Dance Your Way Through the Second Annual Haitian Festival at Wyckoff House Museum

Photo by Christopher Mulé via Wyckoff House Museum


Brooklyn’s oldest farmhouse is hosting an exploration of music, dance, food and history with their second annual Festival Minokan this weekend.

Haitian singer and Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor is overseeing an afternoon of exploration into Haitian culture and Haitian Vodou. The afternoon kicks off at 2 p.m. with an artist talk by Brooklyn-based fiber artist Mahalia Stines. Afterward, there’s a history overview for those curious to know more about the culture. The music kicks off at 3 p.m. with instrument demos and song and dance workshops. The day wraps up with a 5 p.m. performance by Fanmi Asòtò and a Lakou Soukri ceremony.

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Photo by Bianca Claireidor via Wyckoff House Museum

The event takes place on Saturday, August 24 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Wyckoff House Museum at 5816 Clarendon Road. Traditional food and drink will be available for purchase, but the event itself is free. For all the details on the day visit the festival event page here. The event is part of the museum’s longer project, “Protest Garden: Historical Resistance and Radical Cultivation in Brooklyn.”

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