November 17, 2019
New Dorp Moravian Church2205 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
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In Summer 2018 we piloted the historic Soorya NYC Festival as part of the Soorya NYC Sustaining Cultures program of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
This Autumn, the Soorya (Sun) Festival will be held indoors at the New Dorp Moravian Church on November 17th, 2019 with a few new twists!
Programming for Soorya NYC uses the folk and traditional arts to encourage important cultural conversations between often disparate ethnic factions of the Sri Lankan community in a post-conflict diasporic milieu. The work also serves to preserve the continuity of Sri Lankan traditions in NYC more widely as well as share these traditions with the general public.