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A&H in the City
A&H in the City— a free event series for alumni—is a new initiative of the Department of Arts & Humanities. A&H in the City brings all the intellectual engagement, social connection, and innovative programming you remember from your time at TC, into your post-TC life.
Our innaugural series featured events at the Museum of the City of New York, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with esteemed TC faculty from across A&H disciplines.
Update your information with TC's Office of Alumni Relations for up-to-date information on all A&H in the City events, and watch videos from our 2015-2016 series below!
Cathleen Antoine, '00
Meet Cathleen Antoine, TC class of 2000, who spoke to us after attending our final A&H in the City event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Lincoln Center Education
Our final event of the A&H in the City series was an interactive visual arts workshop by Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Christopher Lea and focused on the prints of Willie Cole, which conjure “the mystical intersection of folk culture, utility, design, contemporary art, and mythology” (Hyperallergic). Participants were then part of a thought-provoking discussion connecting Cole’s work with classroom practice facilitated by TC Faculty Pat Zumhagen and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz.
Ailey Arts in Education 2017
Our first event of the 2017-2018 was a movement workshop led by Ailey Arts In Education Master Teacher and former company member, Nasha Thomas. The workshop was followed by a thought-provoking discussion with BBE faculty Patricia Martínez-Álvarez, English Education Lecturer Adele Ashley, and Music & Music Education Instructor Drew Coles.
We hosted our final A&H in the City event of the season at the iconic Apollo Theater. Attendees learned about the history of The Apollo and were led in an interactive “Lyrics Across Time” workshop which encouraged understanding of how social, cultural, and historical connections are made between musical expression and other classroom subjects. After the workshop attendees, engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz (English Education) and Deidre B. Flowers (History & Education).
We were thrilled to host our first event of 2017 with TC English Education Professor and Program Director Bob Fecho. Attendees engaged deeply with STORRI (School Tales: Online Research and Repository Initiative). Along with Fecho, English Education PhD Student and STORRI Graduate Assistant Lora Hawkins guided participants through activities that emphasize the power of story in order to help teachers and professional development leaders embody a more reflective stance on the classroom.
We continued our series with a remarkable visit to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Riverside Church. Attendees were treated to a mini-concert and demonstration with the musicians, followed by dinner and discussion with TC faculty Randall Allsup and Jeanne Goffi-Fynn.
El Museo del Barrio
Our 2016-2017 season kicked off at El Museo del Barrio. Attendees toured the gallery, took part in a 'Day of The Dead' altar-making workshop, and enjoyed a discussion with TC faculty Carmen Martínez-Roldán and Olga Hubard.
Gibney Dance Community Action
Due to popular demand, A&H in the City held their first ever workshop in the summer. Alumni from the department headed to Gibney Dance Studio to participate in a workshop organized by their Community Action initiative. TC faculty members Adele Bruni Ashley and Catherine Box joined the group to unpack the workshop.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Our final event of the 2015-2016 series focused on the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s pop up exhibit "Immigration, Migration, and the Transformation of the African-American Community in the 20th and 21st Centuries," and featured TC faculty Ernest Morrell, Ansley Erickson, and Monique Lane.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
We were pleased to collaborate directly with a jazz quintet at Jazz at Lincoln Center in this third in our series. TC faculty Lori Custodero and Olga Hubard extended the workshop with a discussion on expanding participants' notions on the implementation of modalities of jazz music, history, and structure in the classroom.
Ailey Arts in Education
Our second event of the series was a movement workshop led by Ailey Arts In Education Master Teacher and former company member, Nasha Thomas. The workshop was followed by a thought-provoking discussion of cultural literacy in the classroom, multiple intelligences, and gesture as discipline, with TC faculty Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz, Patricia Martínez-Álvarez, and Catherine Box.
Museum of the City of New York
We hosted our very first A&H in the City event for A&H Alumni at the Museum of the City of New York in November 2015. The event included a "highlights" tour of the museum and interactive activities in the Activist New York exhibit with Social Studies Education faculty Bill Gaudelli, Christine Baron, and Sandra Schmidt.