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New York: Common Ground Festival and Morningside Lights – 2017

September 23, 2017 at Morningside Park in New York.


Here’s the Lineup!
All activities are FREE and family friendly

At the Farmers Market (110th and Manhattan Avenue)
9:00am – 5pm Lantern Making Workshop for the Morningside Lights lantern procession at 8pm

At the 112th Street water fountain adjacent to the ballfields:
10:00am – 11:00am Tai Chi workshop
2:00pm – 4:00pm Double Dutch and Chess Workshop

On the south ballfield:
12:00pm – 5pm (or until supplies last). Adire Tie & Dye Workshop with Sheyee Awoyami and family. Come to our event early and Pick up a T-Shirt to make your own design while learning a traditional art form from Nigeria.
1:00pm – 6pm Warri/Mancala with Oba Cullins. Considered by many to be the oldest game in the world – The rules of Warri/Mancala are easy to learn. The game is as easy as checkers with the benefits of chess.
1:00pm – 1:45pm and 3:30pm – 4:15pm Hula Hoops with Hula Roots Join Venetria Benetez as she teaches you the basics or helps you to improve your hula hoop technique.
2:00pm – 4:00pm Pony Rides
2:30pm – 4:30pm Balloon artist Brian Harger and face painters Nancy & Fatima join us for another year of family fun and surprises
3:00pm – 4:00pm Stilt Walkers

On the stage:
1:00pm Heritage Ensemble Heritage is a vocal and acoustic band that fuses the rich culture and roots in the tradition of diasporic Africa, South America and the Caribbean with modern musical trends.
2:00 Troop Asmara -Belly Dance performance and workshop
3:00 The Diamond Dancers – A group of young dancers with energy and lots of soul!
4:00 Harlem Bomb Shelter- Music, Dance and spoken word
5:00 Akil Dasan Ensemble – Jazz, Soul, R&B
6:00 Drum & percussion workshop with Salim Ajanku

And don’t forget to stick around the neighborhood for the Morningside Lights lantern procession at 800pm http://morningsidelights.com

Address: Morningside Dr & W 116th St, New York
Common Ground Festival and Morningside Lights - 2017

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