Festival Rules & Policies:

The festival is for all ages. Ten (10) years and younger are free. Must be accompanied by an adult age 18 years or older if you are under 17 years. Accompanying adult can be a friend, family member or guardian. Everyone is subject to search at the gate.Wristband is void if tampered with or damage. No wristband sharing. Saturday & Sunday parking available in garage below Restoration Plaza. Lineup and schedule is subject to change. No refunds. Festival is rain or shine.

Acceptable Items:

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes, GoPros, unlimited Ins & Outs, digital and point & shoot camera, cell phones, cell phone chargers, sunscreen lotion, empty refillable, plastic or aluminum bottles, small blankets, strollers, hula hoops, selfie sticks, drums or other percussion instruments for drum circle only.


Required Items:

Festival ticket                                                  

Any government issued photo ID


Prohibited Items: 

Outside food or beverage items, alcohol or flasks, ice or ice packs, coolers, glass containers, illegal substances, drugs or drug paraphernalia, illegal or unauthorized vending, knives or weapons of any kind, slingshots, animals or pets, flammable lanterns of any kind, fireworks or any types of explosives, wagons or carts of any type, outside cans or cups, professional cameras (indicated by a detachable lens), professional video or audio recording devices, lasers or pointers, chains, chain wallets, or spike jewelry, megaphones, horns or noisemakers (expect percussion instruments - see acceptable items), soliciting, metal aerosol containers including sunscreen, pepper spray, bug repellent or spray paint (non-flammable are permitted), drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles)


**All items are subject to search and the Prohibited Items List is subject to change



Why the Kickstarter campaign?

We are holding the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for production costs such as artist fees, equipment, insurance, security and more, venues. We have produced the festival over the last 4 years with very few sponsors and these costs are always challenging. A lot of these costs require upfront deposits. Since this is a community event we decided what better way to get the community involved. The money raised from the Kickstarter will pay half of all our costs. Remember every single pledge adds up BUT it wont count UNTIL we reach our goal. Get involved, tell your friends, families, neighbors and strangers in the street. 

Do you have to be a certain age to attend?

18+. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by adult. 10 or younger are free

What kind of camera can I bring?

Cellphone cameras and one shot cameras, no cameras with detachable or telescopic lenses

What are acceptable forms of ID to purchase alcohol with?

Drivers License, Passport, Military ID, NYCID, 

Can I pass out fliers inside the festival area?


Outside the festival area?


Will there be a VIP area? 

Yes for the first time we will have a VIP area that will provide cocktails and food tastings. 

Before the Festival:

When will the performance schedule be released?

June 2017. Artists and times subject to change. Film Festival schedule will be released May 2017

When and where is the festival? 

July 7 & 8 2017. In Harlem and Brooklyn NYC. Details coming soon on Awards, Galas and Afterparty

What items am I required to bring?

ID, your friends and family, dancing shoes or no shoes at all, and a positive spirit. 

What are some helpful items to bring?

Blanket, percussionists bring your drums

When do festival gates open and close?

Friday July 7 9:00am-4:30pm @ Schomburg

Saturday July 8 2:00pm-11pm @ Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza

Will I be able to charge my phone at the Festival?


Will there be Wi-Fi available?


What kind of attractions will there be?

Art Installations, Live Murals, Children's Storytelling, Photo Booths,