I happened to hear the sounds of a marching band from my apartment and rushed down to see a parade for the International African Arts Festival rolling past my building up Fulton Avenue. Those dancers are so cute!
African Arts Festival goers will discover live music, dance, spoken word performances, African marketplace, showcase performances, fashion, and hair shows. Children of all ages will enjoy an exciting children’s program featuring storytelling, clowns, and a youth talent search. This year’s theme is “Mashariki” which means "The East" in the language of Swahili.
The African Arts Festival runs this weekend until Sunday July 5 at Commodore Barry Park (Google Map.)