Friday, June 28, 2013

Saturday: Farmers' Market, CHCA Clean Up, Kiddie Carnival

Great stuff up and down the Avenue tomorrow. The Dean Street Farmers Market at the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden returns for the summer starting at 8am, and the CHCA clean-up starts at 9am (meet at 737 Franklin Avenue).

For the kids, the Brooklyn Children's Museum closes out Caribbean Heritage Month with a Kiddie Carnival (more from them below).

Happy weekend, everyone.

Join us on Saturday, June 29th as we celebrate and close out Caribbean Heritage Month in grand style! Presented by Brooklyn Children’s Museum and produced in partnership with West Indian-American Day Carnival Association (W.I.A.D.C.A.), the Museum’s third annual Kiddies Caribbean Carnival Fiestafeatures renowned Chef Vanessa Celestine, a steel pan workshop, an all-out kiddies carnival “jump up” and an unveiling of our new “Butterfly” costume (rebuilt by BCM costume maker and seamstress Julia Dotoli) and steel drum instrument (created by Brooklyn’s own Steelpan master - Leri Harrigan) as part of our permanent World Brooklyn exhibition. 

In addition, as part of our Cultural Connections Series, we’ve added live performances by Bansuri Flute with Sundar Das - traditional Classical Indian ragas subtly influenced by western devotional music (supported by The Tiger Baron Foundation) and The Joy of Indian Dance and Culture Part of the six day DANCEFEST INDIA! - Delight in the folk and classical dance rhythms of North India as Ayona Bhaduri, former dance resident of the illustrious Nrityagram Dance Village in India, takes you on a fun-filled journey via a live performance and joyful family workshop.  (DanceFest INDIA! is made possible in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Cultural Connections Performance supported by The Tiger Baron Foundation).

Visitors are encouraged come dressed in your very own carnival costume regalia! This is one party you won’t want to miss! Due to popular demand we recommend arriving early.  All programs are included with Museum admission.

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