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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Carican Costumes tells ‘Little History of Carnival’

Arts & Theater: Trinidadian mas designer and producer Pat Nurse will be taking her costume-designing workshops a little further by telling a “Little History of Carnival” in this year’s production for the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Canarsie association advocates for ferry service

Brooklyn: Lone advocate, Dorothy Lee, a Canarsie resident stood outside of the Rockaway Parkway Subway Station in Brooklyn, last Friday, Aug. 11, calling out to commuters to add their signatures to a petition, demanding City Council start a ferry service from the Canarsie Pier, with stops at Coney Island before docking passengers at Wall Street in Manhattan. Comment

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Conversations about women’s sexuality in carnival culture

Brooklyn: Tackling the culture of carnival. The Brooklyn Museum and the Caribbean cultural center Caribbeing, are teaming up to address the autonomy of women in carnival at a roundtable discussion on Aug. 17. Comment

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Messiah International Mas is ‘Bejeweled’ for Labor Day

Arts & Theater: With its focus on the Roman Empire’s relationship with “certain gemstones,” the Brooklyn-based Messiah International Mas Band will be “Bejeweled” in this year’s Labor Day production. Comment

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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Medgar Evers college races to raise money and awareness

Brooklyn: Come run, come all. A Crown Heights senior college is hosting its first ever race on Aug. 19. Medgar Evers college is going to have a 5K race to help raise health awareness in the neighborhood and support the school’s scholarship fund. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Go Untamed! for J’ouvert 2017

Arts & Theater: After an excitingly successful band launch last month, Roy Pierre & Associates, 16-time J’ouvert winners, the carnival group that in 2016 brought you the revolutionary production “Havana Nights,” is this year inviting revellers to be part of “UNTAMED!,” an irreverent, unconventional presentation for J’ouvert 2017. Comment

Ready for a ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ education

Arts & Theater: Piggybacking on last year’s “Jump for Education” by the Brooklyn-based Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Mas Productions Unlimited will this year present during the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade, “Education in Rhythm and Rhyme,” inspired by its sponsor, Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center. Comment