Holiday Giving Season is Here!

November 17, 2014 | News | Comments Off

turkey_iconAll around campus and throughout town, various organizations, departments, and student groups are holding food, toy, and clothing drives to benefit needy communities in and around New Haven.

Here is a listing of several currently ongoing opportunities:

If you are interested in serving with us at the local Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, please let us know.  Or feel free to browse this listing of other food pantries in the area.  The local private prepatory Hopkins School also maintains a listing of Community Service opportunities.


Indonesian Inspiration at A Different Drum

November 16, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

November 8, 2014 Yale University | New Haven CT The dancers from A Different Drum, a premiere student dance company from Yale University, perform their “Indonesian Inspiration: Tari Piring” as part of their fall show in November 2014. They included an acknowledgement in the program: Than [...]

Tari Piring in New Haven

November 14, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

In the midst of a performance of ballet, jazz, and modern, brightly lit candles danced on plates across the floor… Last weekend, Yale undergraduate student members of “A Different Drum” (ADD) performed their annual fall showcase. ADD presented three shows in the auditorium of the E [...]

ADD Performance This Weekend: iDANCE -> iAM

November 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

A Different Drum, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, will hold their semi-annual production this weekend. The talented group will perform a variety of pieces, including one inspired by Tari Piring of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia! There are three opportunities to see the [...]

Yale University Founder’s Day to Celebrate Yale’s 313th Birthday

October 9, 2014 | News | Comments Off

On Tuesday, October 14, Yale University will celebrate the 313th anniversary of its founding (October 9, 1701), with a new celebration “Founder’s Day“. Founder’s Day will include community-wide open house activities at the Yale museums and art galleries, as well as special op [...]

Night of Gamelan at the Museum

October 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Thursday night, the Yale Suprabanggo Gamelan (“Indonesian Orchestra”) enchanted crowds of visitors to the Yale Art Gallery with a performance of traditional music from Central Java, Indonesia. Led by Maho Ishiguro, the group of Yale undergraduate and graduate students, community members [...]

YaleDancers & an introduction to Indonesian Dance

October 3, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

Last Wednesday, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, the YaleDancers, invited Bapak Waleed to give them an introduction to Traditional Indonesian Dance.  Always interested in broadening their repertoire, even in the direction of more traditional movements, the dancers tried some basic steppi [...]

September is Hunger Action Month!

September 19, 2014 | News | Comments Off

September is National Hunger Action Month, with the Connecticut Food Bank and New Haven’s own Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen participating in raising awareness.  If you missed our recent trip to the Soup Kitchen, but would like to join us for our evenings of service, please let us know.  The [...]

Spotlight: Educational Center for the Arts

September 15, 2014 | Community Profiles | Comments Off

ACES Educational Center for the Arts Situated in the heart of New Haven’s Audubon Arts district, the Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) provides a unique opportunity for high school students from around the New Haven region and state to pursue their budding artistic interests and talents wh [...]

Upcoming: Yale Student Dance Groups

September 15, 2014 | News | Comments Off

  Yale hosts many student dance groups on campus, from those focusing on cultural dance, to those focusing on modern dance, and everything in between.  All constantly work to improve and broaden their repertoire of dance movements, and showcase their talents at the end of each term through per [...]

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We are the local New Haven, CT branch of the International Silat Federation of America and Indonesia, dedicated to sharing the traditional arts, culture, music, theater, and natural wellness methods of the Minangkabau community of West Sumatra, Indonesia.