NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An African Dance and Drum performance will be presented by the Bokandeye African Dance Troupe on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. A “BID Family Days Go Global for New Rochelle’s 325th Anniversary” event, the performance is free and open to all ages.
Anthony Wooden, director of Bokandeye African Dance and Troupe, will lead his acclaimed troupe of dancers and drummers in a program depicting the rich cultural meanings of the movements and dress of African village life, and the role of the extended family. The performance is a stirring demonstration of brilliant costumes, reverberating rhythms and exuberant dance.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, to the capacity of the 140-seat Ossie Davis Theater.
Audience members are advised to arrive early, as this performance is always filled to capacity.
The BID Family Saturday programs are made possible by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), in a partnership with the New Rochelle Public Library, School and PTA Council, and Parks and Recreation.
The New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sunday, February 17th and Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, February 19th.