2017’s festival theme is Immigration where we’ll be recognizing and celebrating the Im/migrant experience in the Lower East Side – The Gateway to America, and celebrating the Latin American Immigrant and their contributions to this community, city and country.
The Mott Haven H.E.ARTS (Health Education Arts) Festival
The Mott Haven H.E.ARTS Festival will bring together a wide array of local South Bronx residents, artists, musicians, grassroots organizations and businesses to celebrate Mott Haven as a uniquely vibrant and diverse NYC community. The event's focus will be our current goal of creating a community center that will serve as an anchor for our families and local organizations who are fighting systemic injustice and imminent displacement.
We hope you will join us for a day of fun outdoor family activities including opportunities to get to know our local health, education and arts organizations and how local families can benefit from their services.
The festival will include:
-Activites for kids: Face painting, puppetry, banner painting, Musical instrument petting zoo
-Food: For sale from local families and vendors
-Live musical performances: UpBeat NYC Latin Jazz Big Band, Faculty Band and UpBeat NYC/Corona Youth Music Project Orchestras
April 10th - 13th Youth Orchestra and Children's Orchestra Workshops during the public school Spring Break recess. In addition, the Youth Orchestra will participate in a full day orchestra workshop with the Corona Youth Music Project at the Queens Museum of Art.