Thursday, June 28, 2012

International African Arts Festival in Commodore Barry Park Starts Saturday

The 41st Annual International African Arts Festival (IAAF) will take place Saturday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 4, 10 AM – 9 PM rain or shine at Commodore Barry Park (Navy Street at Park and Flushing Avenues) in Brooklyn.

The theme of this year’s IAAF is Baadenyya (baa-deny-ya); its English translation means brotherhood and sisterhood.

Activities include chess tournaments, magic shows, fashion shows, exercise and dance demonstrations, face painting and more. The African Marketplace features African inspired home accessories, furniture, art, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, food etc.

Each day has a theme: Afro Latin Jazz sensation Cita Rodriquez, Daughters of Makeba Ensemble, Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble are just a few artists scheduled to participate in Saturday’s opening day’s “Tribute to Women in the Arts”.

Minimum donations of $3 per adult and $1 per child for admission. More info here.

Photo courtesy IAAF

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