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Updates

The Garvey School was opened in 2003. This year we celebrate 14 years of educational independence. Free to determine our own direction and destiny! The spirit of Marcus Mosiah Garvey lives forever!

Egun Omode is on its 6th production season with adaptation of it's first production, "AWO." We opened in Newark (Essex County) on December 8. The next week was performed in Trenton's Mill Hill Playhouse on December 9-11. This year we opened our tour in Philadelphia at Painted Bride Arts Center on March 10 @ 11 am & 7 pm. Our next production is in Richmond, VA at Grace Street Theatre on May 19 @ 11 am & 7 pm. We will complete our tour of AWO at Birthright in Washington, DC on August 19. For more information, visit www.egunomode.org 

DESCRIPTION: AWO: A West African (Yoruba) production that follows Feyisara at the primordial stages of discovering her destiny (ayanmo). Feyisara travels back home after 2 years of learning awo (secrets) of long life and enduring prosperity from her elder (orisa, Olokun. Along her journey, she acquires wisdom from the wise gatekeeper and is challenged to overcome many obstacles. Will she survive? What lessons will Feyisara learn from this journey? How will Ifa and the wise Babalawo help her long this path? 

The Garvey School sponsored its 12th annual HBCU college tour on April 10-16, 2017. We visited Morgan State, Howard U, VA State U, Hampton U, Norfolk State U, NC Central U, NC A & T, Winston-Salem State U, Bennett U, Morehouse, Spelman, & Clark Atlanta U. Look out for our 2018 HBCU College tour.

Join The Garvey School on our Sankofa to Ghana, West Africa. Accra, El Mina, Koforidua, Kumasi. 12-days of travel, fun, cultural tours, national park visit, Manhyia Palace, beach, El Mina slave dungeon, shopping markets, and so much more. Our next Sankoka to Ghana tour is August 21-Sept. 1, 2017 and December 27, 2017-Jan 6, 2018. For more information, email bayekmt@gmail.com 

Watoto Village (our daycare), has openings for 2 1/2 year old and older. Our newly renovated classroom is open to 3-4 year olds.*Daily academic instruction *Vibrant learning & safe environment *Potty training. We accept Child Care Connection subsidies. For inquiries, contact us at (609) 571-1855.

 

Performances:

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Performances December 16 at 7pm, December 17 at Noon and 7pm, and December 18 at 6pm.

 

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Activities:

Egun Omode continue its tour of our production, "AWO." Next show: Grace Street Theatre on May 19 in Richmond, VA.


Garvey Community Education Program (GCEP) will resume it courses in June beginning with Bakari summer program, Bakari, from June 26-Aug. 4, in addition to West African dance & drum, CPR, African and African-American history, Man(up)hood training workshops, and much more. Check updates for more info.   


West African Children's Dance Class: Class begins first Friday in May. Every Friday. Children ages 3-6 is from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Children 5 and up is from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Classes are $40 per month. Classes begin January 27.


West African Drum Class: is every Friday from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm. Classes are $10. We have drums available. 


DONATIONS. Please consider making a $25 donation to our school to help with with all the programs in which we facilitate. Save a School, Save a Nation!!


Herman and Constance English. We love you and pledge to keep your lives and legacy alive for many years to come.

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