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Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Sep 27, 2020
Sunday 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Hours
Nolan Park - Lawn
Sunday, September 27, 12 – 5 PM

Join African Film Festival, Inc. for the 13th edition of their annual Family Day Celebration in Nolan Park! Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join them for an enchanting day of free activities including storytelling, needle arts, double-dutch, and dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora!

Please Note: AFF will be implementing social distancing measures by asking visitors to maintain 6 feet distance between groups. Masks are required to enter and move around the event area.

SCHEDULE

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Needle Arts Demonstration & Workshop
with Michelle Bishop & Harlem Needle Arts

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Afrobeats Dance Class
with Izzy Odigie

2:00pm to 3:15pm
Senegalese Sabar Dance Class
with Babacar M’baye & Sing Sing Rhythm

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Storytelling & Double-Dutch Demonstration + Workshop
with Malika Leigh Whitney

3:30pm to 4:45pm
Guinean Dance Class
with With Maguette Camara & Les Merveilles de Guinea

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier