2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In celebration of Black History Month, The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will welcome everyone to the Spady living heritage festival (#SpadyFest). We will bring cultural fun will take to the streets of Delray Beach. Live performances will fill the afternoon at the Spady Museum. February is a month dedicated to celebrating, recognizing and learning about the contributions of African-Americans to the development and prosperity of the United States.
THE BEST LIVE MUSIC IN DELRAY
With Local Youth Artists
The year 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While this a very important moment in history, many of the youth are disconnected from the impact that Dr. King and his death have had on society. With that in mind, as a part of the Spady Living Heritage Festival, an original theatrical performance will be created and directed by writer/director, Darius Daughtry, in collaboration with rapper/lyricist Jamal Jones.
This performance will feature poems, monologues, and scenes written and performed by youth from the Delray Beach area, and under the guidance of Mr. Daughtry and Mr. Jones, both of whom will be a part of the performance.
FOOD, FUN & FESTIVITIES
NEW THIS YEAR!
ORISIRISI AFRICAN FOLKLORE
Enjoy performances of Moonlight Stories and Drum Sermons. Moonlight Stories is a child-centered recreation of the African storytelling tradition, inclusive of mesmerizing African drumming and dance, spirited call-and-response songs, and fun-filled audience participation.
Drum Sermons is a celebration of music that recounts its origin and makes clear how it came to live in our hearts. This informative yet entertaining African adventure is inclusive of stories from the far corners of the African continent, spirited drumming, dance, and song, hand drumming instruction, and an introduction to some of Africa’s most popular instruments,
Art Nest of Delray Beach will also be on-hand to help children paint their own rendition of the Harlem Renaissance Window Scene.
WHAT TO KNOW
What: The Spady Living Heritage Festival
When: Feb. 18, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
Where: 170 NW Fifth Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
This year’s festival will take place on the museum’s lawn, in the parking lot and in the Williams Cottage of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Be sure to bring your own chair!
From I-95: Exit on Atlantic Avenue, head east to NW Fith Avenue, head north (left) on NW Fifth Avenue and the Spady Museum will be on your left.
From the Florida Turnpike: Exit on Atlantic Avenue, head east to NW Fifth Avenue, head north (left) on NW Fifth Avenue and the Spady Museum will be on your left.
Admission is free.
In case of rain, the venue will change to the Fieldhouse (gymnasium) at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
There are two public parking lots and on-street parking within walking distance of the museum. Additional parking will be designated with signs.
Yes, the festival is part of the city’s Black History Month calendar of events. February is a month dedictated to celebrating, recognizing and learning about the constributions of African-Americans to the development and prosperity of the United States.
Yes. Food vendors will offer a variety of cuisines.
Renaissance Park Tradition Bearers will be on site cooking collard greens, kracklin’, and homemade ice cream.
Spady Living Heritage Festival sponsors include National Endowment for the Arts, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, Visit Florida and Clutural Council of Palm Beach County.
Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum in Palm Beach County dedicated to sharing the African, Hatian, and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to Florida and the U.S. Museum Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. Closed Sundays. Admission: $10; Members are free. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.com