Get ready for a rhythm-filled evening at 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday, when a group of steel drum players from the Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Youth Movement (CASYM) will perform their soulful and vibrant music in our auditorium! CASYM members range in age from 7 to 21; they have performed at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center, as well as at a number of colleges and universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, and Rutgers. We're thrilled to add Nightingale to their roster of venues!
CASYM was established in 1983 as a nonprofit which provides recreational, academic, social, and cultural activities for young people in an effort to foster youth empowerment and development. For more information about their renowned steel orchestra, visit CASYM's Facebook page here.
CASYM STEEL ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.
H. Dale Hemmerdinger Auditorium
Cultural Awareness for Everyone (CAFE) was established to recognize and to celebrate the differences within the Nightingale community. CAFE was not founded as an affinity or support group. Our mission is to educate the Nightingale community as well as to create a forum for discussion of contemporary issues of equity and justice including, but not limited to, topics of gender, race, religion, and socioeconomic status. We strive to accomplish this charge through weekly meetings where we discuss these issues as they appear within and outside of the Nightingale community. Each year CAFE hosts several in-house events and encourages community involvement with groups outside of school.
One of our most popular events of the year—CAFE Cultural Night—is hosted every winter as a school-wide celebration of the diversity within our community. This year, Nightingale families, faculty, and staff convened at the schoolhouse on Friday, February 22 for a lively evening of presentations, readings, and performances followed by an international potluck dinner comprised of dishes that are reflective of the various cultures and ethnicities represented at the school. This year's event was yet another rousing success thanks to our talented and enthusiastic participants, and we thank each and every person who had a hand in making the night such a memorable occasion.
To view photos from Cultural Night 2012, click here.