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.
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