Due to thunderstorms developing this afternoon, we will be rescheduling today’s Honoring Our Ancestors Outdoor Celebration to a later date. Please help us spread the word
A free outdoor celebration dedicated to our roots and our interconnection.
Nowadays, it’s easy to lose touch with our human connection. We are descendants of people who made sacrifices so that we could live a better life. Let’s keep their memory alive and share our heritage, especially with the children.
At the end, we are all ONE.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 (2-8pm)
Music by: Antonio Ocasio and Ace HouseNation
Hosted by: Joann Jimenez
Drum Circle begins at sunset… bring instruments, a blanket, elders, children, anything you’d like to share and an offering for “The Tree of Life”. Pets are welcomed
East River Park Amphitheatre
FDR Drive & Grand – Entrance on Cherry Street – walk over the pathway
F to East Broadway or any train to 14th Street then 14D Bus to Delancey St / FDR Drive
What is an offering?
Something for the Tree which we decorate as the day progresses and ultimately becomes an ancestral altar. You can bring photos, memorabilia, flowers, candles, fruits or other offerings for the Orishas (those people know what to bring). Drummers can make an offering by participating in the circle at sundown. Other musicians welcomed, too.
How can you help?
You can help us clean up and pack up the truck. You can also make a donation to help pay for sound rental, truck rental, art supplies, sound permit, park permit, etc. You can help us spread the word. You can bringi food or drink to share with everyone.
Suggestions: wear light colors (white is always best), come with a very positive attitude. Bring anything your heart tells you to bring, also bring children and elders – they will thank you. And, last but not least, bring your true authentic self – we are waiting for YOU.
“We are cultural and musical preservationists. We bring people together to honor our roots and pay homage to our ancestors through music, drum and dance. ¡WEPA! provides a foundation and shrine to experience the true meaning of tradition, joy and freedom.” – Joann Jimenez and Antonio Ocasio (WEPA NYC)