NYC: African Film Festival Family Day – Postponed Sept 11

 

The African Film Festival is bringing the community a pretty rad free event. Partake in dance classes with “world-renowned choreographers and master teachers from Brazil, Senegal, and Guinea,” sit down for some storytelling, join a quilting workshop, or enjoy African films by emerging and established directors shown throughout the day.

If that wasn’t enough, get your grub on with the delicious African food vendors on site as well!

Event Details
Governors Island, Manhattan
Sunday, September 11
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irene, African Film Festival Family Day has been moved back (from August 28) to the rain date of September 11, 2011. Check the official Facebook and Twitter pages below for updates as the rain date approaches.

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Corinne Bailey Rae w/ Special Guest Sondre Lerche – August 6th

Corinne Bailey Rae moved to Terminal 5

Due to complications in production, Corinne Bailey Rae’s show has been moved from The Beach at Governors Island to Terminal 5. Doors open at 7pm on Friday, August 6th and show starts at 8pm with a special performance by Sondre Lerche. For those that have bought your tickets already, have no fear, all Governors Island tickets will be honored at Terminal 5. For those who haven’t yet, don’t wait too long or you might not get a ticket at all.

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Brazilian Girls with Man Man and The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Governors Island

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On October 2nd, Brazilian Girls play the Beach at Governors Island, with Man Man and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. Over the course of two previous studio albums and countless all-nighters at their East Village clubhouse, Nublu, Brazilian Girls have established a reputation as New York’s premier international party band. To attend a Brazilian Girls show—with its blur of beats, colors and textures—is to experience something like time travel: No one else is quite as capable of making a few hours fly by like a few minutes.

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Man Man
With Rabbit Habits, their Anti- Records debut, and the natural extension of their body of work begun with The Man In A Blue Turban With A Face and continued with Six Demon Bag, Man Man bring their incomparable vision to bear. Successfully capturing the raw spirit and essence of a Man Man live show, Rabbit Habits is the end product of the efforts of a band who are earnestly saying something important, even if you can’t always make out the words over the blare of the sousaphone.

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Upcoming Shows at The Beach at Governors Island

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The Beach at Governors Island is not messin’ around with their concert line-up this summer! Check out these upcoming events: N.E.R.D & Asher Roth, Lupe Fiasco and Brazillian Girls.

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Sept 9 – N.E.R.D. with Asher Roth

Sept 19 – Lupe Fiasco

Oct 2 – Brazillian Girls

Janelle Monáe Joins Erykah Badu For Governors Island Show 8/4

Female android of the future, Janelle Monáe is now supporting Erykah Badu at her beach show at Governors Island on August 4th.  Check out the video below from her performance at Hudson’s Private Park for a quick refresher on just how awe-inspiring her performance is.

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