Earth Day was celebrated around New York City in many different ways. National Grid hosted their 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration. Children and adults alike enjoyed live music, arts and crafts and street performers at this free community festival. The event highlighted the need for creating a sustainable future and caring for the Earth. The Brooklyn College Center for the Performing Arts also presented “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale” a story told through African dance, drumming, narration and song.
Guest Blogger: Atika Ghumman
On Saturday, April 21, 2012, we attended a Broadway show called Black Angels Over Tuskegee with the BCCP. It was an amazing opportunity to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen who were African American pilots during World War II. I thought the show gave great historical background during the war. One of my favorite parts of the play was how most of the men kept secrets. One of the men was married, another brought records along with him, and lastly another one had these epileptic attacks out of nowhere. The significance of the play was to let the audience and myself know that everybody is equal and can become whatever they want. The whole point was you shouldn’t judge somebody by their color or how they look. It is the inside that really matters.
The Awake Youth Project, an innovative program developed by the Brooklyn Zen Center in collaboration with the Brooklyn College Community Partnership was featured in the April 15th edition of the New York Times.
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