The NABC Youth Forum, or more commonly known as NABC NextGen, will be facilitating the following events during the NABC Weekend. The team does ask that you RSVP using the following links in order to help them setup rooms accordingly.
Kickoff Mela – Friday, June 30th, 8pm Room 155 - Come kickoff your NABC with the NextGen team's first event of the weekend! We’ll have games, activities, music, and food to help you let loose and get to know everyone! This event is family friendly, and open to all ages
Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Networking- Saturday, June 1st,10am Room 122- The goal of this event is to bring together individuals who are in the Arts, Culture and Entertainment fields and/or interested in careers in these industries. This event is aimed for ages 15+
Healthcare Networking- Saturday, June 1st, 11am Room 122- The goal of this event is to bring together individuals who are in the Healthcare fields and/or interested in careers in these industries. This event is aimed for ages 15+
Lokera Ki Bolbe- Saturday, June 1st , 1pm Room 122- NABC NextGen presents “Lokera Ki Bolbe?”, a presentation created by SASMHA that focuses on how mental health is at the crux of shame and guilt that Desi Americans experience, breaking down taboos, expectations, being a third culture kid, and more. Sponsored by Aavrani, a wellness and beauty brand created by NextGen Bengali American, Rooshy Roy. Recommended for ages 13+. Note: sensitive material will be discussed in this presentation. Please reach out to us if you have specific triggers. This presentation is not meant for young children.
Speed Dating- Saturday, June 1st , 2:30pm Room 122 – Come meet other single Bengalis in a safe and controlled environment! This event has a minimum age requirement of 21.
Tech Speed Networking- Saturday, June 1st, 4pm Room 122 - The goal of this event is to bring together individuals who are in the Technical fields and/or interested in careers in these industries. This event is aimed for ages 15+
Children’s Craft Workshop- Sunday, June 2nd, 10AM Room 122- We invite kids 5 and older to make rubber-band sitars and learn more about sounds!
Amar Shohor America- Sunday, June 2nd, 11:15AM Hall A- Immerse yourself into the coming-of-age journey of a young Bengali woman in lens of her love for the arts. Hailing from Bengal and coming to New York City for her collegiate studies, she explores the stark contrast of the two worlds she has experienced, from her childhood home in Bengal to her adopted home in NYC, realizing what home truly means along the way. This event has been written and directed by NextGen Leads Shankhadip Chakraborty and Aratrika Dey, both students of Smt. Mitali Bhawmik
Dance Workshop-Sunday, June 2nd, 12:15PM Room 122- Come learn more about South Asian Dance forms from Sohini Sircar & Sreya Mukherjee! Paricipants of all background and experience welcome. We highly recommend wearing close-toed shoes and loose fitting clothing.
Coffeehouse and Children’s Showcase – Sunday, July 2nd – 1:00PM Room 122 - Join us for some tea and light refreshments! We will chat and enjoy open mic entertainment and a children's showcase. Please meet us at at Mela to sign up for Open Mic! Spots are limited. Please note that instruments and tech are not provided nor guaranteed.