Don't Miss: July
by nycgo.com staff, 06/17/2014
Photo: Mpinduzi Khuthaza
International African Arts Festival
The 43rd annual festival of African culture returns to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn for four days of music, dance, spoken word and much more. Highlights include a performance of Frederick Douglass' historic Fourth of July speech by actor Rome Neal, to mark Independence Day, and a symposium on culture, community and struggle on July 5. In addition, there will be a chess tournament, martial arts demonstration, plenty of African and diaspora cuisine, a fashion show and an African marketplace, plus a play area and an arts and crafts zone for the kids. A $3 donation is requested.