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TODAY: Rubin Museum Block Party!

The annual family-fun (and free) block party is back, celebrating the exhibition “The World Is Sound.” Spend the day noshing on Himalayan snacks, live performances such as The Blue Angels Drumline, Silent Disco, meditation spaces and a bevy of workshops.
Rubin Museum Block Party
150 West 17th Street
Sunday, July 16, 1:00-4:00pm

The Rubin Museum of Art will host its annual summer Block Party, a day of art-making, performances, and free admission to the Museum. Come make some noise with thousands of other New Yorkers and participate in unique experiences for all ages, inspired by the exhibition The World is Sound.

Activities include:
· Sonic art-making activities for kids and adults of all ages, including bubble painting, instruments of your own, cut-up poetry, and dancing ooblek

· Special Museum tours and in-gallery sound meditation experiences

· Performances by:
o New York Suwa Taiko Association
o The Brooklyn Express Drumline
o Poets John Giorno and Tenzin Dickyi
o The Bhakti Center
o Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus Yoga
o Tibetan Community of NY/NJ
o MSHR (Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy)

· Activities led by community partners from the block party advisory board:
o Oral histories showcased by Adhikaar
o Music selections by ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood
o Nepali children’s songs by Grassroots Movement in Nepal (GMIN)
o Garba dance by India Home
o Musical instrument demos by Tibetan Community of NY/NJ
o English to Tibetan name translation by United Sherpa Association
o Sign Language Center

· Himalayan snacks from Café Serai, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, and Korilla Korean Tacos available for purchase

Event is free and open to the public (includes FREE admission to the museum all day) and will happen rain or shine

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