The Morris-Jumel Mansion hosts its second annual culture and arts festival this weekend.
The second annual Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival, the MJM CAFé , will kick off this Sat., Oct. 6th.
This year’s MJM CAFé will seek to feature the diverse and dynamic music, artistry, crafts and cuisine of northern Manhattan.
The CAFé takes place in Roger Morris Park from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and admission is free.
A highlight will be a special dedication ceremony for the newly cultivated colonial revival garden. Emmy Award-winning news anchor Sade Baderinwa, of WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News ABC7, will attend as an honored guest and participate in the ceremony.
Among the performers scheduled are The Harlem Swing Dance Society, Underworld Productions Opera, Singer/Reenactor Rich Bala, Storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, Theater for the New City, Organic Magnetics, Poetess Joy Leftow and DubbleX.
Featured artists are Diaspora Now, Cherrymae Designs and Miranda Nelli.
Restaurants and food vendors will include Bistro Latino and Coogan’s.
The purpose of the festival, explain organizers, is to provide an exciting environment for visitors to experience the rich cultural heritage of the neighborhood and to learn how Morris-Jumel Mansion and this community reflect the story of the American experience from colonial to contemporary times.
For more information, please visit call 212.923.8008 or visit www.morrisjumel.org.