Observance Of The International Indigenous Day In East Harlem

August 12, 2022

Union Settlement in partnership with El Consejo de Pueblos Originarios from Latin America is proud to host the 2nd Week Honoring International Indigenous People’s Day in Saturday, August 13, 2022, 12-5 pm.

The event will gather the community together for an afternoon of Afro-Mexican and Indigenous music, traditional Indigenous food, Indigenous artisan arts and crafts, and folkloric dance and performances for residents and visitors to enjoy.

This event promotes awareness and tolerance toward our indigenous communities residing in New York City

The International Indigenous Day aims to raise consciousness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.

This is a free event open to the public. Hosted byUnion Settlement, COMPASS NYC, SONYC, New York City Community Schools, Esperanza Preparatory Academy, and “El Consejo de los Pueblos Originarios.”

Attending Indigenous businesses and performers: Tecuanes de San Juan, El Mixtequeño, Max y su Teclado, Baile del Ti Toro Miko, Bordado de Punta de Cruz con las Bordadoras de la Montaña Alta de Guerrero. 

Wearing masks is strongly encouraged. Following Union Settlement Covid protocol, temperature checks and contact information will be collected from all attendees.

Union Settlement

Union Settlement Association is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities.

Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers of all ages with opportunities to improve their skills and build better lives for themselves and their families. 

Union Settlement “El Sitio Feliz” Community Garden, 237 E. 104th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), New York, NY 10029, www.unionsettlement.org.

Photo credit: Lenape Indians.

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