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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 open in Newark (Essex County) on December 8. The next week in Trenton's Mill Hill Playhouse on March 10 @ 11 am & 7 pm. Check www.paintedbride.org for further information. Other dates/locations: Grace Street Theatre (Richmond) May 17-18, 2017. Others locations TBA: Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, DC. 

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 sponsors its 12th annual HBCU college tour. April 10-16, 2017. 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. Cost: $625 (covers hotel, coach transportation, 2 meals, and events). Open to high school students. Middle school are welcomed (must be accompanied by chaperone). *10 partial scholarships are available for Trenton High School students. 

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 Sankoja to Ghana tour is June 12-26, 2017. For more information, email bayekmt@gmail.com.

The Garvey School sponsors its 12th annual HBCU college tour. April 10-16, 2017. 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. Cost: $625 (covers hotel, coach transportation, 2 meals, and events). Open to high school students. Middle school are welcomed (must be accompanied by chaperone). 

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 presents its newest production "AWO", a West African dance & drum musical. Dec. 15-18 @ Passage Theatre.


Garvey Community Education Program (GCEP) will continue in February courses such as West African dance & drum, sewing, guitar, CPR, African and African-American history workshops. Later we will add teacher training, djing, general contracting, and much more. Check updates for more info.   


West African Children's Dance Class: Class begins in August. 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: Will start again on September 10, 2016. 11am-12:30pm at 102 Taylor St. Classes are $10. We have drums available. Classes begin January 27.


Egun Omode continue its tour of our recent production, "AWO." We will be performing at Painted Bride in Philadelphia on March 10 @ 11 am & 7 pm. We may add a show on March 11. Stay tune for more details. Tickets go on sale February 1st. 


 

HBCU college tour. April 10-16, 2017. Open to all high & middle school students. Click on events & follow the link to HBCU college tour to make a payment.

Contact Bayekmt@gmail.com for any information.


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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