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Family Day Celebration on Governors Island: 10th Anniversary

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come out for an enchanting day of music, film, and dance as African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island for its 10th Anniversary! 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.

Rain Date: October 10

Schedule of Events

DanceFitTM Class
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
with Karen Arceneaux

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

Afro-Brazilian Dance Class
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
with Quenia Ribeiro & Grupo Ribeiro

Selected African Short Films
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Storytelling/Double-Dutch Demonstration/Workshop
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
with Malika Lee Whitney

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

West African & Jamaican Cuisine

All activities take place at Colonels’ Row



Ferry rides are free at the following times:

From Manhattan – 10 South Street

  • 10:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 11:30am

From Brooklyn – Brooklyn Bridge Park

  • 11:00am
  • 11:30am

For more info, visit govisland.com


Governors Island

Colonel's Row
New York, NY 10004-1921 United States