When I was a little girl my parents would take my brother and I to the "African Street Festival" July 4th weekend. Back then located in the field at Boys and Girls High School.  A huge field with a track and football field in the middle. They would walk us for HOURS! And seem to know everyone there. Stopping to hug and a talk with friends, chat with vendors, watch the drummers and dancers, buy brass bracelets and food.  Being a 46 year Brooklyn tradition over the years I would eventually work tables and assist with the sales myself.   Its a genuine family experience. 

These pictures are of my family and friends. I don't know all of their names and it really doesn't matter.  We all cousins. I love us :)

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