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African American Heritage Day

Saturday September 25
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

National Colonial Farm, Rain or Shine $5 Non-members, Members Free. Children 2 and Under Free “Common Ground: Connecting Food, Land, and History” will be an entertaining exploration of African American culture with a special focus on foodways of the region. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the event honors the role that African Americans have played in our regional and national history and culture. Attractions include artist Lorina Harris guiding young and old in making art with food, a “market” area with food vendors including Damian Mosley of Blacksauce Kitchen and “Doc” Shields, and entertainment by Vera Oye Yaa-Anna, a West African culinary storyteller. Foodways expert Michael Twitty will give living history foodways demonstrations in the kitchen area of the farm. African American Heritage Day is supported by a grant from the Washington Post and the MSAC, an agency dedicated to cultivating community where the arts thrive.

Sponsoring Gateway: Piscataway Park

Cost: $5.00 per Person - Children 2 and under are free.

Registration Status: Open

Space Limited: No
 
Location: Piscataway Park
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, Maryland 20607
 
Event Contacts: Lisa Hayes (301) 283-2113
Tricia Hardin (301) 283-2113
 
For more information: http://www.accokeek.org


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