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June 28: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Today at the Folklife Festival: spoken word, Missouri regional cooking, a steel band performance, and more.

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Last year’s opening ceremony. Image courtesy of Folklife Festival.

Each morning of the Festival, Around the Mall will publish a list of events to help you navigate the National Mall and get the most out of your visit. This year’s event features three programs: Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150, Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt, and Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River. Come celebrate summer with ten days of food, music, dancing, storytelling, culture and more on June 27-July 1 and July 4-8.

Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150

Morrill Performing Arts Center

11:00 AM—12:00 PM         University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

12:00 PM—1:00 PM           University of Hawai’i's Hula Halau Unukupukupu

1:00 PM—2:00 PM            Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole

2:00 PM—3:00 PM            University of Hawai’i Ensemble

3:00 PM—4:00 PM            West Virginia University Steel Band

4:00 PM—5:00 PM            University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            University of Hawai’i Ensemble

 

Commons Discussion

11:00 AM—11:45 AM            Opening Doors: Mississippi Hills Cultural Tourism

11:45 AM—12:30 PM            Reinventing Agriculture: Gardens and Healthy Communities

12:30 PM—1:15 PM            The Next 150 Years: Students and Classrooms of the Future

1:15 PM—2:00 PM             Lifelong Learning: From the Margins to the Center: Blending Disability Studies and Access to Education

2:00 PM—2:45 PM            Sustainable Solutions: Rural and Urban

2:45 PM—3:30 PM            Building on Tradition: Indiana Quilters “Bed Turning”

3:30 PM—4:15 PM            The Land Grant Tradition: Sports and Tradition

4:15 PM—5:00 PM            Transforming Communities: Water Resources

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            Research into Action: Science and Art Join Forces

 

Smithsonian U

11:00 AM—11:30 AM            Sustainable Biofuels

11:30 AM—12:00 PM         The Father of USDA and America’s Land Grant Colleges: The Life and Times of Senator Justin Smith Morrill

12:00 PM—12:30 PM            Imagi*Nation

12:30 PM—1:00 PM            The Forest Service’s Role Transforming Communities and 1890 Schools

1:00 PM—1:30 PM    The Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project: Revitalizing Northwest Native Food Culture

1:30 PM—2:00 PM            The Mission and History of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service

2:00 PM—2:30 PM            History of Morrill Act, Land Grant Universities, Smith Lever Act and Hatch Act

2:30 PM—3:00 PM            How Songs Find Their Meanings: Que Sera, Sera

3:00 PM—3:30 PM            Art Science Fusion

3:30 PM—4:00 PM            The DEFs of Access to Education

4:00 PM—4:30 PM            What Really Bugs Us: Pests in the Garden and Integrated Pest Management

4:30 PM—5:00 PM            Moving Food along the Value Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            A Brief History of the University of Illinois Rehabilitation Education Program

Test Kitchen

11:00 AM—11:45 PM            Missouri Regional Cooking

12:00 PM—12:45 PM            Specialty Crop Cooking: Kale Salad

1:00 PM—1:45 PM            Vermont Maple Syrup

2:00 PM—2:45 PM            Food Explorations: Whole Wheat Meyer Lemon Pancakes

3:00 PM—3:45 PM            Food and Medicine: Juice Therapy

4:00 PM—5:30 PM            Healthy and Sustainable Eating

 


Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt

 

Red Hot Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        The NAMES Performers

11:45 PM           — 12:30 PM            The NAMES Performers

12:30 PM         —1:15 PM                The NAMES Performers

1:15 PM            —2:00 PM               Spoken Word

2:00 PM            —2:45 PM              The NAMES Performers

2:45 PM            —3:30 PM             The NAMES Performers

3:30 PM            —4:15 PM             Spoken Word

4:15 PM—5:00 PM                         The NAMES Performers

5:00 PM—5:30 PM                        A Conversation about Arts and Advocacy

 

Giving Voice Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        Quilt Rituals

11:45 PM—            12:30 PM            HIV/AIDS Through Spoken Word

12:30 PM—1:15 PM                          The Quilt Volunteer Experience

1:15 PM            —2:00 PM                Material Culture in a Digital Age

2:00 PM            —2:45 PM              Healing Arts and Care Giving

2:45 PM            —3:30 PM             Art as Advocacy, Art as Medicine

3:30 PM            —4:15 PM              The Quilt on Tour: The First Displays

4:15 PM—5:00 PM                         Market Street Stories

5:00 PM—5:30 PM                        Stories from The Quilt

 

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River

 

Panorama Room

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        Hand Dancing: Smooth & Eazy

11:45 PM—            12:30 PM            Hip-Hop: Head Roc

12:30 PM—1:30 PM            African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                        Hand Dancing: Smooth & Eazy

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                        East of the River Boys & Girls Steelband

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                        Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                        African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

Good Hope and Naylor Corner

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

11:45 PM—            12:30 PM            Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

12:30 PM—1:30 PM            East of the River Boys & Girls Steelband

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                        Hip-Hop Workshop: Head Roc

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                        African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                        Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                        The Power of Quilting

 

Douglass Hall

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        Art Workshop: Jay Coleman

11:45 PM—            12:30 PM            Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

12:30 PM—1:30 PM            Art Workshop: Jay Coleman

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                        DC Street Style AJ ‘N Company

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                        Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                        DC Street Style AJ ‘N Company

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                        Art Workshop: Jay Coleman

 

Evening Concert

 

Morrill Performing Arts Center

6:00 PM—7:30 PM            Azerbaijani Mugham Music featuring Imamyar Hasanov and Pezhham Akhavass

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