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@BKHipHopFest’s Annual Family Day
Presented by brooklynbodega
Saturday, July 12 | 12-3pm
Admission: Kids 12 & under are free all day
Community organizations, camps and large groups should contact Family Day coordinator Zakiyyah Mohammed-Stevens at zakiyyah@brooklynbodega.com

For more info on full 2014 programming, tickets and more visit bkhiphopfestival.com

One of the most important aspects of the Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is Family Day, the early part of the final day dedicated to passing on the rich tradition of Hip-Hop culture to the next generation.  As July 12th approaches organizers are excited to release details today about Family Day programming.

"In many ways Family Day is the most important part of the whole Festival.  It is the heart and soul of what we do.  The concerts, the panels, the screenings, we do it all for one purpose - to teach and inspire the next generation of MCs, DJs, photographers, writers, B-Boys/Girls and entrepreneurs.  The never-ending money grab in Hip-Hop has created an admirable number of millionaires but I fear it is at the expense of intellectual and professional growth.  With Family Day we try to balance the equation. So we take at least this one day to gather like minded organizations and individuals and invite families and our youth out to learn, network and build in the name of Hip-Hop."- BK Hip-Hop Festival Executive Director Wes Jackson.


Kids 12 & under are free all day and encouraged to come out during Family Day for a variety of performances, workshops and activities designed especially for them, Mom, Dad, Grandma, auntie and all the tios.


Here are some details on what/who the Brooklyn Bodega and Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival team has lined up for Family Day

Urban Art Beat:

Creators of incredibly unique and thorough curriculums designed not only to teach the performance elements of Hip Hop, but to also help students learn about the history and heritage of Hip-Hop, encouraging pride in and ownership of their work as artists. urbanartbeat.org

The Universal Zulu Nation

The international Hip-Hop awareness group formed and headed by Hip-Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. Pioneers in expanding the discussion and dialogue about Hip-Hop culture, the Zulu Nation has been a non-stop advocate for Hip-Hop culture for over 40 years. UniversalZuluNation



Teaching Firms of America: Professional Preparatory Charter School is a highly innovative charter school located in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

They offer a vision for our school that is very different from most charter and traditional public school providing their children with a dynamic learning experience that exemplifies culture, morality and discipline, while cultivating and invigorating their spirit. tfoaprofessionalprep.org


Metropolitan Health Canter

Metropolitan Hospital Center is a full service community hospital that provides state-of-the-art care and leading edge technology in a modern environment.

Providing culturally sensitive care to patients from all five New York City boroughs in a welcoming and hospitable setting, emphasizing primary care medicine and utilizing the latest advances in medical science.


Brooklyn Capoeira

More than 25 years of experience training and teaching capoeira, MESTRE FOCA, a native of Brasília, Brazil, is the founder of Capoeira Brooklyn, the borough’s only full-time capoeira academy.

Mestre Foca specializes in teaching children, but his unique and creative approach to instruction encourages discipline, focus, and respect in students of all ages and immerses them in Brazilian music, language, and culture. capoeirabrooklyn.com


Brooklyn Titans Football, Cheer and Step

The Titans provide year around, high quality, affordable, programs to youth between the ages of 5 and 15, in an environment of high expectations that promotes academic achievement, physical health and good citizenship. BrooklynTitans.org


Floor Royalty Crew

Established in late 2008 FRC also known as FLOOR ROYALTY CREW is a HIP HOP crew but even more a group of like minded individuals who all share a strong passion for Hip Hop culture and represent the people of NYC and the WORLD who struggle everyday to express themselves. floorroyaltycrew


Art Start

Through Art Start’s daily creative arts workshops taking place inside some of the city’s loneliest places, at-risk youth collaborate with local teaching artists and educators who donate their time and guidance to nurture the youth’s creativity and talents. art-start.org


DJ Misbehavior

Creator of the “Kiddie Disco”, a kid/parent friendly dance party.

Misbehavior has performed at venues such as Canal Rooms, SOB’s, Element, Santos Party House and The Roxy. In the summer she is one of the main DJs for Central Park’s world famous roller-skating disco. djmisbehavior.com


Hip-Hop Re-Education

New York City-based community-arts organization at the forefront of global Hip Hop Education and youth empowerment.  They use Hip-Hop culture to inspire and transform communities, engage marginalized and disaffected youth and improve youth motivation and achievement. reeducate.org


Scratch Academy

World leader in DJ and music production education. Founded by Jam Master Jam of Run-DMC in 2002. Their mission is to provide education and access to the dynamic art form of the DJ and producer. With over 15 course offerings, private lessons, and workshops, instruction is provided for DJs and producers of all interests, skill levels, and commitments. scratch.com

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