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Special Event: African Arrival Day Activities–Family Activities in Continental Park

August 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Continental Park
Ingalls Rd & Fenwick Rd
Hampton, VA 23651

10:30 am – Casemate Museum Open featuring New Contraband exhibit

Storyteller Dr. Margaret Bristow in the courtyard reading “Under the Freedom Tree” and “Henry’s Freedom Box”-(11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00pm)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Welcome Ceremony- Continental Park

Hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Barbara Hamm Lee

National Anthem performed by EMA Live
Greeting by Mayor Tuck
Welcome by 2019 Commemoration Co-Chairs Senator Norment and Delegate Cox
Keynote address by American Journalist Roland Martin
Official Greeting by Congressman Scott – Reading of letter from President Barack Obama
Governor McAuliffe officially launches the 2019 Commemoration
Godspeed Sail-By with Cannon Blast
TRADOC Band Performance

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Continental Park and other areas around Fort Monroe – Live Musical Entertainment and Family Activities in Continental Park feature African Dancers and Drummers, character reenactments, and storytelling

Live Musical Performances – Continental Park Bandstand

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Musical Mosaic and EMA Music and Arts Presents “EMA Live”
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm TRADOC Band
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Jae Sinnett Jazz Trio
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Strictly Business (Jazz, R&B, Top 20, Reggae, Afro Cuban)
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Rhythm Project

Living History Tours – Various Fort Monroe Locations

Leaving at 1:30pm and 3:00 pm from Continental Park

1st Stop-1619 Arrival Story-Antonio and Isabella (First Africans Marker)
2nd Stop-1776 Caesar Tarrant (Lighthouse)
3rd Stop-1861 Contraband Story (Quarters One – Left Oak Tree behind House)
4th Stop-19th and 20th Century Harriet Tubman (Quarters 1-Right Oak Tree behind house

Dance Performance – Youth Area Continental Park

Dylan Pritchett Storyteller (11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm)
African Dance group lessons (11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm)
Middleton Academy Dance – Local Youth Dance Group (11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 3:30 pm)
African Drumming Demonstration (1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm)Interactive DemonstrationsJewelry/Musical Instrument Making
Design your own cowry shell bracelet-*VolunteerForming Clay by Hand DemonstrationWatch demonstrations of hand building of clay to create pottery and other items.
African-American Historical Figures Opportunity to learn more about these important historical figures through 1st person interpreters.
Mary Peake
Elizabeth Key Grinstead
Frederick Douglas
James Armistead Lafayette

Play Zone
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Children’s Large Board games
Ring Toss Game

Guided Walking Tours of Fort Monroe Schedule (20mins)
Leaving at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm from Continental Park
Walking down Ingalls, across the postern gate, ending at the Casemate Museum
With a volunteer from the Casemate Museum

Fort Monroe Theater Schedule

11:00 am and 2:45 pm

Film Showing at Fort Monroe Theater

“Motherland” (124 minutes)

1:30 pm-2:35 pm Community Talent Showcase

1:30pm-2:00pm – Middleton Academy Dance presents African Cinderella Theatrical Piece

2:15pm-2:30pm – Middleton Academy Dance Performance (Lamban)

2:30pm-2:35pm-Beauty for Ashes Dance Performance