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    • CommentAuthorCGNY
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2009
    Dutch Literary Afternoon
    Saturday, September 26, 2–5 p.m.

    This engaging program provides a glimpse into the lives of the people of New Amsterdam and celebrates the vitality and creativity of contemporary Dutch literary talent. It includes a reading and book signing of The Free Negress Elizabeth by celebrated Surinamese author Cynthia McLeod; a presentation about early Dutch-American food by food historian and cook-book author Peter Rose followed by a book signing; a discussion about folklore and the role of African Americans in Dutch colonial Brooklyn by Professor Sarah Kate Gillespie; and a screening of an award winning Dutch film.

    Panel Discussion: Beyond the Netherlands
    Saturday, October 17, 2–4 p.m.

    The panel considers the effects of colonialism, immigration and multiculturalism of the Dutch Diaspora in contemporary culture, and discusses issues of tolerance, cultural diversity and identity in the Netherlands. New School Professor Sean Jacobs, a native of South Africa, moderates with Dutch native Inez Hollander, author of a book on her family’s history in the Dutch East Indies; artist, poet and professor Deborah Jack, born in Rotterdam and raised in St. Maarten; South African artist and PhD candidate at NYU Marlon Burgess; and Adelheid Roosen, a leading Dutch theater writer, actor, and director.

    Target First Saturday: Festivals of Light
    Saturday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.

    A showcase of contemporary Dutch music with singer-songwriters and live bands at the Museum’s popular Target First Saturdays event.
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