Saturday June 18, 2016

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton Street
Plaza Amphitheater
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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BY TRAIN: A or C train to Nostrand Avenue




KowTeff School of African Dance 



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KowTeff's 2016 Juneteenth Celebration! 

KowTeff is proud to announce our 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, co-sponsored by Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center for Arts and Culture.  Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. This year marks the 151st  anniversary of this historic holiday and 25th anniversary of KowTeff!  Come out (rain or shine) and celebrate Juneteenth in the heart of Brooklyn! 


The Juneteenth Celebration will feature dynamic performances by professional and local arts groups, a Fitness and Wellness Expo (with resources, consultations, and classes), natural hair show, children's dance class and activities, outdoor houseparty with DJ JUAWANDI, and African Marketplace with some of the best vendors in town...ALL FREE OF CHARGE!                      

The Juneteenth will also offer several Community Dance Classes of different genres (donations accepted) as well as a Master African Dance Class ($15). Come on out and enjoy the festivities!

On-line registration for the Master Dance Class and vending in the African Marketplace (low fees!) is now closed. Payments are accepted on-site event day.  For further information on vending, participating as a provider in the Fitness and Wellness Expo (no fee required), or promoting your health-related organization/businesse-mail laurasoaries@yahoo.com or call 347-697-5476. 

    Juneteenth is a time for rejoicing, reflection, and renewal...

There's something for everyone! Bring family and friends!

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FREE Juneteenth Performance!

3PM | Main Outdoor Stage

  • KowTeff African Dance Company (special 25th Anniversary performance!)
  • T. McCrae (R&B)
  • Azanian People's Movement (Jazz)
  • Sheny Nefer Salon Natural Hair Show
  • Chief Master Sabu’s Humble School of Martial Arts 


Fitness & Wellness Expo: FREE Health Screenings, Resources, Consultations

12PM-5PM | Amphitheatre Tent

  • New York Association of Black Psychologists
  • Blood pressure screenings (Jamaica Nurses Group of New York)
  • Vision screenings
  • New York Sports Acupuncture
  • Back To The Middle (women's holistic health)
  • Hohm Wellness
  • Fitness & Wellness Workshop by Coach Carter (4:30PM | Main Stage)
  • And much more!


Dance Classes For ALL Levels!                                                      

Multipurpose Room | 1st Floor (except where noted)

  • 12PM Zumba - Karisma Jay  ($5 Suggested Donation)
  • 1PM Children’s African Dance Class - Mama Ofokonara Taylor (FREE! Youth Arts Academy Bldg. 3rd Floor)
  • 1:15PM Line Dance Class - Brooklyn Ed ( $5 Suggested Donation)
  • 4:30PM Congolese Dance Class - Thelma Mwan'Dido & Andoche Loubaki ($5 Suggested Donation)
  • 6:15PM Djembe Master Dance Class - Mariama Basse  ($15)


House Music/Dancing (H O U S E R I D D I M S - DJ Juwandi)

1PM - 5PM | Amphitheatre Tent


African Marketplace 

12PM - 8PM | Outdoor Courtyard

Face Painting

12PM - 4PM Outdoor Courtyard