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Found in Literacy: Cultural Exchange and Translation at the Korean Cultural Center

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Found in Literacy: Cultural Exchange and Translation at the Korean Cultural Center

Part of Found in Translation, the Saturday Artist Talk illuminated some of the issues inherent in cultural exchange, especially with language and the work of translation. Against the backdrop of of graphic designs featuring pairs of American and Korean graphic designers, curator Hugh (Donggyun) Kang of Stigma & Cognition New York, INC., introduced the context of the work and its relationship to the panel discussion Found in Literacy: Cultural Exchange and Translation. The panel features four interesting creators, one based in graphic design, two in music composition and lyrics, and one in literal translation and theory. Juan Carlos Pagan A...

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Joohee’s Favorite Rice! - Reading at Upper Manhattan Forest Kids

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Joohee’s Favorite Rice! - Reading at Upper Manhattan Forest Kids

We shared Joohee’s Favorite Rice! at Upper Manhattan Forest Kids, a great forest school dedicated to encouraging the connection between young people and the natural environment. Nestled in a wooded corner of Central Park in New York City, you might find a curious and adventurous group of children investigating the pond’s edge or uncovering rocks. What are they doing? They are in forest school getting wet and learning about their environment and themselves. This summer, we read Joohee’s Favorite Rice!  to the Saturday morning class. As the children snacked, Forest Kids founder Sarita read the English portion of our book and...

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Summer Streets 2018

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Summer Streets 2018

We enjoyed the last Summer Streets of 2018! We had been away from New York City for a few weeks, and, as the summer winds down with back-to-school shopping and thoughts of fall, we needed something to connect us back. Thank goodness for Summer Streets! We were lucky to take part in the last one of the summer this past Saturday. Summer Streets closes Park Avenue all the way down to Union Square, then on to the Brooklyn Bridge. I though we might go 20 blocks or so to one of the rest stations where there was music, crafts, and...

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Spring Flowers on a Beautiful Morning Walk

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Spring Flowers on a Beautiful Morning Walk

Nature is exploding into beauty. It is a dream realized, wearing shorts at 9 a.m., with morning coffee, holding hands, chasing kids across the grass. Central Park is so crowded! But there is always some space for you. Let’s walk over to that tree, its flowers are so pretty. Then onto the next, some pink, then yellow, now white. I think it’s going to 40 degrees tomorrow… We capture the day so the memory can warm us tomorrow. Crabapple Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Crabapple Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Daffodil Dwarf Russian Almond Daffodil Star Magnolia Happy Spring!

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Arirang - A Song of the People, with Soo Jin Kim

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Arirang - A Song of the People, with Soo Jin Kim

Arirang is a culture of sharing, revealing that we are one. What is Arirang? Well, you can easily say it’s a cultural treasure, a national symbol for Korea. Or you can say it is a simple and traditional folk song that people sang long ago as they worked in the fields. Or perhaps it is this song that you simply learn informally at home that your parents and grandparents hum or sing to themselves when they are emotional, and you learned to do the same. Arirang can be everything then I guess. It’s a soothing sound to comfort, something to...

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