JUNE FIRST FRIDAY
Friday June 3rd 4 - 7 PM
Celebrate First Friday with Willard Chapel, Artistic Impressions & Sew What!
Strawberry themed food and refreshments, live music, creative crafting free self guided tours of Willard Chapel and more!
Free to the public
WOMBA AFRICA - JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Sunday June 19th 2-3:30 PM
The Womba Africa Drumming and Dance Group are making their way to the Historic Willard Memorial Chapel for the first time! Originally from the town of Nungua, Africa, the Womba Africa Drumming and Dance group shares the culture of Ghana through dance and music. Performances are culturally unique in so many ways from their costumes, instruments, rhythms, dance, and songs all originating from West Africa.
Womba Africa is a cultural drum and dance group formed in the town of Nungua. The members are part of the Ga Adangbe People in greater Accra, Ghana, a tribe with a very rich history and culture quite distinct from other major ethnic groups. The Womba Africa band typically performs with the Ga language because almost all members are from Nungua, a Ga speaking community.
This event is $10 per person. The Chapel is handicap accessible through its north entrance off Seymour Street. Tickets are available at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY during our regular hours Wednesday-Friday 10 AM – 4 PM or call 315-252-0339.
Support for this project is provided by the City of Auburn’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 or ARPA, is a $1.9 trillion federal economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to speed up recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ARPA included economic aid to localities such as the City of Auburn. Mayor Quill and members of City Council have allocated City of Auburn ARPA funds to support the City of Auburn Historic and Cultural Sites Commission's Harriet Tubman Bicentennial project with a goal of boosting the recovery from the pandemic for the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry.
Support for this program is provided by the City of Auburn’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation of Auburn ARPA funds to support the City of Auburn Historic and Cultural Sites Commission's Harriet Tubman Bicentennial project with a goal of boosting the recovery from the pandemic for the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry.