The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will launch Culture in the Park Community Festivals this Saturday, April 23. The series of outdoor events will celebrate Bahamian community creativity — live performances, Bahamian traditional cuisine, interactive demonstration, community information dissemination, and resources.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg presented the initiative at a press conference, April 21, 2022 at the ministry.
He relayed, “transformation of our public spaces through this festival shows we are on a successful recovery path from the COVID-19 pandemic. For democracy to be sustainable it must prioritize the role that culture plays in all areas of national governance. Our community parks are a gymnasium for the human imagination: now more than ever, we must create spaces where our communities can practice imagining our collective future that takes care of all Bahamians. From civic engagement to creative expression, the Culture in the Park Festival is a celebration of what makes our communities strong and vital. We are excited that the community artists, while enriching our communities with creative programming, will help make this festival a dynamic, engaging public cultural experience as it rolls across The Bahamas.”
Dates and locations of the first four festivals are:
Garden Hills No. 1 Park
Deep Creek, South Eleuthera
Morgan’s Bluff, North Andros