Sunday, July 15, 2012

Some Literary Events / La Casa Azul Bookstore - July 2012

Get CREATIVE this summer! The summer 2012 workshops at La Casa Azul Bookstore feature an exciting line up. Art Journaling with Diana Gonzalez TUESDAYS, July 17, 24, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21 6pm - 8pm. Art classes with Mia Roman from Art By Mia  WEDNESDAYS, July 18, 25 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 6pm-7:30pm

Every Saturday (12:00pm - 12:30pm) Children’s Story time! Children ages 2 to 8 listen to bilingual stories read by bookstore staff.

Thursday July 12 (6:30-7:30pm) Book Club: The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea. This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story. Book club selection is 10% off at La Casa Azul Bookstore.

July 13 (6pm-7:30pm) Musical performance by Stephanie Morillo. "Rudimentary Art Forms", an intimate reading/music performance given by musician and writer Stephanie Morillo, invites listeners to a stripped-down acoustic set of poetic music, interspersed with readings from an essay on anecdotes from her life being a Latina in New York City.

Saturday July 14 (12pm – 4pm) Encuentro de Soneros y Jaraneros. Centuries old music and dance of Veracruz comes alive through New York’s second Encuentro de Soneros y Jaraneros, bringing together guest artists from Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York and Veracruz-Mexico.  All in the spirit of sharing their knowledge of the traditional and contemporary interpretations of Son Jarocho music and culture through workshops, concerts and of course, FANDANGOS! 12pm Las Cafeteras - A remix of traditional Son Jarochos sounds, Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical  fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. 1pm Verses workshop with Rafael Figueroa Hernández. 2pm Zapateado workshop with Keli Rosa from  Son de Montón & Jarana Beat. 2pm Guitarra de son (requinto jarocho) workshop with Alexandro Hernández from ¡Aparato! 3pm FANDANGO FRONTERIZO – a simultaenous act of solidarity with the jaranero community that will be playing at the Tijuana-San Diego border.

Friday July 20 (6:30 -8:30pm) Music night with Sol Aramendi. DJ Pampa aka Sol Aramendi spinning records brought by Latino Immigrants to create a social space of conversation and storytelling. Project Luz students will take "summer portraits" of visitors.

Saturday July 21 (6pm – 7:30pm) Book presentation by Felipe Galindo (Feggo) of Manhatitlan and No Man is an Island. Inspired by the convergence of Mexican and American cultures, the series consists of ink and watercolor drawings on paper and and 3 short animations.

Saturday July 21 (1:00pm - 2:30pm) Cooking class for children. Join Culinaria Festival for a special children's cooking class focused on nutrition. This event inspires families to opt for a healthy lifestyle through storytelling and a hands-on approach. $5 fee per child (workshop for children age 4-10). Seating is limited,

Sunday July 22 (4pm – 6pm) La Pluma y La Tinta - New Voices Reading series 

Thursday July 26 (6pm – 7:30pm) In the Kitchen with Arlen /En La Cocina con Arlen. From preparing a small soirée for close friends & family, to making an intimate dinner for two, entertaining should be satisfying, not stressful! Arlen, cookbook author, teacher & home chef will share her tips for entertaining Latin style. Sumptuous sips & light treats from her cookbooks will be shared!  

Saturday July 28 (6pm – 8pm) Reading with Luivette Resto, author of Unfinished Portrait. According to Puerto Rican folklore, she should have been born a boy; instead, the island gave birth to a rebellious yet pensive poetess whose writing proudly reflects her Puerto Rican culture and New York attitude. Come and listen to author Luivette Resto read from her first and forthcoming collection.

Sunday July 29 (12pm – 2pm) Where’s Waldo Party! Celebrate Waldo’s 25th birthday – music, cupcakes and art activities for children. (ages 2-8)

Sunday July 29 (3pm – 5pm) “Build a Library” Book Drive. Casa Ana works with youth in Azua, Dominican Republic.

La Casa Azul Bookstore143 E. 103rd Street 
New York, NY 10029 
Phone:             (212) 426 - 2626      
Store hours
Tuesday - Saturday         12:00pm  - 8:00pm
Sunday                           12:00pm  - 6:00pm  
Monday                          CLOSED

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