Family Day August 22, 2009

Family Day is August 22, please join us!
All events are free and open to the public.

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A Celebration of Our African Roots
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The African Burial Ground National Monument invites you and your family to visit during our August Family Day celebration. Each Family Day session is limited to 25 participants for each session. Reservations are required. For more information, please call (212) 637-2019.


This program will be presented by acclaimed artist, designer, teacher and anthropologist Vickie Fremont. Participants will create their own African puppet from recycled coat hangers, yarn, African fabrics, and African beads. This program is intended to instill respect for the environment to increase the participants’ knowledge about the connections between Africa today and America. This program is geared towards middle and high school students.

This performance will be offered at 12 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.


This program will be presented by Interpretive Park Ranger Lisa Chenu. Participants are encouraged to bring items of special importance relating to their family history to this workshop. During the workshop, participants will create their own family memory box using African Cloth, cowrie shells, and their own pictures or small objects. The memory box will be created with the hopes that each generation can add and preserve important pieces of family history.

This program will be offered at 1:30 pm.

Plan Your Visit African Burial Ground National Monument

Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and closed all Federal holidays. The memorial is open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm and closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The events will take place at the African Burial Ground National Monument, located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, close to Foley Square and just north of City Hall. Upon entering the building, the public will have to go through airport like security.

All events are FREE and open to the public. For more information: Please call (212) 637-1995, or visit us at

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Mailing Address:

African Burial Ground NM
C/O Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall St

New York, NY 10005


(212) 637-2019

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