Time: July 2, 2009 to July 5, 2009
Location: Commodore Barry Park
Street: Park and Flushing Avenues
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Website or Map: http://www.iaafestival.org
Event Type: festival
Organized By: The International African Arts Festival
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2009
Festival goers will gather each day to enjoy live music, dance, spoken word performances, African marketplace, showcase performances, fashion, and hair shows. Children of all ages can 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 2009 Festival is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the founding of The East, the institution that gave birth to the African Street Festival, now known as IAAF.
We also acknowledge everyone, who has helped over the past 38 years to build this institute of culture and commerce. Due to the challenging economic climate, the support of the community is needed to produce this year’s event. Please make a donation and tell a friend to make one too!