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Included among the featured exhibitors for the 2009 show are the following companies: Omoma Coffee, SerendipiTea, Café La Paz, Tay Tea, Tavalon, Starbucks, Harney & Sons Tea, Green Mountain Coffee, Keurig, Guayaki Yerba Mate, El Pedral Gourmet Coffee, Hancha Tea, Zen Green Tea Liqueur, Srina Tea, Vittoria Café Coffee, TeLight, Sacred Rose Tea, and Jalima Coffee.The show will also feature some extraordinary related products including Best Friends Cocoa, Biscottea, Deborah’s Kitchen, Chip ‘N Dipped Cookie Co., Erica’s Rugelach, and Taste of Home Bakery.In addition to booths, tastings and opportunities to buy unique products, this two-day event also features a full program of presentations from well-known industry pros and pioneers.Some of the highlights include:• Home Roasting 101Presented by Donny Raus, President of Northeast Roasters Group.• Korean Loose Leaf Tea CeremonyPresented by Yoon Hee Kim of the Korean Tea Culture Foundation.• Chocolate TastingHosted by Dina Cheney, author of "Tasting Club."• Afternoon Tea: Tips Terms, and TraditionsPresented by Ellen Easton.• The Art of Coffee Cupping & TastingHosted by Marcela Zuchovicki of Jalima Coffee, Sponsored by Gillies Coffee.• From Garden to Cup: Journey With TeaPresented by Yoon Hee Kim,Korean Tea Culture Foundation.• Think Outside the Cup: Creating Coffee-And Tea-Infused Desserts,Presented by Celebrity Chef Melody McGinley Whitelaw.• Turkish Coffee & Culture, Presented by Sule Akoglu of The TurkishCultural Center.• Korean Powdered Green Tea CeremonyPresented by Yoon Hee Kim, Korean Tea Culture Foundation.• Green Teas of China, Korea and JapanPresented by Yoon Hee Kim, Sponsored by TeaClassics.• Tea Cocktailspresented by Chris Cason, Tea Sommelier at TavalonThe 4th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC will also help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, the official charity of the event. Cup for Education helps poor and rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities and provide the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers.Goodie bags will be also be available to attendees each day and include samples from: Adagio Tea, Celestial Seasonings, Wholesome Sweeteners, The Tea House Times, Glee Gum, Teeccino, Choice Organic Tea, Chopsticks Magazine, and others.An all day pass includes sampling of the international lineup of coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at the specialpresentations.
for more info: www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com
The 4th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYCApril 18th and 19th, 2009 The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St. 631 940 7290
When writer/creator Lapacazo Sandoval envisioned “Taking The E-Train,” her fun guide to riding this major subway line, she did anticipate that her little tome would enjoy life as a multimedia concept. But not until master teacher Amanda McDowall came up with her adaptation of the book as a music theater experience, did this book realize in real-time its possibilities. With that in mind, she married African drumming, song and hip-hop choreography to the lively narrative.
McDowall’s day job is teaching musical theater at the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), so it’s natural for her to be directing of this free theatrical reading of this new children story this weekend, Saturday, November 4th at 10 am. It is the inaugural event to launch a kids music theater series at the school. “Taking The E Train” makes for important selection to serves as the kick off for the reading series.
As McDowall explains, “It is perfect to kick off the reading series because the story itself is such a New York City story, and at a place like the Harlem School of the Arts where we have an incredibly diverse group of students, we get to really highlight kids who may not have been featured before.”
The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has partnered with publisher KaZoom Kids iStoryBooks, to launch this reading series designed to stimulate a love of reading, especially for kids of color. Too often African American and Latino children are disconnected from the stories they see in the books available to them because they do not see themselves represented there.
This theatrical reading is about adventurous Abuela who takes her three grandchildren on an adventure on the E train on one of the hottest days of summer -- no wonder, because the E train has the best air conditioning. Another story, also a part of the series, is “Everybody Loves Cake,”which illuminates the joy of baking with Sharon and Grandmother Abuela as they create new and delicious treats while keeping tradition and making “sweet” memories. In “Kason’s Kite,” a father and son bond over a kite making project.
The multicultural KaZoom ebooks use sight, sound, motion, and animation to stimulate kids to interact and become more engaged with the stories they read.
With that in mind, McDowell enthusiastically adds, “The book also really lends itself to allow a huge group of performers to participate which is always great. All our students are so hungry and so ready to perform and we get to give the opportunity to so many of them because of that.”
Besides her role as a teacher, McDowall has been dressing the kids who participate in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade for the past six years. She provides the kids and audience alike with a rich creative experience.
Given that Harlem School of the Arts is New York City’s premier community arts institution, McDowall has had an opportunity to do something that can really inspire kids and adults alike. HSA’s alumni and faculty are counted among the most talented leaders in the arts.
HSA is unique in that it’s the sole provider of arts education in four disciplines: music, dance, theatre, and visual arts, all within an award-winning 37,000 square foot facility. With a reputation for artistic rigor and excellence it attracts constituents of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds from all five New York City boroughs as well as Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey.
For more than 50-years, HSA has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of young people ages 2-18 through its world-class training in the arts. Given the institution’s prominence, it is an ideal platform for multicultural author Sandoval to see her work presented. A longtime contributor to Essence.com and the New York Amsterdam News, the veteran writer has created a whole series of classic New York stories for kids; HSA will be the perfect place to experience them live.
To learn more about the Harlem School of the Arts and other events there go to: www.HSAnyc.org. Or look at @HSAnyc on Twitter as well as https://www.instagram.com/hsanyc/
“Taking The E-Train” Free Readingwritten Lapacazo Sandovaldirected by Amanda McDowall
Saturday, November 4th at 10am
Harlem School of the Arts 645 Saint Nicholas AvenueNew York, NY 10030
Assembling academics, writers, philosophers, and great thinkers the world over, the 9th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature (April 29 – May 5, 2013, various venues) is like an intellectual version of the Avengers, just substitute fighting aliens with contemplating the human condition. An open letter written by the festival organizers states that PEN World Voices brings “remarkable writers, journalists, philosophers from all over the world to our City, where we discuss and debate some of the most sensitive issues of our lives today.”
Speakers at the festival include:
The opening night (April 29) lecture on bravery in arts, politics, and society and is hosted by comedian Baratunde Thurston, formerly ofThe Onion and author of the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black.
PEN World has several lecture series on various topics, including obsession and the role it plays in the creative process (Naomi Wolf on Truth) and workshops for aspiring artists and writers (What the Wu-Tang Clan Tells Us About Political Publishing with Bhaskar Sunkara).
One of the more unusual events is The Quiet Volume, a performance conducted by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, which is described as “A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two at a time experienced in the reading room of a library, audience members sit side-by-side taking cues from words both written and whispered – via an iPod and headphones – and find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books.”
As one of the most major literary events in New York, PEN World Voices offers a wide array of speakers and views, making it an engaging literary event on a global scale.
To learn more, go to: http://worldvoices.pen.org/
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature April 29 – May 5, 2013
Assembling a unique amalgamation of minds from the worlds of entertainment, literature, the arts, and culture, The New Yorker Festival (October 5 – 7, 2012) addresses the forefront of art and culture.
Spread throughout Manhattan (locations include The Frick Collection (1 East 70th St.), the South Street Seaport Museum (12 Fulton St.), and the Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd St.), among others), the NYF is split into several categories with various speakers.
Read more: New Yorker Festival: Art,...
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