FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH
12-3PM on NW lawn
New York Public Library, Harlem Branch and Studio Museum in Harlem,
with children’s storytime, giveaways and tour/talk about the Thomas J. Price
sculpture curated by the Studio Museum.
3:15 – 7:30 PM “Say Their Names” by Poet Gold, Suprina & Sounds of Heritage
In recognition of the lives taken by racism including those recently lost in Buffalo, NY and
Uvalde, Texas. Interactive workshops, Silent Processional through the park, and on-stage
performance preceding film screening. Co-sponsors Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and NYC Parks
3:15 – 4:00 & 4:15 – 5 PM Walkway outside NW Lawn – Look for Themis the 9 foot Puppet.
Poet Gold’s Dream Out Loud poetry workshop designed to explore how one can be a “Beacon of Change” in the face of oppression and to create poetry that fosters empowerment and raises the voice for social equity. Participants are encouraged to address loss by adding the names of those lost due to racist acts to the cape of Themis, a giant 9 ft. living sculpture created by artist, Suprina.
6 – 7 PM DJ Boogie Blind
7:00 PM Procession line-up Walkway outside NW lawn
Community members line-up for silent procession through the park with Themis wearing the cape on which names from the workshops were added led by Poet Gold, Suprina, and Sounds of Heritage.
7:25 PM PROCESSIONAL arrives in orchestra pit of the Amphitheater
7:30 PM Pre Performance on stage by Poet Gold and Sounds Of Heritage
8 PM at Amphitheater Outdoor screening of Questlove’s Oscar®-winning documentary,
“Summer of Soul,” presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH
12-3 PM at NW lawn NYPL Harlem and Studio Museum with children’s storytime,
giveaways and tour/talk about the Thomas J. Price sculpture.
5:30 – 6:30 PM at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater
Pre-show conversation with the Federation of Black Cowboys and come meet their horses
7 PM at Amphitheater CROSS THAT RIVER
Join the Federation of Black Cowboys and the Federation of Black Cowboys and then Harlem’s own star Allan Harris – globally- renowned for his jazz vocals, guitar and songwriting
in the music & theatrical storytelling of Blu, who runs away from slavery to become a cowboy out west.
Did you know that 1 in 4 cowboys were Black men? Presented by NYC Parks, City College Center for the Arts, Jazzmobile and Love Productions.