ROAR will take place in Chinatown and the Lower East Side in the summer of 2022! Every Saturday and Sunday in June, July and August, we’ll be in Sara D. Roosevelt Park with activities, programs and classes for the whole family. Pop in for an art workshop or a sunset yoga class, take a walking tour of Chinatown, or watch live performances by the gardens.
All programs are FREE to attend, no registration, and are offered in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Spanish!
|12pm–1pm||Zumba||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||Infinite Movement|
|12pm–2pm||Family Art Workshop||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||FABnyc|
|12pm–2pm||Project Sunflower||C. West side front plot next to the Hua Mei Bird Garden||Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition|
|1pm–2pm||The CONBODY Workout||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||CONBODY|
|2pm–3pm||Pop Up Performances||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||TBD|
|3pm–4pm||StoryTelling with Yuko||B. The M’Finda Kalunga Garden||Untapped Storytellers|
|3pm–4pm||Dance with Simon-Jiao Yi Wu in Summertime||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||TBD|
|12pm–1pm||Traditional Chinese Music||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||Mencius Society for the Arts|
|12pm–2pm||Healing Movement and Protecting Yourself||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||BKind b0ne|
|1pm–3pm||Kids’ Soccer Clinic||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||Street Soccer USA|
|2pm–3pm||Support Group: Trauma to Triumphs||B. The M’Finda Kalunga Garden||BKind b0ne|
|3pm–4pm||Fiesta with Flor!||A. ROAR Info Booth @ Rivington St Playground||Flor Bromley|
|4pm–5pm||Refresh and Relax Yoga||E. Lion’s Gate Field||Maisah Hargett|
Visit our Info Booth on Rivington Street inside the park all summer long to gain information about the festival and participate in fun activities throughout Chinatown and the Lower East Side!
INFO BOOTH ACTIVITIES
Family Association: A Soundwalk by George Tsz-Kwan Lam
“Family Association” is a soundwalk experience that uses collected oral history recordings from five members of the Chinese-American community who are connected to NYC. Using GPS technology, listeners will hear interviewees’ memories of their extended families, how their families emigrated to the United States, and whom they imagine their ancestors to be. “Family Association” embeds these recordings within the sites of five historic “family associations” in Chinatown. As listeners approach these locations in Chinatown, the speech gradually becomes more whole, recalling the way in which these micro-communities have helped generations of Chinese-Americans to both reconstruct and reconnect with their past.
小吃 “Snack” Food Scavenger Hunt!
Festival-goers can come to the info booth to receive a “Little Bites” bingo card!: listing 15 participating restaurants in the L.E.S./Chinatown area. Participants who visit all 15 places by August 26th, purchase at least $5 of food, and turn in their completed card will receive a ROAR T shirt (while supplies last!)
New York is home to many cultural institutions that showcase the kaleidoscope of human experiences and the breadth of the human imagination – it’s one of the things that makes our city special. Stop by the ROAR info booth for free passes to the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, sign up for a complimentary tour of the Tenement Museum, and learn about other free events and offerings in Chinatown and the Lower East Side all summer long!
ROAR Prize Wheel!
ROAR with US! Share a photo from ROAR on social media, and spin our prize wheel to win some ROAR swag! Prizes include tee shirts, tattoos, wristbands, and coupons from local businesses!