Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

MALCOM X FESTIVAL 2010 May 23, 2010

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This was a wonderful event!

Dancers

Beautiful!

Lots of vendors and our mini community garden...

Organic, healthy food!

Drummers!

Yummy food!

The children LOVED the moonwalk!

The children play chess!

Capoeira

Tambor

Capoeira!

Children keep traditions going...

Beautiful mama-to-be!

Masks for sale!

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HANDMADE HOLIDAYS in the WEST END! December 23, 2009

Last Sunday, we hosted our first “Progressive Handmade Holiday Celebration and Craft Sale + Swap“…if you missed it here are some beautiful pictures taken by Debbie. The event was great! We look forward to continuing to build community in a way that is FRESH and supports LOCAL ARTISTS & ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES!

I love these little key chains and book marks!

Handcrafted beads become earrings...

Beautiful custom, hand knitted scarves at affordable prices. Made in the West End (Buy at http://www.craftesania.etsy.com).

Local delicious cookies~Made in the West End!

Best Cookies-Made in the West End! Why buy anywhere else?

Checking out the swap table...

Locally grown in the West End!

SOUL FIRE-This hot sauce is the REAL DEAL!

SWAPpin' HAPPY!

Diego sells his gift tags...

SABROSO CATERING by Local Cooking Guru...Xochitl!

SABROSO CATERING

The children spend time together

My first block print : )

Hand-knitted drawstring pouches (Buy at http://www.craftesania.etsy.com)

Gorgeous Quilts by Shannon!

Coquito-Puerto Rican Rum Holiday Drink!

Wanda's Bright Smile!

Homemade Jelly by Shannon-yummy!

Janvieve from the Latin American and Caribbean Community Center/Radio Diaspora

Adelina from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights

Robert's grandmother's gorgeous quilt

Authentic Calavera and Vejigante Magnets

I love the colors!

I handcrafted these magnets/ornaments...El SOL (sun) de JAYUYA-Taino (typo on tag-should read sun)

Mark, Kung Li + Rose

Mama Nanji

I made this key holder using salvaged wood. Buy at craftesania.etsy.com

 

WEST END FALL FEST-October 24th! October 12, 2009

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LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL June 5, 2009

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mission-balmy-alley-mural-tradAtlanta’s Fourth Annual Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival

June 11-June 14, 2009, nineteen recent films from across the Americas and the Caribbean will be screened at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE May 22, 2009

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MORE INFO: http://www.ice-atlanta.com

 

MALCOLM X FESTIVAL 09 May 21, 2009

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The 20th Annual Malcolm X Festival will be held on May 30th in the West End Park. The event starts at noon. There will be vendors, live music, performances and children’s activities.

 

Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska. He dedicated his life to fighting for social justice. He took a stand against oppression & racial inequality. Malcolm X was murdered on February 21, 1965. To learn more about Malcolm X’s life: http://www.brothermalcolm.net

 

For more information on the festival: http://www.malcolmxfestival.com

 

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

We celebrate his birthday and unwavering commitment to Human Rights!

 

SHOP LOCAL! Every Tuesday. May 19, 2009

Okay–so I made it a point to get out of the house and go support all the lovely vendors at SWOOM. I pulled out my little spending money, created a budget for myself and headed south on Cascade. For some reason, I thought the market was in the West End + I was super excited that our neighborhood organized a summer/fall outdoor festival. I quickly realized that the market is right outside the neighborhood so keep going on Cascade + you’ll see it on your right. The people there were super NICE. There was a diverse group of vendors: a couple options for baked goods, amazing soaps & bath products, handmade jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted cards and fresh veggies. There were about 8-10 vendors. I bought a bundle of fresh lettuce, radishes, inscence, bath oil and handmade all natural soap. The market is still picking up but it’s definitely worth a visit. Support handmade + local vendors!

SWOOM 
South West Outdoor Organic Market
May – October
Every Tuesday, 4:00pm until dusk
    

 

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