Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July 2-4: International African Arts Festival at Commodore Barry Park

"The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival (IAAF) begins Friday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 5th, from 10:00am until 9:00pm each day at the beautiful Commodore Barry Park, Park Avenue and Navy Street downtown Brooklyn, New York.

Festival-goers will gather each day to enjoy live music, dance, spoken word performances, a bustling traditional African marketplace, showcase performances and fashion and natural-hair shows. Children of all ages can safely enjoy an arts-and-crafts zone, storytelling, clowns, and our Youth Talent Search. Commodore Barry Park is a large, green site that offers grass and shade, a swimming pool, playground, basketball and other park activities. This year's highlights include: Rwandan songstress Somi; the ARTCURIAN Arts & Crafts Zone; the Festival Parade; African Dance Workshops and the Black Inventions Exhibit. The open-air African Marketplace continues to welcome visitors to a host of unique shopping options, entertainment and delicious global cuisine."

For further information call (718) 638-6700 or log onto

Info: BSN

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