Garden Party


Saturdays in July, the Weeksville Heritage Center takes advantage of its outdoor space and history to showcase talent from every corner of the African diaspora through its food- and music-filled Garden Parties. This Saturday, in honor of Emancipation Day, when slaves were freed in New York on July 4, 1827, the series begins with a special interview with Teju Cole, author of the critically acclaimed novel, Open City, at 4pm, followed by a free concert with Congolese rapper/musician Baloji and Pharoahe Monch, master lyricist and frequent collaborator with the likes of MosDef, Justin Timberlake, Wyclef, and Beck. The remaining lineup includes Meshell Ndegeocello July 9, Nigerian singer Keziah Jones July 16, and Theophilus London on July 23. Excellent food vendors like NY Dosa and Wafels and Dinges will also be at each concert.

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