Celebrate Freedom! and the 182nd Anniversary of New York State Emancipation Day Tour the Newly Restored Slave Gallery at The Landmark St. Augustine’s Church

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2009

Slave Gallery Tour and Exhibition Of Quilts And Dolls By
Quilters Of Color Network Of New York And The 3-D Cloth Doll Club Of Mount Vernon

Sponsored by The St. Augustine’s Project, Inc. in support of The Slave Galleries Restoration and Preservation Program

  1. LEARN about the hidden history of African Americans in early New York City.
  2. TOUR the newly restored Slave Gallery, a haunting space above the balcony of St. Augustine’s Church, a landmark built in 1828.
  3. SPEAK with the experts who developed the restoration plan and led the restoration team. 
  4. ENJOY beautiful handmade quilts and dolls by expert artisans of color.
  5. WIN auction items including gift certificates, appliances, books and artwork.

JOIN US FOR THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT!

DATE: Saturday, July 11, 2009
TIME: 1 PM –5 PM
Tours Begin: 1:00 PM; Presentation: 3:30 – 4:00 PM
PLACE: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 290 Henry Street in Manhattan
COST: $10 adults, $5 seniors and children under 12

The event is a celebration of the first phase of this historic restoration and a fundraiser for the completion of these powerful spaces.  The event will commemorate New York State’s Emancipation Day, the day that the state’s Emancipation Act took effect, declaring that all slaves in the state would be free with certain exceptions. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Visit www.staugsproject.org or contact The Rev. Deacon Edgar W. Hopper, Executive Director of The St. Augustine’s Project, at Phone: 212.673.5220, Email: dcnhopper@gmail.com.

PDF of Flyer to download and distribute!