Big Fun: Indigenous Art & Performance as Resistance

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem

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Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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East Harlem, Manhattan
1220 5th Ave
At E 103rd St
New York, New York 10029
Price for adults
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 175
Teacher: Nicole Wallace

What you'll learn in this literature class:

Join us for an evening of poetry, music, and art celebrating radical urban Indigenous resistance, resilience, and activism. Big Fun takes its name and shape from the title of a poem by Diane Burns (Anishinaabe/Chemehuevi), published in her 1981 chapbook, Riding the One-Eyed Ford (Contact II Publications). 

Connecting back and looking forward through the lens of Burns’ life and work as a poet and performer on what is now called The Lower East Side, this interdisciplinary evening will feature a series of performances by members of the Indigenous Kinship Collective as well as by other Indigenous folx who currently occupy and make their lives and work on the homelands of the Lenape, Lenapehoking.

Curated by poet Nicole Wallace, this event accompanies our exhibition Urban Indian: Native New York Now.

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Refund Policy

The Public Programs Department at the Museum of the City of New York has a strict no refunds policy.

For curator-led group tours:

· Space is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required
· Enrollment will close on Tuesday, October 1st at noon
· Check in with Visitors Services upon entering the museum to receive a designated tour sticker
· Meet the curator in the rotunda on the first floor under the Starlight chandelier
· Minimum enrollment must be reached or the event may be canceled by email notification on October 1st and fully refunded
· All sales are final


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By Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 or M106 to 103rd Street By Subway: #6 to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west; #2 or #3 to Central Park North/110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:00pm Nicole Wallace 1 $15
6:30pm - 8:00pm Nicole Wallace 1 $12

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