Tango on the Porch LaVoz and Red Hook Public Library present art and dance

 

 

(RED HOOK, NY) —  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, original La Voz cover art from local artists will be on display at Red Hook Public Library throughout October. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 1, with a special performance by Argentinian tango dancers from Dojo Dance company. Dancers will tango along the library’s octogonal  front porch allowing spectators to enjoy the show from blankets and chairs on the front lawn.

 

Pieces by artists such as Cristina Brusca, Rick Jones, and Sasha Bush, whose works have been featured on the covers of LaVoz, will be displayed within the library. Light refreshments will be served.

 

La Voz is an award-winning free Spanish language magazine that originated at Bard College in 2004 to serve the 120 million Hispanic residents of the Hudson Valley. They have come together with the library to produce several events this month in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.

 

For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at www.redhooklibrary.org.