Celebration Series

All are welcome!

Several times each year, the Memorial Art Gallery offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures. Suggested donation $5 per group when you RSVP.

The Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery is the series sponsor for our Celebration Days.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Virtual Celebration

Wednesday, April 28 through Sunday, May 2, 2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration

Join us virtually for five days of online programming from Wednesday, April 28–Sunday, May 2 to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The programs will begin at 1 pm each day and registration will be required.

Wednesday, April 28, 1-2 pm
Day 1: Introduction to North Indian Rhythms by Renowned Music Composer/Producer Rushi Vakil
Register HERE: https://bit.ly/APAHDay1

Thursday, April 29, 1-2 pm
Day 2: Hamamatsu-Rochester Sister City Committee Japan Culture Showcase with Lisa Svengsouk, Jocelyn Svengsouk, and Jefferson Svengsouk
Register HERE: https://bit.ly/APAHDay2

Friday, April 30, 1-2 pm
Day 3: Bharat School of Indian Dance and Music Performance Performers: Parvatha Chidambaram, Mira Ramesh, Malvika Satheesh, Radha Pandya, Radhika Amin, Sushmita Patil, Meeta Dahaka, and Mansi Chawla
Register HERE: https://bit.ly/APAHDay3

Saturday, May 1, 1-2 pm
Day 4: Performances by Wenzhuo Zhang, Yangqin-Chinese Hammered and Vidhya Bala and Raja Bala, Hindustani Vocal
Register HERE: https://bit.ly/APAHDay4

Sunday, May 2, 1-2 pm
Day 5: Live Performance – Asia Meets America Vocal-Piano Performance by Saveree Joshipura and Swarit Joshipura
Register HERE: https://bit.ly/APAHDay5

Download a poster! | Download an Instagram square | Read the press release

Thank you to our sponsor: MAG’s Gallery Council

20th Anniversary! Black History Month Virtual Celebration

Wednesday, February 17-Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us, all participants, our sponsors, and Community Guest Programmer Annie Dukes as we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Black History Month Celebration with five days of free virtual programming! View the full Playlist.

DAY 1 | Wednesday, February 17 | 1 pm: Judah Sealy – Sealy performs popular church songs and speaks about Black History Month and the church.

DAY 2 | Thursday, February 18 | 1 pm: Illustrations – Lavonne Barfield of LoveOn Artwork Originals presents a timeline of African-American history through art while painting followed by the smooth sounds of Jimmie Highsmith.

DAY 3 | Friday, February 19 | 1 pm: Facets of Black Lu Highsmith and Luna Sol Child present spoken word poetry.

DAY 4 | Saturday, February 20 | 1 pm: African & Soul Line Dancing – ROC City Line Dance Ensemble presents a dance performance.

DAY 5 | Sunday, February 21 | 3 pm:
Enjoy a live virtual concert from Danielle Ponder featuring a few words from community speakers, including Jonathan Binstock, Deanna Dewberry, Dr. Lisa Harris, Dina Johnson, Dr. Candice Lucas, Debora McDell-Hernadez, Delores Jackson Radney, Joseph Searles, Sherita Traywick-Johnson, and Shelia Vaughn.

One lucky Zoom participant received a free MAG Dual/Family membership – a $95 value for a one-year membership! All Zoom registrants were automatically entered. MAG has notified the recipient via email.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: MAG’s Gallery Council, Excellus BCBS, and 103.9 WDKX!

2021 Upcoming Virtual Celebrations

Jewish Heritage Virtual Celebration Day: Sunday, June 13, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Virtual Celebration Day: Sunday, October 10, 2021

2020 Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day

Celebrando la Familia | Celebrating Family

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | noon to 4 pm [Video Playlist]

This year, our Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day took place online and included free, virtual events for all ages!

Read: 3 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Rochester via Democrat and Chronicle
Read: the Media Release
Download a poster to print at home

Brought to you by Poder 97.1 and Hispanic Heritage Committee of Rochester.

Hispanic Heritage Committee

Read this article from the Democrat and Chronicle.
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