5/3/2010 - Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center Event :: Cinco de Mayo Party

Mattatuck: More Than a Museum!

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Join the MYPAC Team for a Cinco de Mayo Party
 in the Museum Courtyard !!


MYPAC Team will host a Cinco de Mayo Festival
 from left: Rebecca Paolino, Joe Rinaldi, Jenn Hill, Connor McNamara,
Lauren Libertore, Sarah Hopkins, Brian Hadley, Erica Kluge
Where else can you find 
6'foot cacti
limbo sticks
dancing to the carribean style
steel drums of Timmy Maia
friends, food and fun?!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. 
Admission is $5 for museum members, and $10 for non-members.
Free admission when you join the museum or renew your membership on Cinco de Mayo, part of MYPAC's  Mattatuck After Dark Series.
About MYPAC:
The Mattatuck Young Professionals Ambassasdor Collaborative is a group of young professionals whose mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the Mattatuck Musem Arts & History Center.

 They support the development of programs and events at the Museum in order to develop museum membership, and networking opportunities for young professionals in the area. The Mattatuck After Dark series is a partnership between the Mattatuck Museum and MYPAC.
 Mattatuck After Dark, a fun, after-hours event, is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates, and enjoy live music. 
 Contact: the MYPAC event organizer Tel: (203) 753-0381 x20
Email: svoghel@mattatuckmuseum.org

*To become a friend of MYPAC go to facebook.com/MYPAC where you can also RSVP for upcoming events and stay up-to-date with the latest news.  Find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MYPAC2010.  You can also join the MYPAC group on Meetup.com.



When and Where

Museum Courtyard
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 5:30 pm
First  Thursdays Welcomes Nicole Zuraitis!


Ben Ortiz Gallery Talk

Waterbury's own, Nicole Zuraitis Thursday, May 6, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The sultry, stunning sound of Jazz singer, Nicole Zuraitis at Mattatuck Museum Performing Arts Center
 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Ct 06702
sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation
CT Community Foundation
Celebrate reading and community by joining The Big Read. 
Big Read Logo
The BIG READ fun Continues...
Read The Book .. get your copy from the Mattatuck Museum, Silas Bronson Library, or Barnes & Noble Bookstores.
Come Join the fun.
Mark your calendars for these exciting programs:

Wednesday, May 5th, 6:30 pm: Calling All Poets (and Poetry Lovers) hosted by Victoria Munoz.  Compose a poem on the theme: "Given that I am going to die, what do I want to accomplish with the rest of my life?" and read it at this "open mike" program, Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, Wtby.
Thursday, May 6th, 7 pm:  Dine & Discuss with Greystone Arts 
Individuals and book clubs are invited to enjoy dinner and a discussion of
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines at Drescher's Restaurant,
 25 Leavenworth Street.  Guests responsible for cost of dinner,
call to register by 5/1:  203-217-0365.
Tuesday, May 11th, 4 pm:  OLLI Book Discussion with Mark Schenker, PhD of
Yale University.  Join the state's most popular book discussion leader in a lively and thoughtful conversation about the book. 
Hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UCONN Waterbury,
99 East Main Street,
Multi-Purpose Conference Room.
Friday May 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm: The Book & The Blues with
the Hardy Eason and Friends:  
Led by pianist Hardy Eason, the band will perform works inspired by passages from A Lesson Before Dying. Eason's skill and versatility is known
locally and nationally.
Mattatuck Museum Art and History Center, 144 West Main Street Wtby;
203 753-0381x10 to register.
Thursday, May 20th   The Big Read Closing Celebrations at
the Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
The Big Read will come to close with the following activities:

Art Awards Presentation 4:00-4:30pm: Art projects created by Waterbury Public School students based on the book  A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Essay Awards Presentation 4:30-5:30pm: Essays writtenby Waterbury Public School students and selected by the Waterbury Bar Association will be read by the winners. Essays must address the following question: In A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, Jefferson is sentenced to death for committing murder. 
If he were truly guilty of murder would the sentence fit the crime?
In your response, explain if the death penalty is a cruel murder
or a just punishment.
Panel Discussion: Does Racism Impact Justice? 5:30 -6:30:
Presented by members of the Waterbury Bar Association.
Reception, Refreshments, and Music 6:30-7:30: The conversations and excitement of the Big Read continue in the museum Courtyard with the stirring music of Sounds of Africa.
 All programs are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information go to www.mattatuckmuseum.org 203 7530381 x10.
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
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