Grab a cup of your favorite mid-morning beverage and enjoy BAT artists and musicians, M-F of the BAT from 10-11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. BAT poster project-Denyse Schmidt Quilts
Well known quilter and Designer, Denyse and her quilts have appeared in hundreds of distinguished national magazines and newspapers as well as some very cool books. She has maintained her studio in Bridgeport for over 14 years.
Click here to learn about the relevant historic and cultural significance of quilt-making, Gees Bend Quilters and their Bridgeport Family members,
Above– quilting frame at the Gees Bend collective in Alabama.
Click here to view the quilts of the Pettway family, both from Gees Bend and Bridgeport from the exhibit archives of “Common Threads” at City Lights Gallery in 2014.
View a short video about Gees Bend and the Civil Rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr.
3:30 pm Storybook about Frida Kahlo
Bridgeport art trail artist, Lauri MacLean reads a curated series of children’s books about artists.
3:45 pm “The Firebird” a storybook about about Misty Copeland
Bridgeport art trail artist, Lauri MacLean reads a curated series of children’s books about artists. This book is about , Misty Copeland,
the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.
4:30 p.m. BAT poster project: Ukulele Lesson with Nina Lesiga
This Make Music Day-Bpt favorite debuted on June 21/20 for the annual international celebration. It was an online Covid19 version, shared for both MMD-Bpt and Stratford.
6:00 p.m. Entrpreneurship Webinar, Marleting for Creative Businesses
Learn about opportunities for Encouragement Grants
FREE WEBINARS TO HELP YOU PREPARE YOUR ENTRY.
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6:00 pm Naturopathic Instructor an the University of Bridgeport Cynthia Andersen presents PMS management.
6:15 p.m. “I Am From” By Juan Delgado
In this Facebook video, Juan Delgado proudly celebrates the Latino-Caribbean culture. Videographer: Dante Sheppard Music: Kasem
6:30 pm C’mon Let’s Dance, Original Song by students of Beardsley school in Bridgeport, CT
This songwriting project was led by teaching artists/musicians Rick Reyes and Fuzz Sangiovanni, audio produced by Fuzz.
Cosmic Jibaros “Yo Soy Del Mundo”
Rick Reyes and the Cosmic Jibaros perform at the Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park, 2012.
6:45 Rick Reyes Cosmic Jibaros
Rick Reyes is the bandleader and originator the Cosmos Jibaros, Latin Americana and other musical collaborations. He is the lead teaching artist of this songwriting workshop, which was co-taught and produced with Fuzz Sangiovanni. In this video he answers the question, “What is a Cosmic Jibaro?”
7:00 Salsa Lesson with Jason Ramos of Baila Con Gusto
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7:30 BAT poster project: Herminio “Tito” Planas
Tito Planas is the band leader of the popular Salsa band Orquestra Afinke. He is also the head of the Math department of the Bridgeport Public Schools. Practice your Salsa moves. Enjoy!
7:45 BAT poster project: Fuzz Sangiovanni and Caravan of Thieves
8:00 JOY by Rick Reyes and LatinAmericaNA at the Acoustic cafe