The Monday Brief - July 29, 2016

Listening to History

Elaine Sandoval, an ethnomusicology doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, will use her 2016 Fulbright research grant to study the historical significance of llanera, a confluence of Spanish, Indian and African cultures, the indigenous music of her native country of Venezuela.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2016/05/25/the-music-sounds-like-social-justice/

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Preserving the Past

In this segment of CUNY TV Study with the Best, Slava Polishchuck, conservator of the Brooklyn College Archives Conservation Lab, explains how a course he teaches on book and paper conservation methods offers students a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience. "This lab is special because it's the only one at CUNY that has the capability to take professional care of the materials ... and the archival minor program for undergraduate students here is unique — nowhere else in the country is there a program on this level."

https://youtu.be/2KKmyUB7e6o

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Brazil Summerfest

Can't make it to the Rio Olympics? Celebrate the sounds of Brazil all week with Brazil Summerfest, featuring five days of samba, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and more, at various locations around the city; highlights include a free performance of Boogarins and Monobloco, on Saturday, Aug. 6, in Central Park.

http://brasilsummerfest.com/

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‘Movies Under the Stars’

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment brings free film screenings to parks throughout the five boroughs this summer through its "Movies Under the Stars," program. Grab a blanket and catch a new release or timeless classic. Click here to find a movie near you.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/news/movies-under-stars-16.page

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Volunteer for City Harvest

City Harvest is in need of volunteers to help distribute free fresh produce to eligible marketgoers at their five Healthy Neighborhood locations around the city.  Help ensure that good food won't go to waste in the city.

https://www.cityharvest.org/volunteer/individual-volunteers

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‘Fowl Play’
Aug. 1 | Hunter College

In collaboration with the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, Hunter College's art gallery presents "Fowl Play: Isabella Rossellini's Heritage Chickens" an exhibition that explores the fascinating development of Heritage breed chickens through photographs.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77047

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Art Exhibition Opening
Aug. 3 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center presents "Portrait of a Landscape," an international group show, curated by artist Claudia Cortinez.

http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/calendar/events.jsp?id=31122#.V5d8A44_-Hk

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Writers on Writing
Aug. 7 | Medgar Evers College

As part of the Writers on Writing series, professor Brenda Greene interviews best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson, to talk about race, politics, education and the arts.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=76994

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