Upcoming Events

SANKOFA: A Day of Traditional African Crafts

Saturday, 15 Feb 2020 10:00 – 18:00
Location: Clinton Ave United Methodist Church, Clinton Avenue 122, Kingston
Category: MyKingston Kids Events
BY DONATION: Admission is by donation. Pay What You Can or Pay It Forward

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In celebration of Black History Month, a full day of inspiring workshops and experiences for all ages will be presented by Circle Creative Collective, Harambee, and MyKingstonKids. Exciting, hands-on learning will honor African culture, history, and crafts in a creatively-packed program that is both intergenerational and open to an intercultural community of attendees. Learn to dye up-cycled fabrics using local plants. Meet a 5th generation African-American sweetgrass basket weaver from South Carolina who will teach weaving with her daughter and granddaughter, and discuss the history and culture of the Gullah Geechee people. Join together in an age-old tradition of making free-form quilts inspired by Gee’s Bend quilters. Find out about the secret quilt codes of the Underground Railroad once tucked quietly within stitches of “commonplace” textiles. Cooperate in a community weaving project!

Admission: Donation
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Best For Ages: All
Contact: Phone Number: 845-282-0182
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