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Annual Open House Street Festival

Annual Open House Street Festival

Old School Meets New School

Now in its 6th year on site, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center's community celebration is free and open to all and will include indoor and outdoor activities onsite at Mind-Builders on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 1PM – 7 PM.


This year’s Open House Street Festival will feature special performances celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop from the organization’s Dance Ensemble and Stage Band kicked off by a Second Line parade. Interactive offerings include a talent contest where the audience will choose the winners, games for the whole family and demo classes for martial arts and Zumba© on the Festival’s Mainstage. Additionally, visitors learn about the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 season offerings and scholarships opportunities.

Schedule (at a glance): 

  • 1PM - 7PM: Registration
  • 1PM - 7PM: Vendors & Concessions
  • 12:30PM DJ Lauryn
  • 1PM - 3PM: Music, Dance and Martial Arts Demo Classes & Performances
  • 12:45 PM: Second Line Parade
  • 3-5 PM: Talent Contest
  • 5-7PM DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore & DJ Mary Mac & Mind Your Beat Dance Battle

Detailed Schedule to be announced

Youth Talent Contest winners receive cash prizes! $100, $200 and $300. 

Vendors will include food, arts and crafts and community resources including free Face Painting, Double Dutch, Sno Cone, Cotton Candy & Popcorn!

Event Sponsors include Assured Partners, D'Addario, Montefiore Medical Center, So Jo Spa, Tattly.

Vendors & Tabling (list in formation) include NYPL Allerton Library; Angie's Delightful Bites; I AM CARIBBEING; Homes for the Homeless; Montefiore Medical Center, NYC Civic Engagement Commission, NYC Department of Transportation Safety Education & Outreach, Verizon

Special Thanks to Bronx Night Market.