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Get In Touch With Your Roots At This Folk Arts Festival In Brooklyn

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

Get In Touch With Your Roots At This Folk Arts Festival In Brooklyn
Looking for a plan this Sunday? You won’t want to miss this free Folk Arts Festival in Prospect Park.

The Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Arts Council are back, presenting the Brooklyn Roots Festival as part of the Brooklyn Arts Councils’s summer-long “Tradition as Resistance Festival” program.

This folk arts festival celebrates Brooklyn’s traditional artists and immigrant communities through a daylong schedule of performances, workshops, interactive activities, and more. The event is family friendly and will be featuring performances and activities from cultures as distinct as Haitian to Palestinian. So make your way to the park to learn, play and express yourself along with other artists.

In addition to the Main Stage, a workshop station will engage the crowd with activities led by groups including the Queer Kitchen Brigade, the food-agro project working in solidarity with Puerto Rico’s sustainable agroecology movement; Gran Bwa and the Congo Square Drummers, sharing their longtime tradition of taking part in ritual in the Prospect Park Drummer’s Grove; and dance and music workshops.

Food trucks will also be on site with food and drink for purchase.

 

Where: Lefferts Historic House & Children’s Corner, Ocean Avenue at Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park

When: Sunday, July 29 1 pm – 7 pm

Price: Free

More info: Brooklyn Arts Council website.

Featured image: facebook.com/brooklynrootsfestival