Cultural and Community Activities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy J. Gladwell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Charlsena F. Stone, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Two of the most basic forms of leisure expression, which are sometimes overlooked by students of recreation and parks management, are cultural arts and community activities. These are, respectively, activities that express and explore our heritage and activities that give us a sense of community. Examples include: theater productions performed by community members for community audiences; local museums and art galleries that display exhibits making us more aware of whence we came; Fourth of July celebrations; festivals that celebrate the ethnic roots of North Carolinians; trips to the North Carolina Zoological Park; and neighborhood block parties with food, games, song, and fellowship.

Additional Information

Gladwell, N.J., Wilson, B.E., & Stone, C.F. (2006). Cultural and Community activities. In P. Gaskill (Ed.), Introduction to Leisure Services in North Carolina (pp. 95-110). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Culture, Community, Leisure, North Carolina

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