportation, housing and meals. Yiddish New York will set up on-line boards encouraging sharing rides and housing.
Yiddish New York reaches out to participants of all ages and backgrounds. The Kids/Teens program will offer reduced fees to encourage the participation of families with children, and create innovative interdisciplinary projects designed to engage the next generation of Yiddish artists.
Yiddish New York offers programs on klezmer music, Yiddish song, Yiddish dance, theater, Yiddish language, Yiddish culture and history, visual arts, and culinary arts, as well as films, neighborhood walking tours, and more!
Mission: Yiddish New York (YNY) nurtures a diverse international and intergenerational community committed to the celebration and creation of art, scholarship and social activism informed by Yiddish culture. Drawing upon the cultural riches of New York City, YNY’s December workshop/festival program provides a gathering place for community members to join together and deepen their engagement with Yiddish culture
Yiddish New York is fiscally sponsored by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance. To support Yiddish New York, please click here.