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Sep 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Safe Walks to Parks Finale. The last of our Public Art Series for the fall.
Featuring Art, Blues Music, Dancing and fun for the entire family!

Hayti Heritage Center in Partnership with Safe Routes, implemented a Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program earlier this year. The project, Reconnecting Hayti with the Heart of Durham, seeks to increase movement and improve health for our community through installing a safe, accessible, and artistic route between Hayti and Black Wall Street Garden. Phase one of the project ends at Hayti with a ceremonial walk from the patio into the Center. Project members will talk about the next steps for the project.

Enjoy this FREE community event takes place on Friday, September 6 at 6 PM at Hayti. Come on out and MOVE SOMETHING as we walk, talk, sing, and swing the blues! Charles Ward and his blues band will take the stage in Hayti’s historic Performance Hall, singing and swinging their brand of Piedmont blues music.

Blues dancers from the Triangle will teach the “Piedmont Triple,” a blues dance created for Piedmont blues music.

Food and beverages will be available. Register to attend for FREE at www.hayti.org or http://bit.ly/2lX9a57.


Safe Routes to Parks
From a competitive pool of nationwide applicants, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership has selected The Hayti Heritage Center/ St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation to join Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities, a technical assistance program focused on improving safe and equitable local park access. With funding from The JPB Foundation, Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities support collaboration among local partners to ensure that children and adults can easily and safely walk, bike, or roll to local parks and green spaces. As part of the program, Durham, North Carolina will be among twelve diverse communities across the country to receive training and coaching from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to develop an action plan for improving active travel to local parks and green
spaces and implement early actions from the plan.

About Hayti
Since 1891 the historic brick structure located at the corner of Fayetteville Street and Lakewood Avenue has been a cultural hub for Durham’s African American community. An anchor of “Black Wall Street,” the Center continues to offer quality visual and performing arts programming, facility rentals, and tours year-round. From the acoustically flawless Performance Hall to the Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery to the Chuck Davis Dance Emporium, Hayti offers a vibrant space for artists, arts advocates, individuals, groups and organizations and practices equity and inclusion. Owned and operated by St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Hayti’s future is as rich as its past and as vital as its present.


Sep 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street
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