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16th Annual “Family Day” Celebration on Governors’ Island presented by African Film Festival

September 24, noon6:15 pm.

Join the Trust for Governors Island and AFF for this highly anticipated day of enjoyment! Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join us for an enchanting day of free activities including storytelling, double-dutch, dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, arts and crafts and a selection of short films, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora.



12:00pm – 3:00pm: Needle Arts Workshop with Michelle Bishop & Harlem Needle Arts

1:00pm – 5:00pm: Selected Short Films the MoCADA House (Egúngún by Olive Nwosu; Precious Hair & Beauty by John Ogunmuyiwa; Frieda by Tisa Chigaga; Mma Moeketsi and Botlhale by Reabetswe Moeti)

1:30pm – 4:00pm: Storytelling & Double Dutch with Malika Lee Whitney

2:00pm – 3:15pm: Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Quenia Ribeiro & Grupo Ribeiro

3:30pm – 4:45pm: Senegalese Sabar Dance Class with Babacar M’baye & Sing Sing Rhythm

5:00pm – 6:15pm: Guinean Dance Class with Maguette Camara & Les Merveilles de Guinea

All day: Multi-Ethnic Fusion Cuisine vended by Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights