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.