This year’s Yiddish New York art exhibition will open on December 8 at the Abrazo Interno Gallery in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The theme of the exhibition, which will run through December 28, will be “Trees of Life and Evil Eyes — A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism.” The exhibit’s organizers will be accepting submissions for the exhibition through November 7. For more information, you can check out the website
Last weekend’s Yiddish New York festival offered lessons in “Heebonics” and Yiddish ska music, and most of the great Yiddish musicians, scholars and artists of today. Seth Rogovoy offers a tour of the “boundless, utterly unexpected adventure.”
The first-ever Yiddish New York festival has kicked off, featuring a slew of art exhibits, klezmer courses and the top names in Yiddish music. Seth Rogovoy offers a preview.
When the announcement was made that KlezKamp was ending, movers and shakers in the klezmer scene resolved to organize a replacement.