The Peabody Turns 150!

April 5, 2016 | News | Comments Off on The Peabody Turns 150!

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The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is celebrating its sesquicentennial, turning 150 years old in 2016! A commemorative exhibit entitled “Treasures of the Peabody” opened on April 2, and will be on display until January 2017. During the opening celebration, interactive tables and stations were set up all over the museum, for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Stay tuned to the Peabody’s website for more events related to its 150th Anniversary, including upcoming celebrations in October…

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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 [...]

Southeast Asia Spring Festival to be held Friday 2/26

February 21, 2016 | News | Comments Off on Southeast Asia Spring Festival to be held Friday 2/26

The Southeast Asian Language Studies Program at Yale will host their annual Spring Festival this Friday 2/26, with performances of traditional Indonesia dance and folksongs, and dances and songs representing the entire Southeast Asian region. [...]

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 [...]

Terima Kasih dan Semoga Sukses Bapak KonJen!

January 27, 2016 | News | Comments Off on Terima Kasih dan Semoga Sukses Bapak KonJen!

Thank you and Best Wishes for Success to Outgoing KonJen Mr. Ghafur Akbar Dharmaputra   [...]

Tiger Islands Village and Eco Resort

November 30, 2015 | News | Comments Off on Tiger Islands Village and Eco Resort

Considering a visit to the Spice Islands? Explore the “thousand islands” region off the north coast of Java, at the Pulau Macan “Tiger Islands” Village & Eco Resort…   [...]

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 [...]

9th Annual P.L.A.C.E. Festival Saturday October 3

September 30, 2015 | News | Comments Off on 9th Annual P.L.A.C.E. Festival Saturday October 3

Join the ISF this Saturday in Hamden for the 9th Annual P.L.A.C.E. Festival, which runs from 10-4, rain or shine.  The mission of the P.L.A.C.E. Children’s Museum (Partnerships in Learning And Creative Exploration) is “To engage our community in the exploration of world cultures, celebr [...]

Indonesian Country Fair in West Stockbridge

September 28, 2015 | News | Comments Off on Indonesian Country Fair in West Stockbridge

Following on the tremendously successful Indonesian Street Fair in New York City, the Indonesian Consulate in New York (KJRI) along with dancers from Saung Budaya and musicians from Gamelan Kusuma Laras, headed to West Stockbridge, MA, on Saturday September 26 to participate in the town’s firs [...]

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 [...]

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