AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Black Solidarity = Black Freedom

In the revolutionary spirit of Black August and understanding that unity is key to Black Freedom, this year’s AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL, hosted by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Friends of Art Park Alliance, is this year, makes a special call for global Black Solidarity. Powered by the Black genius of both emerging and renowned African descendant creatives with roots throughout all the Diaspora, AFRIBEMBÉ is an opportunity for us to rejoice in our creativity, artistry, intellectuality, and musicality.

Experience our 3rd annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL:

Bembé Stage ft: Tabou Combo, Afro Dominicano, DJ Reborn, Durieux, Rue Brown, Boricua Legends, DJ Sabine, and Nkumu Katalay and The Life Long Project Band.

Children’s Village, activities for our next generation of creatives and leaders.

SoulFull Food Plaza, comfort food from across the Diaspora.

AfriBembé Marketplace, merchandise, arts and crafts.

Critically Black Dialogue Series: A panel discussion on Black Solidarity in collaboration with The Shabazz Center.
And more…

Collectively, our community has made important strides in our struggle for self-determination and resistance against systemic racism around the world. Join us in celebrating and honoring our ancestors and revolutionaries, and in encouraging the new generation of activists to further this legacy.

Registration is free and by registering you are guaranteed entry to the event between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Capacity is limited, non registered attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at www.Afribembe.com

Maps of Social Displacement: Conversations on Venezuelan Identity

Tumbao Contemporary Design Studio based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a local store that provides representation to Latinx emerging artists. We will be hosting an exhibition that will include the work of NYC-based Venezuelan artists including Cassandra Mayela. Her woven sculpture incorporates clothing and textiles owned by Venezuelans who migrated to Tri-state New York, mapping cherished memories and familiarity away from homeland. Cassandra will be sharing her progress “Live at the Studio,” cultivating a space of comfort and support for the shared experiences of Venezuelans as well as an overall welcoming environment to gain insight of Venezuelan displacement. The event will take place Friday July 23rd – Sunday July 25th at Tumbao Studio located on 108 N 7th St, New York, New York. On Friday from 12-6pm, there will be a soft opening followed by the official reception held Saturday night from 5-8pm with a dj set by JUNF. Donations will be collected for the Venezuelan and Immigrants Aid non-governmental organization that provides protection for forced migrant and asylum-seeking communities in New York City.

Renegade Craft – Boston

Renegade Craft Boston Flyer

Renegade Craft Boston is a two-day event with over 200 artisans and makers expected from the New England and across the country.  There will also be music, food and adult beverages available for purchase.

For additional information including the roster of artists, parking and transportation, please see the website.

When :

November 2 + 3

Saturday, 11 am — 5 pm

Where:

The Cyclorama @ Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116

Renegade Craft – Denver

Renegade Craft Flyer

Renegade Craft – Denver is a two-day craft fair with over 60 local and national creators.  The event will be held rain or shine.

For further information on parking, food and the roster of artisans, see the website.

September 21 + 22

Saturday, 11 am — 6 pm

Next to Denver Central Market
2631 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

Textile Takeover

Textile Takeover is a two-day event in Detroit.  The weekend includes an outdoor art and craft fair as well as demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and make & take activities.  See the website for the full listing of workshops and artists.

September 14th & 15th

  • Saturday 10:00 – 5:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 5:00

Located

14500 Kerchaval Street, Detroit, MI 48215

22nd Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

Punta Gorda Craft Fair Flyer

The Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival is a two-day event in Punta Gorda, Florida.

September 14th & 15th

  • Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Located at 331 Sullivan St, Punta Gorda Florida.

Admission is free

For additional information, please see their website.