Join us for seasonal and spooky fun at RING. Sweet treats, kid-rated-scary stories, and pumpkin decorating.
Conceived by BodyStories Artistic Director Teresa Fellion, “Inwood Erases Hate with Love” will use dance and communal celebration to counteract a specific instance of hate that shook the Inwood community last year: Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group, marched through Fort Tryon Park, targeting immigrant communities with racist and xenophobic messages. Inwood Erases Hate with Love is not only a response to Identity Evropa’s presence, but about meeting each other face to face. This is how we spread love and community—throu
“Inwood Erases Hate with Love” aims to peacefully mobilize the Inwood community, and ultimately renew participants’ sense of acceptance, understanding, and connection to each other. This free event will take place on October 4, 2019 in Fort Tryon Park, and in preparation, the BodyStories company, in collaboration with YWHA, Bread & Yoga, Annette Aguilar, and Monica Robles, will hold free workshops culminating in the community-wide performance.
“Inwood Erases Hate with Love”: A Dance, Music, and Visual Celebration of our Immigrant Communities is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.
Kid-friendly activities will be held on the lawn from 2 pm. Free Polaroid pictures by the fish pond for all children.
1:30 pm – Free raffle tickets handed out to all attendees
2 pm – Robert Jackson, State Senator to speak
2:30 pm – History and recognition of achievement
3:30 pm – Monarch butterfly release in collaboration with Friends of
Word Inwood Hill Park
4 pm – Raffle drawing (must be present to win)
Raffle items generously donated by Bodre Salon, Tannat Wine and Cheese Bar, Beans and Vines, Pick & Eat, CHOCnyc, and Starbucks.
Plus, take home a small gift from the RING Garden to you. Can’t wait to celebrate with you!