African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island

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    When:
    September 25, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
    2016-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Governors Island
    New York, NY 11231
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island

    Sunday, September 25th, 2016

    A fun and engaging cultural experience awaits New Yorkers of all backgrounds as African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island on Sunday, September 25th, 2016!

    Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Trust for Governors Island for this exciting and entertaining day-long celebration of African and African diaspora arts and culture.

    A one-of-a kind, kid-friendly event, Family Day will feature FREE activities including story-telling, double-dutch, dance and drum, and needlepoint. Free dance classes with esteemed instructors from the U.S., Senegal, Brazil and Guinea will also take place during the celebration topped off with a selection of short films highlighting the best talent from Africa and its diaspora.

    Vendors offering the tastiest selections of African and Carribean food and beverages will be on-site for interested customers. Join us for an enchanting day of music, film and dance!

    For directions and to see the schedule for the ferry to Governors Island click here.

    Learn more here…

    Schedule of Events – Sunday, 25th September

    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    NEEDLE ARTS DEMONSTRATION / WORKSHOP
    With Michelle Bishop & Harlem Needle Arts

    12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
    AFRO-BRAZILIAN DANCE CLASS
    With Quenia Ribeiro

    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    SELECTED SHORT AFRICAN FILMS

    2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
    SENEGALESE SABAR DANCE CLASS
    With Babacar M’baye & Sing Sing Rhythym

    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    STORYTELLING / DOUBLE-DUTCH
    DEMONSTRATION / WORKSHOP
    With Malika Lee Whitney

    3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
    GUINEAN DANCE CLASS
    With Maguette Camara & Les Merveilles de Guinea

    WEST AFRICAN & JAMAICAN CUISINE

    All activities take place on Colonels’ Row