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Arts and Performance

ICH Showcase: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

April 26, 2024 at 5:00pmMay 7, 2024 at 8:00pm EDT

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Sue and Leon Genet Gallery and CNY Arts in the Atrium, 201 E Washington St., Syracuse

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Come learn about the importance of Intangible Cultural Heritage!

The  ICHShowcase: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity is a series of events highlighting expressions of the intangible cultural heritage or living heritage.

The showcase is a two-part program, with weekend demonstrations and performances at CNY’s Art in the Atrium space from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 and an exhibition in the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse from April 30 through May 7.

Attend the weekend events at the Atrium to learn more about African drumming, African American braiding, Puerto Rican and Southern US food heritage, New Mexican culture through storytelling, Irish dancing, and traditional crafts from Belarus, Ukraine and the US.

Weekend Program Schedule:

  • Friday, April 26: 5-8 p.m.
    Box Braiding with Trinity Lowe
    The Mystic Sounds of African Drumming by Chiagoziem Offor
    New Mexican Culture through Storytelling with Sofia Gabaldon
  • Saturday, April 27: 1-4 p.m.
    Crafting with Katelyn Miller
    Authentic Southern Barbeque with Miranda Mellen
    Belarusian Straw Weaving with Danuta Hyrn
  • Sunday, April 28: 3-5 p.m.
    Building Community through Ukrainian-American Egg Painting with Iona Volynets
    Boricua Christmas Tradition “Coquito” with Paola Manzano
    Irish Dancing with Abby Cullen

Location: Art in the Atrium, 201 E Washington St Syracuse, NY 13202

The exhibition at the Sue and Leon Genet Gallery will be on from April 30 until May 7. It is a chance to see all the cultural expressions on display and anything you might have missed during the weekend. There will be mini demonstrations at the exhibition opening on April 30 and closing on May 7.

Exhibition Schedule:

Opening Reception: April 30, 5-8 p.m.
Closing Event: May 7, 5-8 p.m.
Location: Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13202

All events are FREE to attend! Please RSVP to help us organize the sessions.


This event was first published on April 9, 2024 and last updated on April 10, 2024.

Event Details

For the exhibition opening and closing events on April 30 and May 7, parking will be available in the Nancy Cantor Warehouse parking lot on West Washington Street.