Flying high at one of the Folklife Festival’s many stages. Photo by Flickr user gnewcomb2001
Hungarian dancing, hair braiding and banjo picking–yep, it’s Folklife Festival time. With the first weekend done, we know everyone is just resting up for part two, which begins July 3. In a given day during the festival you can expect to find interactive programs, workshops and catwalks that span the globe. Check out photos from the first weekend while you prep for the next.
You can never have too many bobby pins, as Flickr user Karon Flage points out.
Hats of every color adorn the tent walls. Photo by Flickr user vpickering
Dennis “Denny Moe” Mitchell, a barber from Harlem, shows off his skills on a willing participant as part of the “Will to Adorn” exhibition of the festival. Photo by Flickr user Elvert Barnes
Hungarian folk art adds color. Photo by Flickr user vpickering
The outfits are beautiful, but the smiles are even better. Photo by Flickr user buttercup_lp
Folklife fans can be a rough crowd. Photo by Flickr user grobinette
On the catwalk at “Will to Adorn.” Photo by Flickr user gnewcomb2001
All dressed up and ready to go. Photo by Flickr user patti_heck