This school year (2019 - 2020), REEI was featured for the first time at IU's First Thursday event! First Thursdays are monthly festivals showcasing the diversity of arts and humanities on campus and throughout the Bloomington community.
Headed by Communications GA, Anna Bloom, the REEI booth featured coloring pages of works of art by REE artists that are also on display (in full color!) at the Eskenazi Art Museum.
However, the main event of the booth was demonstrations and dance lessons taught by the IU International Folk Dance group!
REEI returned to First Thursdays, albeit socially distanced in October 2020. Once again headed by Communications GA, Anna Bloom, this time, they featured the Eastern European ensemble, a group of musicians playing music and instruments from the REE region. Although the event was cut short due to rain, it was still a huge success.