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IBOC + W 111 STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION HOST

global music made local

Kimera Festival is place for connecting through music and storytelling, showcasing our neighborhood and curated with a global vision. Expect original music from across all genres, stories from our neighbors, and food from the local restaurants.

Occuring on W.111th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, Kimera Festival embraces NYC Open Streets and is free, outdoors, and accessible.

AND...Don't forget, wear your costumes for the final Kimera Festival day of 2024, October 26. We are teaming up with the Morningside Heights’s Haunted Fountain Halloween Festival and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

 

You won't want to miss it! 

Location: W.111th Street at Amsterdam Ave. Free-Open Street

Dates: May 18, September 28, October 26, 2024 (with rain dates on the following Sundays)

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

LINEUP!

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MAY 18 

2 pm / dj paulo brown: grooving

3:30 pm /  jayani: intertwined

4:30 pm / esther crow + her funky puppets

5:00 pm / hugo sanbone: yemanjá project

6:30 pm / davinia:

lady luxury

Rain date: Sunday, May 19

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SEPTEMBER 28 - TBA

2-3:30 pm / dj

3:30-4:30 pm /  tba

5:00-6:00 pm / TBA

6:30-7:30 pm / tba

Rain date: Sunday, Sep. 29

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OCTOBER 26 - KIMERA HALLOWEEN

2pm / dj, trick-or-treating, crafts, scavenger hunt

2:30 pm / live music tba

5 pm / costume parade & contests, hero of morningside heights award presentation

6:00 / live music tba

Raindate: Sunday, Oct.27

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got a story to tell?

We are looking for passionate storytellers to share 5 to 15-minute stories between our music sets. Please email christina@brazilianopera.com with your story proposal, short bio, and any media links to previous work. 

HOW TO GET HERE? 

Kimera Festival embraces NYC Open Streets and is free, outdoors, and accessible. The festival is literally on Amsterdam Avenue at W 111 Street.  Enter the Hungarian Pastry Shop (1030 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025) into your Google Maps Ap and arrive at our stage.

Subway:

 

The Red 1 line is the closest walking distance, exit at the Cathedral Parkway 110 station, walk one block south on W 110, and turn north on Amsterdam Avenue.

 

Alternatively, walk up (West) to Amsterdam Ave from the Orange B or Blue C line at Cathedral Parkway 110 station.

Bus:

 

Lines M3, M4, M5, M7, M11, M104

MEET THE HOSTS

Kimera Festival is a partnership between two W.111th Street-based non-profits, W.111th Street Block Association and the International Brazilian Opera Company.

 

The festival manifests a common desire to celebrate our diverse world and host a shared, open space for communities to gather and tell stories.

The Block Association and International Brazilian Opera Company partnership began in 2022 with the goals to share resources to unite local and global talent to develop high-quality programming and engage the community to celebrate our diversity and neighborhood spirit.

 

Past W111BA - IBOC collaborations have drawn hundreds of people from across the city, and we are poised to expand these efforts professionally to improve our offerings.

 

We look forward to engaging with potential sponsors of our collaboration. 

Contact: athena@brazilianopera.com, (510) 846-8940

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