Come out for an enchanting day of music, film, and dance as African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island. Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Trust for Governors Island for a day of FREE activities including story-telling, double-dutch, dance and drum, needlepoint and short films— all celebrating Africa and the diaspora.
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
Check out a video from last year’s Family Day Celebration:
Directions to Governors Island
Ferries run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and run from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
There is a $2 round trip fare for adults and children over the age of 12.
There is no fare on 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferries from Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also no fare on the 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferry from Brooklyn on Saturdays and Sundays. These ferries are free to all.
Directions to the Governors Island Manhattan Ferry
The Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows:
1 to South Ferry station
4, 5 to Bowling Green station
R to Whitehall St. station
M9, and M15
Directions to the Governors Island Brooklyn Ferry (Weekends ONLY)
The Governors Island Brooklyn ferry departs from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue.
R to Court Street
4,5,2,3 to Borough Hall