Caribbean Cultural Center Presents
Children’s Village SouSou! – In Celebration of Our Future!
June 8, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
120 East 125th Street, Manhattan
Official Press Release:
New York, New York — As the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) brings its SouSou! Saturdays’ family series season to a close for the summer, come lift up future generations through art and culture! Experience traditions, which not only connect communities of the African Diaspora but also create brilliance in children. Admission is free but requires registration via Event Brite. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. We require participants to arrive 15 minutes before the session. 5 minutes prior to activity, any unclaimed tickets are released to walk-up and stand-by participants.
CCCADI’s SouSou! Saturdays Program is inspired by the cooperative economic practice known throughout the African Diaspora by such names as “Colecta”, “Box Hand”, “San”, “Partna”, or “Sou-Sou.” We’ve borrowed from, and transformed this long-standing practice of collective trust, and contribution into a “cultural SouSou” for the community. (Activities appropriate for children ages 4 -11)
Day Sessions | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | (Activities for families with children ages 4-11)
Harambe Kids Dance Company Presentation – Second Floor Gallery A Presentation Time: 12:30 pm
See this treasured group of young presenters showcasing their talents of African music, dance, and percussion!
East Harlem Cultural Family Tour – Tour Times: 11:30am and 1:30pm
Join Carlos Martinez Dominguez in exploring East Harlem’s culture, art, and its heroes/sheroes. Families, come enjoy learning something new about our wonderful community! Space is limited.
Ibeji Fan Art Workshop! – Second Floor Gallery B – Time: 11:00 NOON – 2:30 pm
In many African Diaspora communities, twins are seen as sacred and as a blessing to families. Celebrate twins and all children by making a special Ibeji fan to keep you cool during the summer months.
CCCADI KIDS BAZAAR! – First Floor Gallery – Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Kids books, and educational toys for sale.
GALLERY EXHIBITION– RACE, MYTH, ART, and JUSTICE – Time: 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Explore the lens of twelve multi-generational photographers examining the issue of race through myth, art, and justice. Free family activity guides available!
This program is made possible by the generous funding of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The New York State Council on the Arts.
Founded in 1976 by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is a vibrant home for global Afro-descendent cultural programming. A multi-disciplinary center based in East Harlem, New York City, CCCADI integrates art, education, activism and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. The Center documents and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures; prepare the next generation of cultural leaders; and unite Diaspora communities. CCCADI carries out its mission through public art exhibitions, performances, educational programs, workshops, conferences and international exchanges, and reaches more than 20,000 people annually throughout New York City, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. For additional information please visit: https://www.cccadi.org/
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CCCADI is most grateful for support from:
Foundations: American Express Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carlos & Suzy Pagan Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Hispanic Federation; New York Women’s Foundation, New York Community Trust, Pinkerton Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Shelley &Donald Rubin Foundation, Tides Foundation, Time Warner Foundation; Corporations: Bronx Lebanon Hospital;Con Edison, United Health Care; Public: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC & Co., Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York State Senator Kevin Parker, New York Council Member Bill Perkins, New York State Assembly Member Carmen Arroyo, New York State Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, New York City Council Member Diana Ayala, New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo; Community Organizations: Casabe House, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Community Development Corporation and other generous individual donors.