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Staten Island Storms

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday October 28
Location: The Parish House of New Dorp Moravian Church, 2205 Richmond Rd, Staten Island, NY 10306 (Adjacent to Historic Moravian Cemetery. Grounds entrance is on Todt Hill Rd. at corner of Richmond Rd.)
* Please note new location.
As the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, join us at this auspicious time for a public program about Staten Island weatherlore of the past, present and future. Island life makes us particularly perceptive to the effects of storms and other water-based natural disasters. Being part of a coastal community permeates our being and daily life to its core. Come share your personal experiences and tales of living through storms past, including Hurricane Sandy, as part of our Staten Island community story circle. Enjoy light refreshments as you learn about our Trouble the Water archival collection. Get the chance to view and learn about unique water-based rituals and art forms, from Sri Lankan water purification rituals and West African libations, to folktales and songs that preserve local weather history. Be in the know about coastal storm prep and disaster-preparedness as we look to the impact of future storms on our beloved borough.
2:00 Welcome & Trouble the Water videos | Naomi Sturm, Working Waterfront Project Director & former Staten Island Arts Director of Folklife
2:15 Story Circle | open to all
3:00 Refreshments & Weatherlore Tables
3:15 Ghanaian Weather Tales | Samuel Owusu-Sekyere Ghanaian Association of Staten Island
3:25 Sri Lankan Water Rituals | Sachindara Navinna Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY
3:35 First Responses to Hurricane Sandy
3:50 Songs of Sandy | Bob Wright
4:00 Sandy Recovery Efforts | Rev. Karen Jackson Director of Recovery and Community Initiatives, Project Hospitality
4:15 Sierra Leonean Water Blessings & Sandy in Park Hill | Mohammed Kabba
4:30 Kavi Poetry of Sandy & Sri Lankan Tsunami | Seetha Wickramasuriya
4:40 Refreshments & Weatherlore Tables
Staten Island Storms is supported through the generosity of the New York State Regional Economic Development Corporation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with the support of City Council, New York City Councilman Steven Matteo, NYC & Company, the Investors Foundation, and The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation.


October 28
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Staten Island Arts


New Dorp Moravian Church
2205 Richmond Rd
Staten Island, NY 10306 United States
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