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Past Events

June 17, 2021

Josie Burgos

Cooking Demo with Elbita’s Cocina

June 17, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EDT

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Get in the kitchen with Elbita’s Cocina owner and chef, Josie Burgos. Josie will be whipping up a delicious arroz con pollo (rice with chicken), a traditional dish of the island of Puerto Rico…

June 11, 2021

A photograph of a woman by artist Cherilyn Beckles

Art Exhibition: As Told By Black Women

June 11, 2021 at 12:00pmJuly 30, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT

Community Folk Art Center, Main Gallery

Join the Community Folk Art Center for the new art exhibition: As Told By Black Women by artist Cherilyn Beckles.  Curatorial Statement: “As Told By Black Women’ is a body of work that…

June 10, 2021

Nada Odeh's Artwork

Outdoor Paint Party with Artist Nada Odeh

June 10, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EDT

Community Folk Art Center

Join the Community Folk Art Center for an outdoor paint party led by artist Nada Odeh.  Odeh will demonstrate how to use acrylics to create a one-of-a-kind painting.  Participants will be socially…

May 24, 2021

A painted image of a boy looking outside through the window.

Art Exhibition: Celebrating the Unlimited Beauty of Blackness

May 24, 2021 at 8:00amJune 30, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

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Join the Community Folk Art Center for the new art exhibition: Celebrating the Unlimited Beauty of Blackness by artist London Ladd. London Ladd, a graduate of Syracuse University, has illustrated…

May 22, 2021

Teen Artist Painting by Aaliyah Morales

Virtual Award Ceremony – 49th Annual Teenage Competitive Art Exhibition

May 22, 2021 at 1:00pm2:00pm EDT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our country, state, and local communities. While the building may be closed, we are still “here” and have been working diligently to…

May 20, 2021

Anastasia Monet

Black Chef Movement featuring Chef Anastasia Monet

May 20, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EDT

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Join chef Anastasia Monet from the Black Chef Movement of Brooklyn, NY in an evening of culinary delight as she shows us how to make Jollof Rice. Black Chef Movement’s mission is to fuel the fight…

April 22, 2021

Chef Kuukua Yomekpe

Asempe Kitchen Cooking Demo

April 22, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EDT

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Explore dishes of the African Diaspora in this series of cooking demonstrations. Join the Community Folk Art Center as they spotlight an amazing chef, Kuukua Yomekpe, owner of Asempe Kitchen. Chef…

April 8, 2021

MFA Thesis Work by Ayesha Rumi

Carrying the Thick Present: The 2021 Syracuse MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 8, 2021May 23, 2021 EDT

Community Folk Art Center

Trauma at Community Folk Art Center: Six artists deal with forms of trauma. Collecting the ongoing pasts that are attached to the thick presents, they explore the trauma that has stemmed from war,…

March 12, 2021

Artist Lavett Ballard

An Evening with Lavett Ballard

March 12, 2021 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

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The Community Folk Art Center presents, An Evening with Lavett Ballard. Join us on Zoom for an in-depth talk with artist and art historian, Lavett Ballard. This is a conversation that you don’t…

February 18, 2021

In the Kitchen FREE cooking demonstration series

February 18, 2021 at 6:30pm8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

Explore dishes of the African Diaspora in this series of cooking demonstrations. Join us as we spotlight a different chef as they share their culinary creations.  Learn how to source your…

February 1, 2021

Spring Classes 2021

February 1, 2021 at 11:00amMarch 15, 2021 at 8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

  VIRTUAL CLASSES 2021 Adult Programs ZumbaInstructor: Monique WilliamsMonday and Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30pmBegins February 1 Free Get your body moving and grooving with Zumba, a cardio-dance…

January 26, 2021

“Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” by Lavett Ballard.

January 26, 2021 at 11:00amMarch 20, 2021 at 12:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

In celebration of Black History Month, The Community Folk Art Center  presents the current art exhibit, “Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” featuring New Jersey-based artist Lavett…

Art work by Lavett Ballard

Art Exhibit: Stories My Grandmother Told Me

January 26, 2021March 20, 2021 EST

Community Folk Art Center, CFAC Gallery

In celebration of Black History Month, the Community Folk Art Center presents the art exhibit, “Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” featuring New Jersey-based artist Lavett Ballard. Ballard’s use…

December 10, 2020

A Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Event

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

December 10, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and the Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to virtually celebrate a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration event! Special…

November 20, 2020

Event flyer with photo of Danielle Ponder and event details

For the Love of Justice: Featuring Danielle Ponder

November 20, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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This virtual concert will be live-streamed from the Community Folk Art Center. Virtual doors open at 7 pm with DJ Dubl6. About the Artist: Danielle Ponder‘s pipes soar with soul, affection, and…

Artist: Danielle Ponder

For the Love of Justice: Danielle Ponder Virtual Concert

November 20, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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Come thru for a virtual turn up with Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and soulful songstress Danielle Ponder. The FREE For the Love of Justice concert will stream online Friday, November 20,…

March 9, 2020

Welcome Reception for Maisha T. Winn

March 9, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

Welcome Reception for Maisha T. Winn Mar 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street   The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the…

February 28, 2020

The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the Repurposed Fabrication of Black Bodies

February 28, 2020April 9, 2020 EST

Lubin House

“Presuppose that beyond this visible world, there is an invisible world striving to manifest, and it is our job to uncover it.” – D. Scot Miller The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the…

February 25, 2020

Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent – Panel Discussion

February 25, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm

Bird Library, 114

CFAC presents Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent Gerald Veasley, renowned bassist, founder of the Bass Boot Camp, musical host of the Berks Jazz Fest, and curator of the “Unscripted” Jazz…

February 24, 2020

Veasley & Ghent Master Class

February 24, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

Veasley & Ghent  will lead a master class and jam session, coaching local musicians of all ages in collaborative music making skills. Monday, Feb 24th 7-8:30pm 805 E Genesee Street Free and…