JW 2023: A Contemporary “Song of Songs” Inspires a Walk in and around Riverside Park (5/5 at 11 AM)
05/05/2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
We'll meet at the Schinasi Mansion at 351 Riverside Drive at 107th Street. Award-winning Sephardic writer Jane Mushabac's short story, "Kantiga" (Song), published in Judeo-Spanish in “Aki Yerushalayim,” is based on the biblical “Song of Songs,” and is set during the spring of 2021 when the beauty of Riverside Park and nearby places was a great solace during the pandemic. The walk will visit several of the places that animate the story, serving both as backdrops for the two young people's meetings, and as sources for metaphors in their expressions. The nearby places include the Fireman’s Memorial, the Lotus Garden, the Statue of Kossuth, and the Hudson River where Cherry Walk begins. At one stop, there will be a 15- minute reading of the story in English.Event Registration is closed.
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