Arts in the Park Programs in Earl Bales Park begin on June 24th

 

Last year marked the first year of Arts in the Parks, bringing over 200 events to city parks for over 34,000 Torontonians to enjoy and involving 250 extraordinary community volunteers. We are happy to announce that Arts in the Parks is growing in 2017 and will feature more programming in Earl Bales Park:

CANORAA INC. and Latino Canadian Cultural Association present the Four Worlds Festival, a Latin-Afro-First Nations-South Asian Festival of Music and Dance.

Dates:
Jun 24 2:00 PM
Jul 1, 8, 15 2:00 PM

CANORAA INC. was created on May 1st 1995, with the purpose to promote Afro-Canadian artists and establish contact with artists from other communities in the context of Canadian Multiculturalism. We have presented festivals with the Latin American, South Asian and First Nations communities since 2007
Nia Centre for the Arts presents Blowout Blocko, a creative arts celebration highlighting culture and community with a block-party style picnic and concert in celebration of Emancipation Day.

Date: Aug 7 12:00 PM

The Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases, and promotes and appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.

 

K Funk and Lady Ree will present an absolute beginner ukulele and singing workshop led by the infamous singing ukulele ladies of Toronto’s TTC Subway, K Funk and Lady Ree. 30 free ukuleles provided.

Date: Aug 13 2:00 PM

K Funk and Lady Ree (also known as individual performing artists Kristin Fung and Sheree Spencer) are the infamous singing ukulele ladies of Toronto’s TTC subway. With infectious cheer and friendly acoustic sounds of the soul, the duet performs in 25 different subway stations in Toronto and has taught more than 200 people in Toronto to Bermuda ages 5 to 65 how to play the ukulele in their free workshop series, Uke Can Sing. K Funk and Lady Ree have performed for Mayor John Tory, Toronto Affordable Housing Office, Tropicana Ltd., Farm to Fork On Common Ground Festival, Living City Health, and have been featured in TV documentaries with CBC News and Rogers TV.

Arts in the Parks focuses on encouraging community building, enjoyment of local parks, and offering arts events for residents and tourists of all ages. Feel free to also visit our website to read more about Arts in the Parks, and view our 2016 photo gallery: www.artsintheparksTO.org

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