Friday, June 5, 2009

5th Annual Green Street Arts Festival

Join the students, friends and teaching artists of Wesleyan University’s Green Street Art Center for a day of indoor and outdoor creative fun in celebration of the Center and Middletown’s North End. Green Street teaching artist Jocelyn Pleasant and her jazz band C. Dzen’s Reign kick off this year’s Arts Festival, which also includes performances by afterschool students and teachers in breakdancing, hip hop, salsa, movement, tap, “Shared Ability” dance and African drumming. Exhibitions by Green Street’s Flash Forward Photography Meet-Up, children’s art classes and others will be on display. Green Street’s Peer Education Performance Project will perform The Struggle, a theater piece which they wrote and directed themselves. Special guest performers include Pretty Boiiz, a rap duo whose members both graduated from Middletown High as well as Green Street alumna the ThoroEnergy dance group.

The Arts Fest will also be the official unveiling of the Green Street Community Mural Project, a large mural created by afterschool Students, community members and mural artist Marela Zacarias on the corner of Main and Green Streets.

Other festival activities include: Video screenings of Green Street’s Intergenerational Oral History Project, Digital Animation and Photojournalism classes, and face-painting by Samantha Lee. The festival takes place on Saturday, June 13 from 1–4pm at 51 Green Street in Middletown. Admission is free. Please call 860-685-7871 or visit for more information.

Visit for more information on the Pretty Boiiz including video and audio.

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