Common Ground Festival and Morningside Lights - 2017

Saturday  23 September  2017  1:00 PM    Saturday  23 September  2017 8:30 PM
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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://morningside-lights.com

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Morningside Park
Morningside Dr & W 116th St, New York, 10025, NY, United States

Kid On The Town Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/09/2017 18:54
Are these event details from last year still accurate? This annual community fair has face-painting, pony rides, balloon art, zumba, square dancing, live music and a puppet show by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Puppet Theatre. At 8 pm, watch "Morningside Lights," a procession of mobile, illuminated sculptures created by local artists and the community.
Friends of Morningside Park
-- 12/09/2017 18:54
Thanks for asking. Yes they are accurate for the most part but instead of zumba, square dancing and puppets we are having a T-shirt dyeing crafts table and additional spoken word acts.

Karen L. Baird Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/09/2017 19:15
Thanks for the flyer. Will there be music at this event (I heard a group might be performing 1:00-3:00)? Thanks!
Friends of Morningside Park
-- 11/09/2017 19:15
Yes we have a couple of musical groups performing. Exact timing of the acts will be announced shortly.
Karen L. Baird
-- 11/09/2017 19:15
Thanks!

Friends of Morningside Park Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/09/2017 18:10
Looking forward to it. Here's the Flyer!
Brandy Heyward
-- 11/09/2017 18:10
Loved dancing for you at this event!
Brandy Heyward
-- 11/09/2017 18:10
This was great! Loved dancing for you. Thanks again!

Friends of Morningside Park Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/09/2017 18:06
Help spread the word by sharing this flyer!
Brandy Heyward
-- 11/09/2017 18:06
Sure did!
Morningside Park
Morningside Dr & W 116th St, New York, 10025, NY, United States
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