A new season of SouSou! Saturdays kick off this October!
Join us the second Saturday of each month for our spring season of SouSou! Saturdays. Starting February, enjoy fun art-making, dance and music workshops, and much more! Our SouSou! Saturdays program is inspired by the cooperative economic practice known throughout the African Diaspora by such names as "Colecta", "Box Hand", "San", "Partna", or "Sou-Sou". We've borrowed from, and transformed this long-standing practice of collective trust, and contribution into a "cultural SouSou" for the community. (Activities appropriate for children ages 4 -11)
Join us for a Cultural SouSou! every month from 11 AM - 3 PM!
2019 SPRING SEASON
Carnival SouSou! 2/9th - Our Carnival Traditions!
- Kiddie Carnival w/ Callaloo Kids!
- Trini-style mask making
- Fun Brazilian dance workshops
Music SouSou! 3/9th - Pan-Diaspora Rhythms!
- Instrument making
- Drumming circle
- Jazzin’ - Let’s “Take the A-train”
Spring SouSou! 4/14 - Free Children’s Library - Bring a Book Take a Book!
- Children’s Author Read Aloud
- Fun Bookmaking Arts-n-crafts
- Storytelling & music
African SouSou! 5/12 - A Continent of Cultures
- Baba & Me Storytime
- West African dance workshops
- Art making & face painting
Watoto SouSou! 6/9 - Celebrate Our Children
- Children’s dance and drum orchestra
- Art making
- Free Children’s Matinee
2018 FALL SEASON
Spirit SouSou! Honoring our Ancestors - Wear White to Bring the Light!
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11 AM - 3 PM
Join us on Saturday, October 20th from 11 am to 3 pm for our 1st SouSou! Saturday of the season, Spirit SouSou!: Honoring our Ancestors. This event features a candle making workshop, ancestral designs face painting, and more.
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Caribbean SouSou! - We Are Family!
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 11 AM - 3 PM
- Fun Family Crests
- Dance workshops
- Family Photo Booth
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Holiday SouSou! - Community Celebration
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 11 AM - 3 PM
- Kinara Kards
- Bomba Fest!
- Holiday Cultural vendors
2018 SPRING SEASON
AFRICAN HERITAGE SOUSOU! | 2/10/18 - ALWAYS AFRICA!
Celebrate African traditions through culturally-inspired art making and movement.
SPRING SOUSOU! | 3/10/18 - MAMA EARTH AWAKENS
Make Spring pop-up bouquets and enjoy a spring cultural presentation.
SANKORE SOUSOU! | 4/14/18 - BRING A BOOK! TAKE A BOOK!
Free children's library and Callaloo kids theater.
MAMI SOUSOU! | 5/12/18 - CELEBRATE OUR MOTHERS
It’s Mama and me time with a presentation from Callaloo kids theater.
BABA SOUSOU! | 6/9/18 - CELEBRATE OUR FATHERS
It’s Baba and me time with a presentation from callaloo kids theater.
Pre-register individually for each day by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Formal registration will open four weeks prior to scheduled events.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. We require participants to arrive 15 minutes before the session. 5 minutes prior to activity, any unclaimed tickets are released to walk-up and stand-by participants.
This program is made possible by the generous funding of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The New York State Council on the Arts.