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Annual Open House Street Festival

Annual Open House Street Festival

Now in its 5th 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 17, 2022 from 10AM – 6 PM.


This year’s Open House Street Festival will feature special performances from the organization’s Dance Ensemble, Music Ensemble and karate students 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 can tour Mind-Builders’ recently renovated state-of-the-art facility and its extensive African Arts Collection as well as learn about registration and scholarships opportunities.

Schedule (at a glance): 

  • 10AM - 6PM: Registration & Building Tours
  • 10AM - 6PM: Vendors & Concessions
  • 10AM - 3:30PM: Demo Classes & Performances
  • 12:45 PM: Second Line Parade
  • 4 PM: Talent Contest

See Detailed Schedule HereFull Open House Street Festival Schedule


Youth Talent Contest winners receive cash prizes! $100, $200 and $300. Interested in auditioning? Sign up before August 12 here.

Vendors will include food, arts and crafts and community resources. Interested in becoming a vendor? Register before September 10 here.

Event Sponsors include Assured Partners, D'Addario, doTERRA, Montefiore Medical Center, Oriental Trading, and Kendra Scott.

Vendors & Tabling by Congregation Luminous Inc, Bizkochitos.y.mas, KJJGOLDLUXE LLC, New York Public Library; Department of Transportation, Feminists for Men, Office of New York City Councilmember Kevin Riley, District 12;  Payanos' Corner Shop; New York City Department Of Correction, New York Life Insurance Company, NYC Communities for Health/ NYU Silver School of Social Work, Racial Justice Commission, The Decor Life, Verizon