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15th Annual Family Day Celebration




Sun, Sep 18, 2022

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Nolan Park, Governors Island
New York, NY 10004


Join the Trust for Governors Island and AFF for this annual 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.

Click here for the Governors Island Ferry schedule.


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

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Afro’Dance Class
with Angel Kaba

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Selected Short Films
with the MoCADA House

1:40pm to 2:55pm
Afro-Brazilian Dance Class
with Quenia Ribeiro & Grupo Ribeiro

2:00pm to 4:30pm
Storytelling & Double Dutch
with Malika Lee Whitney

3:05pm to 4:20pm
Senegalese Sabar Dance Class
with Babacar M’baye & Sing Sing Rhythm

4:30pm to 5:45pm
Guinean Dance Class
with Maguette Camara & Les Merveilles de Guinea

12:00pm to 5:45pm
Multi-Ethnic Fusion Cuisine
with Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights

About our Summer Series

During this annual series, AFF presents free programs throughout NYC, in public venues and city parks, including screenings of African cinema and family-friendly events such as the annual Family Day Celebration on Governors Island. Learn More


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