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 time commitment is short, but the benefits of the experience will remain with you…

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 [...]

Upcoming: After School at the Co-Op

September 12, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Each term, the Co-Operative Arts & Humanities High School’s After School Program (CAS) offers dozens of after school programs for its students, ranging from College prep and Debate to Chess, Photography, Film, Theater and Dance.  This year’s offerings through CAS include introductor [...]

ISF educational outreach in Toledo, OH

August 13, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

The International Silat Federation was invited to conduct a presentation for a kindergarten class at Gan Yeladim in Toledo, Ohio. The students were given an interactive presentation introducing them to the country of Indonesia, its location, and other significant country facts. Students were amazed [...]

Indonesian Diaspora: National Convention & IndoFest USA

July 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Announcement: IDN USA announces a National Convention to be held in the United States, August 1-3, 204, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The event will include Plenary Lectures on a variety of topics, a Gala dinner, and a variety of traditional and modern Indonesian cultural festivities and entertainmen [...]

Gamelan Dharma Swara Summer Institute

June 25, 2014 | News | Comments Off

This year, the Gamelan Dharma Swara announces an exciting summer opportunity for those interested in learning the Music and Dance of Bali. The institute will run from July 27 to August 2, and will be hosted at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. “A week-long intensive program offer [...]

Yale University celebrates its 313th Commencement

May 19, 2014 | News | Comments Off

This weekend, all eyes are on the Yale University Old Campus for festivities including Class Day on Sunday afternoon, an array of Baccalaureate exercises, and the culminating event of Commencement itself on Monday morning, when all of Yale’s 3,421 graduating college seniors, graduate and profe [...]

2014 Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger Sunday

May 2, 2014 | News | Comments Off

The CT Food Bank is hosting its annual series of “Walks Against Hunger,” with the Greater New Haven Walk this Sunday May 4, at 1pm. Bapak Waleed and members of ISF New Haven will participate in the Walk; Click Here to pledge your support!  Your donation will go directly to the CT Food B [...]

Workshop Recap: Bapak Waleed offers Practical Women’s Self Defense

April 26, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

On Saturday morning, Bapak Waleed led workshop participants in a Self Defense workshop based on the movements of Silat Tuo Minang, from West Sumatra, Indonesia.  He led participants in stepping, pattern movements, and hand movements to cover some of the basics of Silat Tuo Minang.  Regardless of h [...]

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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.