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The Harlem Renaissance was a significant social and cultural movement which took place in the 1920's and 1930's. The result was the flourishing of art, music and literature that reflected the history and experience of African-Americans across the United States. These contributions continue to serve as an inspiration for today’s artists.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020
11 am - 2 pm
FREE - Families Welcome
Fun for the whole family. Activities include trivia scavenger hunt, raffles and prizes, documentary screening, SpiritWear sales, 5th grade cafe, lost and found booth, and much more ...
11:00 - 2:00 pm - Arts and Crafts, Scavenger Trivia Contest, Raffle tickets
12:00 - 12:30 pm - Carmen Carriker and Brian Davis dance performance
1:00 - 1:30 pm - Author book reading / Word Up! Booksellers
1:30 - 1:45 pm - PS 24 Choir
Food available for purchase!!
Enjoy delicious chicken and waffles! Then get some sweets from the 5th grade cafe.
We are excited to have professional dance duo Carmen Carriker and Brian Davis perform for us at 12:00.
Carmen Carriker is a graduate of the Fordham University Alvin Ailey BFA program. She is a professional dancer , actress and educator in NYC. She is currently in the cast of musical On Kentucky Avenue, Taptastic and The Sophisticated Ladies at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Also featured in the New HBO Series Random Acts of Flyness and new film "Passing." She has 25 years experience teaching dance and became a fitness professional in 2014. She received her certification in Kemetic Yoga under the study of master teacher Yirser Ra Hotep in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is a 200hr registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She also has certifications in Pilates mat, prenatal pilates and is a PiYo Beachbody Instructor and wellness coach. She is adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute where she has taught beginner/intermediate hatha yoga and Pilates mat as an accredited course. Other classes include Barre flow at Align Brooklyn, Move With Grace, Power Yoga at Nesh Mind Body Soul, Reggae Vinyasa Flow at Abundance Studio, Kemetic Yoga at Cumbe,Yogalates & Fitness Bootcamp at Brownie Wellness. She has taught at the Soul Yoga Fest in Chicago and SisterSong Women's Conference in New Orleans. She recently completed a course in chakra healing and emotional freedom techniques under the study of holistic coach Joan Kaylor and Reiki level 1& 2 under Kajara Nebthet. She holds workshops "Find Your Inner Goddess"," The Maat Series-Finding Truth, Balance & Justice in Self & Community," and is the founder of Crown Soul Yoga and Crown Soul Creations jewelry and apparel.She looks forward to teaching and sharing new experiences with communities worldwide.
Carmen M. Carriker
Crown Soul Yoga & Crown Soul Creations Founder
Instagram @crownsoulfashionista @crownsoulcreations
YouTube Channel- CarmenKemeticYoga
is an Apollo Talent Search Winner, Philadelphia Tap Idol, and Substitute Executioner for the Apollo Theater’s Historic Amateur Night Competition. Brian began as a street performer with a dream, but with the support of his mother, Angela Davis, Brian earned the money he needed with nothing but a board, a bucket, and second-hand tap shoes. Tap Dancing helped pay his way through college and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia where he won the Award for Outstanding performance in Tap Dancing. He went on to star in “Rhythm is Our Business” at New York’s 14th Street Theater. Additional Credits include, “My One and Only” Goodspeed Opera House, "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic" Liberty Theatre (NYC) "On Kentucky Avenue," Triad Theater New York, NYC) and Broadway's "After Midnight" onboard the Norwegian Escape.
For more information visit www.taptastic.net
Arts and Crafts
Design bow-ties and feather hats like those worn in the 1920's, then stay and get your picture taken.
Make a collage inspired by the paintings of Jacob Lawrence and other famous artists.
We are proud to have Word Up
Community Bookshop visit us to display some of their favorite books. We will also have a guest author read and sign books.