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Betsy Ross students showcase their Batik creations

April 10, 2016 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Betsy Ross students showcase their Batik creations

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School Annual Art Show Global Lessons Bringing Indonesian Batik and Culture to New Haven Middle School Students April 9, 2016  Last night, the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School (BRAMS) community celebrated 30 years of “As Far As the Eye Can See,” the Annual Exhibition of the [...]

Tari Indang & Tari Piring in the Southeast Asia Spring Festival

March 1, 2016 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Tari Indang & Tari Piring in the Southeast Asia Spring Festival

Last weekend, the annual Southeast Asia Spring Festival drew a large crowd in celebration of Southeast Asian culture, cuisine, music, and dance.  Please see the program linked here. The performances representing Indonesia included Tari Indang and Tari Piring from West Sumatra, the Javanese Tari K [...]

Global Lessons: Bringing Indonesian Batik to Betsy Ross

February 3, 2016 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Global Lessons: Bringing Indonesian Batik to Betsy Ross

Global Lessons Bringing Indonesian Batik and Culture to New Haven Middle School Students ON Tuesday, February 2, the 8th grade art students in Ms. Galante’s class at the Betsy Ross Arts Middle School (BRAMS) in New Haven, CT received a special treat: an introduction to the beautiful and widely var [...]

P.L.A.C.E. Festival Delights Kids of All Ages

October 6, 2015 | Events Archive | Comments Off on P.L.A.C.E. Festival Delights Kids of All Ages

On Saturday, October 3, the halls of Hamden Middle School were transformed into a multicultural exhibition and fair for children and families. With booths representing China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Indonesia, Turkey, and Mexico, a variety of arts and crafts vendors, a henna station, and an act [...]

Thousands attend NYC’s First Indonesian Street Fair

August 31, 2015 | Events Archive, News | Comments Off on Thousands attend NYC’s First Indonesian Street Fair

ON Saturday, August 22, thousands of people came out on a beautiful late-summer day to East 68th street in Manhattan, drawn by the sights, sounds, and smells of New York City’s inaugural “Indonesian Street Festival.”  In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Indonesian Independe [...]

Around the World in 90 Minutes at the Bear Path School

May 8, 2015 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Around the World in 90 Minutes at the Bear Path School

Bear Path Elementary School in Hamden, CT has such an internationally diverse group of students, that they recently began a tradition of celebrating international cultures with a special Festival for all of their students in grades K-6. This year, the theme was “Games Around the World,” [...]

Bulldog Days Performance Dinner & Cultural Presentations

April 28, 2015 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Bulldog Days Performance Dinner & Cultural Presentations

Every year at the end of April, Yale University extends an invitation to all of the graduating high school seniors who have been offered a place in the entering freshman class for the following year.  Bulldog Days gives prospective students the opportunity to stay overnight in the dorms, visit a v [...]

Indonesian Dance at BRAMS

March 30, 2015 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Indonesian Dance at BRAMS

Introduction to Indonesian Dance at the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School At the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School (BRAMS) in New Haven, CT, students in grades 5-8 receive a premiere arts education in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts. To expand their world-class curriculum, BRAMS recently invited [...]

Freshman Fusion at the AACC

January 20, 2015 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Freshman Fusion at the AACC

To showcase the variety of cultural groups and activities on and around campus, the Yale University Asian American Cultural Center invited freshman at the beginning of the spring semester to Freshman Fusion. The evening’s activities included cultural booths and table displays from a variety of stu [...]

Selamat Tahun Baru/Happy New Year 2015!

January 1, 2015 | Events Archive, News | Comments Off on Selamat Tahun Baru/Happy New Year 2015!

We’ve had a fun- and education-filled year in 2014, with events around the New Haven area, in the MidWest, and in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.  We’d like to offer a look back: 2014 Highlights in Pictures The photo montage contains images from various events from 2014, including special [...]

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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.