Summer is a time for your little ones to create bright-colored costumes, play explorative games, sing uplifting songs and dance to spirit filled music.
Brooklyn parents work hard to ensure their children receive a holistic education, introducing them to activities and experiences that ultimately enrich, fortify and excite their growing ones as they enjoy the summer.
That’s why parents and families are returning to summer camp at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance. For some parents, the camp is a vehicle to teach their Black and Brown children about their African ancestry, culture, music and dance, while others may introduce their children to the rich diversity of the African Diaspora.
An exhibit opening June 14 at the Museum of the City of New York entitled Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York unpacks the Cuban, Puerto Rican, and American influences that birthed one of the world’s preeminent social forms. In anticipation of this exhibit, which is curated by Derrick León Washington, the museum held an event celebrating the cultural collision that defines Salsa — New York Meets Havana. Over four hours, curious newbies and seasoned dancers delight in spicy dancing and icy mojitos.